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  • Las Vegas area gets 3.5 million visitors in August

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials say Las Vegas visitor counts got a boost from one extra weekend day in August. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Friday that 3.5 million travelers visited the area last month, up 5.1 percent compared with the same month last year....

  • Grizzly captured near Red Lodge, relocated

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — State and federal wildlife biologists captured a young grizzly bear west of Red Lodge on property where a cow had been killed and moved it to an area north of Yellowstone National Park. Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife management specialist Kevin Frey of...

  • Idaho zoo receives grizzly bear from Wyoming

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A young grizzly bear captured in Wyoming, where she became potentially dangerous after receiving food from humans, has arrived at a zoo in southeast Idaho. The 2-year-old female weighing about 200 pounds arrived Thursday morning after being caught in a culvert...

  • Few flights resume at Chicago airports after fire

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    CHICAGO — A contract employee suspected of setting a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center brought two of the nation's busiest airports to a halt for hours Friday, sending delays and cancellations rippling through the air-travel network from coast to coast....

  • NC airport lights off early, disrupting flights

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Officials say runway lights at a North Carolina airport were turned off early, disrupting two incoming flights and canceling two departures. Wilmington International Airport operations director Gary Broughton told local reporters that a repaving job is...

  • NYC museum gets $5M to train science teachers

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The American Museum of Natural History says it's getting a $5.3 million grant to further its training of science teachers. The money goes to the museum's Masters of Arts in Teaching program. It's part of an initiative to help address a teacher shortage, especially in...

  • Colorado Springs Airport expects delays after Chicago air traffic control fire

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Airport is expecting delays and cancellations due to a fire at a Chicago air traffic control facility Friday morning. Airport officials recommended in a release that passengers check www.flycos.com for changes or updates to scheduled flight activity. Passengers...

  • Regional bus system routing available online

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Department of Transportation says New Mexicans can use an online mapping service to get information about routes and schedules for the agency's Park and Ride regional bus system. The department said Thursday that bus information is now available through...

  • Grant Wood sketchbook returns to Iowa museum

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A rare Grant Wood sketchbook from 1929 is back in Davenport after it went missing from a museum about 50 years ago, the museum said. The 100-page sketchbook signed by Wood, the painter of "American Gothic," is again in the Figge Art Museum's possession,...

  • National parks in Colorado waive entrance fees

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Entrance fees are being waived at Colorado's national parks Saturday to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Free entry will be offered at Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Mesa Verde National Park and...

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