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  • California rock climber dies in Zion National Park

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says a 47-year-old California man rock-climbing in Utah's Zion National Park died over the weekend after falling in a canyon. Park officials say Christopher H. Spencer of San Jose died Sunday after plunging about 80 feet down a steep...

  • Interruptions set for DART rail in downtown Dallas

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Light rail service in downtown Dallas will be halted for six weekends including the Thanksgiving holiday during repairs to Dallas Area Rapid Transit lines. DART shuttle buses will be in place to serve the affected downtown stations. DART says the rail service...

  • Bodies found of 2 South Koreans in Thai boat crash

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — The bodies of two South Korean tourists were found in waters near Thailand's southern resort city of Phuket on Tuesday, two days after the tourist boat they were in collided with a fishing vessel, police said. Marine police and volunteer rescuers found and retrieved the...

  • Planetariums offer safe view of partial eclipse

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — People wanting to safely catch a glimpse of the upcoming partial solar eclipse will get their opportunity at events hosted by two Illinois planetariums. The Adler Planetarium in Chicago says the partial eclipse will begin at 4:36 p.m. on Thursday. The peak — when the...

  • Yosemite proposes raising entrance, camping fees

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Visitors to Yosemite National Park may soon have to pay more to enter and camp overnight, under proposed fee increases announced Monday. A seven-day pass for each car entering Yosemite could go up from $20 to $30, Ranger Scott Gediman said, adding...

  • Begich urges more airport screenings for Ebola

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has called on President Barack Obama to expand health screenings at more international airports, including Anchorage, in response to Ebola concerns. "This is particularly important should the disease spread to other countries as...

  • If no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month. The hardest-hit West...

  • Correction: New York Casinos-Resorts World story

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about New York's Resorts World Casino, The Associated Press erroneously reported an analyst's name. His name is Robert Shore, not Robert Stone. A corrected version of the story is below: NYC racino operator set sights on upstate Operator of booming...

  • Smithsonian aims to raise $1.5B to improve museums

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution has embarked on a major campaign to raise $1.5 billion and increase private support for the world's largest museum and research complex to fund programs in history, science, art and culture. The Smithsonian's Board of Regents announced the...

  • Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Monday to tout plans to improve the region's airports. Biden, the White House's loudest voice on the need...

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