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  • W.Va. tourism looks ahead after chem spill

    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — September means the start of the Gauley River whitewater season as thrillseekers await a roller coaster of rapids. It was a different type of water — tainted tap water — that dominated talk earlier in the year in the state's tourism industry. As southern West...

  • Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically...

  • Michigan troopers join traffic safety initiative

    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police troopers are putting special emphasis on dangerous driving behaviors over Labor Day weekend. In a news release, the state police say troopers are joining their counterparts from across the country in a traffic safety initiative called...

  • Court agrees to review Alaska Roadless Rule case

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas." The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday announced an...

  • It's out with the old, in with the new for American Airline flights from Colorado Springs

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Passengers who fly on American Airlines out of Colorado Springs will likely get a nicer ride this year as the company shifts its five daily flights to Dallas to newer Airbus A319 aircraft and regional jets operated by its Envoy Air unit. Three of American's flights will shift from...

  • I-25 construction gets a holiday break

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Drivers will get a break from construction work on Interstate 25 for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Around noon Friday, highway work on the expansion project between Colorado Springs and Monument ended. It will not resume until Tuesday. The milling and paving work is the final...

  • Hawaii tourism study finds more vacation rentals

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has about four times as many vacation rentals for travelers than the state's tourism agency previously believed. A new study indicates there are about 26,500 houses and condominiums being rented on a short-term basis around the state, Hawaii Tourism Authority...

  • Royal Gorge park reopens Saturday

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    As expected, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will open Saturday for a "soft opening" Labor Day weekend. A June 2013 fire destroyed 90 percent of the park and 48 of its 52 buildings. Multiple phases of repairs and additions are planned to help restore the park, including a new...

  • Royal Gorge rises from the ashes with 'soft' reopening this weekend

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Nearly 15 months after a wildfire destroyed all but four of its 52 structures, the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park will reopen Saturday with a new visitors center, a miniature one-mile railroad and expectations that a second reconstructon phase will be ready in November. The...

  • At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically...

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