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  • 2 uptown NYC museums to host block parties

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two uptown New York City museums are teaming up this summer to attract more visitors with some cool outdoor activities. The Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio are partnering for the first time with "Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th and Fifth."...

  • Eastern Ky. touted in culinary tourism promotion

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Forty-eight food destinations in eastern Kentucky are included in a new guidemap to promote culinary tourism. The mapguide was developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission. The Bon Appetit Appalachia tourism mapguide showcases 283 distinctive food...

  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    Yesterday

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar...

  • Cost of air travel to rise slightly

    By Elise Schmelzer elise.schmelzer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs airline passengers and millions of others around the country are paying more for plane tickets because of an airline security fee hike that went into effect Monday. Fees for a roundtrip flight from Colorado Springs to Denver, for instance, will jump from $5 to...

  • Alaska sets record for number of visitors

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has set a record for the number of tourists visiting the nation's northernmost state. The State Division of Economic Development in a release says Alaska had 1.96 million visitors between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014. That beats the previous mark...

  • Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry after a woman donated part of her purchase Tuesday. Deb Greene, a 65-year-old retiree, waited all night to be first in line at the Cannabis...

  • Black bear that stole family picnic euthanized

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A 5-year-old black bear that frightened a family away from their picnic in Glacier National Park has been euthanized for that and other behavior that indicated it did not fear people. Park officials said the male bear was killed on July 18, a day after...

  • Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due. It was Charles Taylor — a mechanic in the brothers' Dayton bicycle shop — who built the engine for the airplane that first took flight at Kitty...

  • 'Eagle Lady' presenting at Smoky Mountains Park

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A woman known as "The Eagle Lady" is presenting a birds of prey program this week at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Doris Mager has worked with raptors for more than 35 years. The park says she has cared for more than 80 injured eagles and hundreds of...

  • National WWII Museum welcomes 4 millionth visitor

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National WWII Museum has capped a record-breaking fiscal year with another milestone: welcoming its four-millionth visitor since its founding in 2000. Officials say visitation for fiscal year 2014 had exceeded 483,000, beating its previous best attendance...

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