• Hardman Farm, new Georgia historic site, to open next week

    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    SAUTEE NACOOCHEE, Ga. (AP) — A new state historic site is set to open for tours in north Georgia next week. The Department of Natural Resources says guided tours will start at Hardman Farm in White County March 5. The farm's main house was built in the Italianate style by Captain...

  • House moves to repeal vehicle-enforcement ban on US lands

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Legislature is moving to repeal a law crafted to punish the federal government for closing roads in national forests to off-highway vehicle use after its ban on enforcement led to property destruction. The 2013 law barred state and local law officers from enforcing...

  • Las Vegas Strip's version of bazaar shopping opens

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — An outdoor shopping experience modeled after a more modern Middle Eastern marketplace, complete with a little bit of price haggling, has opened in front of Bally's Las Vegas. The open-air Grand Bazaar Shops opened Thursday morning after a delay and about 15 months of...

  • Packers: Favre induction ceremony broadcast inside stadium

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The stadium bowl at Lambeau Field will be open for fans who cannot make it inside the venue's atrium to attend quarterback Brett Favre's induction ceremony into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. A banquet and number retirement ceremony scheduled for July 18...

  • New York man dies in apparent drowning in Bahamas

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Police in the Bahamas say a U.S. citizen on a cruise to the island chain has died in an apparent drowning. The Royal Bahamas Police Force identified the man only as a 38-year-old from New York and did not release his name or hometown. He appeared to have...

  • Vegas sees same number of January visitors, 3.4 million

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials say 3.4 million people visited Las Vegas in January, virtually the same number as last year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released its latest statistics Friday that the number of visitors was up one-tenth of a percent in a month...

  • Lights, camera, blossom! Disney films inspire floral fantasy

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lights, camera ... blossom! Floral and garden designers are paying homage to Disney and Pixar films at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which opens Saturday with the theme "Celebrate the Movies." Meticulously landscaped exhibits have been inspired by more than a...

  • Amsterdam warns tourists white heroin being sold as cocaine

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Authorities in Amsterdam warned Friday that potentially lethal white heroin is being sold as cocaine in the city after three Danish tourists became ill this week. Three people died and 17 became seriously ill with breathing problems late last year after inhaling...

  • Travel agent ordered to sell house to repay victims of theft

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A former travel agent from New Jersey has been ordered to sell his house and car to pay restitution to 20 customers who paid him for a Mediterranean cruise that never happened. The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office says a judge told Ellis Hester that she...

  • With closed borders, Gazans unable to make Muslim pilgrimage

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With the war-battered Gaza Strip's borders closed, thousands of people have been shut out of a Muslim pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia because they cannot leave the sealed territory. Some 7,500 Gazans have sought to travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for the minor...

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