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  • Fish found with mercury in remote Western regions

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday. Researchers for the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service said that most fish...

  • Tourism push plays up 'Only in Minnesota' getaways

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Say goodbye to "More to Explore." Minnesota tourism promoters ushered in a new slogan Thursday that focuses on "Only in Minnesota" experiences as part of their largest-ever advertising campaign. The revamped message kicks off a major push to get vacationers to...

  • Hail wreaks Easter travel havoc in Mexico City

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A freak spring hailstorm has caused havoc for thousands of people trying to leaving Mexico City for Easter weekend. The heavy storm hit Wednesday evening on the mountain pass west of Mexico City, halting all movement on the main highways toward cities such as...

  • Search for Chicago site for George Lucas museum

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Yoda might say: A site for a museum you must find. Those are the marching orders Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is giving a dozen civic leaders as the city searches for a potential location for an interactive museum to house filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art...

  • Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary. Desks in the classrooms of Danwon High School in Ansan, where dozens of students were missing and feared dead Thursday after a ferry disaster, are cluttered with textbooks, gym...

  • Acting Cumberland Island chief to stay permanently

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The National Park Service says its acting superintendent on Cumberland Island will keep the job on a permanent basis. Gary Ingram has been filling in as the Park Service's top official for the Cumberland Island National Seashore since January, following...

  • 5 free things to do in Annapolis, Md.

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — This picturesque state capital near the Chesapeake Bay is known for its history, sailing and seafood. Annapolis served as the capital of the United States for nine months in 1783 and 1784. The city also is known for its colleges — both the U.S. Naval Academy,...

  • 2 national parks in SD to increase tour fees

    Yesterday

    CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — Visitors will have to pay more to tour the two National Park Service caves in the Black Hills starting April 30. The service on Wednesday announced fee increases for tours at Jewel Cave National Monument and Wind Cave National Park. Rates for Jewel Cave's scenic...

  • City sells West Corinth School property

    Yesterday

    CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — The city of Corinth has sold the old West Corinth Elementary School property to the Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission for $1,499. The commission was the only bidder. The vacant West Corinth school sits on battlefield property across from the interpretive...

  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

    Yesterday

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said...

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