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  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said...

  • Homestead monument plans prairie burn

    Updated: 52 min ago

    BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Homestead National Monument of America will conduct a prescribed burn on more than 60 acres of its restored tallgrass prairie in southeast Nebraska. Officials say the burn will occur the first day in which favorable and safe conditions exist. Representatives...

  • Bill Nye says he underestimated debate's impact

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye said he underestimated the impact of a February debate in Kentucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience. When Nye agreed to the debate at The Creation Museum with its founder Ken Ham, he said he believed...

  • Correction: Charleston-World Heritage story

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In a story April 7 about Charleston seeking World Heritage status, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Charleston's application must be submitted to the National Park Service by January 2016. That date is only a target for completing the...

  • Utah Symphony to play for free in national parks

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Symphony has announced it will play against southern Utah's soaring red rocks and canyons this August. The 75-piece orchestra will tour five of the state's national parks in a series of free concerts at Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands. The list...

  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park free this weekend

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Nature enthusiasts can get an early-season look at Theodore Roosevelt National Park this weekend for free. Admittance to the park this weekend will be free as part of National Park Week. The National Park Service is offering free entrance at all of its 401 parks...

  • Land Between The Lakes offering field trip grants

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Grants are now available to educators interested in taking students on field trips to Land Between The Lakes, a 170,000-acre recreation area on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. The grants are available to public school districts within 100 miles of the...

  • Longtime Illini gymnastics coach earns honor

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The former head of the Illini men's gymnastics team has been named to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. The University of Illinois says Yoshi Haynasaki will be inducted into the hall on Aug. 22 in Pittsburgh. He was the school's head gymnastics coach for 33...

  • New Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strike

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Despite having little history of domestic terrorism, New Zealand and Australia were drawn into the global debate on drone strikes Wednesday after confirming that a citizen from each country was killed in Yemen last year. New Zealand Prime Minister John...

  • Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

    By LAURAN NEERGAARD The Associated Press -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help. Doctors have long said exposure to light is key....

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