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  • 'Eagle Lady' presenting at Smoky Mountains Park

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A woman known as "The Eagle Lady" is presenting a birds of prey program this week at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Doris Mager has worked with raptors for more than 35 years. The park says she has cared for more than 80 injured eagles and hundreds of...

  • National WWII Museum welcomes 4 millionth visitor

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National WWII Museum has capped a record-breaking fiscal year with another milestone: welcoming its four-millionth visitor since its founding in 2000. Officials say visitation for fiscal year 2014 had exceeded 483,000, beating its previous best attendance...

  • Reindeer dogs from Alaska's cranky hot dog vendor

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — There's no shortage of hot dog stands hawking that spicy, oh-so-Alaska treat, the reindeer dog, in downtown Anchorage. But only one of them has consistently long lines. M.A.'s Gourmet Dogs is owned by a guy with an attitude and seven types of tasty grilled...

  • Judge: Students, staff can oppose Corcoran merger

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine current students, faculty and staff members can argue against the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest museums, and its college with two larger institutions in Washington, a judge ruled Monday. District of Columbia...

  • Not-guilty plea in Syria war-related passport case

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to hook up with a terrorist group. Adam Dandach, 20, of Orange, entered the plea in federal court in Santa Ana on two...

  • 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...

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