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Yellowstone roads

(AP) -- Yellowstone National Park is giving visitors to the park this fall a heads-up on some significant road construction work that will result in long detours.

The National Park Service says the road work involves two sections of Yellowstone's Grand Loop Road that will be closed due to construction after the Labor Day holiday weekend.

The road linking Old Faithful with West Thumb and Grant Village will be closed for the season starting on Sept. 2.

In addition, the road from Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris will be closed starting Sept. 14.

The road construction will cause detours that will add up to two hours or more along parts of the route.

London prices cut

(Bloomberg) -- London home sellers cut asking prices by the most in more than six years this month, adding to signs that the property market in the U.K. capital is coming off the boil.

London values fell 5.9 percent from the previous month to an average 552,783 pounds ($922,300), the biggest drop since December 2007, property website Rightmove Plc said Monday. Some of the biggest price declines in London were recorded in affluent boroughs. Nationally, prices declined 2.9 percent, a record for an August.

Maine lighthouse sold

(AP) -- New England's tallest lighthouse has attracted a top bid of $78,000, but the federal government must still approve the sale.

The U.S. General Services Administration closed the auction Sunday for Boon Island Light Station.

More than a dozen bidders were vying for the lighthouse built in 1855 on a tiny rocky island 6 miles off Maine's coast.

The administration has up to 30 days to evaluate the high bid and close the deal. At that time, the buyer will be identified.

The lighthouse off York includes a 133-foot tower.

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