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  • Tourism push plays up 'Only in Minnesota' getaways

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Say goodbye to "More to Explore." Minnesota tourism promoters ushered in a new slogan Thursday that focuses on "Only in Minnesota" experiences as part of their largest-ever advertising campaign. The revamped message kicks off a major push to get vacationers to...

  • Hail wreaks Easter travel havoc in Mexico City

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A freak spring hailstorm has caused havoc for thousands of people trying to leaving Mexico City for Easter weekend. The heavy storm hit Wednesday evening on the mountain pass west of Mexico City, halting all movement on the main highways toward cities such as...

  • Search for Chicago site for George Lucas museum

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Yoda might say: A site for a museum you must find. Those are the marching orders Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is giving a dozen civic leaders as the city searches for a potential location for an interactive museum to house filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art...

  • Acting Cumberland Island chief to stay permanently

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The National Park Service says its acting superintendent on Cumberland Island will keep the job on a permanent basis. Gary Ingram has been filling in as the Park Service's top official for the Cumberland Island National Seashore since January, following...

  • 5 free things to do in Annapolis, Md.

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — This picturesque state capital near the Chesapeake Bay is known for its history, sailing and seafood. Annapolis served as the capital of the United States for nine months in 1783 and 1784. The city also is known for its colleges — both the U.S. Naval Academy,...

  • 2 national parks in SD to increase tour fees

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — Visitors will have to pay more to tour the two National Park Service caves in the Black Hills starting April 30. The service on Wednesday announced fee increases for tours at Jewel Cave National Monument and Wind Cave National Park. Rates for Jewel Cave's scenic...

  • City sells West Corinth School property

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — The city of Corinth has sold the old West Corinth Elementary School property to the Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission for $1,499. The commission was the only bidder. The vacant West Corinth school sits on battlefield property across from the interpretive...

  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said...

  • Homestead monument plans prairie burn

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Homestead National Monument of America will conduct a prescribed burn on more than 60 acres of its restored tallgrass prairie in southeast Nebraska. Officials say the burn will occur the first day in which favorable and safe conditions exist. Representatives...

  • Bill Nye says he underestimated debate's impact

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye said he underestimated the impact of a February debate in Kentucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience. When Nye agreed to the debate at The Creation Museum with its founder Ken Ham, he said he believed...

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