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  • Arab American Book Award winners to be honored

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A national museum is once again honoring tales of the Arab experience told through fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The Arab American National Museum on Tuesday announced the winners of its annual Arab American Book Award. The poetry award went to Philip Metres'...

  • Most Texans since 2008 to travel for Labor Day

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — AAA Texas projects that more than 2.5 million Texans will hit the road or take wing for the Labor Day 2014 holiday. The auto club said in a statement that the projection would be the highest number of Texans traveling for Labor Day since 2008 and a 1.9 percent...

  • Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California's magnitude-6.0 earthquake also hit outside wine country, including the hard-luck city of Vallejo. City manager Daniel Keen said Tuesday that quake damage there was the biggest challenge Vallejo has faced since emerging from bankruptcy in...

  • 2 new Maya civilization centers studied in Mexico

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two lost Maya cities recently uncovered by an international team of scientists in Mexico could help decipher the story of the empire's early capitals to the south that were eventually abandoned for large cities on the Yucatan peninsula. Both discoveries are in the...

  • Official: Puerto Rico parrot births mark comeback

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two endangered Puerto Rican parrots were born in the wild in a natural nest found outside a national forest in the U.S. territory for the first time in 144 years, officials said Tuesday. Scientists discovered the nest in May near the Rio Abajo Nature...

  • Old State House to conserve first ladies' gowns

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The exhibition of Arkansas' first ladies' gowns at the Old State House Museum is to temporarily close, starting Sept. 7. The museum said Tuesday that the closure is necessary so the gowns can be assessed for conservation. In recent weeks, the museum staff...

  • US eager to cater to Chinese tourists

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Tourism from China to the U.S. has soared since the countries signed an agreement in 2007 promoting travel. More than 1.8 million Chinese visited last year, a three-fold increase in five years. By 2018, the number of Chinese visitors is expected to surpass 4...

  • Fire at Kansas refinery has driven gas prices higher in Colorado

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Don't blame OPEC or Iraq or some other overseas entity. Blame Kansas - or more specifically, a Kansas refinery - for Colorado's high gasoline prices. A July 29 oil refinery fire in southeastern Kansas has kept gas prices in Colorado about 20 cents higher than the national average,...

  • Congaree Park looks into new controls of wild hogs

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The National Park Service is asking for public comment on a plan to curb the growing population of non-native wild hogs in Congaree National Park south of Columbia. The hogs destroy vegetation and disturb creek beds. Officials say current control measures are not...

  • Go For the Food: Buffalo, New York's chicken wings

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Credit for the classic Buffalo wing goes to Teressa Bellissimo, who developed the dish in the kitchen of the Anchor Bar in 1964. Fifty years later, the Main Street eatery remains a must-see for countless culinary visitors. But there's no need to confine yourself...

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