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Hours for NYC's Caribbean festival shifted to fight violence

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NEW YORK (AP) -- City officials shifted the start time of a pre-dawn festival celebrating Caribbean culture and are taking other security precautions to stem violence ahead of the West Indian Day Parade this year....

First span of NY bridge built to carry millions opening

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature public works project, a $4 billion bridge to be named after his father, is about to begin carrying commuters across the Hudson River in the New York City suburbs....

Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge
LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A driver was forced to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family....

Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years....

Grand Teton park to escape Yellowstone's shadow for eclipse

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park....

Judges approve of dune projects, but residents still angry

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MARGATE, N.J. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration's plan for storm protection along the entire 127 miles (204 kilometers) of New Jersey's coast was endorsed by two courts this week, but residents of some beach towns still aren't happy....

National Park Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter....
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