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  • Virginia Beach: 5 free things for visitors to do

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach is no generic beach town. It's the largest city in Virginia, which means there are plenty of things to do throughout the year for free. The city caters to tourists at the oceanfront resort area, but the cost-conscious traveler can find a...

  • Philanthropist calls for saving Corcoran in court

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Washington philanthropist has offered an alternate plan to save the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its art college. Wayne Reynolds outlined the plan in court hearings this week over whether to break up the nearly 150-year-old museum. Reynolds, who led a $54...

  • Amusement park tries to set shaved-heads record

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio amusement park hopes to set a world record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer. More than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland,...

  • Manitou Incline closing date tentatively set

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Manitou Incline fiends, prepare to go without your fix. The milelong march up jumbled railroad ties in Manitou Springs is on pace to close Aug. 18 for four months' worth of improvements. The date's not official - yet - but the city of Colorado Springs plans to begin its $1.6...

  • Canada, Michigan name authority for border bridge

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan and Canada have appointed members of an authority to oversee construction of a $2 billion public bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Michigan's designees are Michael Hayes, Birgit Klohs and Matt Rizik. Hayes leads the Midland Center for the Arts....

  • Bolivia to require visas for Israeli travelers

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's leftist president has declared Israel a "terrorist state" because of its offensive in the Gaza Strip, and his government will now require Israeli citizens to obtain a visa to visit the Andean nation. President Evo Morales already broke off diplomatic...

  • US imposes travel ban on some Venezuelan officials

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Amid escalating tensions with Venezuela, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced a travel ban for officials of the socialist government it said committed human rights abuses during a crackdown on opposition protests. In imposing the sanctions, the...

  • Ocean safari for white sharks off Cape Cod

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Two marine conservation groups are offering a daylong ocean trip on Cape Cod to search for great white sharks, humpback whales, gray seals and seabirds in their wild habitat, billing the trip as the first of its kind and calling it a safari. Organizers say...

  • Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison so disease-free animals can be relocated to create new herds outside the park, Yellowstone officials said Wednesday. The announcement comes after the...

  • Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — European and Dubai-based airlines have begun rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe. An Emirates Airline spokesperson in Dubai told The Associated Press on Monday it will divert planes that use Iraqi airspace....

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