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  • Gov. Mead eyes congressional fix on wolf delisting

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Congressional action appears to offer Wyoming its best chance at regaining state management of wolves, Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday. Acting in response to a lawsuit filed by a coalition of conservation groups, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson last month stripped Wyoming of wolf management authority and returned...

  • Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week. Investigators also say they suspect 21-year-old Casey Nocket of New York state is responsible for the paintings and drawings on rocks in national parks, which...

  • Caesars unveils new look, name at LINQ hotel

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment has unveiled the new look of its LINQ Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Chief Commercial Officer Tariq Shaukat (TAR'-ik SHAW'-kat) said Thursday was the first day hotel guests experienced results of a $223 million remodel that shed trappings of the former Imperial Palace and later The Quad. Shaukat...

  • News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

    The Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S. Health experts say putting people into quarantine can be appropriate on a case-by-case basis. Experts have criticized Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey for announcing quarantines...

  • Museum officially purchases Rosie's old plant

    YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Rosie the Riveter's old plant in Michigan has officially avoided the wrecking ball. Yankee Air Museum board chairman Ray Hunter signed papers Thursday making the aviation museum the owner of a 144,000-square-foot slice of the former Willow Run Bomber Plant, where Rose Will Monroe and other workers built B-24...

  • Severed arm grabs spotlight at Civil War museum

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A well-preserved human forearm that was once displayed near the Antietam National Battlefield as "The Arm of the Unknown Soldier" is now grabbing the Halloween spotlight at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Officials at the Frederick, Maryland, museum call the naturally mummified relic the highlight of their...

  • Rural Tennessee museum a success in first year

    UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) — When Discovery Park of America opened on a cornfield in rural Tennessee, its founders expected the museum described as a "mini-Smithsonian" to draw about 150,000 visitors in its first year. They exceeded that goal by 120,000, with a total of 270,000 people visiting since the museum opened Nov. 1, 2013. School groups...

  • Rare Jefferson letters go on display at NYC museum

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-one rarely seen letters by Thomas Jefferson have gone on display at the Museum of the City of New York. The correspondence with Robert Livingston was written from 1800 to 1803. Livingston was chancellor of New York state. He administered President George Washington's oath of office 12 years before Jefferson himself...

  • Kansas prairie park preserves vanishing tallgrass

    STRONG CITY, Kan. (AP) — Stand here in a field of tall, windblown grass and wildflowers, and twirl around like a child. It's like being inside a prairie snow globe: You're surrounded by a sea of green, brown and yellow grass, with a blue-sky dome above. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas is one of just a few places in the...

  • Vegas airport closes runway for construction

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — McCarran International Airport officials say a $67 million construction project to swap out asphalt for more durable concrete is closing the airport's longest runway until May next year. Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said Wednesday that officials don't expect flight delays or disruptions because of the work. Crews says...

  • Civil Rights Museum to honor Tom Brokaw

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw will receive a Lifetime Achievement Freedom Award for Journalism from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Themed "Breaking Barriers, Advancing Freedom," The Freedom Award, National Civil Rights Museum's annual fundraiser will be held Dec. 2. Brokaw is a television...

  • Haiti hopes to woo back tourists with resorts

    COTES-DE-FER, Haiti (AP) — Off this sleepy southern Haitian village, fishermen in weathered wooden boats slowly move across azure waters. Miles of picture-perfect sandy beaches slope gently, fringed by grasses and framed by mountains. In any other Caribbean country, such a pristine stretch of shore would have been developed long ago. But in...

  • Who will design and build Colorado Springs' Olympic Museum?

    U.S. Olympic Museum organizers announced Monday that five firms with local, national and international experience will design and build the $60 million project in downtown Colorado Springs. The team's creativity, ability to work together and to stay within budget will be crucial to the museum's success and the enhancement of the southwest...

  • Things to know about Virginia rocket launch site

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — In recent years, the coastal town of Chincoteague has gotten a huge economic boost from the space industry at the nearby Wallops Island Flight Facility, where a rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station blew up shortly after liftoff. The blast could deal a setback to the commercial spaceflight effort...

  • Fewer grizzly bears dying in Yellowstone area

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Fewer threatened grizzly bears are being killed in and around Yellowstone National Park, and scientists said Wednesday their numbers appear to be holding stable as officials consider lifting protections for the animals. If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service eliminates protections, it would open the door to limited...

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