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  • Southwest fares drop below $100 round trip for short time

    By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY
    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Southwest rolled out a fare sale Tuesday in which the price of its flights appear to be based on distancem, according to a USA TODAY report. The sale covers flights in early December and from Jan. 6 through mid-February. Southwest in the past has rolled out fare sales in which fares...

  • Ala. tourism department wins regional award

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's tourism department has won a regional award for its two-year campaign highlighting the state's food. State tourism officials said in a statement that the department was honored Wednesday night with a Shining Example award from the Southeast Tourism...

  • Parade organizers to show off new Motown float

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Organizers of Detroit's Thanksgiving Day parade have unveiled a float that pays homage to the city's golden era of music. The Parade Company hosted its annual Parade Preview Party on Wednesday. Guests at the private event got a sneak peek of the Motown Museum float,...

  • Campaign will celebrate birthday of national parks

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The centennial celebration for the National Park Service will include, among other events, a promotional campaign, a TV series and an I-Max movie, tourism leaders from across the Southeast learned Wednesday. About 200 industry representatives attending a...

  • NC's highest civilian honor to go to 6 recipients

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Six people will receive North Carolina's highest civilian honor next month, including the former director of the state Museum of Natural Sciences, who will be honored for public service. Gov. Pat McCrory will present the North Carolina Awards on Nov. 13 in Durham....

  • Wyoming landowners praised for grouse conservation

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell praised nine Wyoming landowners Wednesday for agreeing to conserve habitat of the greater sage grouse. Jewell and Gov. Matt Mead toured ranchland near Pinedale whose owners agreed to conservation measures in exchange for assurances...

  • Bat tests positive for rabies in Grand Canyon park

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies. Park officials sent out a reminder Wednesday to all canyon visitors to be aware of the surroundings...

  • Jet makes emergency landing at Denver airport

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    DENVER — Authorities say a small private jet with three people on board was forced to make an emergency landing at Denver International Airport after the pilot reported problems with the landing gear. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery says the Hawker HS25B aircraft took off from...

  • Louisiana editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: Oct. 13 The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on new route on rails: Transportation is on the agenda now at the State Capitol and not just because of the poor road conditions and broken struts or other repairs that thousands of motorists...

  • Holocaust Museum shows images of Syrian killings

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of mangled and emaciated bodies that a Syrian military photographer who defected says he took during the Middle Eastern nation's bloody civil war went on display Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. A small exhibit, entitled "Genocide: The Threat...

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