• Carnival Cruises return to Baltimore with renovated ship

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines has returned to the Port of Baltimore after completing extensive renovations to the Carnival Pride ship. The Maryland Port Administration celebrated the ship's return Sunday. The Carnival Pride left Maryland in October 2014 to undergo a...

  • Some lanes closed until July on Port Huron border bridge

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Traffic will be squeezed until summer on the Blue Water Bridge, which links Port Huron and Ontario. Westbound lanes closed Sunday morning for a construction project that's expected to end in early July. Cars and trucks going in both directions will have one...

  • Prescribed burn planned in NC's Pisgah National Forest

    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    MARS HILL, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn on 450 acres in the Pisgah National Forest to reduce the possibility of wildfire. The Forest Service says the controlled fires will take place beginning Sunday in the Appalachian Ranger District, about...

  • National parks have billions in delayed maintenance work

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As the National Park Service approaches its centennial, it is facing billions of dollars in delayed maintenance projects — including a $278 million backlog in Utah. The cost of delayed projects nationwide came to $11.49 billion for 2014, according to a report...

  • Van Gogh exhibit to feature artist's nature paintings

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — An exhibit featuring 50 paintings and drawings of nature by Vincent Van Gogh will open in western Massachusetts in June. "Van Gogh and Nature" is the first exhibit devoted to the artist's exploration of nature. It will open at the Clark Art Institute in...

  • Popular Yosemite National Park lookout opens early in season

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A road leading to spectacular views of California's Yosemite National Park opened to drivers on Saturday, marking the earliest date for the occasion in at least 20 years. Glacier Point Road takes drivers to a lookout perched at 3, 214 feet above...

  • The Big Unit takes in BB Hall of Fame

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Randy Johnson was like all the rest — speechless at the thought of being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. "It hasn't quite sunk in yet. It really hasn't," Johnson said Saturday after taking his pre-induction tour of baseball's shine. "I'm honored and...

  • Steam engine that transported President Taft is coming back

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    ANTONITO — A locomotive that once transported President William Taft to Gunnison and spent most of its 50-year working life hauling train cars over Cumbres, Marshall and La Veta passes for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad is headed back to southern Colorado after spending...

  • W&L's Lee Chapel and Museum reopening following renovations

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington and Lee University in Lexington says the Lee Chapel and Museum is reopening following several renovations and upgrades. The school says the chapel and museum will reopen on Monday. It had closed last December as part of Washington and Lee's continuing...

  • DIA turning off prominent lights for Earth Hour

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    DENVER — Denver International Airport is turning off several prominent lights for Earth Hour, including the infamous statue titled "Mustang," a blue horse with blazing red fiery eyes at the entrance to the airport. This is the third year that DIA has participated in Earth Hour by...

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