• Museum event offers fossil, artifact identification

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Experts will help people identify their fossils and other artifacts at an event this week at the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m....

  • Tunisia struggles to find balanced response to terror

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia has reason to fear a terror attack. The only democracy that emerged from the turmoil of the 2011 Arab Spring has seen more of its young men join the Islamic State group than any other nation, and many have returned, battle-hardened, to spread radical...

  • East Millinocket, Maine, to vote on national park proposal

    Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — East Millinocket, Maine, is slated to hold a nonbinding referendum about a controversial proposal to create a national park east of Baxter State Park. Town residents are scheduled to vote on the proposal on Monday. Residents have debated the merits of...

  • National Comedy Center promises laughs, learning

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    JAMESTOWN, New York (AP) — Did you hear the one about Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kauffman performing on the same stage? It might not be a joke once the National Comedy Center opens its doors. Plans for the museum in an out-of-the-way city in western New York include a...

  • Las Vegas seeks solutions to tourist traffic on Strip

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — For a travel destination that offers helicopter tours and jaunts in rented luxury vehicles, getting from point A to point B in Las Vegas can nonetheless pose a challenge. The Las Vegas Strip, a 4 mile, glittering corridor flanked by massive casino-resorts, can easily...

  • Teen bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks in serious condition

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    WAVES, N.C. (AP) — A hospital spokeswoman says the latest victim of a shark attack off North Carolina's coast arrived in critical risk of dying, but his condition has improved. Carol Flynn said Sunday the teenager arrived at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, on...

  • The Latest: UK police mobilize hundreds after Tunisia attack

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The latest developments on the attack that killed 38 tourists on a beach in Tunisia: ___ 5 p.m. British police say they have mobilized more than 600 officers and staff — one of the force's largest counterterrorism deployments in recent years — to respond to a...

  • Hundreds still in hospital after fire at Taiwan music party

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — More than 400 people, many of them seriously burned, remained in hospitals Sunday after a fire spread into a crowd of spectators at a music party at a Taiwan water park, authorities said. The fire late Saturday was sparked by an accidental explosion of a colored...

  • Conservationists to move 7 lions from South Africa to Rwanda

    Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    ST. LUCIA, South Africa (AP) — A conservation group plans to move seven lions from South Africa to a national park in Rwanda, where it says the lion population was wiped out 15 years ago. The five female lions and two males will be transferred beginning Monday to Rwanda's Akagera...

  • New museum in John Wayne's Iowa hometown celebrates his life

    By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    WINTERSET, Iowa - Like many rural communities, this central Iowa city has an idyllic town square, variety stores and a historic movie theater. But Winterset also has a unique claim to fame: It's the birthplace of John Wayne, and a new museum celebrates the late actor's life, career and...

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