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1 hr ago | The Wichita Eagle

US Book Festival adds programs on movies, cooking

New events are being added to this year's National Book Festival, including a discussion with writers whose books were made into movies, and cooking demonstrations by top chefs.


Related Topix: National Mall, Entertainment

2 hrs ago | The Intelligencer

Rangers find body in river at Ohio park

Authorities say two park rangers searching for a missing Ohio woman at Cuyahoga Valley National Park have found a body in the river.


Related Topix: Ohio, US National Parks, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Woman dies at Burning Man: First death in seven years

Burning Man participants bike on the playa during the annual Burning Man event on the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev., Aug. 25. A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada died early Thursday after she was struck by a bus carrying passengers around the playa in the Black Rock Desert.


Related Topix: Burning Man, Arts, Pershing County, NV, Yellowstone National Park, US News

Monterey County Herald

Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit

Groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit - a move officials say will cut back on overcrowding, litter and safety issues at the popular tourist attraction in Arizona.


Related Topix: Grand-Canyon, AZ, Grand Canyon National Park

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Man who stabbed, raped woman in Smokies is sentenced

The man who pleaded guilty to stabbing and raping a woman the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will spend the next 27 years behind bars.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Federal Prisons, Prison

Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.


Related Topix: Death Valley National Park, US National Parks

Norwalk Citizen News

Fall, head trauma killed Russian hiker

Authorities say a 20-year-old Russian man found dead in Grand Teton National Park died of blunt force trauma from a fall.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Grand Teton National Park

5 things of interest to area readers - Thursday, August 28

If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette.


Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Lincoln Memorial, Dance, LeAnn Rimes, Country

Washington Examiner

Bison return to collection at National Zoo in DC

A new bison exhibit opens to the public Saturday, marking the 125th anniversary of the Smithsonian's National Zoo.


Related Topix: National Mall, Howard University, Gallaudet University


Celebrities who joined March on Washington

When Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech on the Lincoln Memorial steps during 1963's March on Washington, more than a few famous faces were on hand to help the cause.


Related Topix: Lincoln Memorial, Entertainment

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Bucket List: Hovenweep National Monument allows visitors to take a look back in time

Manuela Cerruti first visited Hovenweep National Monument a few years ago. Since that first visit, the Los Angeles woman has stopped by the monument once a year to walk the two-mile trail along the rim of the canyon and admire the ancestral Puebloan buildings.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Hovenweep National Monument, Loveland, CO

The Fresno Bee

Feds allows logging in Sierra after huge Rim fire

In this Sept. 25, 2013 file photo, Scott Small, and other National Forest Service crew members work to restore terrain that was bulldozed for a firebreak in the battle against Rim Fire on a nordic ski trail along Dodge Ridge in the Stanislaus National Forest, near Tuolumne City, Calif.


Related Topix: Tuolumne City, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA

Yellowstone National Park employee found dead

Park officials say 21-year-old Kassandra "Kassie" Wieferich was found dead Tuesday night in the Old Faithful Lodge area.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Yellowstone National Park

R & D

Yellowstone super-eruption would send ash across North America

In the unlikely event of a volcanic supereruption at Yellowstone National Park, the northern Rocky Mountains would be blanketed in meters of ash, and millimeters would be deposited as far away as New York City, Los Angeles and Miami, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Yellowstone National Park, US National Parks, Geology, Science, us Travel, Travel


151 years later, Medal of Honor for hero

Those words on the West Point headstone of 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing succinctly enshrine the determination of the man who helped turn the tide at Gettysburg during the Civil War.


Related Topix: Gettysburg National Military Park, Delafield, WI


Park officials allow Apostle Islands fire to burn

National Park Service rangers have discovered a fire on one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior that they say has been burning for weeks.

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Related Topix: Fire, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Business Journal

Women in Business - Meet their families

Jennifer Bergman: "I am trying to get my boys to all 50 states. We achieved state #34, Utah, earlier in August with trips to both Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.


Related Topix: Zion National Park

Westland Observer

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Related Topix: South Lyon, MI, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Whitmore Lake, MI, Pontiac, MI, Howell, MI, 9

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Take a walk on the bottom of a former lake

The now-dry bed of Lake Aldwell - no longer a bare moonscape as trees, grasses and other native plants sewn by both nature and man take hold - is waiting to be explored.


Related Topix: Olympic National Park, US National Parks, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, Science

NBC Miami

Marine Wife Murder Not Guilty Plea

A former Marine accused of having an affair with the 19-year-old wife of a fellow Marine pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder charges in her death, officials said.


Related Topix: Joshua Tree, CA, San Bernardino County, CA, Twentynine Palms, CA, Joshua Tree National Park