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  • Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

    The world's largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba. Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The trips will be through its new brand, fathom,...

  • Kentucky AD Barnhart touts program's success on, off field

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Contending for two championships made Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart proud and gave him confidence that his programs will continue to have a presence on the national stage. This year was enjoyable for Barnhart on many fronts. Men's basketball began a school-best 38-0 before their quest to become the first...

  • Panama City Beach rebounds after turbulent spring break

    Following a spring break filled with shootings, an alleged gang rape and other mayhem, Panama City Beach is having a record-breaking summer tourism season as experts say the community did a good job of reacting to the negative news by quickly passing laws to curtail the chaos. Panama City Beach tourism tax collections are up 13.5 percent so...

  • Largely shielded from crisis, tourists still enjoying Greece

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is known the world over for its historic sites, sparkling sea, and lovely, vine-shaded restaurants. Add riot police, shuttered banks, and lines at cash machines and the picture clouds. This is the reality facing tourism in Greece this year, as the peak summer season in the popular destination is threatened by a...

  • Hawaiian, Alaska, Delta top rankings of on-time airlines

    Here are the government's rankings of the leading airlines and their on-time performance for May. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule. 1. Hawaiian Airlines, 90.9 percent 2. Alaska Airlines, 88.0 percent 3. Delta Air Lines, 87.2 percent 4. US Airways, 84.5 percent 5. JetBlue Airways,...

  • Fewer complaints against Denver-based Frontier Airlines

    DENVER — Federal transportation data shows Frontier Airlines is no longer the most-complained about airline in the country. Complaints against the company in May were being reported more than twice as often as the same time in 2014, but decreased by 5 percent from April, the Denver Post reported (http://dpo.st/1glCcmP). The airline's CEO...

  • Fatal accident restricts travel on I-8 west of Gila Bend

    GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say travel on Interstate 8 is partially restricted because a fatal accident. The Arizona Department of Transportation says westbound lanes have reopened since the Tuesday morning accident but eastbound lanes are closed at Citrus Valley Road in Gila Bend. ADOT says an alternate route for eastbound traffic is...

  • Teen catches math error in golden ratio at Boston museum

    BOSTON (AP) — A 15-year-old high school student visiting Boston's Museum of Science has uncovered a math error in the golden ratio at a 34-year-old exhibit. Virginia resident Joseph Rosenfeld was visiting the museum on a recent family trip when he saw something that appeared wrong with the equation. Joseph noticed minus signs in the equation...

  • Jewish officials protest art installation at Polish museum

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jewish officials are furious over a video installation at a Polish museum that shows naked men and women playing a game of tag in a gas chamber. Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's office in Jerusalem, called the installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow "so offensive and so disgusting...

  • US secretary announces Shenandoah National Park 'sister'

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has established a sister park relationship between Shenandoah National Park and a nature reserve in China. Jewell established the link between the popular Virginia attraction and the Baihuasan National Nature Reserve as part of a visit to China to promote tourism. She said the...

  • Butler Center, Crystal Bridges team on education project

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies is teaming with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and others to develop an education program using historic art and objects. The program, with the U.S. State Department and the state Department of Education, will launch Wednesday night at the Crystal Bridges museum in...

  • Airline: Flight returns to airport after unspecified threat

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — American Airlines says a Minneapolis-bound flight returned to Charlotte Douglas International Airport shortly after taking off when the airline received a security threat. American spokeswoman Katie Cody said the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has since cleared the plane and the airline is working to get...

  • Rabbits at Denver airport attacking parked cars

    They’re baaaack! The most adorable of all airport menaces are again wreaking havoc on parked cars at Denver International Airport and this time, they left a pilot stranded in the employee parking lot. When Robert Favuzza returned to his car, he discovered that some of the airport’s rabbits had helped themselves to the wires...

  • A look at some of Atlantic City's non-gambling attractions

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A look at some of the non-gambling attractions in Atlantic City as the resort city tries to move beyond offering just gambling: ___ — The Playground. Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein's $52 million redo of the former Pier Shops at Caesars project into a music-themed entertainment attraction. — Borgata Festival...

  • Colorado drive-in theaters offer summer nights of nostalgia

    PUEBLO - It won't be dark for a couple of hours, so Chuck and Marianne James lean against their red pickup parked behind the snack shop and poke at a tray of fried chicken and french fries. They feed crumbs to their two dogs, who saunter in and out of the front seat, and watch as the line of cars gradually swells. "This is it, this is really...

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