• Report: Northern Pass proposal could hurt tourism, cost less

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The proposed Northern Pass power transmission project could have a negative effect on tourism, wildlife and property values in New Hampshire, but it would cost less than other alternatives, according to a long-awaited environmental report released Tuesday. The...

  • Serenity Now: Find tranquility in this verdant Alaska valley

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — To reach one of the most serene spots around Alaska's largest city, you have to rough it first. But it's worth driving the bumpy gravel road for 6 seemingly endless miles to enjoy the splendor that is Arctic Valley, nestled in the Chugach State Park at the...

  • PETA: neglect complaint filed with USDA names 2 Va. zoos

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (AP) — The animal protection group PETA says it has filed federal complaints against two zoos in Natural Bridge, citing the alleged neglect of monkeys, zebras and other animals. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it filed the complaints Tuesday...

  • Lincoln Museum to host 1893 World's Columbian Exposition tea

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield will get a chance to learn about the historic 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago — and a cup of tea. In a news release, the library says it will present a "World's Fair...

  • Spraying planned to kill Saguaro National Park buffelgrass

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Saguaro National Park outside Tucson plans to resume herbicide spraying on parts of the park where invasive buffelgrass has become established. Park officials say the increase in moisture provided by monsoon rains has created optimal conditions for ground crews to...

  • Coal plant proposed for pristine Thai coast sparks outcry

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    BANGKOK (AP) — Plans to build an 800-megawatt coal power plant near some of Thailand's most popular beaches have sparked protests and a hunger strike by activists who say officials aren't considering its impact on the pristine environment that makes the area an international tourist...

  • Racing museum exhibits NY artist's series of popular posters

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — With the thoroughbred racing season about to begin in Saratoga Springs, a local museum has opened an exhibit of a popular series of posters started by a New York artist in the 1980s. The exhibit titled "Greg Montgomery: 30 Years of the Travers" features...

  • Visitors to Havana can find US-Cuban connections everywhere

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    HAVANA (AP) — This week's reopening of embassies and resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba opens a new chapter in the countries' complicated relationship. But any visitor to the Cuban capital can see that connections between the two nations run long and...

  • State board grants provisional charter for NY Climate Museum

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The plan for a museum in the city that would focus on climate and climate change, with exhibits that could relate to health, social justice and rain-delayed baseball games, moved a step forward Monday, officials said. The state Board of Regents, meeting in Albany,...

  • Vacation firm worker charged with stealing credit card info

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An employee at a Florida company that offers promotional vacations has been charged with stealing reservation documents and then selling the credit card information of more than 1,855 customers to two other people, Orlando police detectives said Monday. Preferred...

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