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  • Tourism, retirees may help Fla. with income gap

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A new report says a rising concentration of income among the nation's richest households is a problem for the state of Florida because it is one of 10 states in the United States most dependent on sales taxes. Florida has no state income tax and its major...

  • Greek island missing out on tourism boom

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    IOANNINA, Greece (AP) — What's not to like about this island, with its cobbled streets, traditional stone-built houses, affordable fresh fish, and a quiet 15-minute boat ride from the mainland? But Pamvotis Island is missing out on Greece's tourism boom, hurt by its geography and the...

  • Historical center program offers virtual time trip

    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An exhibit at an Indianapolis history center offers participants a chance to virtually travel back in time through Hoosier history. The Indiana Historical Society has added 13 new digital "journeys" to its programming at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History...

  • Freeway improvements encourage speeders, but State Patrol is watching

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Newly paved roads and the upcoming end of construction on the Interstate 25 expansion project is causing drivers to be impatient on the roadways, transportation and law enforcement officials say. "Even though it is smooth and you feel like you can go 80 on it, its still a 65-mile per...

  • Riders briefly stuck during amusement park outage

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A power outage at a New Jersey amusement park left some patrons briefly stuck on rides, but no injuries were reported. Officials say a faulty transformer caused Sunday's outage at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township. Park spokeswoman Kaitlyn...

  • Upstate NY casino applicants maneuver for support

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Developers competing for upstate New York casino licenses are promoting everything from their ability to pull gamblers from neighboring states to novel amenities such as local wines and zip lines as siting decisions near. A state board is mulling 16 applications...

  • Endangered condors set to be released into wild

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    VERMILION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. (AP) — Endangered California condors are set to be released into the wild in far northern Arizona later this month. The public release on Sept. 27 coincides with National Public Lands Day. It will be the 18th release of the birds in Arizona...

  • Holocaust experts work to preserve WWII-era items

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the belongings that contain their stories. This week Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial...

  • Air Force museum in Ohio hosting WWI air show

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Snoopy would probably love this. Others who also imagine what it was like to be a World War I flying ace can get a glimpse of a 100-year-old past at the WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous set for Sept. 27-28 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton. The...

  • Amtrak brings 'Great Dome' to upstate NY for tours

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Amtrak is bringing its vintage "Great Dome" car to upstate New York for a six-week run during the fall foliage season. The car will give riders sweeping vistas of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks from Sept. 25 through Nov. 4. The car features an upper level with...

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