• Tourist train losing money, hopes to sell Adirondack tracks

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A railroad wants to sell 30 miles of tracks in the Adirondacks to help cover million-dollar losses on its tourist train in Saratoga and Warren counties. The Glens Falls Post-Star (http://bit.ly/1DoUwns ) reports that an Iowa Pacific executive told Warren County...

  • Decisions ahead for NCAA family travel program

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Getting to the Final Four won't be as costly for the parents of many players this week, thanks to an NCAA pilot program that is helping pay for families of athletes to travel and see their sons and daughters play in the biggest college basketball games of the season. The family travel...

  • Nepal says climbers returning to climb Mount Everest

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Climbers are returning to Mount Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year's deadly disaster on the world's highest peak, a Nepalese mountaineering official said Wednesday. Climbers from four teams have already been issued permits allowing them to...

  • Broadway's 'Honeymoon in Vegas' will close this Sunday

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The honeymoon between "Honeymoon in Vegas" and Broadway is over. Even Elvis couldn't save them. Producers said Tuesday that the musical starring Tony Danza, Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley will close Sunday after good reviews but dismal box office receipts. The show...

  • Denver mayor bans city-funded travel to Indiana

    The Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says he is banning all nonessential, city-funded travel to Indiana after it adopted a religious-freedom law that critics say allows discrimination against gays and lesbians. Hancock announced the ban Tuesday, saying Indiana's law is wrong and...

  • Netherlands king, queen plan visit to Michigan, Illinois, DC

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The king of the Netherlands and his wife are planning a visit to the U.S. this spring, with stops in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Chicago and the nation's capital. The Dutch Embassy announced Tuesday that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will make the trip...

  • Correction: Arab Museum-Little Syria story

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — In a story March 27 about a 'Little Syria' exhibit going to Ellis Island, The Associated Press, due to incorrect information from the Arab American National Museum, erroneously reported the date the exhibit will open. It opens Oct. 1, 2016, not Oct. 1 of this year. A...

  • 2013 State Fair mishap is impetus for NC House bill

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Maximum fines for carnival ride accidents similar to the one at the 2013 North Carolina State Fair that injured several people could go up by five or ten times in legislation that's cleared the state House. The measure approved unanimously Tuesday by the House...

  • Passover: Welcoming gentiles for Seder a strong tradition

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to Passover, Seder is hardly just for Jews at Lee Nelson's house. In fact, Jews are usually outnumbered. Her daughter brought along a Muslim she was seeing last year, and Nelson loves it when two particular non-Jewish friends round out her dozen or so...

  • Spencer Museum of Art prepares for closing for renovation

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Spencer Museum of Arts on the University of Kansas campus is planning a series of events before it closes for renovations. The museum says the "Last Look" events will end with a closing party on April 12. Renovations are expected to begin in May and be...