• Authorities ID Scottish tourist who died after hiking

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Scottish woman who died after hiking a Palm Springs trail in near triple-digit heat. The Desert Sun (http://desert.sn/1NuCHp0 ) says 56-year-old Ruth Ross was a tourist from Hamilton, Scotland. Ross and her husband hiked for...

  • Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    June 30, 2015 The (Bloomington) Pantagraph Democratic duo needs to compromise Gov. Bruce Rauner took the right path last week when he vetoed the out-of-balance budget passed by the General Assembly. The era of approving a budget with no grounding in the real world is over. The only...

  • Gov. Haley vetoes 87 SC budget items tallying $30 million

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley thanked legislators Tuesday after issuing 87 budget vetoes that strike $30 million from the Legislature's budget package. It was the highest number of line-item vetoes Haley has issued in her five years as governor, but the dollar...

  • Churchill renames stakes race for Hall of Fame trainer Lukas

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs has renamed a stakes race to honor Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. The $175,000 Lukas Classic for 3-year-olds and up on dirt on Sept. 26 will wind down the upcoming 11-date meet at the track he has won the marquee Kentucky Derby and Kentucky...

  • Endangered Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoo

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species. The two pups emerged Tuesday from their den at the Brookfield Zoo's wolf habitat and romped through their...

  • New, healthier food options being offered on National Mall

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New food options are being offered on the National Mall, including some healthy options. The National Park Service says concession provider Guest Services has expanded the choices it offers at six kiosks. Some new options include gluten-free and vegetarian choices,...

  • McKinley heads up new class for SC sports hall of fame

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of the first players South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier signed to turn the program around is now part of the school's athletic hall of fame. The late Kenny McKinley, the school's career leader with 207 receptions, was among eight players elected to the hall....

  • Record holiday travel expected in SC this Independence Day

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Low gas prices and a strong economy are expected to combine for record travel this Independence Day weekend in South Carolina. AAA Carolinas projects that almost 615,000 South Carolinians will travel more than 50 miles from home for the holiday. Just over...

  • A record 1.2M North Carolinians traveling this weekend

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A record 1.2 million North Carolinians are expected to travel more than 50 miles to celebrate the July 4th holiday. AAA Carolinas says a strong economy and relatively low gas prices are spurring travel during the busiest summer travel holiday. Just over 1...

  • Maine town residents oppose national park plan in vote

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — Residents in East Millinocket, Maine, are rejecting a controversial proposal to create a national park east of Baxter State Park. Residents voted in a nonbinding referendum on the proposal on Monday night. Town officials say the majority of voters...

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