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  • Dog alerts customs officers to undeclared cash

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Officials say a detection dog at Washington Dulles International Airport alerted them to a large amount of undeclared cash a traveler was carrying. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say a U.S. citizen arriving from Qatar declared $8,000 on Monday...

  • Connecticut unveils $3.4 million tourism campaign

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's latest tourism campaign markets the state as an attraction offering much without a long drive. The $3.4 million advertising and social media effort unveiled Thursday will run through August. It'll appear in nearby markets such as the New York...

  • Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain. The ranches say they are using...

  • Saguaro National Park finalizes restoration plan

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Officials at Saguaro National Park have finalized a plan that covers the restoration of native vegetation at the southern Arizona park. The plan also addresses management actions aimed at mitigating negative effect to park lands from wildfires, floods and...

  • Paddleboat tours to feature St. Croix bridge work

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Visitors will soon be able to get a close-up look at construction of the new St. Croix Crossing linking Minnesota and Wisconsin. Paddleboat tours of the project are scheduled to begin May 31. St. Croix Crossing project director Jon Chiglo says there are no...

  • Park Service celebrates Chaco Canyon

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    CHACO CULTURAL NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, N.M. (AP) — The National Park Service is celebrating Chaco Canyon's designation as an International Dark Sky Park. Officials say the greater Chaco landscape in northwestern New Mexico is one of the last, best places in the U.S. for viewing...

  • Events set for Jamestown's 407th anniversary

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A celebration of the 407th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, America's first permanent English settlement, is set for May 10. Jamestown Day will feature a variety of entertainment and educational programs at two local attractions. Historic Jamestown...

  • Deadline focuses field of NY casino contenders

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The field of contenders vying to build casinos in upstate New York came into focus Wednesday, the deadline for interested parties to submit a $1 million application fee. The pitches come from some of the world's largest casino operators and local business owners,...

  • US investigates immigrant teacher hiring in Texas

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas school district that discovered problems in its program to hire international teachers faces a federal investigation and a payout of more than $500,000 to those whose recruitment didn't follow regulations. "Real taxpayer dollars were wasted, real people...

  • Culinary school proposed for former hall of fame

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — City officials are backing a proposal to transform the former College Football Hall of Fame museum in downtown South Bend into a new culinary education center for Ivy Tech Community College. Under the Culinary Center Coalition's plan, the museum would undergo...

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