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  • 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...

  • Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room. Visitors can look at the 6,500-year-old remains beginning Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Museum. Archaeologists first...

  • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution...

  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park is banning drones

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad Caverns National Park has adopted the ban on drones. Officials say anyone caught using model airplanes, quadcopters or other types of drones within the park's boundaries could face fines and possible jail time. National Park Service Director Jonathan...

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