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  • Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space. Government-backed Aabar Investments on Sunday announced the start of a competition to award an Emirati a free spot aboard Virgin Galactic's...

  • Carlsbad among parks with free weekend admission

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Those looking to save some money Easter weekend and are near a national park may want to consider a trip. The National Park Service is waiving admission fees this weekend as part of National Park Week. The various parks are hosting special events such as...

  • Boston's red-brick path through American history

    by christian murdock christian.murdock@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    It also was the stage for the American Revolution, and visitors can relive that history on a 2.5-mile, red-bricked path dubbed the Freedom Trail. Last fall, I spent the better part of two days along the trail as part of a self-guided tour. Amazingly, I was elected tour guide by my...

  • Travel: 5 free things to do in historic Boston

    By Paige Sutherland The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    The city of Boston is known for its "wicked" rich history, to use a term the locals love, going back to the Boston Tea Party and roots of the American Revolution. But pride is not limited to the past: The city is also home to the World Series champion Red Sox. Historic landmarks are...

  • Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

    By Dan Elliott The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. It's been silent for half a century, pushed aside by more...

  • Easter reflections from the Springs

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Coined by author J.R.R. Tolkien, a "eucatastrophe" is a sudden plot twist near a story's close that saves the characters from certain doom, making way for a happy ending. A devout Catholic, Tolkien saw the story of Jesus as a perfect example of a eucatastrophic tale, a story of good...

  • Mount Everest tragedy reminds local mountaineer of bond with Sherpa

    By LANCE BENZEL The Gazette -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    For five decades Don Ingram worked to achieve his childhood dream of attaining Mt. Everest's lofty summit. When he succeeded after a weeks-long trek on May 21, 2013, the Colorado Springs mountaineer owed a debt of gratitude to a guide named Phinjo - one of the native Nepalese Sherpas...

  • Interior secretary pays visit to Crater Lake

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CRATER LAKE NATONAL PARK, Ore. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Crater Lake National Park on Saturday to mark the beginning of National Park Week. Jewell joined students from the Network Charter School in Eugene, Ore., for a snowshoe hike along the Hemlock Trail....

  • Travel agent accused of stealing from client

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Windsor woman working as a travel agent is facing charges she used a customer's credit card to pay for shopping, limousine services and flights. The Journal Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1jkyBAI ) 64-year-old Elaine H. Miller was arraigned Thursday in...

  • Exhibit recreates Warhol's 1964 World's Fair mural

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even for a 1964 New York World's Fair that celebrated "The World of Tomorrow," Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time. His monumental piece commissioned specifically for the fair — a mural depicting mug shots of the New York Police Department's 13 most-wanted...

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