• Gilcrease Museum transfers Declaration of Independence copy

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Gilcrease Museum has transferred its copy of the Declaration of Independence to a new home in the most secure section of the recently opened Helmerich Center for American Research. The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/18Covfl ) the nearly 240-year-old...

  • Rainbow Bridge National Monument reopens after trail repairs

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Rainbow Bridge National Monument in southern Utah is open to the public again. The monument near the Arizona-Utah line was closed Jan. 5 so the flooding-damaged trail from Lake Powell could be repaired. Superintendent Todd Brindle says Loven Contracting of...

  • Cosmosphere's planetarium to undergo complete renovation

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Cosmosphere's is planning a complete renovation for its Justice Planetarium. The Hutchinson-based facility announced Thursday in a news release that the planetarium will close its doors Feb. 2 for the planned upgrades. It is expected to reopen April 12....

  • Exhibit in Ohio commemorates concentration camp liberation

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — An exhibit opening at a Cincinnati museum commemorates the liberation of a notorious Nazi concentration camp where more than 1 million prisoners died during the Holocaust. The exhibit about the liberation of Auschwitz (OW'-shvits) includes artifacts, photographs and...

  • Louisville museums offer reduced admission in February

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Several Louisville attractions are offering reduced admission fees in February. Museums and other tourist attractions along or near Main Street are letting visitors from Kentucky and Indiana in for $5 all next month. The attractions include the Louisville...

  • APNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia. An arrest warrant, originally issued in February, was unsealed Thursday in U.S....

  • Wyoming lawmakers move to block cuts to sheep grazing

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing to protect domestic sheep in the state from a possible federal effort to remove them from public lands. The U.S. Forest Service recently curtailed domestic sheep grazing on the Payette National Forest in Idaho to protect bighorn...

  • Number of visitors to Hawaii climbs to record high in 2014

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Tourism Authority says a record 8.28 million travelers came to the islands last year, up more than 1 percent from the previous year. The agency said Thursday visitors spent a record $14.75 billion while in Hawaii. More travelers came from North America and...

  • Tourism booming at Kentucky bourbon distilleries

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tourism is booming along with production at Kentucky's bourbon distilleries. Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail — featuring such venerable brands as Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, Four Roses and Maker's Mark among its nine participating distilleries — tourists made a...

  • 2 loaded guns, 2 inert grenades recovered at Atlanta airport

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities say three people were found trying to take loaded guns and inert grenades onto flights departing from Atlanta's airport. TSA officials said in a statement Thursday that two loaded guns were found in carry-on bags at 6:40 and 7 a.m. Officials say...

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