Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine (AP) — When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring — not a rolling, monthslong frat party.

Shelters where...

Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north.

Walker said in an...

The Fleming Museum of Art hires new curator

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont's Fleming Museum of Art has a new curator.

Andrea Rosen most recently served as the assistant curator and manager of student programs at the Bowdoin College...

New York town's large collection of WWII vet photos endures

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — During World War II, hundreds of servicemen in uniform had their photographs taken at a popular tavern near the Hudson River in upstate New York.

Seventy years after the war...

New app to help Tahoe researchers with citizen observations

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting local residents, tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new smartphone app to help scientists better...

National Park Service opening new campground at Acadia

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The National Park Service is opening a new campground that will be part of Acadia National Park.

The park service says the opening of Schoodic Woods Campground marks the end of a...

Rock Hall to open exhibits on Graham Nash, Smokey Robinson

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will open new exhibits this fall honoring two legendary singer-songwriters.

The two exhibits will pay tribute to Graham Nash and Smokey...

More wildfire evacuations in western Montana

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Another warm, windy day challenged crews battling numerous wildfires in western Montana and brought more evacuations Saturday.

About 20 residences in rural areas south of Libby were told...