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Great Adventure's next roller coaster unveiled
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Riders will experience the feeling of weightlessness on a new roller coaster that's planned for a New Jersey theme park. Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson on Thursday unveiled plans for Total Mayhem. The free-fly coaster will lift riders up a 12-story, 90-degree hill before flipping them... Read More
Fire at Moscow airport delays flights, passengers evacuated
MOSCOW (AP) — A fire at Moscow's largest airport prompted an evacuation of all passengers and delayed at least 50 flights. The Domodedovo airport said in a statement on Thursday that a small fire in a building contractor's storage facility on the basement floor triggered the alarm system at 7:20 a.m. local time... Read More
Labor Day flying: behind the scenes at a very busy airport
DALLAS (AP) — More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry's trade and lobbying group. The unofficial end of summer is one last long weekend for Americans to sneak in a... Read More
Teens take on preservation work at national monuments
AT THE BOTTOM OF FRIJOLES CANYON, N.M. (AP) — A crew of Native American youth has spent the summer helping on a preservation project at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. The project is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's HOPE initiative, or Hands-On Preservation Experience. The trust... Read More
Oklahoma Labor Day construction and road closures
A look at road closures and construction projects over the Labor Day weekend in Oklahoma. Read More
New project at Atlanta museum focuses on LGBT civil rights
ATLANTA (AP) — Leaders of an Atlanta museum want the space focused on modern and historic civil rights to contribute to a national push to ensure LGBT rights, particularly in southern states. Wednesday marked the formal launch of the LGBT Institute, housed at the Center for Civil and Human Rights less than 15... Read More
The Latest: Union arbitration override fails in Ill. House
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The latest on action at the state Capitol, where the Illinois House is expected to consider overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of union-related legislation and other measures (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican who has pushed an agenda to curb organized labor's... Read More
Taming Las Vegas street performances tabled until Sept. 16
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A proposal to tame the often rowdy and revealing gauntlet of downtown Las Vegas entertainers will get more time for city leaders to craft the rules. The Las Vegas City Council voted Wednesday to continue discussing the proposal at its next Sept. 16 meeting that would set up at least 38 zones,... Read More
Hiker who died at Grand Canyon was studying riparian plants
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A hiker who fell to his death at the Grand Canyon was a U.S. Geological Survey researcher studying riparian vegetation. Grand Canyon National Park spokeswoman Emily Davis says 51-year-old Daniel Sarr fell into a gully Friday while hiking to the Colorado River to join a... Read More
Near DC, Virginia's Middleburg offers wine country getaway
MIDDLEBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia is home to more than 250 wineries, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. The state's Middleburg area, in Loudoun County, has two dozen wineries alone, and it's so close to Washington that it calls itself "DC's Wine Country." Middleburg is about an hour's drive from... Read More
In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier
SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change. From a distance, Exit Glacier appears as a river of white and blue flowing down through the mountains toward lower terrain. In fact,... Read More
Celebrate Grandparents Day with a Multigenerational Disney Experience
Although Labor Day is just around the corner there's another holiday that deserves celebrating in Sept. It's National Grandparents Day on Sept. 13. See how multigenerational travel is on the rise and why seniors look to Disney for a grand time. Read More
Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for 2nd day
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train ticket-clutching migrants from traveling deeper into Europe. The migrants, who have swamped... Read More
LIRR expects normal schedule for evening rush hour
NEW YORK (AP) — The Long Island Rail Road says riders should expect a normal schedule for this evening's rush hour following a morning of delays caused by signal problems. But officials cautioned Wednesday afternoon that if temporary repairs do not hold train service could change at a moment's notice. They urged... Read More
New campground opens at Maine's Acadia National Park
WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Federal officials and conservationists celebrated the opening of a new campground at Acadia National Park. The roughly 1,400-acre Schoodic Woods Campground opened on Wednesday. U.S. Senator Angus King appeared at a ceremony at the campground. An anonymous buyer using the name Schoodic... Read More
CSX sued over West Virginia oil train derailment
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against CSX Corp. on behalf of southern West Virginia residents living near the site of a fiery oil train derailment. Charleston attorney P. Rodney Jackson said Tuesday that the lawsuit was filed for more than 200 residents of Fayette County. Twenty-seven of the... Read More
National parks seeing huge spikes in visitation this summer
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking views and long waits, whether it is to get into the national park itself or to find a parking spot inside. A few frustrated tourists have even turned around and... Read More
US official in Nevada highlights kids in parks campaign
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nation's top Interior Department official led a delegation of schoolchildren to a scenic national area outside Las Vegas on Wednesday to highlight a federal "Every Kid in a Park" campaign. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and the head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Christy... Read More
7 perfect fall foliage drives for taking in the scenery
"Peak color" can be elusive, but you don't have to get your timing exactly right to enjoy fall foliage. And Americans also don't have to travel too far to get somewhere where nature is putting on an autumnal show. The changing season is never quite so visually striking as it is in the fall, when late summer... Read More
National parks seeing huge spikes in visitation this year
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors headed to the Grand Canyon lately know to expect two things: breathtaking views and long waits. Tourists are showing up in big numbers at Grand Canyon and other national parks like Zion, Yellowstone and Yosemite. The crowds are driven by good weather, cheap gas and... Read More


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