• Huge American flag made of Legos on display at Smithsonian

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of visitors at the Smithsonian have helped build the largest American flag made out of Lego bricks in time for the Fourth of July. That flag was built this week at the National Museum of American History in Washington. It's constructed with more than...

  • Exhibit opens July 4 about black experience in WW2

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About to be overrun by Germans, a young black lieutenant called in an artillery barrage on his own position, knowing he'd be killed. It was the only way to hold off the enemy. The sacrifice by 1st Lt. John Fox is one of many endured by the 100,000 African-American...

  • Illinois State Police add July 4 patrols, roadside checks

    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are warning Illinois motorists not to drink and drive and to buckle up over the holiday weekend. Illinois State Police say they're joining forces with more than 270 law enforcement agencies to conduct 100 roadside safety checks and...

  • Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia (AP) — In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby. The...

  • Jefferson's iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $58 million face-lift

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site. The Rotunda face-lift is part construction zone — hardhats, safety glasses,...

  • Patagonia founder, others, sue over Grand Teton road paving

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The founder of the Patagonia outdoor clothing company and a well-known wildlife photographer are among those suing over plans by a subdivision where they're property owners to pave a private road in Grand Teton National Park. Meadow Road provides access through...

  • Poland advises its citizens against travel to Egypt

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish Foreign Ministry has advised its citizens against traveling to Egypt, and at least one major travel agency has responded by canceling package holidays to the country for the rest of the summer season. The ministry advised Poles on Thursday against...

  • July 4th visits, spending could set record in New Hampshire

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Visits and spending are expected to set records for the July 4 holiday period this year in New Hampshire. The Institute for New Hampshire Studies says more than 900,000 people are expected to visit the state from Friday through Monday. They are expected to spend...

  • Woman who fell 400 feet to death at Royal Gorge ID'd

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    CANON CITY — Authorities have released the name of a woman who fell about 400 feet to her death at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in southern Colorado. The Fremont County coroner's office identified the woman Thursday as 45-year-old Denise McLean, of Wylie, Texas. Her death has been...

  • Colorado camp resort for pot users falls through

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A planned pot-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado has been snuffed before it opened. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities such as hiking and fishing. But a deal with the landowner fell through, and the marijuana-tourism company...

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