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  • Alaska State Troopers boost patrols for holidays

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say they are boosting patrols to enforce drunken driving laws during the holidays. The enforcement effort began Dec. 10, and will continue until Jan. 4. Troopers say officers also are on the lookout for other behaviors, including...

  • Park taking public comments on communications tower proposal

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — The National Park Service is taking public comments through Jan. 9 on a proposal to replace a communications tower in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The tower is just north of the park entrance. The plan is to replace it with a shorter tower....

  • Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service has averted a shutdown of some of the Grand Canyon's iconic hotels and mule rides by awarding a temporary contract for services at the canyon's South Rim. The one-year contract goes to Xanterra Parks & Resorts Inc., which has been...

  • State Dept. warns US travelers to be extra careful

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays. In a worldwide travel alert issued Friday, the department says an attack this week in Australia highlights the need to be vigilant. The alert says U.S. citizens...

  • Manhattan Project park, Alpine Lakes add passes

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Legislation to preserve Hanford's B Reactor as part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park has been signed into law. The provision was among dozens of public-lands measures included in the National Defense Authorization Act that President Barack Obama...

  • Travel alert issued for northeast ND cities

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials have issued a travel alert for cities in the northeast part of the state. Cities included in the travel alert are Grand Forks, Michigan, Adams, Grafton, Cavalier, Drayton, Pembina and surrounding areas. Officials say wet roads in the...

  • Group backs plan to turn Astrodome into large park

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — An idea to turn the iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome into a massive indoor park and green space area holds great promise, a nonprofit research group focused on land use said Friday. At a meeting within sign of the structure, Washington, D.C.-based Urban Land...

  • Correction: Tule Springs National Monument story

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Dec. 12 about Tule Springs being designated as a national monument, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it would be Nevada's first. Lehman Caves was designated a national monument in 1922 before being made part of Great Basin National Park in...

  • Volaris begins Cancun route at Las Vegas airport

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican airline Volaris says it's twice a week flights linking Las Vegas and Cancun, Mexico have begun. The airline announced Thursday that it would offer one flight twice a week, every Thursday and Sunday. It's the only flight linking Las Vegas with the tropical...

  • For US and Cuba, normalcy will take many steps


    WASHINGTON (AP) — How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor? That's about to become clear as the Obama administration and the communist government of Raul Castro move to normalize more than a half-century of bitter animosity between the United States...