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Associated Press

More than seven decades after an audacious bombing run by the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" rallied their own nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes are still adding to their legacy.

Greg Riggs, a caretaker for the historic Earle-Harrison home unwinds a membrane used in gutters and  destroyed by black buzzards began roosting on the roof, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Waco, Texas. The bird problem began two-years ago and has now spread from the nearby zoo to the  local neighborhood. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

Historic Waco house becoming a buzzards' perch

- Associated Press

The antebellum-era Earle-Harrison House has a problem with wild guests that long ago wore out their welcome. They sunbathe on the rooftop, relieve themselves in public and destroy property when they get bored.

New Cane Hill museum takes residents back in time

- Associated Press

The line of people was quiet as they stepped over the threshold of the new Historic Cane Hill Museum for the first time to see histories and memories on display.

Tulsan conquers marathons of every continent every 7 years

- Associated Press

The trip was adventure enough just arriving off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, where Karl Ahlgren went to sleep on a ship after staring at hills partially covered by snow. Then an overnight storm struck King George Island, and the Tulsa marathoner awoke to a landscape that was entirely white.

Tyronza couple to preserve old church

- Associated Press

It's still surreal to walk through the halls and sanctuary of the Tyronza Methodist Episcopal Church South.

Riders learn horsemanship at Rodney Fisher's ranch

- Associated Press

With a foot in his stirrup, Rodney Fisher heaved aboard his horse and settled into the saddle. Zorro waited for his rider's commands. Fisher, who was teaching a horsemanship class on this day, said many of the horses were frisky, because stormy weather cancelled class the week before.

Yankton church to open coffee shop for public use

- Associated Press

Coffee shops have become synonymous as social gathering places across the country over the last couple of decades. They've also become synonymous with charging several dollars and over-complicating a simple drink that could be easily brewed at home for just pennies a day.

Tioga airport adds aero center for aviation services

- Associated Press

A welcome mat has been laid at the Tioga Airport. A gradual startup led to Tioga Aero Center becoming established in January as a fixed-base operator providing aviation services at the airport.

File-This March 6, 2015, file photo shows Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking during a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon.  Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. While there are few details yet, Carter is exploring whether to adjust some of the requirements for certain military jobs, such as those involving cyber or high-tech expertise.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Pentagon chief mulls easing military enlistment standards

- Associated Press

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department.