850k DC-area residents expected to travel for Labor Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 850,000 people in the Washington metro area are expected to celebrate Labor Day by traveling 50 miles or more.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Monday that it expects 850,700 people in the...

Smoky Mountains appealing to visitors not to leave mark

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are asking visitors to refrain from leaving their mark on the park.

Rangers say graffiti detracts from the park's natural beauty and...

Ginseng harvest permits available Tuesday in Boone Forest

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — People interested in harvesting ginseng from the Daniel Boone National Forest may obtain a permit this week.

Permits are $20, and holders may collect up to 1 pound of green, non-dried...

Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that...

Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine (AP) — When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring — not a rolling, monthslong frat party.

Shelters where...

Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north.

Walker said in an...

The Fleming Museum of Art hires new curator

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont's Fleming Museum of Art has a new curator.

Andrea Rosen most recently served as the assistant curator and manager of student programs at the Bowdoin College...

LIST: Eight places to celebrate Labor Day weekend in Colorado

By: The Gazette

A Taste of Colorado: More than 50 of Coloradans' favorite food establishments will gather Sept. 4-7 in downtown Denver. That probably means you should be there too. When you're not eating, you can stroll by the...