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  • Museum remembers controversial SC Red Shirts

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — The home of a Confederate officer who helped take power away from blacks and drive Republicans out of South Carolina's government after the Civil War is now a museum honoring the Confederacy and its leaders. They include the "Red Shirts" who used violence and...

  • Moran: Obama can ease regulations on wheat exports to Cuba

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — President Barack Obama's announcement this week to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba and ease some economic restrictions has been closely followed in Kansas, as the move could open up a major market for winter wheat producers. "This is a Kansas issue...

  • Winners, losers in upstate NY casino decision

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The new casinos coming to upstate New York won't open for at least a few years, but there are already winners and losers as the state expands into Las Vegas-style gambling. While officials and developers in Schenectady, Sullivan and Seneca counties are celebrating...

  • West Virginia hotel also publishes newspaper

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — The newsroom of The INNformer is a place of keyboard clicking as stories take shape for the next issue. It is where locals stop by to chat up publisher-owner Charles Winslow, dropping morsels of news about the town of some 1,300 people hugging the Ohio River....

  • ND park taking public comments on tower proposal

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — The National Park Service is taking public comments through Jan. 9 on a proposal to replace a communications tower in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The tower is just north of the park entrance. The plan is to replace it with a shorter tower....

  • Alaska State Troopers boost patrols for holidays

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say they are boosting patrols to enforce drunken driving laws during the holidays. The enforcement effort began Dec. 10, and will continue until Jan. 4. Troopers say officers also are on the lookout for other behaviors, including...

  • Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service has averted a shutdown of some of the Grand Canyon's iconic hotels and mule rides by awarding a temporary contract for services at the canyon's South Rim. The one-year contract goes to Xanterra Parks & Resorts Inc., which has been...

  • State Dept. warns US travelers to be extra careful

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays. In a worldwide travel alert issued Friday, the department says an attack this week in Australia highlights the need to be vigilant. The alert says U.S. citizens...

  • Manhattan Project park, Alpine Lakes add passes

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Legislation to preserve Hanford's B Reactor as part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park has been signed into law. The provision was among dozens of public-lands measures included in the National Defense Authorization Act that President Barack Obama...

  • Travel alert issued for northeast ND cities

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials have issued a travel alert for cities in the northeast part of the state. Cities included in the travel alert are Grand Forks, Michigan, Adams, Grafton, Cavalier, Drayton, Pembina and surrounding areas. Officials say wet roads in the...

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