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  • Colorado mountain resorts have record summer

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's mountain resorts have had record-setting visits this summer. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1BDGRXp ) that lodging revenues are up about 7 percent this summer compared to last summer. That's according to DestiMetrics, a Denver-based travel research...

  • Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands. The ban takes effect...

  • Zimbabwe economy takes another dive

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — It is 4 a.m. and people are already lining up outside Zimbabwe's main passport office — four hours ahead of opening time — in hopes of securing a passport that will allow them to escape their country's dearth of opportunities and search for work abroad. Several...

  • Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — A helicopter equipped with a mechanical claw plucked the bodies of three climbers from a glacier on Mount Rainier, in the same area where six went missing in late May, the National Park Service said Wednesday. A crew on a training flight spotted the bodies in an...

  • New Jersey hotel settles Sandy price gouging case

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A hotel in southern New Jersey has agreed to pay nearly $65,000 to settle allegations of price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday. State officials claimed that Amy Hotels, which did business as Econo...

  • Bandelier joins list of parks banning drones

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Bandelier National Monument in northern New Mexico is banning the use of drones. Monument officials announced the ban Wednesday, saying incidents involving unmanned aircraft at other national parks around the country prompted the decision. The ban will be in...

  • Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen has so far carried...

  • Miami museum promotes exhibit with salsa contest

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami's history museum is partnering with area dance schools to promote its latest exhibition, American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music. HistoryMiami announced Tuesday it will host a salsa competition Sept. 6 for amateur dancers age 13-17. Winners will receive...

  • Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days. Iceland's Civil Protection Department says 300-500 people, mostly visitors, have been evacuated from the highlands...

  • Global cruise lines set sail for China

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air. What's also a surprise is the vessel's...

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