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Season's Mount Rushmore lighting ceremonies begin Friday
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) -- Mount Rushmore National Memorial is holding its first evening lighting ceremony of the season on Friday....

Park Service considers visitor caps, expects record crowds
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the country's most iconic landscapes and historical sites each day....

Collision with tree caused woman's zip line death
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Authorities say a woman who died while riding a zip line at a Utah resort was killed because she collided with a tree that was in her path....

Bridge fire temporarily shuts down rail traffic over Potomac
Capital fire officials say a blaze on a CSX bridge over the Potomac River has been extinguished and trains are running again after an hours-long delay on the only rail bridge linking the District of Columbia and Virginia....

Korean Air jet has engine fire in Tokyo, people evacuated
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TOKYO (AP) -- An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport Friday, forcing the evacuation of the plane and dramatic scenes of firefighters extinguishing the blaze....

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