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  • Remains of French ship being reassembled in Texas

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A frigate carrying French colonists to the New World that sank in a storm off the Texas coast more than 300 years ago is being reassembled into a display that archeologists hope will let people walk over the hull and feel like they are on the ship's deck. The 1686...

  • Vermont City seeks US customs house on border lake

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — The city of Newport has agreed to help lobby U.S. Customs and Border Protection to set up a port of entry on the Vermont end of Lake Memphremagog to increase cross-border tourism on the border-spanning lake. The Magog, Quebec, based tour business Escapades...

  • UA Museum to host Halloween event

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Museum of the North is hosting a Halloween night event for families. University officials say the event is scheduled to take place between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. Officials say visitors can tour research labs, participate in...

  • Speed limit boost coming for portion of I-25

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The speed limit on Interstate 25 between Monument and Colorado Springs will get a boost this weekend as highway expansion work is mostly finished. Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman Bob Wilson said 75 mph speed limit signs will be posted Saturday, between Woodmen Road...

  • Ohio theme park says The Beast to hit 50M rides

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — Now that's a lot of ups and downs. A southwest Ohio theme park says one of its roller coasters will soon give its 50 millionth ride. Kings Island expects that to happen during Friday night's "Halloween Haunt" activities at the park in Mason. The Beast roller...

  • Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online. Agents so far have confirmed the images in Yosemite and four other national...

  • NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    ___ Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar DALLAS (AP) — Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop — but don't expect fares to fall too. Heading into the busy holiday-travel period, the airlines expect even cheaper fuel, thanks to the nosedive in crude...

  • County board wants want art museum raises returned

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Some Oakland County commissioners say they want the Detroit Institute of Arts to pay back bonuses and raises given to two top museum executives. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1wrXPUE ) that commissioners discussed the compensation issue Thursday. Voters in...

  • Allegiant flight returns safely to Vegas airport

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Allegiant Airlines flight returned shortly after takeoff to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a report of possible engine trouble. Allegiant spokesman Micah Lillard says flight 580 took off for Bellingham, Washington, about 9 a.m. PDT Thursday and...

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