• W&L's Lee Chapel and Museum reopening following renovations

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington and Lee University in Lexington says the Lee Chapel and Museum is reopening following several renovations and upgrades. The school says the chapel and museum will reopen on Monday. It had closed last December as part of Washington and Lee's continuing...

  • DIA turning off prominent lights for Earth Hour

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    DENVER — Denver International Airport is turning off several prominent lights for Earth Hour, including the infamous statue titled "Mustang," a blue horse with blazing red fiery eyes at the entrance to the airport. This is the third year that DIA has participated in Earth Hour by...

  • Rabid dead bat found at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A dead bat found at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has tested positive for rabies. The county's Health and Human Services Agency said in a statement Friday that the bat — which was not one of the zoo's animals — was found on a public walkway between the Gorilla...

  • Hecla Mining to acquire Revett in $20M stock deal

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Hecla Mining Co. moved Friday to acquire Revett Mining Co. in a $20 million stock deal that anticipates closing one silver and copper mine in northwestern Montana and pushing forward with the development of another. Shareholders of Revett, which is based in...

  • Museum's 'Little Syria' exhibit going to Ellis Island

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — The Arab American National Museum is sending its exhibition about one of the earliest Arab-American settlements to Ellis Island, the same place where many of those immigrants first set foot in the U.S. The "Little Syria" exhibit documents the once-thriving Lower...

  • Bill would name wilderness area for late Gov Hammond

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's U.S. senators have introduced legislation to rename a wilderness area after the late former Gov. Jay Hammond. The bill, from Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, would name 2.6 million acres of wilderness in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve as the...

  • Forest Service extends comment period on BWCA land swap

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is giving the public more time to weigh in on a proposal to swap state-owned land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for federal land elsewhere in the Superior National Forest. Citing high public interest, the Forest Service has extended...

  • San Diego's SeaWorld reopens sea lion show

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld in San Diego has reopened its sea lion and otter show, three weeks after closing it so the trainers could help save starving sea animals. U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/1GvODWo ) says the show reopened Thursday. It was closed on March 6 to allow six animal...

  • Businesses back Maine national park plan east of Baxter park

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A group of more than 200 Maine business owners say they support the creation of a national park and recreation area on 150,000 acres east of Baxter State Park. The businesses sent letters to Maine's congressional delegation on Thursday urging support for the...

  • Forest service fielding applications for conservation corps

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — The White Mountain National Forest Service is seeking applications from teens who want to jobs on its Youth Conservation Corps. The YCC is a summer work program for those ages 15-18 who want to perform much needed conservation work on public lands. Forest rangers...

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