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  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar...

  • Cost of air travel to rise slightly

    By Elise Schmelzer elise.schmelzer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Colorado Springs airline passengers and millions of others around the country are paying more for plane tickets because of an airline security fee hike that went into effect Monday. Fees for a roundtrip flight from Colorado Springs to Denver, for instance, will jump from $5 to...

  • Alaska sets record for number of visitors

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has set a record for the number of tourists visiting the nation's northernmost state. The State Division of Economic Development in a release says Alaska had 1.96 million visitors between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014. That beats the previous mark...

  • Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry after a woman donated part of her purchase Tuesday. Deb Greene, a 65-year-old retiree, waited all night to be first in line at the Cannabis...

  • Black bear that stole family picnic euthanized

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A 5-year-old black bear that frightened a family away from their picnic in Glacier National Park has been euthanized for that and other behavior that indicated it did not fear people. Park officials said the male bear was killed on July 18, a day after...

  • Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due. It was Charles Taylor — a mechanic in the brothers' Dayton bicycle shop — who built the engine for the airplane that first took flight at Kitty...

  • 'Eagle Lady' presenting at Smoky Mountains Park

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A woman known as "The Eagle Lady" is presenting a birds of prey program this week at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Doris Mager has worked with raptors for more than 35 years. The park says she has cared for more than 80 injured eagles and hundreds of...

  • National WWII Museum welcomes 4 millionth visitor

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National WWII Museum has capped a record-breaking fiscal year with another milestone: welcoming its four-millionth visitor since its founding in 2000. Officials say visitation for fiscal year 2014 had exceeded 483,000, beating its previous best attendance...

  • Reindeer dogs from Alaska's cranky hot dog vendor

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — There's no shortage of hot dog stands hawking that spicy, oh-so-Alaska treat, the reindeer dog, in downtown Anchorage. But only one of them has consistently long lines. M.A.'s Gourmet Dogs is owned by a guy with an attitude and seven types of tasty grilled...

  • Judge: Students, staff can oppose Corcoran merger

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine current students, faculty and staff members can argue against the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest museums, and its college with two larger institutions in Washington, a judge ruled Monday. District of Columbia...

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