Feds award $1.3M toward C&O Canal aqueduct restoration

HAGERTOWN, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service is providing $1.3 million to help restore the Conococheague (kah-nah-kah-CHEEG') Aqueduct in the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park at...

Car carrying couple, daughter hit by gunfire in Bridgeville

BRIDGEVILLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say three people escaped injury when someone shot a car while it was traveling in Bridgeville.

It happened about 6:15 p.m. Sunday on Coverdale Road south of...

House panel passes bill clarifying travel expense disclosure

PHOENIX (AP) — A House panel has passed a measure that would clarify what lawmakers have to report as gifts for travel-related expenses.

Rep. J.D. Mesnard of Chandler is sponsoring the measure that would...

Plaque honors Kansas boy who died at Alabama airport

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama airport has added a plaque to remember a Kansas boy who died when he was hit by a falling flight information sign.

The plaque that was unveiled last week at the...

Chinese visit temples, fairs to ring in Year of the Monkey

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and others around Asia flocked to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune on Monday, the first day of the Lunar New Year.

In Beijing, hundreds of thousands of people...

Political tourists flock to New Hampshire for up-close view

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Ann and Jon Vitti hopped on a flight from Los Angeles to snowy New Hampshire last week to witness first-hand what they can't see on their TV: The more personal side of presidential...

Mild winter? Lake Placid's Mirror Lake Inn makes own snow

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Lake Placid's stately Mirror Lake Inn has its own antidote for the mild Adirondack Mountain winter — it's making its own snow.

The resort has purchased four snow guns because the...

Tattoos on the rebound in Cuba after years underground

HAVANA (AP) — Bent in concentration beneath the vaulted ceiling of his Old Havana studio, Mauro Coca draws a tropical bird in blue ink down the length of Julivic Marquez's arm.

"That's really good," the...