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WWII Vet Still Teaching Pool Safety to Kids

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As the summer sun beat down, Bob Justice took a few steps forward, then hopped into the pool Friday afternoon. He went under water and simulated the maneuvers used to rescue a person who's drowning. He'll be renewing his two-year lifeguard certification soon. This August will mark Justice's 15th year hosting a free children's swim camp at the Spartanburg Shrine Club pool, but it will also mark another milestone. He's turning 90. Justice is... more

9/11 Museum Stages Major Exhibition Art Rife With Reality

In this image provided by the 9/11 Memorial Museum a piece of art, created by Doug and Mike Starn, from paper blown from the World Trade Center on 9/11 and entitled "Fallen #6," is part of a special 15th anniversary exhibit at the

NEW YORK (AP) — To mark the 15th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, the 9/11 memorial museum is staging a major special exhibition that in some cases uses actual remnants of the day of terror in works that convey both grief and tenderness. Brutal reality still dominates the display opening on Sept. 12. Scorched and torn business papers from the collapsing towers and radio transmissions from the fiery pit are part of the collection... more

Smallest National Park? Kosciuszko, Forgotten Son of Liberty

FILE - In this April 1, 2013 file photo a statue of Poland's General Thaddeus Kosciuszko is enveloped in the early morning fog in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington. Kosciuszko was a military engineer from to

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If the hip-hop Broadway smash "Hamilton" can reignite interest in the first U.S. treasury secretary, what will it take to drum up interest in another forgotten hero from America's fight for independence? That question has stumped National Park Service employees who oversee the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial. It's the smallest and one of the least-visited sites in the system, despite standing just a few blocks from t... more

MLB Puts Finishing Touches on Fort Bragg Baseball Field

In this photo taken Wednesday, April 20, 2016, contractors install a baseball field at Fort Bragg, N.C. The race is on to build a big-league baseball field from scratch. The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play a game at the

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A weed-infested golf course at Fort Bragg has bloomed into a major league-quality baseball field on the vast U.S. Army post. The finishing touches are being put on the ballpark where the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play on July 3. The salute-the-troops game will cap an ambitious four-month project to create the temporary ballpark from scratch. "I couldn't be happier with the progress that the team has made,"... more

US Military Vets to Train Wildlife Rangers in South Africa

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A group of American military veterans with experience in Iraq and Afghanistan plans to train rangers at some private wildlife areas in South Africa, where poachers have killed large numbers of rhinos for their horns. The small conservation group called Vetpaw previously operated in Tanzania, which ordered the group to leave last year, partly because of a video in which a member talked about killing poachers. Ryan Tate, a ... more

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