- Police: Maryland fair worker found dead in trailer Updated: Sep-01-15 7:40 am
TIMONIUM, Maryland - Police say a ride operator at the Maryland State Fair has been found dead in her trailer at the fairgrounds in Baltimore County.
- China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders Updated: Sep-01-15 7:05 am
BEIJING - Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.
- Jackson police not planning to provide state fair security Updated: Sep-01-15 6:26 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Jackson Police Department officers won't help provide security on the state fairgrounds this year during the annual state fair. The reason: city budget cuts.
- FIFA scandal becomes a Mob Museum exhibit in Las Vegas Updated: Sep-01-15 6:18 am
LAS VEGAS - The same museum that chronicles Sin City's mob beginnings led by underworld criminals like Bugsy Siegel is hoping to score with an exhibit looking at FIFA's ongoing corruption investigation.
- Accident keeps Golden Knights from Atlantic City airshow Updated: Sep-01-15 5:52 am
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - An accident investigation will keep the Army's Golden Knights parachute team from performing in Atlantic City's airshow.
- Prize-winning state fair steer to go to food bank Updated: Sep-01-15 5:38 am
SALEM, Oregon - Now that his stint at the Oregon State Fair is over, a prize-winning steer will soon be feeding the needy.
- Augsburg launches 'river semester' on Mississippi Updated: Sep-01-15 5:05 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Back-to-school time of the year may seem a funny time for a canoe trip, but not for a group of Augsburg College students.
- Museum explores religion through 'Sacred Journeys' Updated: Sep-01-15 5:04 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Up the stairs and a few steps beyond the mezzanine, visitors at The Children's Museum will find themselves immersed in a sea of color.
- Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska Updated: Sep-01-15 4:41 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn't dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe.
- Youth Outdoor Festival being held on Fairgrounds in Minot Updated: Sep-01-15 2:28 am
MINOT, North Dakota - The North Dakota Game and Fish Department, local wildlife clubs and others are sponsoring a Youth Outdoor Festival in Minot this week.
- Body believed to be swimmer who went missing off San Diego Updated: Sep-01-15 12:31 am
SAN DIEGO - Lifeguards searching for a missing swimmer off Ocean Beach in San Diego have found a body.
- 3,000 Philly Naked Bike Riders photo-bomb wedding shoot Updated: Aug-31-15 11:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Here comes the bride all dressed in white. And, don't look now, but here come thousands of bicyclists not dressed in anything.
- 'Pigs in a blanket' chant at Minnesota Fair riles police Updated: Aug-31-15 5:41 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - An organizer behind the Black Lives Matter weekend march outside the Minnesota State Fair stood by the group's chant to fry police "like bacon," saying Monday that law enforcement officials are cherry-picking a 30-second chant to take issue with an otherwise peaceful protest.
- Great State of Maine Air Show returns after 3-year hiatus Updated: Aug-31-15 5:41 pm
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Great State of Maine Air Show is returning for the first time since getting grounded by federal budget cuts, and advance ticket sales indicate it's going to be a big draw from across the region.
- Art project plans unveiled for Nebraska History Museum Updated: Aug-31-15 4:55 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Plans have been unveiled for an art project that will adorn the Nebraska History Museum, which is set to reopen in late February after $8 million in renovation work finishes.
- Proposed grizzly bear protection settlement heads to judge Updated: Aug-31-15 4:19 pm
HELENA, Montana - The state Land Board on Monday approved a proposed lawsuit settlement between Montana and three conservation groups that would protect grizzly bears while still allowing logging in two state forests west of Glacier National Park.
- Atlantic City casinos urge Christie to sign rescue bills Updated: Aug-31-15 4:16 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Atlantic City's casinos say Gov. Chris Christie's delay in signing a financial assistance package could hurt the city's taxpayers.
- Stockton University weighs 'several' offers for ex-Showboat Updated: Aug-31-15 4:14 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - On the one-year anniversary of the closure of Atlantic City's Showboat casino, Stockton University said Monday it is weighing "several" expressions of interest in the property it now owns and hopes to sell it soon.
- County may reconsider closing unaccredited Moapa zoo Updated: Aug-31-15 2:43 pm
LAS VEGAS - Clark County commissioners may reconsider their decision to deny a permit for what has evolved into a zoo in Moapa.
- Minnesota State Fair officials suggest safety tips Updated: Aug-31-15 1:53 pm
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minnesota - Of the nearly 2 million people who will visit the Minnesota State Fair this year, a few thousand will wind up seeking help at first-aid stations.
- Hard-sided campers only at St. Mary; road access extended Updated: Aug-31-15 1:43 pm
ST. MARY, Montana - Going-to-the-Sun Road is staying open longer as bears seeking berries have prompted a hard-sided camper rule at St. Mary Campground in Glacier National Park.
- Illinois' history museum is latest target in political fight Updated: Aug-31-15 1:08 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasingly ugly fight over Illinois' state budget that has dragged on for months with no sign of ending.
- Review: Redford and Nolte in Bryson's 'A Walk in the Woods' Updated: Aug-31-15 12:44 pm
The lure of the wild has recently attracted an interesting batch of solitude seekers: Reese Witherspoon ("Wild"), Mia Wasikowska ("Tracks") and Robert Redford, twice.
- Swaziland's government says official crash death toll is 13 Updated: Aug-31-15 12:22 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The death toll from a road accident taking young women and girls to Swaziland's annual Reed Dance festival is 13, according to a government statement on Monday.
- Demand for pronghorn hunting licenses high in North Dakota Updated: Aug-31-15 10:26 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Enthusiasm for pronghorn hunting is high this season in North Dakota, with about 6,500 people applying for just 410 licenses after it was banned in the state for several years.