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'Walking Dead' prepares to live year-round at Universal

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) -- It's all hands on deck at Universal Studios Hollywood....

AP reporter's terrifying trip on 1,000-foot-high glass slide

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- I've jumped out of a plane from 13,000 feet. I've ridden 400-foot-tall roller coasters that top speeds of 100 mph, and I once found myself using my fingernails to clutch the side of a rock face way too steep to climb without gear....

Parents wonder how to protect children who fly alone
DALLAS (AP) -- The arrests this month of two men on charges of groping young girls on planes has raised questions about the safety of minors who fly alone....

Tropicana keeps pumping cash back into casino-hotel

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Atlantic City's once-struggling Tropicana casino seems to have found the key to success in the cutthroat casino market: keep pumping cash back into the property - and not just for things involving gambling....

1st cruise ship set for Northwest Passage passes inspection
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Coast Guard is gearing up for the inaugural voyage of a luxury cruise ship through the Northwest Passage and said Thursday the Crystal Serenity easily passed a routine inspection....

New lounge ready to open at Chicago's Union Station
CHICAGO (AP) -- Amtrak is making plans to unveil improvements at Chicago's Union Station, including the new Metropolitan Lounge....

Events mark Edsel and Eleanor Ford wedding 100 years ago
GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (AP) -- Events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the wedding of Edsel and Eleanor Ford take place this weekend in suburban Detroit....

Park Service project shares stories of women along Route 66

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- It was a man's world nearly a century ago when one of America's most famous highways got its start, opening up vast expanses of the West as it created an automobile artery that stretched roughly 2,400 miles from Chicago to the West Coast....

Shortage of lifeguards hits seasonal beaches hard around US

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GEORGETOWN, Maine (AP) -- Cities, states and private beach owners around the country are scrambling to fill lifeguard positions as summer kicks off, especially in states where lifeguarding is a seasonal enterprise....
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