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  • Three food-centric movies will leave you hungry

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Warning: Don't even think about seeing one of the following movies on an empty stomach. A collection of recent foodie flicks have scenes so mouthwatering you'll be starved by the time the show ends. "Chef" "Chef" had me salivating for a Cuban sandwich before the final credits...

  • AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the...

  • Defense: Ex-governor's wife took credit for loans

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife sent text messages claiming exclusive credit for securing loans from a Virginia businessman whose largesse toward the couple is at the heart of their public corruption trial, according to evidence presented Tuesday. In one text...

  • Times Square characters upset at 'hostile' police

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some costumed characters in Times Square ripped off their mammoth heads on Tuesday, showing their real faces to protest what they call a "hostile move" by police telling tourists they don't have to tip for photos. The giant Elmos, Mickey Mouses, Statues of Liberty and...

  • National Park Service settles whistleblower appeal

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The National Park Service has reached a settlement with an employee who said she was unfairly fired over the 1990 removal of ancient human remains from the Effigy Mounds National Monument that were only returned three years ago, newly released records show....

  • National Mall to get 6-acre sand, soil portrait

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian says it has commissioned a portrait made out of sand and soil that will stretch over six acres at the National Mall. Cuban American urban artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada will do the work. The piece is a composite portrait of several people photographed...

  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: August 18 StarNews, Wilmington, North Carolina, on changes to state laws and regulation that could impact tourism: Tourism in North Carolina is a $20 billion-a-year industry, and that's only counting what visitors - traveling for...

  • Committee approves higher pension calculations

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state pension fund committee on Tuesday approved retirement calculations for new government hires despite concerns about so-called "pension spiking" raised by Gov. Jerry Brown and local governments. The committee of the California Public Employees'...

  • New trail connects visitors to Virginia oysters

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is connecting travelers to the state's popular oyster industry with the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the new tourism project on Tuesday at the Executive Mansion in Richmond. The trail links visitors with Virginia...

  • Blog: I Dirty Dashed and lived

    By Jennifer Mulson
    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    I did it. I survived a three mile run with obstacles in the mud. And now I want more, more, I tell you! I can see how those races get addictive. Saturday morning, instead of trotting off to teach a vinyasa yoga class at CorePower Yoga, I cruised down the interstate with my bestie...

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