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  • AAA projects increase in Labor Day travel in Va.

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More Virginians are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend, reaching a new post-recession high for the state. AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the number of people taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home is anticipated to increase slightly this year. That's...

  • 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

    Yesterday

    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...

  • 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...

  • Young skiers, snowboarders can get free access to Colorado mountains

    By Nathan Van Dyne nathan.vandyne@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    In the Colorado outdoors, there's no better time for learning than fifth grade. Colorado Ski Country USA announced Tuesday that it will once again offer free or discounted access to 20 of the state's ski resorts through its Passport Programs. The 5th Grade Passport allows...

  • DIY helps make cured salmon an everyday pleasure

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The trouble with cured salmon? We tend to treat it like, well... a treat. Cured salmon — with all its rich, salty, savory, lusciously fatty goodness — too often is relegated to the breakfast or brunch table, and even then mostly for special occasions. It's partly a case of...

  • Colorado town to become Bud Lite's 'Whatever' town

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    DENVER — Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" — a secretive Bud Lite plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign. The company has agreed to pay the town $250,000 to fence off its...

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