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  • Norwich U museum affiliated with Smithsonian

    NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Officials at Norwich University say a museum on its Northfield campus has been designated the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Vermont. The school is planning an event Tuesday to celebrate the designation that will include guided tours of the Sullivan Museum and History Center. The center is a...

  • Lincoln exhibition on stitched signatures to open

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new exhibition at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln will shed light on the role stitched signatures can play in depicting people's lives. "Signature Cloths" will open on Friday at Quilt House, 1523 N. 33rd St. The exhibition focuses on sewn signatures as visual symbols and as a method of social...

  • Scale will matter for success of New York casinos

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Racino revenue is down. Casinos are closing in Atlantic City, while new ones are opening in Maryland and Massachusetts. Yet New York is just now getting into the game, with more than a dozen groups lining up to open upstate casinos. The state's late arrival at the betting table is forcing developers to think smaller. Rather...

  • Olympic National Park bans drones amid US order

    SEATTLE (AP) — Following a nationwide directive, Washington state's largest national park has joined the list of those banning drones. Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum last week approved rules barring unmanned aircraft within park boundaries. Earlier this summer, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis directed...

  • Company plans entertainment resort near Ga. coast

    KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Kingsland City Council recently approved an agreement that could lead to the groundbreaking of a $350 million, 495-acre amusement resort on Interstate 95 in the spring of 2015. "I'm optimistic," City Manager Lee Spell said. "We have taken a huge step forward. This is what the investors and lenders have been waiting...

  • 43 to become US citizens in Yellowstone ceremony

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park sees plenty of foreign visitors who come to see its unique natural features. But this week, 43 foreigners will be coming to the park to become U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Mammoth Hot Springs. The immigrants come from 20 different countries and currently...

  • Vermont history group buys home for museum

    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A group working to build a museum and history center in St. Johnsbury has a home, and portions of the St. Johnsbury History and Heritage Center museum that will display local artifacts could be open by the end of the year, officials said. "We're over the moon," said Peggy Pearl, director of the group that purchased a...

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  • Colorado Springs world travelers offer tips on avoiding pickpockets

    Three experienced Colorado Springs travelers, who have been to more than 100 countries between them, offered their experiences and tips to avoid being pickpocketed after my Aug. 17 story about my misadventure on a Barcelona subway. Bill Stanley, Terry Mitchell and Tom Stockman wrote they want other travelers to avoid similar situation. Stanley...

  • Elk rut begins in Yellowstone National Park

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors are being asked to be cautious as the elk rut begins in Yellowstone National Park. Park spokesman Al Nash says bull elk are much more aggressive toward people and vehicles this time of year, and visitors should keep a safe distance from the animals and look around corners before exiting buildings...

  • W.Va. tourism looks ahead after chemical spill

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A roller coaster of rapids will await thrill-seekers for the start of the Gauley River whitewater season as southern West Virginia businesses anticipate an influx of visitors to finish out a tourism season that for a time simmered in the stigma of a chemical spill in Charleston. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opens...

  • Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically shot four people at the Jewish Museum in central Brussels....

  • Michigan troopers join traffic safety initiative

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police troopers are putting special emphasis on dangerous driving behaviors over Labor Day weekend. In a news release, the state police say troopers are joining their counterparts from across the country in a traffic safety initiative called Operation C.A.R.E. Operation C.A.R.E. was formed to deter three...

  • Court agrees to review Alaska Roadless Rule case

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas." The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday announced an 11-member panel will review a split decision rendered by a...

  • I-25 construction gets a holiday break

    Drivers will get a break from construction work on Interstate 25 for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Around noon Friday, highway work on the expansion project between Colorado Springs and Monument ended. It will not resume until Tuesday. The milling and paving work is the final major step in the $66 million expansion project Crews are...

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