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  • Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in an Australian hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching. Their ordeal began Dec. 11 when...

  • Experts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HAVANA (AP) — As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on architecture as they take part in scripted cultural tours that can cost more than...

  • Hospital hopes medical tourists will come to Idaho

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A hospital in North Idaho is marketing itself to Canadian tourists — medical tourists, that is. Most of the patients who come into Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho, are from the local area — plus a few from Washington and Montana. But...

  • Bird count scheduled at Roosevelt National Park

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt National Park is inviting volunteers to participate in the annual nationwide Audubon Christmas Bird Count. The count in its 115th year is the world's longest-running citizen science event. Information gathered helps scientists learn more about...

  • WWII veteran wants to 'show people the war'

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Thoughts and words come fitfully to the old sailor. But Herman Schnipper, 91, is adamant about his wishes for the pictures he took while stationed on the USS Astoria. The 1,500 prints — sheathed in plastic, captioned and stored in his Hackensack apartment —...

  • Winter Blast returns to downtown's Campus Martius

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Dates have been announced for a popular festival that attracts tens of thousands of people to downtown Detroit each winter. The Meridian Winter Blast will be held Feb. 6-8 at Campus Martius Park. The event is presented by Quicken Loans. Meridian Health Plan is the...

  • Gazette travels: Chicago in the winter

    By Christian Murdock christian.murdock@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    I've never seen Chicago included on Top 10 lists featuring favorite winter destinations. Those typically are reserved for warm spots such as Key West and Hawaii or winter resorts such as Vail, Aspen and Whistler, British Columbia. A recent trip to the Windy City, however, made me...

  • More Yellowstone roads open for snowmobiling

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park has been receiving snow lately and park officials say they're opening more roads in the park to snowmobiling and other forms of motorized snow travel. Snowmobiles and commercial snow coaches with rubber tracks or large...

  • Greensboro offers waterfowl boat tours on lake

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Greensboro Parks and Recreation is offering pontoon boat rides to watch for migrating and wintering waterfowl on Lake Townsend. The rides will be held Sunday; Jan. 11 and 25; Feb. 8 and 22; and March 8 and 22. All tours depart at 3 p.m. from the Lake Townsend...

  • Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season. Hoteliers, taxi drivers and ski stations in France's wintertime hotspots and beyond say a...

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