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  • Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new analysis of sea level rise concludes that billions of dollars in property and infrastructure is at risk in extreme floods expected along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years. Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey, a nonprofit group of...

  • Jekyll Island OKs sharpshooters for thinning deer

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Government sharpshooters would be hired to thin the deer population on Jekyll Island — at a cost of about $125 per kill — under a plan approved Monday by the state park's governing board. Some residents cautioned the move would harm the island's...

  • Boy also injured fingers on Disney World ride

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident. The report made public Monday by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer...

  • Simulated service begins on Metro's Silver Line

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro is simulating service on its new Silver Line, with just five days left before it opens to rail commuters. Metro began running Silver Line test trains on 11 miles of new track Sunday. The agency says riders on some other routes should expect delays this week,...

  • National park visitors mean $80 million to SC

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new report finds that visitors to national parks in South Carolina spent almost $80 million and the parks supported 1,100 jobs last year. The report by economists with the U.S. Geological Survey found that more than 1.5 million visitors went to National...

  • NPS taking more comment on Lamar Ranch plan

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service is accepting more public comment on proposed infrastructure improvements at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park. The Park Service is accepting public comment until midnight Aug. 15 on the...

  • Visitors spent $700M in Arizona's national parks

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — A new report shows that visitors to Arizona's national parks last year spent more than $700 million. The National Park Service says more than 10 million visitors brought in economic benefits for areas surround the state's 20 parks. The study estimates that the...

  • Report : Visitor spending up at NM national parks

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new report shows visitors and spending were up last year in national parks across New Mexico. The analysis released Friday by the National Park Service shows more than 1.5 million people visited the state's 13 national parks in 2013, spending $83.2 million...

  • Q&A: How Malaysia Airlines can salvage its brand

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its jets, carrying 298 people, over Ukraine. Before the disasters the carrier had among the worst financial performance...

  • Pennsylvania lawmakers take more free, legal trips

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. House members from Pennsylvania and their staff accepted 41 privately paid trips so far this year, ranging from $20,000 in business-class airline tickets to Japan for Rep. Charlie Dent and his wife to $300-a-night hotel rooms for the staff of other lawmakers at...

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