Village celebrates rebirth of church, community

This Aug. 10, 2016, photo provided by Carrie Leven shows the exterior of the reconstructed San Antonio Catholic Church in Questa, N.M. The community will celebrate the rededication of the church with a special Mass on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. It took volunteers tens of thousands of hours over the last several years to rebuild the heart of one mountain village in northern New Mexico. (Carrie Leven via AP)

Fueled by faith and determination, volunteers worked tens of thousands of hours over the last several years to rebuild the heart of one mountain village in northern New Mexico.

Vets find healing with horses

Brian Ames, 35, relaxes while his brain waves are monitored during a Reboot Veterans Camp on Friday at Black Butte Ranch in Shoshone. Ames said brain wave optimization has helped him reduce the number of panic attacks he has, which used to occur at least once a week. Pat Sutphin / Twin Falls Times-News

SHOSHONE — James Spear’s headaches always started the same way.

Racers whip across Utah’s famed salt flats

This Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, photo, shows a vehicle speeding across the Bonneville Salt Flats, near Wendover, Utah. Speed-starved racers are finally back at Utah's world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats to hit speeds of 400 mph or more as they compete in Speed Week for the first time since 2013 after wet weather and rough salt cancelled the races for the last two years. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, Utah (AP) — Blinding white salt stretches across the earth to distant purple mountain ranges, an otherworldly landscape famous for providing a natural track for racers seeking breakneck speeds but fragile enough that rain can easily break it down.

Niagara Falls latest natural wonder to add zip line

In this July 19, 2016 photo provided by WildPlay Ltd., tourists suspended above the water from zip lines make their way at speeds of up to 40 mph toward the the mist of the Horseshoe Falls, on the Ontario side of Niagara Falls. The overhead cables have evolved from a fun way to explore jungle canopies to trendy additions for long-established outdoor destinations. (Kien Tran/WildPlay Ltd. via AP)

Niagara Falls is the latest natural wonder to add a zip line, offering honeymooners and everyone else the chance to take an adrenaline-pumping plunge toward churning mist at speeds topping 40 mph.

Plenty of options in Maine

This July 20, 2016 photo shows a lighthouse as seen on a lighthouse tour operated by Monhegan Boat Line out of Port Clyde, Maine. The tour included a demonstration of lobstering by a guide and third-generation lobsterman. (Debbie Galant via AP)

NORTHPORT, Maine (AP) — We left for Maine with three bicycles on the back of the car. One for him, one for her, one for any house guest who cared to ride along. There were other modest recreational plans for our three-week vacation on the coast. Twice-weekly yoga at a local community center, a little kayaking, a little hiking maybe, and certainly walking the hilly streets of Bayside and admiring its gingerbread-house architecture.

Ways to save on back-to-school clothing shopping

This photo provided by J.C. Penney shows a model wearing an Arizona short-sleeve, faux suede, fringe top and jeans as part of the store's back-to-school offerings. There are plenty of fashion trends that experts say should help pique shoppers' interest for the back-to-school season. (Steve Visneau/J.C. Penney via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Varsity-inspired cardigans. Preppy layers. Satin bomber jackets. There are plenty of fashion trends that experts say should help pique shoppers’ interest for the back-to-school season. That could provide a sales bounce for retailers after last year’s dearth of mainstream looks hurt business. The trick for shoppers: taking advantage of timing and tools to stay within a budget.

Cupping and coining: I did it long before Phelps

A Cambodian cupping practitioner prepares the glass cups for treating her costumer at a traditional medicine cupping clinic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. U.S. olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps made the world aware of cupping by showing his marked muscular shoulders before diving into the pool at the Rio games recently, but cupping, and a similar treatment known as coining, have been practiced in East Asia for centuries. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — I sported those purple round welts on my body long before Michael Phelps was born. OK, so Phelps made the world aware of cupping by showing his marked muscular shoulders before diving into the pool at the Rio games.

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