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Man jumps from train at Bronx Zoo, mauled by tiger

NEW YORK (AP) — A visitor to the Bronx Zoo was mauled by a tiger on Friday after he leaped from an elevated monorail train and plummeted over a fence …


Man jumps off Bronx Zoo train, mauled by tiger

NEW YORK (AP) — A visitor to the Bronx Zoo was mauled by a tiger on Friday after he leaped from an elevated monorail train and plummeted over a fence …


Park Service defends refusal to use wolves

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The National Park Service acted properly when it ruled out using wolves to control the elk population in Rocky Mountain National Park, government lawyers argued Thursday …


Parks Service defends refusal to use wolves

DENVER (AP) — The National Park Service acted properly when it ruled out using wolves to control the elk population in Rocky Mountain National Park, government lawyers argued Thursday before …


Space shuttle Endeavour has Houston stopover

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of people cheered the space shuttle Endeavour Wednesday as it circled overhead and then landed in Houston, giving Space City a fleeting glimpse of a retired …


With Alaska’s higher costs, dividends won’t go far

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — This is the day Alaskans crow about to their brethren in the Lower 48, trying to make them jealous that the government gives them money to …


After a surprise panda birth in DC, anxiety awaits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The birth of a panda cub this weekend at Washington’s zoo was cause for a party, but behind the excitement there’s also some nail-biting. Panda cubs are …


Philly pizza museum serves up slices, memorabilia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — How much does Brian Dwyer love pizza? Let us count the ways: He holds the Guinness World Record for largest collection of pizza memorabilia; he has a …


Cub born to giant panda at National Zoo

WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant panda at Washington’s zoo surprised scientists and zookeepers by becoming a mom again after years of failed pregnancies. Scientists at the zoo had all but …


A cub is born to giant panda at National Zoo

WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is a mother for the second time, giving birth to a cub after years of failed pregnancies. Scientists at …


Calif. art work emerges from Solyndra’s bankruptcy

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A small building tucked in the hills of Northern California shines with an unusual green glow from hundreds of glass tubes jutting out from one side …


For Sept. 11 anniversary, a turning point passed?

NEW YORK (AP) — As the sun rose over the World Trade Center site Tuesday, the neighborhood around ground zero seemed more like a normal weekday than in previous years …


Agreement reached for Sept. 11 museum’s completion

NEW YORK (AP) — An agreement that paves the way for the completion of the Sept. 11 museum at ground zero was reached on the eve of the 11th anniversary …


Debate surrounds annual $60M cost of 9/11 memorial

NEW YORK (AP) — A debate over balancing the need to honor the memory of Sept. 11 with the enormous costs of running a memorial and museum at ground zero …


Nix the tiki bar: Hawaii tourism gets authentic

HONOLULU (AP) — Coconut bras aren’t Hawaiian. Neither are grass skirts. Tiki bars? They’re from California. Yet they’re all among the most recognizable symbols of a Hawaiian vacation. Now, many …


NY court weighs if lap dance is tax-exempt art

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — No one would confuse the Nite Moves strip club with the Bolshoi Ballet, but what the lap dancers do there is art and entitled to the …


NY court to decide if lap dance is tax-exempt art

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — No one would confuse the Nite Moves strip club with the Bolshoi Ballet, but what the lap dancers do there is art and entitled to the …


Labor Day marked with parades, political speeches

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Parades, picnics and politicians celebrated the American worker on Labor Day, with President Barack Obama seeking votes from Ohio union members and rivals for Senate seats …


Yosemite shuts cabins at center of rodent probe

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 90 cabins in Yosemite National Park are closed indefinitely after the site was found to be at the center of a mouse-borne virus that …


Restoration completed on historic Motown piano

DETROIT (AP) — A damaged 1877 Steinway grand piano used by Motown artists during the record label’s “Hitsville USA” heyday has been restored, thanks to a little help from Paul …


Yosemite officials say 1,700 visitors risk disease

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The rustic tent cabins of Yosemite National Park — a favorite among families looking to rough it in one of the nation’s most majestic settings — …


Year after Irene, celebration and mourning in Vt.

RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) — For some state residents, it’s block parties and parades. For others, a moment of silence. For still others, just another day of cleaning up the mess. …


Yosemite officials say 1,700 visitors risk disease

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The rustic tent cabins of Yosemite National Park — a favorite among families looking to rough it in one of the nation’s most majestic settings — …


NYC fair nixes pig races and goes to the dogs

NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of the county fair on New York’s Staten Island are making a dogged effort to prevent the spread of swine flu. The Staten Island Advance …