• Port Huron welcome center opens after year of construction

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A larger Port Huron welcome center designed for motorists entering the United States from Canada is now open. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced the opening on Friday. Travelers cross between the U.S. and Canada in Port Huron at the Blue Water...

  • Don't toss those carrot tops! Turn them into delicious pesto

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    If it grows together, it goes together. It's a nice — if overly simplistic — way of saying that a wine often pairs well with foods produced in the same region its grapes were grown in. Which is why Chianti goes so nicely with Italian food. But this adage also holds true as a guideline...

  • Oil shouldn't spoil vacations for California beach tourists

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    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: Fri, May 22, 2015

    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...

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

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    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...

  • Colorado Springs blood center in need of donors

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A nonprofit that supplies blood to more than 100 hospitals across Colorado is seeking donations due to a blood shortage. Bonfils Blood Center is asking people of all blood types - especially people with type O-negative - to give blood ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. A good supply...

  • W.Va. introduces military heritage website, brochure

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    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....

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