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  • She sold Belgian waffles at the 1964 World's Fair

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The notion of introducing a new food to the American public is almost inconceivable in an era of TV chefs, global cuisine and foodie websites. But that's what happened 50 years ago at the 1964 New York World's Fair in Queens, N.Y., when a family from Belgium...

  • Ohio theme parks building on record revenue

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — A new roller coaster at southwestern Ohio's Kings Island theme park is expected to contribute to another year of record revenue and attendance for its parent company. Sandusky-based Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. owns the park in Mason, as well as Cedar Point in...

  • New exhibition opens at historical society museum

    Updated: 58 min ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society has debuted a new exhibition that showcases the work of Lakota artist Arthur Amiotte. The exhibition is on display at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. It includes 50 original and reproduced works. A...

  • Longtime tourism official to head Santa Fe bureau

    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime New Mexico tourism official has been hired to lead the Santa Fe Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Santa Fe officials say Randy Randall takes over as executive director of the bureau. The executive director of the Santa Fe Convention and Visitor's...

  • Vermont officials investigate death in Walden

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WALDEN, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say they're investigating the death of a New Hampshire man whose body was found about ¼ mile from his rental car. Authorities say they received a report Sunday morning of an abandoned vehicle in Walden. An investigation revealed the vehicle...

  • Indiana Dunes parks aim to showcase diversity

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — Officials at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park want people to know they have much more than just sand. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore spokesman Bruce Rowe says visitors think of just its beaches and the dunes but its 15,000 acres...

  • Minnesota town copes without commercial flights

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Heather Borgen's in limbo. After working 40-plus hours a week for five years at Hertz Car Rental in this northern Minnesota town, Borgen was laid off when the airport's only commercial airline was grounded in February. If and when the airline returns,...

  • Travel: Boston's red-brick path through American history

    by christian murdock christian.murdock@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    It also was the stage for the American Revolution, and visitors can relive that history on a 2.5-mile, red-bricked path dubbed the Freedom Trail. Last fall, I spent the better part of two days along the trail as part of a self-guided tour. Amazingly, I was elected tour guide by my...

  • Travel: 5 free things to do in historic Boston

    By Paige Sutherland The Associated Press -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    The city of Boston is known for its "wicked" rich history, to use a term the locals love, going back to the Boston Tea Party and roots of the American Revolution. But pride is not limited to the past: The city is also home to the World Series champion Red Sox. Historic landmarks are...

  • Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space. Government-backed Aabar Investments on Sunday announced a competition to award an Emirati a free spot aboard Virgin Galactic's spaceship...

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