Phoenix council approves sale of city-owned downtown hotel

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council has approved the sale of a city-owned downtown hotel.

The council on Wednesday approved the sale of the Sheraton Grand Phoenix to TLG Phoenix, an affiliate of Thayer...

Florida surfer vanishes from beach in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic said Thursday that they are looking for a South Florida tourist who apparently vanished from a beach popular with surfers.

Police...

200K Undiscovered SC grant to rehabilitate freedman's home

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina effort to attract tourists to less-visited areas of the state will help preserve a freedman's cottage in Beaufort County.

A $200,000 Undiscovered South Carolina grant...

Officials: 2 plane tires blow out on landing in Pennsylvania

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Airport officials say two tires under the left wing of an airplane blew out during a landing at a Pennsylvania airport.

A spokesman for the Lehigh Valley International Airport in...

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A modern-day glassblower believes he has unraveled the mysteries of Renaissance-era Venetian glassmaking, a trade whose secrets were so closely guarded that anyone who divulged them faced the...

Colorado Springs photographer known for his David Bowie, rock 'n' roll photos

By: Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com

When rock music icon David Bowie died last month, Time magazine called Larry Hulst.

The publication wanted one of the professional photographer's never-before-published photos of a 1978 Bowie concert. The...

Great Plains Art Museum to boast 19th century engravings

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Great Plains Art Museum's first exhibition of the year will feature 19th-century engravings of wildlife that roamed the American plains.

The museum announced that "Denizens: Wildlife...

Dozens protest homeless removal from Super Bowl area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens are protesting what they say is the mayor of San Francisco's plan to push homeless people out of the scenic bay-front Embarcadero, where Super Bowl festivities are being...