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  • Clara Barton home to close for renovations in 2015

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    GLEN ECHO, Md. (AP) — Last chance to learn about the Angel of the Battlefield, Clara Barton, before the house where she lived and ran the American Red Cross closes indefinitely for renovations. The National Park site is closing in early 2015 to repair extensive water damage. It will...

  • CTA proposes 2015 budget without fare hikes

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Transit Authority has proposed a $1.4 billion budget for next year that doesn't carry any fare increases or service cuts. The balanced budget, which was announced Monday, reflects a 4.5 percent spending increase. Capital funds will not be transferred to...

  • Zehnder's opening waterpark with retractable roof

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    FRANKENMUTH, Mich. (AP) — Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark is opening a new waterpark in Frankenmuth this week that includes a retractable roof. The Atrium Waterpark opens to the public on Friday and also features a 20-person hot tub; a six-story raft ride; a six-story...

  • Travel: Ghost towns of the Southwest

    By JOHN MARSHALL The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    The Amargosa Hotel was once a hub of activity, the Spanish Colonial-style building filled with workers from the Pacific Coast Borax company. Once the mine shut down, the people left, leaving the U-shaped hotel and the opera house attached to it at the center of what now is considered...

  • Colorado travel calendar starting Oct. 26, 2014

    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Colorado Calendar Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719. Through Friday - Near Avondale, Frederika Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and...

  • Denver-bound flight makes emergency landing

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A United Express flight has made an emergency landing at a southwest Missouri airport after experiencing a cabin depressurization problem. KSPR-TV (http://bit.ly/1tTPps3) reports that the Denver-bound flight landed after 5 p.m. Friday at Springfield-Branson...

  • Mussolini air raid shelter opens to tourists

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    ROME (AP) — A Roman villa's wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator's family, is opening its anti-gas, double steel doors to tourists. The shelter was quickly constructed in 1940, after the outbreak of World War II, in...

  • Blackfeet urge government to cancel energy leases

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Blackfoot tribal leaders from Canada and Montana are calling on the U.S. government to cancel oil and gas leases on sacred land near Glacier National Park, as a lawsuit works its way through the federal courts. Representatives from the three tribes in Canada and...

  • Sonar mapping shines new light on USS Utah

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Above the water, the effects of 73 years on the partially sunken warship USS Utah are evident at its resting place just off Ford Island. The target and training ship took two torpedoes on Dec. 7, 1941, capsized and was only partially righted using cables that are still...

  • Public invited to Rocky Point for 'open house'

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Islanders will get their first look in nearly two decades at the former Rocky Point amusement park, soon to be open as a state park. A public open house is being held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The Department of Environmental Management...

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