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Chicago's Pullman site could become national park

CHICAGO (AP) — It was a different kind of company town. Chicago's Pullman neighborhood, built by...

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  • Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano. Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled the volcano, located deep beneath the Vatnajokull glacier, in the last week. Seismic data indicated that magma from...

  • Noise from the sky is buzzkill in ritzy Hamptons

    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — It's summertime in the Hamptons and the biggest buzz is coming from the sky. Complaints about noise coming from aircraft ferrying visitors and locals to and from one of America's best-known playgrounds for the rich and famous have more than tripled over last year, due in part to a new service that lets people book...

  • I-25 expansion work will shift to daytime next week

    Milling and paving on the Interstate 25 expansion project will shift to the morning and likely cause delays next week. But highway work will not take place during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Paving work will begin at 8:30 p.m. each night until 
3 p.m. the following day, said Barry Grossman, a spokesman for Kiewit Infrastructure. Daytime...

  • College Football Hall of Fame finds high-tech home

    ATLANTA (AP) — Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age. When entering the three-story facility, fans will immediately face a giant wall of 768 helmets — one for every program at every level in the nation. The new high-tech hall opens Saturday in downtown...

  • Same-sex couple settle wedding venue dispute

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away. Cole Frey and Adam Block have settled their discrimination complaint filed with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights against the owners of Rice Creek Hunting and...

  • Expect Denver International Airport traffic delays this weekend

    Passengers being dropped off at Denver International Airport this weekend will need to factor in an extra 30 minutes to make their flight because of traffic-lane closures on the terminal's east side, officials say. The airport, which is making the final push on its bridge-reconstruction project at Jeppesen Terminal, will close the east side's...

  • Park Service waives entry fees for 98th birthday

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service turns 98 years old Monday and is waiving entry fees across the country in celebration. Getting into the Grand Canyon and other national park units in Arizona will be free. Fees for camping, reservations, tours or use of concessions still apply. Visitors who spent time in the...

  • Kings Dominion to expand water park

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kings Dominion plans to expand its 20-acre water park for its 2015 season. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( ) the amusement park will add a water-slide complex, a splash zone for small children and expanded cabanas. The amusement park says the new Splash island area will double the size of the...

  • Feds weigh moving grizzlies into Washington

    SEATTLE (AP) — The National Park Service said Thursday it will consider moving grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state to aid their recovery. The agency is launching a three-year process to study a variety of options for helping their population. Director Jonathan B. Jarvis stressed that the process is required under...

  • Airline group forecasts uptick in Labor Day travel

    A trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year. If correct, the forecast would be more good news for the airlines. Nine big U.S. carriers earned $3.8 billion in the first half of this year, allowing them to pay down debt, reward shareholders...

  • New Mexico woman tests negative for Ebola

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials say test results show a New Mexico woman is not infected with the deadly Ebola virus. The New Mexico Department of Health and University of New Mexico Hospital received the results from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. The unidentified woman returned earlier this month...

  • Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave. Colleges say security was the top concern, citing advisories about hazardous travel from the...

  • Iraq museum inaugurates 2 halls of statues

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi National Museum inaugurated two renovated halls adorned with life-size stone statues on Thursday, highlighting the rich history of a country once again shattered by war. The newly renovated halls feature more than 500 artifacts that mainly date back to the Hellenistic period (312-139 B.C.), some of which were retrieved...

  • 3 new inductees to Scandinavian-American Hall

    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Legendary Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen is among three people being inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame this year. The Grammy Award-winning Severinsen was leader of The Tonight Show Band for 30 years, during the heyday of Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon. Severinsen made his last appearance on the show...

  • AAA Oklahoma predicts jump in Labor Day travel

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — AAA Oklahoma predicts that more residents will be traveling over the Labor Day holiday, with a 2 percent jump expected over last year's numbers. The organization estimated that 408,000 Oklahomans will travel over the holiday. That's compared with the 400,300 Oklahomans who traveled last Labor Day. AAA Oklahoma says nearly...