• Mentally stable at 38,000 feet: Can you trust your pilot?

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Airline pilots are supposed to be the ones we trust. They greet us at the door of the plane in their crisp, military-style uniforms, then welcome us aboard with that familiar soothing drawl over the PA system as we buckle ourselves in. When there's turbulence, they...

  • Gazette travel: A taste of India

    By Mark Reis mark.reis@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    India is almost too much. A trek through the country offers an all-out assault on the senses, with overpowering smells, tastes and colors, and constant noise, congestion and chaos. Its beauty and people, though, make it a photographer's dream - especially a photographer who prefers...

  • Tribe turns to international commission in ski resort fight

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has turned to an international human rights commission that has dealt with death penalty cases and foreign killings in its effort to draw attention to a northern Arizona mountain that tribes consider sacred. Getting the case considered by the...

  • Denver Art Museum offers free admission to kids

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Every day is now a free day for kids at the Denver Art Museum. Anyone 18 and under— whether on a school trip or visiting on their own — can now get into the museum for free. The museum says it will also help pay for school bus trips to the museum and offer $5 youth...

  • Vermont House defeats $2 hotel occupancy fee

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont House has soundly rejected a proposal to raise about $10 million in new revenue with new $2 occupancy fee on hotel rooms. Rep. Susan Davis of Washington proposed the amendment as part of a revenue bill, saying the money would enable the state to...

  • Teton motorists asked to be careful of migrating wildlife

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Motorists in and around Grand Teton National Park are being asked to be cautious over the next few weeks as wildlife migrate from wintering areas toward summer ranges. Park officials say that with the receding snowpack, elk on the National Elk Refuge have begun to...

  • Plane hit by de-icing truck at DIA

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    DENVER — No injuries are reported after a Delta Airlines plane was hit by a de-icing truck Wednesday morning at Denver International Airport. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery says Delta Flight 1780 was bound from Denver to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport when it was hit...

  • House committee approves bill to reopen mining museum

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — A House committee has passed a bill to reopen the Mining and Mineral Museum that closed in 2011. The proposal by Republican Sen. Gail Griffin of Hereford transfers the stewardship of the museum from the Arizona Historical Society to the Arizona Geological Survey. The...

  • Aging LA eyesore to be briefly transformed into work of art

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Its days might be numbered, but if LA's seedy, long-abandoned Sunset Pacific Hotel is going out, it will at least be doing so in style. French experimental artist Vincent Lamouroux plans to bathe the aging Sunset Boulevard structure and its surrounding trees in...

  • AP PHOTOS: Russia's Nenets celebrate Reindeer Herders' Day

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    NADYM, Russia (AP) — It's a holiday celebrated annually in Russia's Yamal-Nenets region in the Arctic. For the indigenous nomadic Nenets people, Reindeer Herders' Day offers a chance to show their prowess in wrestling, high jumps and other traditional local sports, but, above all, in...

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