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  • US Forest Service promotes summer fun at ski areas

    Updated: 13 min ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Three Vermont ski areas at least partially located in the Green Mountain National Forest could expand their summer recreational activities by taking part in a new national program designed to promote year-round recreation activities on the federal land. Bromley, Mount...

  • Carlsbad among parks with free weekend admission

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Those looking to save some money Easter weekend and are near a national park may want to consider a trip. The National Park Service is waiving admission fees this weekend as part of National Park Week. The various parks are hosting special events such as Junior Ranger...

  • Location of cruise ship dock divides Hoonah

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HOONAH, Alaska (AP) — They have the same goal but different ideas about how to get there. In Hoonah, the debate over a cruise ship dock has turned family members against each other in an argument about who will benefit from the millions of dollars spent by cruise tourists each year. Huna...

  • Steam locomotive visits Oklahoma Railway Museum in Oklahoma City

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    “Hank,” a restored 1930s-era steam locomotive, will be available for rides this weekend and next.

  • Interior secretary pays visit to Crater Lake

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CRATER LAKE NATONAL PARK, Ore. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Crater Lake National Park on Saturday to mark the beginning of National Park Week. Jewell joined students from the Network Charter School in Eugene, Ore., for a snowshoe hike along the Hemlock Trail. Students...

  • Travel agent accused of stealing from client

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Windsor woman working as a travel agent is facing charges she used a customer's credit card to pay for shopping, limousine services and flights. The Journal Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1jkyBAI ) 64-year-old Elaine H. Miller was arraigned Thursday in Enfield...

  • Parker honored by community college Hall of Fame

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jackie Parker, a Jones County Junior College athletic star from 1950-1952, has been selected for induction into the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame. A news release from the college says the ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. on April 29 at Hinds...

  • Majority of legislators accept automatic raise

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A majority of Alabama legislators accepted an automatic pay raise this spring, the last one they will receive under a controversial 2007 pay raise resolution. Legislators receive an annual raise in their monthly expense allowance to reflect any increase in the federal...

  • 'Art of Video Games' exhibit coming to Toledo

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Video games are coming to the Toledo Museum of Art this summer. The museum is hosting a touring exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum called "The Art of Video Games." Museum director Brian Kennedy says it's easy to see how artists are using their talent...

  • DVD featuring Seward history debuts

    Yesterday

    SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — On short notice, and with limited fanfare, a surprisingly large crowd of Sewardites turned out to preview a series of educational videos about the history of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula. The episodes starred a team of local high school student narrators including Brooke...

  • Grand Strand packed with Easter weekend visitors

    Yesterday

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Grand Strand is expecting a crowd for the Easter weekend, and officials hope it's a sign of what's ahead for the upcoming tourist season. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/1i34viv) Taylor Damonte of Coastal Carolina University's Center for...

  • Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance. The unusual...

  • Michigan shows off new-look Schembechler Hall

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's football program strives to be the leaders and best. Brady Hoke believes that goal has been reached at Schembechler Hall, which has undergone nearly completed renovations that cost $9 million. The coach said there's an arms race among college football...

  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. Race organizers, in the aftermath...

  • Watch: Guy goes on epic rant against 'bullies' of autistic and people with disabilities

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Bullies prey on people they perceive as weak. That’s what they look for. … And they perceive you, or your loved ones who are disabled, as being weak. What they don’t understand is you’re not. Those words were spoken earlier this week by a man named Pete Werner during a weekly podcast...

  • Miami hosts 'Caribbean: Crossroads of the World'

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — One of the opening images in "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" features a massive nuclear submarine breaking the surface off what appears to be a cold northern coastline, with evergreens that would never thrive in tropical weather. The painting by Cuban-born Julio Larraz...

  • Alternative to NYC horse carriages: Old-timey car?

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea. The "Horseless eCarriage" prototype was commissioned by NYCLASS, a group...

  • Broad Art Museum gets $5 million donation

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has received $5 million to increase its endowment and help fund exhibitions for the next five years, officials announced Friday. The donation is from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation in honor of...

  • NY, Ontario events mark War of 1812 bicentennial

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Battle re-enactments, tours, exhibits and other events are set for this year's commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The U.S. and Britain fought some of the war's bloodiest battles two centuries ago this year in Ontario, Canada and western New York. The...

  • New roller coaster debuts at Kings Island in Ohio

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — Kings Island theme park in southwest Ohio is unveiling a new inverted roller coaster more than 4,000 feet long with speeds up to 68 miles per hour. The "Banshee" is making its debut Friday at the park north of Cincinnati. Kings Island says the steel roller coaster named...

  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers...

  • Hawaii's tourism agency names music series manager

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Tourism has selected a company to manage a new series of monthly Hawaiian music concerts it is sponsoring to highlight the state's musical heritage and boost tourism. The agency is awarding The Kalaimoku Group a yearlong contract to manage the series and a May Day...

  • Phoenix Art Museum director to retire

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — The longtime director of the Phoenix Art Museum is retiring after more than 30 years at the helm. James Ballinger informed museum board members and staff of his decision to retire Thursday. Ballinger says he will stay on until a successor is found. But he will likely remain...

  • Indiana native donates black film materials to IU

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana native who became an advocate for black filmmakers has donated a large collection of materials from the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame to an Indiana University film center. Mary Perry Smith's donation to IU's Black Film Center/Archive includes more than 300...

  • Nepal tourism official says 6 Nepalese guides dead, 9 missing in Mount Everest avalanche

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal tourism official says 6 Nepalese guides dead, 9 missing in Mount Everest avalanche.