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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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    NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov.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...

  • Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — From the snow-dusted peaks of Arizona's San Francisco Mountains to the fire-singed hillsides surrounding this northern New Mexico town, Mother Nature is signaling that fall is here. For Los Alamos, this year marks one of the first in which the aspens are big...

  • Dad, son hurt in fire at Nevada timeshare resort

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — A fire official in says a 47-year-old man was found unconscious and his 8-year-old son was treated for smoke inhalation after a smoky weekend fire in the kitchen of a southern Nevada timeshare unit. Mesquite Fire Capt. John Gately said Monday the man may have had...

  • Everglades trail surveyed for cultural artifacts

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Archaeologists are poking through the muck under a boardwalk in Everglades National Park, looking for evidence of a prehistoric culture. Work began Friday along a 0.8-mile trail around a shallow pond. National Park Service archaeologists this week...

  • Soldiers National Museum in Gettysburg closing

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Gettysburg museum featuring a model Confederate encampment and many Civil War artifacts is closing after more than half a century. Officials say the Soldiers National Museum will close its doors at the end of the day Nov. 2 and an auction of museum materials...

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