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  • Travel: Holiday events, from light shows to menorahs

    By BETH J. HARPAZ The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    The dark days of December are being lit up with holiday sparkle all over the map, from creative Christmas trees to giant menorahs. Gingerbread houses, light displays and train shows are part of the fun, too. Here are a few of the biggest and best-known events around the country. TREES...

  • Lifeguards rescue tourist from Kauai waters

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Lifeguards have rescued a 27-year-old Maryland tourist from ocean waters off Kauai during a high surf advisory. Firefighters arrived at Queen's Bath on Kauai's North Shore Friday afternoon to help a swimmer in distress. Two rescuers jumped into the water with a...

  • Repairs to Grand Canyon pipeline break completed

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A break in the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline has been fixed and water restrictions at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon have been lifted. Officials said Saturday that the repairs were completed and visitors hiking to Phantom Ranch...

  • Congress OKs national park expansion for Delaware

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Delaware is getting its first national park through a bill heading to President Barack Obama's desk. The national park expansion won approval Friday in the U.S. Senate as part of a major defense package. The legislation will create the First State National...

  • Dogfish Head's scrapple beer going fast

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Scrapple, the regional breakfast meat made with hog organs, isn't for everyone. And depending on your taste preference, scrapple beer is either the greatest thing ever, or the grossest. While haters are going to hate on a complex offal-infused stout that's...

  • DC museum to display Texas tower sniper's rifle

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — A Washington, D.C., museum announced Friday that it will display the rifle that sniper Charles Whitman used to kill 16 people and wound 32 others from atop the University of Texas clock tower in 1966. The Crime Museum will display the 6 mm Remington Model 700 rifle,...

  • Windstorm knocks out power in Reno-Tahoe area

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Some 500 customers in the Reno-Tahoe area remained without power Friday evening, a day after an intense storm produced winds of up to nearly 150 mph and dropped as much as 22 inches of snow. As many as 11,000 customers in the region lost service during the height of...

  • Congress clears way for New Mexico land measures

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new swath of wilderness would be designated in northern New Mexico and management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve would be transferred to the National Park Service under a defense bill that has cleared Congress. The U.S. Senate voted in favor of the...

  • NYC DA: 10 indicted in $1M India travel scam

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in New York City say they've indicted 10 people who ran a fraudulent India-to-U.S. travel business, bilking 200 customers out of $1 million. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says Friday that for more than two years the travel agents advertised in...

  • Manhattan Project park bill passes

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Legislation to preserve Hanford's B Reactor as a part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park was passed Friday by the U.S. Senate. The provision was included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014, and now heads to President Barack Obama's...

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