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  • Music museum to offer free admission to military personnel

    VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — The National Music Museum in Vermillion is offering free admission this summer to active duty military personnel and their families. The Blue Star Museum program is available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Nationwide, more than 2,000 museums are participating in the program sponsored by the National Endowment of...

  • Railroad museum looking to pass on Hermiston's legacy

    PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Behind a chain link fence, between a 1913 dining car and a 1912 passenger coach full of railroad memorabilia, a faded wooden sign reading "West Maxwell" can be seen from Hodge Park in Hermiston. The sign is one of the last reminders of a time long past, when the railroad attracted human inhabitants to the stretch of high...

  • Carowinds to close wooden Thunder Road roller coaster

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carowinds says it will close the Thunder Road wooden roller coaster on July 26. The amusement park near Charlotte says it will tear down the ride as part of a $50 million renovation plan. The roller coaster goes through both North Carolina and South Carolina and lasts more than two minutes, reaching speeds of 45 mph. It...

  • Gazette travel: Washington D.C. an ideal place to take teens during summer

    he nation's capital is overrun with strollers in summer. Families with young children navigate the Metro platforms, wind their way through Smithsonian museums and, laden with drinks and snacks, work their way along the National Mall. But Washington, D.C., is arguably a better destination for those with teens, not toddlers. Fresh off U.S....

  • Go for the food: Santa Fe, N.M.

    Harry's Roadhouse, Sante Fe There is no shortage of good food in this northern New Mexico town, where the many casual and gourmet takes on the state's trademark chile dishes are almost as big a draw as the city's art galleries and festivals. The question typically is not where to go, but where can you get a table. So while the tourists are...

  • Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra, though a Syrian official said its artifacts have been removed and are safe while the U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes on the group's installations near the captured ancient town — the first such reported attack in the central province of Homs. The Department...

  • Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture closer to reality

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — State historians will finally have a space to display some of the 100,000 artifacts they've collected to help tell the story of Oklahoma's contributions to popular culture. In the six years since the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture has been a concept, it's been criticized by some as a vanity project and a waste of money....

  • Hotel tax hike sought for sports complex near Cedar Point

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Backers who want to build a youth sports complex near Cedar Point amusement park are asking Ohio lawmakers to let them increase a countywide hotel tax Erie County leaders say increasing the hotel tax by 1 percent would raise $17 million and pay for much of the youth sports complex. Supporters say construction could start...

  • West Virginia museums to let military members in for free

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Several West Virginia attractions are participating in the National Endowment for the Arts initiative to offer free admission to active-duty military members and their families. The Blue Star Museums program includes more than 2,000 museums across the country offering the deal starting next week through Labor Day....

  • Cuomo: NY police to crack down on impaired driving

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police across New York state will be stepping up their enforcement over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that State Police and local authorities will increase patrols to crack down on impaired and distracted drivers. The campaign will also involve sobriety checkpoints. The state has...

  • 2 Lincoln museums to offer free admission to service members

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall and the International Quilt Study Center and Museum are two of more than 2,000 museums across the nation that will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer. The free admittance for the military will run from Memorial Day through Labor Day...

  • 811,000 travelers to pass through LAX during holiday weekend

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An estimated 811,000 air travelers are expected to pass through Los Angeles International Airport during the Memorial Day weekend. Airport officials say it's an increase of 6.7 percent over the same holiday period last year. The increase is due to new international destinations and more flights on existing routes. During...

  • Photo compilation marks milestone for Pure Michigan campaign

    DETROIT (AP) — More than 1,000 photos are displayed along the Detroit riverfront as part of the state's Pure Michigan tourism campaign. An event was held Friday to unveil the "Pure Michigan PhotoWalk" at Rivard Plaza along the Detroit River. It was done to celebrate Pure Michigan getting a million fans on Facebook. The photos are pictures of...

  • Legislature approves $7.1 billion state budget, ends early

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up work on a $7.1 billion budget and approved a bond issue for a pop culture museum in Tulsa on Friday before ending the 2015 legislative session one week early. The Senate easily passed a general appropriations bill on a 38-9 vote that funds state government for the fiscal year that begins...

  • TSA urging holiday weekend travelers to plan ahead

    ATLANTA (AP) — Officials are urging Memorial Day Weekend travelers to give themselves extra time as large crowds are expected to pass through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Regional TSA spokesman Mark Howell says more than 76,000 travelers are expected to pass through Atlanta's airport Friday. Howell says just under...

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