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  • TSA: Ice skates OK on plane; fake saw stays home

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday displayed thousands of items confiscated from carry-on bags over three months at Kennedy Airport. As the chaotic holiday travel season approaches, the agency wanted to remind the public what carry-on items are...

  • Caution urged for Nebraska's holiday travel season

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are urging motorists to use extra caution during the holiday travel season in a year when traffic fatalities are up. Officials say Nebraska has seen 201 traffic deaths this year as of Tuesday. More than one-fourth of those involved alcohol....

  • Small plane missing on New Mexico-Colorado flight

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities are looking for a single-engine plane missing since it departed Moriarty, New Mexico, to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, on Friday. FAA records indicate the plane is registered to a man with an address in Rio Rancho, an Albuquerque suburb, but it's not known...

  • Black golfer recognized for breaking barriers

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Tiger Woods might not be a world famous athlete were it not for Charlie Sifford and other black golfers who took a stand in the 1950s against the racist policies that denied them their chance to compete in the sport they loved. Sifford, 92, will receive the...

  • NYC children's museum features 3D exhibition

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Children's Museum of the Arts is opening an exhibition that juxtaposes children's artworks with 3D renderings of those works. The exhibition is called: "Into the Third Dimension: 3D Printing for Young Artists." It opens Thursday and runs through Jan. 11. The...

  • Fracking to be permitted in GW National Forest

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Environmentalists and energy boosters alike welcomed a federal compromise announced Tuesday that will allow fracking in the largest national forest in the eastern United States, but make most of its woods off-limits to drilling. The decision was highly anticipated...

  • Satellite resorts: Skiing lesser-known mountains

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Big-name ski resorts might give you bragging rights when you go back to the office, but lesser-known mountains can give you something else: less crowded slopes, shorter lift lines and even outlets for Crock Pots. Some of these hidden gems are located near their famous...

  • Navy secretary Mabus' travel at a glance

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on taxpayer-funded overseas travel. His Army counterpart, Secretary John McHugh, took fewer trips at half the cost. Here's an overview: MABUS: Who: Mabus takes seven or eight people on...

  • Ski packages for the 1 percent _ and for the rest

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Private ski lessons are so passe. The latest on-mountain perk for those with seemingly unlimited funds is spending the day with an Olympian. The chance to plow through powder — and maybe drinks — with a gold medalist is just one of the ways resorts this season are...

  • Lift tickets under $20, 25-cent coffee? Ski Maine!

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    JAY, Maine (AP) — In the town of Jay, Maine, skiing Spruce Mountain is about as different from skiing at a big-name resort as you can get. The mountain — about a three-hour drive north of Boston — boasts being "Home of the $1 Grilled Cheese Sandwich," and a single tow rope hoists...

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