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  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 1:09 A.M.

    Waldorf Astoria collects stolen hotel property

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three small, silver spoons elegantly engraved with the words “Waldorf Astoria” have come full circle: Stolen eight decades ago by an employee of the famed hotel, …

  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 12:05 A.M.

    Ill. Amtrak train set to hit 110 mph in test run

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama’s high-speed rail vision, test runs will start zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 9:48 A.M.

    Legal path to US from Cuba still complicated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuba’s surprise decision to make it easier for citizens to leave the country doesn’t mean Cubans can book tickets on commercial planes and head for Miami. Would-be …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 1:15 A.M.

    Endeavour finally reaches permanent LA museum home

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour was finally lodged at its retirement home Monday following a slow weekend parade through city streets that turned out to be a logistical …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012, 2:23 P.M.

    Endeavour finally reaches permanent LA museum home

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was supposed to be a slow but smooth journey to retirement, a parade through city streets for a shuttle that logged millions of miles in …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012, 1:22 P.M.

    Grand Canyon works through list for river trips

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon boasts some of the most spectacular views in the world, revealing a rich geological history that few ever see from the Colorado River …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012

    Ancient mysteries linger during fascinating visit to Easter Island

    EASTER ISLAND, Chile – From its famed giant stone statues to finding a good, affordable hotel, Easter Island is full of mysteries. There are ancient questions, like how the statues …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012

    Amtrak enjoys record-setting year

    WASHINGTON – Amtrak trains carried 31.2 million passengers in the fiscal year ending in September, the highest annual ridership since the railroad was formed in 1971, the nation’s intercity passenger …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012, 9:39 A.M.

    Cancer patient asked to lift bandages at airport

    SEATTLE (AP) — A leukemia patient making what she calls an “end-of-life” trip to Hawaii says she was embarrassed by security agents at the Seattle airport who refused her request …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012, 6:30 P.M.

    Alaska Airlines: Operations returning to normal

    SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines said flights were running close to normal late Monday after a fiber-optic outage shut down its ticketing system for more than four hours, causing the …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012, 12:13 A.M.

    Freeze, drought take bite out of fall tourism

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Devastating spring freezes and a historic drought have stripped some charm from rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn too short to create mazes, orchards virtually devoid of …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012

    San Francisco treats for filmmakers, movie buffs

    SAN FRANCISCO – The spot where Jimmy Stewart saved Kim Novak in “Vertigo” is at Fort Point, just under the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. A few miles down …

  • SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2012, 12:35 P.M.

    Obama to designate Chavez home as nat’l monument

    KEENE, Calif. (AP) — Maria Ybarra’s trailer is one of two left on the property that for over two decades was home to Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez and farmworkers …

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012, 7:57 A.M.

    Curt Schilling might have to sell bloody sock

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling might have to sell or give up the famed blood-stained sock he wore on the team’s way to the …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 8:43 A.M.

    US allows visa-free travel for Taiwanese

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. announced Tuesday visa-free travel for Taiwanese visiting America. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano described it as a “logical development in close security, economic and people-to-people” …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012, 6:47 A.M.

    High court rejects challenge to roadless rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal challenging a federal rule that bars development on 50 million acres of roadless areas in national forests. The justices …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 30, 2012

    Famous architect’s legacy on display daily in home town

    OAK PARK, Ill. – Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, but Frank Lloyd Wright lives here. Wright died in 1959, two years before Hemingway, but the famous architect’s legacy …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 30, 2012

    Forget ‘Weekend at Bernie’s,’ he’ll take Sahara

    NEW YORK – Twenty years ago, actor Andrew McCarthy read a book about walking the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage route in Spain, and it inspired him to walk …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012, 11:01 A.M.

    Baltimore police uncover 1951 Renoir theft report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have located a 60-year-old theft report from the day a Renoir painting disappeared from the Baltimore Museum of Art that matches the description of an artwork …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012, 10:25 A.M.

    Baltimore museum has strong case in Renoir theft

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An expert on art thefts says the Baltimore Museum of Art likely has a strong case to reclaim a Renoir painting that was stolen in 1951 and …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012, 3:38 P.M.

    NYC to round out skyline with tallest Ferris wheel

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Apple is getting another “biggest”: the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, part of an ambitious plan to draw New Yorkers and tourists alike to the …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012, 12:48 P.M.

    Renoir artwork from flea market now thought stolen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Renoir painting that caused a sensation when it was bought at a flea market for $7 may have been stolen from a museum six decades ago, …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012, 10:26 A.M.

    NYC to get ‘world’s largest’ Ferris wheel

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Apple is getting another “biggest”: The world’s biggest Ferris wheel is to be built on Staten Island, in an ambitious attempt to draw tourists …

  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012, 11:02 A.M.

    Report: More fees, less choice for air travelers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers can expect fewer carriers to choose from, fewer flights to smaller cities and more baggage and other fees as the industry continues to grapple with …

  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012, 9:49 A.M.

    Immigrant requests strain consulates, schools

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Schools in Yakima, Wash., are taking nearly a month to deliver transcripts to former students. The Mexican consulate in Denver introduced Saturday hours last month after …

  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012, 4:45 A.M.

    Einstein’s brain is now interactive iPad app

    CHICAGO (AP) — The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an app for $9.99. But it won’t help you win at Angry Birds. While Albert Einstein’s genius …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 7:39 P.M.

    Park rumbles during annual SD buffalo roundup

    CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — Two-year-old Jameson Maxwell sat mesmerized Monday as nearly 1,000 bison rumbled across the prairie in western South Dakota, the massive creatures racing at speeds of up …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 8:07 A.M.

    Custer set to rumble during annual buffalo roundup

    CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — The hills of Custer State Park are set to rumble as the hooves of about 1,300 buffalo thunder across the prairieland during the 47th annual Buffalo …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012

    Oregon wineries produce some of the planet’s best pinot noir

    CARLTON, Ore. – Driving southwest from Portland an hour or so through the suburbs, you hit the heart of Oregon’s wine country rather suddenly. Here the mountainous Coast Range slopes …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012

    Five places where moms, daughters can just have fun

    1. Arizona. Mothers and daughters can tee it up on a spectacular course that’s ranked as one of the country’s top 10 and is also noted as “women friendly.” The …



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