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  • Suburban Philly teen waging war on Darfur violence 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:23 am
  • ARDMORE, Pennsylvania - Five years ago, Abri Bernstein's mother took her to see a grim documentary called "The Devil Came on Horseback," about war, famine, and genocide in a remote land 6,500 miles away, the troubled Darfur region of Sudan.

  • Group marking 150th anniversary of Arkansas battle 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:48 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A southern Arkansas group is marking the 150th anniversary of a local Civil War battle with a re-enactment of the Confederate victory, educational programs and what some historians see as a shifting approach to remembering the war that divided a nation.

  • Big Island high school jazz band performs on Oahu 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:04 am
  • HONOLULU - An award-winning jazz band from Honokaa High School is touring Oahu this month.

  • Ala company specializes in rare Porsche autos 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:13 am
  • FLORENCE, Alabama - Fast sports cars with sleek, sexy lines are the last thing passers-by probably imagine when they pass the nondescript metal building in an industrial park in northwest Alabama.

  • Earth Day being celebrated at Kentucky Dam Village 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:34 am
  • GILBERTSVILLE, Kentucky - Events are planned next week in western Kentucky for the annual Earth Day celebration.

  • Descendant preserves history of Pa. settlers 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:38 am
  • PITTSBURGH - When Ken Girty goes to reunions for descendants of Revolutionary War-era Americans, his name is known among the best of them.

  • Birding day scheduled in Lancaster County 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:05 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled a day of bird watching in northern Lancaster County.

  • Edible Schoolyards teach kids at 5 schools 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:10 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - After Hurricane Katrina, Alice Waters wanted to do a service project for New Orleans. Now, the first Edible Schoolyard at Samuel J. Green Charter School, just off Freret Street, is a lush and lovely space that just hosted the fifth annual Edible Evening fundraiser. And Green is no longer the only Edible Schoolyard in New Orleans.

  • White pelicans migrating through Illinois 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:31 am
  • UTICA, Illinois - Bird watchers are having a field day as American white pelicans make their annual migration through Illinois.

  • Historic Eastern Panhandle home tours set 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:58 am
  • CHARLES TOWN, West Virginia - As dependable as April showers and spring flowers, the annual showcase of one-of-a-kind Eastern Panhandle properties is again set to delight visitors later this month. Coming up April 26 and 27, the House and Garden Tour of Historic Berkeley and Jefferson Counties has been a staple of the season since 1955.

  • New to fly-fishing? There's a course for you 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 3:04 pm
  • GREENLAND, New Hampshire - Want to learn about fly-fishing? There's a course for you.

  • SE Iowa greenhouse captures industrial heat 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:07 pm
  • FAIRFIELD, Iowa - Minutes after train cars loaded with coal roll by, Jan Swinton admits this rough industrial park on Fairfield's north side is hardly where you'd expect to find the beginnings of a lush vegetable garden that will help feed the area's 1,700 schoolchildren.

  • Kennedy Center hosts break dancing competition 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:10 am
  • WASHINGTON - Break dancing will find an unexpected home in Washington this weekend.

  • Take a tour on Lake Washington 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:04 am
  • GREENVILLE, Mississippi - A narrow two-lane road framing Lake Washington showcases many antebellum homes, some built as far back as the mid-1800s. While a handful have fallen into a state of disrepair over the years, others have been passed down through generations and boast original chandeliers that once were fitted with candles.

  • Family fishing set for spring, summer in Neb. 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:03 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled another spring and summer of family fishing events

  • NC Executive Mansion garden opens to public 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:04 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The garden at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh will be open one day for self-guided tours.

  • Women can explore fishing at free event 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 3:05 am
  • DANIA BEACH, Florida - Women are invited to learn more about sport fishing at a free seminar in Dania Beach.

  • Freshwater fishing season to open in Rhode Island 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:22 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Anglers, get out your poles.

  • Vermont trout fishing starts Saturday 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:04 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's spring trout fishing season kicks off this weekend.

  • Shorter red snapper season ahead for Gulf Coast 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:23 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Charter boat and recreational fishermen will have only 11 days beginning June 1 to reel in red snapper from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico this year, down from 42 last year.

  • Review: M.J. Rose's latest novel is breathtaking 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 10:43 am
  • "The Collector of Dying Breaths" (Atria), by M.J. Rose

  • UW book highlights plants native to region 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:58 am
  • LARAMIE, Wyoming - The University of Wyoming has produced a publication that gardeners in the state might find useful.

  • DNR plans guided birding tours in April and May 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:04 am
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Bird lovers can join viewing tours in April and May at waterfowl areas managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

  • Group back increase in fishing license fees 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 9:17 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - A bill in the current session of the Louisiana Legislature would raise recreational saltwater fishing license fees by 136 percent.

  • Lake Cumberland holding geocache weekend 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 10:00 am
  • JAMESTOWN, Kentucky - Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is holding its ninth annual geocache event next month.