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  • After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's air travel system slowly began to recover Saturday after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a large regional air traffic control center brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt. At the height of the travel misery Friday, more than 2,000...

  • Salt Lake convention hotel attracts developers

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Local firms and major real estate companies are among half a dozen developers interested in building a large convention hotel in the heart of Salt Lake City, a project that comes with $75 million in possible tax credits. About 60 representatives of real estate...

  • Valles Caldera preserve to ask for more funding

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Valles Caldera National Preserve decided this week to ask Congress for more federal funding to manage operations for another five years. The preserve's board of trustees voted at its quarterly meeting Wednesday to submit a recommendation for extending federal...

  • Kentucky women traveling in covered wagon

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    TOLLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky women are traveling across the state in a horse-drawn carriage. Edith Conyers of Mount Sterling, said she and friend, Jinny Grulke, had discussed the possibility of one day just packing up and leaving with their carriage and horses. "Just wanted to...

  • Cuba begins to unite private enterprise, tourism

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's state-run tourism industry increasingly is doing business with the country's new class of private entrepreneurs, trying to improve quality of food and lodging while maintaining a grip on the sector's biggest sources of foreign exchange. One of the country's...

  • Minneapolis arts museum celebrating 100th birthday

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. The museum will launch its birthday celebrations with a luncheon Wednesday. The MIA plans several birthday year projects, including "The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces...

  • Charleston museum begins $13M renovation project

    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    CHARLESON, S.C. (AP) — The 110-year-old Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston's historic district is beginning a renovation project costing more than $13 million. The museum kicks off the 16-month renovation effort with a celebration on Saturday. Visitors will see the museum without its...

  • Gulf Shores, Univ. SA offer tourism courses

    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — The University of South Alabama will soon offer courses in hospitality and tourism in Gulf Shores. University officials will start holding the classes in January at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center. Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/Zgvu9s ) students who earn an...

  • Free admission to National Parks on Saturday

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's national parks will open their gates to visitors Saturday at no cost as the National Park Service observes National Public Lands Day. South Dakota is home to six National Park Service units. The Park Service is waiving entrance fees but visitors may...

  • Las Vegas area gets 3.5 million visitors in August

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials say Las Vegas visitor counts got a boost from one extra weekend day in August. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Friday that 3.5 million travelers visited the area last month, up 5.1 percent compared with the same month last year....

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