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  • Visitors spent $700M in Arizona's national parks

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — A new report shows that visitors to Arizona's national parks last year spent more than $700 million. The National Park Service says more than 10 million visitors brought in economic benefits for areas surround the state's 20 parks. The study estimates that the...

  • Report : Visitor spending up at NM national parks

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new report shows visitors and spending were up last year in national parks across New Mexico. The analysis released Friday by the National Park Service shows more than 1.5 million people visited the state's 13 national parks in 2013, spending $83.2 million...

  • Q&A: How Malaysia Airlines can salvage its brand

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its jets, carrying 298 people, over Ukraine. Before the disasters the carrier had among the worst financial performance...

  • Pennsylvania lawmakers take more free, legal trips

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. House members from Pennsylvania and their staff accepted 41 privately paid trips so far this year, ranging from $20,000 in business-class airline tickets to Japan for Rep. Charlie Dent and his wife to $300-a-night hotel rooms for the staff of other lawmakers at...

  • Graceland Too tours, MacLeod memorial to be Aug 12

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — The Holly Springs mansion that became a popular Elvis Presley museum will reopen to the public during Elvis Presley week with a memorial for owner Paul MacLeod. MacLeod was found dead Thursday on his front porch. He was 71. MacLeod's family, friends and...

  • Ga. national parks see 7 million visitors in 2013

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — National Park Service officials say more than 7 million people visited Georgia parks in 2013 and had an economic benefit of about $348 million. A National Park Service report says visitor spending supported nearly 5,100 jobs in Georgia in 2013. Georgia's national...

  • $530 million spent at Tenn. national parks in 2013

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A report shows more than 8 million people visited Tennessee's national parks last year, spending $530 million in the process. The report released last week by the National Park Service also shows that the parks supported more than 7,600 jobs in 2013. The...

  • Snooty the manatee celebrates 66th birthday

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The manatee that's believed to be the oldest in captivity in the world is marking another birthday. Hundreds of people gathered at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton on Saturday to celebrate Snooty's 66th birthday. Experts say manatees in the wild are...

  • Democratic planners assessing Birmingham for 2016

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Already on the upswing with a revitalized downtown and a trendy feel, Birmingham is trying to land its biggest prize in years: The 2016 Democratic National Convention. And leaders of Alabama's struggling Democratic Party say they're barely involved in the...

  • Billy Graham has shaped evangelical life in Colorado Springs, world

    By Steve Rabey Religion correspondent -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Billy Graham likely will be remembered as the world's greatest evangelist, having preached to live audiences of nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and having persuaded millions to accept his offer of salvation through Jesus Christ. Nearly a decade after his last...

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