AAA gives five-diamond designation to 3 Florida restaurants

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — AAA is giving its coveted five-diamond designation to three Florida restaurants.

The travel service group awarded the five-diamond designation on Friday to Palme d'Or at the Biltmore...

Tonga declares Zika epidemic after 5 confirmed cases

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — The tiny South Pacific kingdom of Tonga said Friday it has a Zika epidemic after five people tested positive for the virus and another 265 are suspected of having it.

The Centers for...

Sedona tourism triples over the last decade

PHOENIX (AP) — Visitors to Arizona's famous red rock country in Sedona and the surrounding area have tripled in the last 10 years according to a new study from the Arizona division of the U.S. Forest...

Motown Museum to host forum series for Black History Month

DETROIT (AP) — Motown Museum in Detroit is hosting a series of forum events on Fridays in February in celebration of Black History Month.

The event series that begins this Friday seeks to educate attendees...

Ex-49ers owner DeBartolo anxiously awaits Hall of Fame fate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Edward DeBartolo Jr. played no favorites. When it came to the way he treated his employees, from the stars on the field to the office workers behind the scenes, nobody argued how much he...

Health officials: 2 cases of Zika virus reported in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Health officials say two travel-related cases of Zika virus have been reported in Nebraska.

A statement Thursday from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says the cases...

Starving sea lion found in San Diego, California, restaurant

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A starving sea lion has been rescued after finding its way into the booth of a fancy San Diego restaurant.

Experts at SeaWorld were called Thursday morning to The Marine Room, an oceanfront...

The Latest: US, Colombia to team up on Zika research

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain deformities in babies (all times local):

6:45 p.m.

The United States and Colombia have agreed to...