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  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park free this weekend

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Nature enthusiasts can get an early-season look at Theodore Roosevelt National Park this weekend for free. Admittance to the park this weekend will be free as part of National Park Week. The National Park Service is offering free entrance at all of its 401 parks...

  • Longtime Illini gymnastics coach earns honor

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The former head of the Illini men's gymnastics team has been named to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. The University of Illinois says Yoshi Haynasaki will be inducted into the hall on Aug. 22 in Pittsburgh. He was the school's head gymnastics coach for 33...

  • Land Between The Lakes offering field trip grants

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Grants are now available to educators interested in taking students on field trips to Land Between The Lakes, a 170,000-acre recreation area on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. The grants are available to public school districts within 100 miles of the...

  • New Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strike

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Despite having little history of domestic terrorism, New Zealand and Australia were drawn into the global debate on drone strikes Wednesday after confirming that a citizen from each country was killed in Yemen last year. New Zealand Prime Minister John...

  • Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

    By LAURAN NEERGAARD The Associated Press -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help. Doctors have long said exposure to light is key....

  • Water pump station unhooked amid Jackson slide

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Crews have disconnected a water pumping station because of a slow-moving landslide in western Jackson. Town officials said Tuesday the pump was taken out of service because of significant new damage from the slide. The slide was discovered April 4 on a hill...

  • Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame inductees

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Former Harris Enterprises executive John Lee and former newspaper publisher and Wichita State University educator Les Anderson have been inducted into the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame. Lee is a former chief executive officer of Harris Enterprises, a newspaper...

  • Philly's 13th St. brings good luck to great food

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tourism officials will tell you the restaurant-rich area at the heart of downtown is called Midtown Village, but that moniker hasn't entirely caught on with the locals. The good news is that it doesn't matter what you call it. Philadelphia food-lovers just know...

  • Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists. Thousands have clambered aboard student buses at Chiang Mai University, made a mess in...

  • Hawaii, Bali form sister state relationship

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii and the Indonesian province of Bali on Monday took a step toward forging closer ties by becoming sister states. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed documents establishing the relationship in his chambers at the state Capitol on Monday, saying both places are...

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