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  • National outdoor art show to hit billboards

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Famous artwork is about to hit America's streets and public places. "Art Everywhere US" is billed as the world's largest outdoor art show. Images of American artworks will appear on billboards, bus stops, digital display boards and subway platforms. The kickoff is...

  • New photos show wandering wolf OR-7 has 3 pups

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — New photos show that Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has at least three pups that he and a mate are raising in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist John Stephenson said Friday that the photos taken July 12 by...

  • Wahl siblings a bit 'frustrated' by delay but ready to attempt historic swim on Sunday

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Danielle, Devin and Dustin Wahl are delayed in their bid to make history. The Wahls want to become the first three siblings to each swim across the 21-mile English Channel at the same time, but their attempts to swim have been repeatedly put off since Tuesday. "So far the weather...

  • Holiday World plans new winged roller coaster

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (AP) — The Holiday World amusement park in southern Indiana is building a new $22 million roller coaster that it says will launch riders to 60 miles an hour in 3.5 seconds, with a 14-story loop and four inversions. Construction of the Thunderbird coaster, which has...

  • Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour. "We developed the Battle of Atlanta mobile...

  • Smithsonian explores impact of Hawaii air travel

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is opening a new yearlong exhibit exploring the impact of air travel to the Hawaiian Islands. "Hawaii by Air" opens Friday in Washington. It includes travel posters, model planes and historical photographs from the...

  • Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop a way to stop the blight from spreading. Then there's a bigger problem — the damage may be leaving Florida's fragile wetlands...

  • World War I Museum to host commission

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City is hosting a public meeting with members of the United States World War One Centennial Commission. The museum says in a release that the events Sunday at the museum south of downtown Kansas...

  • Cooperstown gearing up for big induction weekend

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Businesses in the upstate New York home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame are gearing up for the biggest weekend of the summer tourist season. Cooperstown is expected to be packed with tens of thousands of people for Sunday's induction ceremony featuring...

  • Think beyond the slice with refreshing watermelon

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Watermelon is one of those foods you really don't need to overthink. Slice it. Eat it. Spit out the occasional seed. Done. Trouble is, the sweet, refreshing taste of watermelon is so appealing in summer, I tend to overbuy. And before long I find myself with two or even three massive...

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