• Plans for Utah highway construction projects unveiled

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Department of Transportation has unveiled plans for highway construction projects across the state this year, including a $252 million project to rebuild and widen a section of Interstate 15 between the Salt Lake City suburbs of Draper and Lehi. UDOT...

  • Troop honors 7 teens who stuck it out to earn Eagle Scout rank

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    When 16-year-old John Gaebler got up to thank his parents for supporting him along the road to becoming an Eagle Scout, he decided to start with a little honesty. "I almost quit Boy Scouts when I was in the sixth grade," said Gaebler. "And I'm so glad I didn't." Gaebler, the son of...

  • Nebraska looking at ways to lure out-of-state tourists

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — At 43nd and Broadway in New York City, a digital super screen flashes with Nebraska landmarks: a rolling country road, a glassy lake, a blond-haired family circling a crackling campfire. The 30-second clip, which will run in Times Square for the next 70 days,...

  • NYC could see up to 2 inches of snow by Sunday evening

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A snow alert and travel advisory are in effect in New York City until Monday morning. Light snow began falling early Sunday afternoon. Up to 2 inches are expected by evening. Officials say the snow is disrupting some flights at JFK and LaGuardia airports. Passengers...

  • Rare Native American pendant found as crew digs Ohio trench

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A rare Native American pendant dating to the fifth century has been discovered by a crew doing utility work in southwest Ohio. The suburban Cincinnati village of Newtown and the Cincinnati Museum Center say a shell pendant called a gorget (GOR'-jit) was recently...

  • New Hampshire Literary Hall of Fame inductees announced

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — Two novelists and two former U.S. poet laureates will be the first writers inducted into the New Hampshire Literary Hall of Fame. The New Hampshire Writers' Project and Southern New Hampshire University created the hall of fame to honor individual writers and the...

  • 15 years on, museum where slaves landed taking form

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A tranquil spot on the Cooper River in Charleston is a place of memory, much like New York's Ellis Island or Angel Island in San Francisco. But those islands were beacons for millions who sought a better life in America. Gadsden's Wharf which once stood on...

  • Old building turned into military museum, event venue

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — New owners have turned a historic building in Ashland, Kentucky, into a military blast from the past. The Old Post Office has been made into a military museum that boasts space for events. It has been a longtime ambition for owners Marshall and Pat Steen. Marshall...

  • Exhibit honoring Iraqi art, victims coming to Arab museum

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — An exhibition commemorating the center of Baghdad's artistic and literary community — and tragedy that came to it — is opening in Michigan. The Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Collection opens Friday at the Arab American National Museum. The Dearborn museum is...

  • Book by pastor casts doubt on accounts of heaven

    By Carla Hinton The Oklahoman -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Many people wonder what happens when someone dies. Is there an afterlife? Does hell exist? What's heaven like? The Rev. Mark Hitchcock thinks the public's innate curiosity about death accounts for the popularity of books about near-death experiences and people claiming to have...