• Taking chicken from frozen to delicious in under 30 minutes

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Despite its reputed speed at getting dinner done, the pressure cooker was slow to win me over. Sure, its skill with baked beans and brisket is impressive, and I'm a sucker for a pressure cooked batch of rice pudding. But as a weekday cooking device, I've never felt that it shaved much...

  • Museum's 'Little Syria' exhibit going to Ellis Island

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Arab American National Museum is sending its exhibition about one of the earliest Arab-American settlements to Ellis Island. The "Little Syria" exhibit documents the once-thriving Lower Manhattan neighborhood home to many Arabs during the immigration wave of the...

  • Bill would name wilderness area for late Gov Hammond

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's U.S. senators have introduced legislation to rename a wilderness area after the late former Gov. Jay Hammond. The bill, from Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, would name 2.6 million acres of wilderness in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve as the...

  • Forest Service extends comment period on BWCA land swap

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is giving the public more time to weigh in on a proposal to swap state-owned land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for federal land elsewhere in the Superior National Forest. Citing high public interest, the Forest Service has extended...

  • San Diego's SeaWorld reopens sea lion show

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld in San Diego has reopened its sea lion and otter show, three weeks after closing it so the trainers could help save starving sea animals. U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/1GvODWo ) says the show reopened Thursday. It was closed on March 6 to allow six animal...

  • Businesses back Maine national park plan east of Baxter park

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A group of more than 200 Maine business owners say they support the creation of a national park and recreation area on 150,000 acres east of Baxter State Park. The businesses sent letters to Maine's congressional delegation on Thursday urging support for the...

  • Forest service fielding applications for conservation corps

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — The White Mountain National Forest Service is seeking applications from teens who want to jobs on its Youth Conservation Corps. The YCC is a summer work program for those ages 15-18 who want to perform much needed conservation work on public lands. Forest rangers...

  • Museum to mark Vietnam Veterans Day with play, other events

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Museum of History is marking Vietnam Veterans Day with a program that includes a play, a chance to meet the people who fought in the war and personal memorabilia that includes uniforms, weapons and gear. The program is scheduled to begin on Friday and...

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for March 27, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    On TV "Hart of Dixie," 7 p.m., CW: Season 4 concludes. "Bride By Design," 7 p.m., TLC: Get ready for more brides, more dresses and (probably) more conflict in this new reality series. TRIBUNE NEWS sERVICE Birthdays Actor Julian Glover is 80. Actor Jerry Lacy ("Dark...

  • Arkansas House backs changes to lottery-funded scholarships

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House has approved two major changes to the way lottery-funded scholarships are awarded. By a 64-23 vote, the House approved legislation that would cut the scholarships incoming freshmen would receive and base eligibility solely on standardized...

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