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  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • Actor loves New Zealand, Cook Islands

    Actor loves New Zealand, Cook Islands
    Christopher Gorham has a good theory about stardom: "When people ask me, 'Are you famous?' I'm like, 'Well, I guess, no." The 36-year-old California-based actor is shooting the second season of the spy series "Covert Affairs," which airs on the USA...
  • VIDEO: TSA Pat-Down of 6-year-old Girl Ignites Web

    VIDEO: TSA Pat-Down of 6-year-old Girl Ignites Web
    NEW ORLEANS, La. -- An officer who conducted a pat-down of a 6-year-old girl in the New Orleans airport last week "followed proper current screening procedures," the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday. However, the agency said it is...
  • Larry King Takes Final Bow After 25 Years

    Larry King Takes Final Bow After 25 Years
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Two presidents, four television news anchors and a 10-year-old son who looked ready to take dad's place behind the microphone turned out to bid Larry King farewell as he pulled the curtain down on his CNN talk show Thursday after 25...
  • Maryland population grows by 480,000

    Buoyed by a growing Hispanic population and the availability of steady federal jobs, Maryland grew by 9 percent in the last decade - faster than most Eastern states, according to new Census Bureau data. Maryland's population grew by 480,000 residents, to...
  • Illinois lawmakers target bath salts used as a drug

    Illinois lawmakers target bath salts used as a drug
    Following bans on salvia and synthetic marijuana, Illinois lawmakers are now trying to curb the latest store-bought choice of people looking to get high: bath salts. These are not the Epsom salts that Aunt Ethel used to sprinkle in a warm tub, nor are...
  • Armadillos pass leprosy to humans, study finds

    Armadillos pass leprosy to humans, study finds
    They're cute. They're often roadkill. Some gourmands say they're tasty, whether baked or barbecued. Now Louisiana researchers have learned something else about nine-banded armadillos. "A preponderance of evidence shows that people get leprosy from these...
  • Eastern Shore doctor convicted of criminal charges in stent case

    A federal jury convicted a retired Eastern Shore cardiologist Tuesday of health care fraud and related charges for placing unnecessary coronary stents in the arteries of dozens of patients, then billing private and public insurers hundreds of thousands of...
  • National Guard Begins Water-Drop on Marsh Fire

    National Guard Begins Water-Drop on Marsh Fire
    The Louisiana State National Guard began assisting the city of New Orleans with aerial firefighting in the marshes of the Bayou Sauvage area. By sunset Tuesday, Guard helicopters dropped more than 116,000 gallons of water over small fires just north of...
  • Health and defense lobby groups ready for super fight

    Health and defense lobby groups ready for super fight
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With as much as $1.5 trillion in federal funds hanging in the balance, the mammoth healthcare and defense industries are scrambling to lobby a special congressional committee tasked with slashing the deficit -- but in markedly...
  • Wine, chicken and waffles

    Wine, chicken and waffles
    Q: Any advice on pairing wine with chicken and waffles? —Chris Martin, Westchester, Ill. A: Rodney Alex famously poured sparkling wine when serving Orange Crush waffles and Harold's fried chicken for the "Dirty Bird Bubble Bath" brunch on...