• Oil shouldn't spoil vacations for California beach tourists

    Updated: 24 min ago

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Images of sticky black beaches and stories of the stink of oil from a broken coastal pipeline shouldn't force canceled plans for the vast majority of tourists planning ocean vacations in California. People who had immediate plans at two popular state-owned...

  • Memorial service honors fallen western Ohio service members

    Updated: 27 min ago

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — U.S. military service members from western Ohio who died serving in conflicts from World War II to the present will be honored with a memorial service at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate at...

  • PHOTO ESSAY: Arizona site holds 'bones' of 4,000 planes

    Updated: 28 min ago

    TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — The airplanes are lined up in rows by the hundreds, serving as a striking reminder of the nation's military past. They carried presidents and astronauts, shot down enemies during war and shuttled American military forces around the globe. Now, they are...

  • China's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home

    Updated: 29 min ago

    BEIJING (AP) — All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on package tours. One company is sending 12,700...

  • Groundbreaking to be held for Museum of the Marine park

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A groundbreaking is scheduled for a park that will be developed in front of a Museum of the Marine that's planned for Camp Lejeune (luh-JERN'). The groundbreaking is to be held Friday in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens beside the State Veterans Cemetery. Retired...

  • Chicago's O'Hare Airport building new rental car hub

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — O'Hare International Airport in Chicago is bringing all of its scattered rental car facilities together under one roof in a $782 million project. The nine-level facility will also include more than 2,600 public parking spots and will be connected to the terminals by an...

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for May 22, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    On TV "The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans & the Military Family," 9 p.m., PBS: Jill Biden, Gavin DeGraw, Nick Jonas and others appear. TRIBUNE NEWS sERVICE Birthdays Actor Michael Constantine ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Room 222") is 88. Actor-director Richard Benjamin...

  • W.Va. introduces military heritage website, brochure

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state Division of Tourism has introduced a website and brochure on West Virginia's military heritage ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. The brochure was unveiled Thursday during the annual Run For The Wall stop at the state Capitol Complex in Charleston....

  • 5 things to know as Pyrex brand marks 100th year

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CORNING, N.Y. (AP) — Pyrex cookware has been around for 100 years, ever since creator Corning Glass Works determined the heat-resistant glass used for rugged railroad lanterns also made a lovely sponge cake. The Corning Museum of Glass is marking the centennial with an exhibition...

  • Honolulu mayor vetoes expanded sit-lie ban

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the city's ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks. Caldwell has been a champion of the city's sit-lie bans, which began in Waikiki after complaints from the tourism industry and local residents...

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