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  • At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically...

  • Eatonville Post Office to be named for park ranger

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    EATONVILLE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is paying tribute to National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson who was shot and killed in 2012 while doing her job at Mount Rainier National Park. The Eatonville Post Office will be dedicated in her honor at a ceremony next week (on...

  • AAA forecasts more Labor Day travel by Ohioans

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Auto club AAA says travel nationally and by Ohioans is expected to increase slightly this year during the five-day Labor Day period as consumer spending continues to rise. AAA estimates more than 1.4 million Ohioans will travel at least 50 miles from home during...

  • Cannabis cuisine rises in wake of legalizations

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    There are books about cooking with herbs. And then there are books about cooking with herb. Yes, we're talking cannabis cuisine, a small niche in the culinary world but one that is drawing more interest as the legalization movement moves pot closer to the mainstream. "When I sell...

  • High number expected to travel over weekend

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The highest number of Californians since the recession is expected to travel over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The Ventura County Star reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1zQNphE ) that The Automobile Club of Southern California estimates that nearly 4 million...

  • Agency seeks comment on Arizona Memorial tickets

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The National Park Service is accepting feedback on its new offering of "next day" tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. The park service said Thursday it's making 300 tickets available to people who make reservations one day in advance using...

  • VDOT seeks to smooth Labor Day weekend travels

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation is smoothing the way for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. From noon Friday until noon Sept. 2, VDOT will suspend most road work and lift lane closures on most interstates to ease the travel woes of Labor Day...

  • 'Great Escape' survivors gather in Colorado Springs in reunion of former WWII POWs

    By TOM ROEDeR tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Seven decades haven't severed bonds built in captivity. Veterans who survived Germany's Stalag Luft III say the connections built in the prison camp have expanded over that time, encompassing children, wives and grandkids. Seventeen survivors of the camp - all in their 90s - are in...

  • Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit — a move officials say will cut back on overcrowding, litter and safety issues at the popular tourist attraction in Arizona. The permit requirement...

  • Ranger in Africa's oldest park wounded by grenade

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A ranger in Africa's oldest national park has been seriously wounded by a grenade during a confrontation with poachers. Virunga National Park said in a statement Thursday that a rocket-propelled grenade exploded near Muhindo Kipasula a day earlier. Shrapnel...

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