- Police: Kayaker revived after going underwater in Wausau Updated: Aug-31-15 5:31 am
WAUSAU, Wisconsin - Police say a man whose kayak tipped over at Whitewater Park in Wausau has been rescued by fellow kayakers and first responders.
- Ginseng harvest permits available Tuesday in Boone Forest Updated: Aug-31-15 4:09 am
WINCHESTER, Kentucky - People interested in harvesting ginseng from the Daniel Boone National Forest may obtain a permit this week.
- Smoky Mountains appealing to visitors not to leave mark Updated: Aug-31-15 4:09 am
GATLINBURG, Tennessee - Officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are asking visitors to refrain from leaving their mark on the park.
- The hunt is on for Maine's black bears as season begins Updated: Aug-31-15 4:08 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's annual season for hunting black bears is beginning with hunters heading to the woods to check sites baited for bruins.
- North Dakota dove-hunting season opens Tuesday Updated: Aug-31-15 2:28 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's dove-hunting season opens statewide on Tuesday.
- White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip Updated: Aug-30-15 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.
- Froggy farewell: Minister gives 100s of frog figurines, toys Updated: Aug-30-15 8:28 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana - A minister whose sermon about the princess and the frog brought him more than 400 froggy figurines, toys and trinkets has given nearly all of them away as retirement mementos.
- Woman falls down Big Sur cliff, drowns in ocean Updated: Aug-30-15 2:31 pm
BIG SUR, California - Officials say a 20-year-old woman died after sliding down a seaside cliff and falling into the ocean while hiking in Big Sur.
- Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire Updated: Aug-30-15 1:59 pm
BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine - When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring - not a rolling, monthslong frat party.
- Vail Resorts, Breckenridge agree on ski lift ticket tax plan Updated: Aug-30-15 1:40 pm
VAIL, Colorado - Vail Resorts and the town of Breckenridge have reached an agreement on a November ballot measure that will ask the town's voters to approve long-term funding for parking projects through a tax on winter-only lift tickets.
- Sheridan planning to hunt city-dwelling deer Updated: Aug-30-15 1:28 pm
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - Deer looking to put down roots in Sheridan find everything they need within city limits: abundant forage, lack of natural predators and plenty of space to settle down and start a family.
- Louisville bike shop restores, sells classic rides Updated: Aug-30-15 11:10 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Victor Miller describes his business, Vic's Classic Bikes in the Highlands, as "a hobby run amok."
- National Park Service opening new campground at Acadia Updated: Aug-30-15 8:52 am
BAR HARBOR, Maine - The National Park Service is opening a new campground that will be part of Acadia National Park.
- Sailor shot overseas is keen to redeploy Updated: Aug-30-15 8:08 am
HONOLULU - Navy Senior Chief Raina Hockenberry was a couple of paces behind Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene on a visit to an Afghan military academy near Kabul when the bullets started to fly.
- Hunting season for teal begins Tuesday in Michigan Updated: Aug-30-15 4:07 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan is experimenting for a second year with a hunting season for teal, a small duck species.
- Eckerd student arrives safe after 9-month-long sail with dog Updated: Aug-30-15 1:01 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - For nine months, 19-year-old Sally Gardiner-Smith sailed alone with only her cockapoo for company. She would go four or five days without speaking to another human.
- Surfer uninjured after shark bites her board off California Updated: Aug-29-15 9:40 pm
MORRO BAY, California - A surfer escaped injury on Saturday after a great white shark bit her board off California's central coast.
- Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia Updated: Aug-29-15 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image.
- Utah to raise number of cougar-hunting permits Updated: Aug-29-15 5:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah wildlife managers are allowing more hunters to pursue cougars despite pleas from conservationists and animal lovers.
- Jackson Hole getting more and more crowded Updated: Aug-29-15 3:35 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Sherrie Jern has seen her fair share of busy summers over the 26 years she has run the Wildflower Inn, but she says things have been different this summer.
- New bill would ban minors from using tanning beds Updated: Aug-29-15 11:19 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Children of all ages would be barred from using tanning beds in Wisconsin under a bill moving through the state Legislature.
- Keeping the lights burning on Onihi Lane Updated: Aug-29-15 8:08 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - Gwen Carveiro said Lawrence was already talking about his plans for this year.
- Eugene's 'Birdman' nearing record for bird species seen Updated: Aug-29-15 6:14 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Ever since avid birdwatcher Noah Strycker read the Guinness World Records book long ago, he knew he wanted to set a world record.
- Deer hunters can win chance to hunt Platte River valley Updated: Aug-29-15 5:03 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska deer hunters can enter a lottery to win the chance to hunt in the Central Platte River Valley this fall.
- Connecticut shuts hiking trails after encounter with bear Updated: Aug-28-15 8:28 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut environmental officials say they closed hiking trails at a Burlington wildlife area after a hiker reported that a bear approached her.