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US park: Rocks tossed down cliffs can kill hikers, climbers

Oct. 17, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — A national park in West Virginia is telling visitors they need to stop throwing rocks down cliffs, saying it could kill climbers and hikers below. A Facebook post by the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve says a rock climber recently...

Fresh look for Mississippi planetarium before 2023 reopening

Oct. 17, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A planetarium in Mississippi's capital city is undergoing renovations and is expected to reopen at the end of 2023 with a fresh look and more extensive exhibits. This is the first renovation in decades at the Russell C. Davis Planetarium in...

Winterthur Museum names longtime employee as its director

Oct. 17, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

WINTERTHUR, De. (AP) — A longtime employee of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library has been selected to run the popular Delaware tourist attraction. Chris Strand, who previously had been head director of the garden and estate, is now in charge of the former estate of...

Workers near Zion homeless amid housing crunch, tourism bump

Oct. 17, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

VIRGIN , Utah (AP) — A hot wind whipped across the red sand just outside of Zion National Park where a woman and her dogs live in a 1970s camper because she can’t find housing in Springdale, where she works. After four years of working at Springdale’s Bit and Spur...

Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker retiring

Oct. 16, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker has announced his retirement. Baker, 68, had served in the role of president and executive director since January 2014. Jim Porter, 57, the Hall’s chief marketing and communications officer since...

Archeologists show lot from 1671 at Charles Towne Landing

Oct. 16, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A historic site along the South Carolina coast is inviting visitors to look at the work archeologists are doing to explore a town lot from 1671. Archeologists and historical interpreters were giving tours of the site Saturday at Charles Towne...

New Orleans picks developer for empty amusement park site

Oct. 16, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans has chosen a developer to revitalize the site of a former amusement park that has been vacant since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said a group called Bayou Phoenix is the city's choice to develop the former Six...

Popular California safari park stripped of accreditation

Oct. 16, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A popular wildlife preserve in the San Francisco Bay Area has been stripped of accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums over concerns about the facility's care for animals. The association, also known as the AZA, announced this...

4 Russian tourists found dead at Albania beach resort

Oct. 16, 2021 04:28 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Police say four Russian tourists were found dead at a beach resort in western Albania. Albanian police issued a statement Saturday saying the four were found asphyxiated in a hotel sauna in the village of Qerret late Friday. ...

Foxwoods casino seeks approvals to build high-end RV park

Oct. 15, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

PRESTON, Conn. (AP) — The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, owners and operators of Foxwoods Resort Casino, is seeking to develop a luxury RV resort on land the tribal nation has owned since 1994. The tribe and Blue Water Development Corp., of Ocean City, Maryland, recently...