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In this undated photo, Gordon Felt, right, whose brother Edward Felt perished aboard Flight 93, views a wall of photographs of the passengers and crew of the aircraft at the Flight 93 National Memorial visitors center in Shanksville, Pa. Since opening in 2011, the National Park Service and partners have worked to restore the land to its natural beauty.  (Sean Hamill/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

At Flight 93 site, flora and fauna return to hallowed ground

Jul. 11, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — There were doubts in Lori Guadagno’s mind whether this place would ever feel right — a place of tragedy, a land scarred first from strip mining and then the crash of United Airlines Flight 93. And the final resting place of her brother. On her first visit to the rural...

This undated photo provided by the family of Robert Fuller shows Fuller. He was found dead Wednesday, June 10, 2020, hanging from a tree in Poncitlan Square in Palmdale, Calif. A police investigation confirmed suicide was the cause of death of Fuller, a Black man found hanging from a tree in the Southern California city park in June, authorities said Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Courtesy of the Robert Fuller family/Najee Ali via AP)

Attorney not disputing suicide findings in Black man's death

Jul. 10, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for the family of a Black man found hanging from a tree last month in a Southern California city park did not dispute on Friday investigators' finding that the death was a suicide. The family of Robert Fuller was absorbing the findings and grieving, attorney Jamon R. Hicks...

This undated photo provided by the family of Robert Fuller shows Fuller. He was found dead Wednesday, June 10, 2020, hanging from a tree in Poncitlan Square in Palmdale, Calif. A police investigation confirmed suicide was the cause of death of Fuller, a Black man found hanging from a tree in the Southern California city park in June, authorities said Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Courtesy of the Robert Fuller family/Najee Ali via AP)

Police: Black man's hanging death in California was suicide

Jul. 9, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The death of a Black man found hanging from a tree in a Southern California city park last month was ruled a suicide Thursday following a police investigation prompted by outrage from the family who said authorities initially were too quick to rule out the possibility he was lynched. The...

Bald eagle trapped in Alaska tree rescued on 4th of July

Jul. 5, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A bird symbolizing America's freedom had to be liberated on Independence Day after becoming stuck in a tree in Alaska, a wildlife official said. An adult, female bald eagle was hurt but conscious Saturday after being untangled from a spruce tree in Juneau, The Juneau Empire reported ...

In this photo released by India's Uttar Pradesh state government, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, right, inaugurates a day long tree planting campaign across the state in Lucknow, India, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Uttar Pradesh state government via AP)

Indians keep their distance in mass tree planting campaign

Jul. 5, 2020 4:52 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — More than 2 million people gathered Sunday at river banks, farmlands and government buildings in northern India while trying to practice social distancing to plant 250 million trees as part of a government plan to tackle climate change. Officials in Uttar Pradesh distributed millions...

In this June 25, 2020, photo, the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust has expanded Springer's Point, a tract where Blackbeard once partied and where centuries old live oak live, in Ocracoke, N.C. The preservation group plans to add trails at Springer’s Point. The 124-acre property lies along the Pamlico Sound on the highest part of the island, where gnarled live oaks more than 200 years old grow. (Jeff Hampton/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Group looks to expand trails on tract where pirate partied

Jul. 4, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — A preservation group plans to add trails at Springer’s Point, a tract of land in Ocracoke where Blackbeard partied with other pirates on rum and roasted pig. The 124-acre property lies along the Pamlico Sound on the highest part of the island, where gnarled live oaks more than...

A pastor eulogizes Robert Fuller as attendees practice social distance during a funeral in his honor Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Littlerock, Calif. Fuller, a 24-year-old Black man was found hanging from a tree in a park in a Southern California high desert city. Authorities initially said the death of Fuller appeared to be a suicide but protests led to further investigation, which continues. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Funeral held for Black man found hanging from tree

Jun. 30, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

LITTLEROCK, Calif. (AP) — A 24-year-old Black man found hanging from a tree at a park in Southern California was remembered Tuesday as a cheerful young man who loved music, sports, video games and spending time with family. Relatives, friends and community members attended the funeral of Robert Fuller. A...

Cedar Rapids prepares for possible storms, flooding

Jun. 26, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are closing some low-lying roads in Cedar Rapids because they are at risk of flooding as the Cedar River rises. The Gazette reports that the city said in a statement Friday that the Cedar River could reach moderate to major flood elevation. The release said there is...

2 California national parks removing Robert E. Lee mentions

Jun. 23, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two national parks in California are removing all mention of Robert E. Lee from informational material even though several majestic sequoias are named for the Confederate general. Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks are removing references to Lee from exhibits, printed and online material as...

In this 2011 photo provided Martha Benedict, a bench around a tree and raised flower and vegetable beds, all built by landscape designer Katharine Pinney from discarded scaffolding, are shown in a kitchen garden at a home in La Canada, Calif. Homeowners can transform an ordinary looking landscape with some imagination, design, and perhaps the help of a local agriculture extension service, landscape professional or private nursery. (Martha Benedict/Katharine Pinney via AP)

Simple design steps can take your garden to the next level

Jun. 23, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The flower beds are finished, the vegetables are growing, and yet something could be missing from the backyard landscape: That “wow” factor. Adding a personal touch to the lawn and garden doesn't have to be complicated or break the family budget. Homeowners can...