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  • Grand Canyon urges visitors to stay away from bats

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon officials are encouraging visitors who came into contact with rabid bats at the national park to seek medical care. One bat crawled on a woman for 10 minutes in front of the Tusayan Museum on July 16, drawing an afternoon crowd....

  • Detroit museum to start putting up art in suburbs

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    WIXOM, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is going to start putting up reproductions of paintings at outdoor sites throughout the area. This marks the fifth year of the DIA's Inside/Out project. More than 80 high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the museum's...

  • Last chance for Illinois State Fair discount pass

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Time is running out to snag the best discount for carnival rides at the Illinois State Fair. In an announcement made Wednesday, fair officials said the price of the carnival Mega Pass will increase from $65 to $75 on Monday. The Mega Pass is good for...

  • 5 free things to do in Lincoln, Nebraska

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln may be famous for Husker football, but Nebraska's capital city also welcomes visitors with free attractions for history buffs and families on a budget. Here are five free things to see and do in Lincoln. THE NEBRASKA CAPITOL Few places speak to...

  • European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Lufthansa and Air Berlin extended their cancelations through Thursday and Air France said it was...

  • Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday. Unspecified glitches in the department's...

  • Northern Utah wildfires close off recreation areas

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Fire crews in northern Utah worked Wednesday to control a handful of fast-growing blazes as the state's central and western regions braced for strong winds, thunderstorms and low humidity likely to start new fires, according to the U.S. Weather Service. The...

  • Judge halts drilling permits next to condors

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California court has delivered a setback to an oil company seeking to drill wells within a few miles of condor habitat at the state's Pinnacles National Park. A Monterey County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that authorities in central California should...

  • Atlanta Cyclorama painting to move across town

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The huge Atlanta Cyclorama painting is moving across town to a new home in the city's Buckhead area. Mayor Kasim Reed announced the move Wednesday as the city commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta during the American Civil War, which is the...

  • Supreme Court upholds firing of tourism director

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the 2010 dismissal of a former state tourism director who was fired because the agency said she didn't spend millions of dollars meant to promote tourism and filmmaking in the state. Elizabeth "Betsy" Baumgart was...

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