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  1. Veteran hikes the Appalachian Trail, canoes the Mississippi

    Human Interest


    His job wasn't difficult, but it wore on him all the same. He craved adventure. He had to do something. That something, it turned out, was hiking the venerable Appalachian Trail in an unbroken streak from Georgia to Maine and, that not being enough, paddling a green canoe from the headwaters of the …

    Jared McCallum leans out at the edge of McAfee Knob, a noted stop on Catawba Mountain in Roanoke County, Va., on May 20 while hiking the Appalachian Trail.
  2. Goodbye, Gwazi! Busch Gardens to close dueling wooden roller coaster


    Goodbye, Gwazi! Busch Gardens Tampa has confirmed plans to close its iconic double wooden roller coaster.

    Murray Maltz and Dara Strauss of Toronto hold on tight as they take a ride on Gwazi in June 1999, the month the wooden roller coaster opened. Busch Gardens has announced plans to shut down the coaster, though no official date was given.
  3. Rain and snowstorms could greet holiday travelers


    TAMPA — Travelers using Tampa International Airport to fly to and from the Northeast should prepare for possible delays during the holidays.

    Nick Burton, left, Clancy Sloan and Graham Anderson rest while waiting for their flight at McCarran International Airport on Sunday in Las Vegas.