• Atlanta airport returns to normal operations after storm

    Yesterday

    ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has returned to normal operations after a winter storm prompted delays on Wednesday. The flight tracking service FlightAware early Thursday morning showed no arrival or departure delays at the world's...

  • United Airlines flight from Denver diverted in Kansas

    The Gazette
    Yesterday

    WICHITA, Kan. — Officials say a United Airlines flight has landed safely after being diverted to a Wichita airport because of landing gear issues. Airport Police and Fire Capt. Randy Currie says the plane that took off Wednesday night from Denver International Airport had experienced...

  • Oklahoma tourism agency dedicates renovated Sequoyah Lodge

    Yesterday

    HULBERT, Okla. (AP) — Sequoyah State Park's renovated Sequoyah Lodge has been dedicated by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. The 104-room lodge — originally built in 1956 — has been renovated to emphasize the original mid-century modern design. Emphasis has been placed...

  • Travel agent: Man feds say sought to join IS 'regular' teen

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The travel agent who sold a plane ticket to a New York man authorities have charged with seeking to join the Islamic State group in Syria says he appeared to be a "regular American teenager." Bahri Caliskan said Wednesday a bearded Akhror Saidakhmetov (AWK'-rohr...

  • Winter weather delays flights destined for Atlanta

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Winter weather has led to flight delays at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Federal Aviation Administration officials say a ground delay is in effect at Atlanta's airport Wednesday evening as snow and rain continue moving through north Georgia. FAA...

  • Senate approves $11.5M in bonds to upgrade Custer State Park

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a measure that would dole out $11.5 million in state bonds for improvements to resort facilities at Custer State Park. The measure passed the full chamber 34-0 on Tuesday. State Parks Director Doug Hofer has said the goal is protecting...

  • 9/11 museum officials mark anniversary of 1993 bombing

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officials at the Sept. 11 museum will mark the 22nd anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than 1,000. Some victims' family members will take part in Thursday's ceremony near the north pool of the Sept. 11 memorial....

  • Georgia editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: Feb. 22 Morning News, Savannah, Georgia, on state's beer laws: Once upon a time in Georgia, most beer drinkers had two choices when they wanted a cold one: Bud or Miller. Today, thanks to the explosion in the number of craft beers and...

  • Jamaica lawmakers decriminalize small amounts of 'ganja'

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island's famed reggae music. After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and...

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum to open Egyptian exhibition

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Grand Rapids Public Museum is preparing to open an exhibition of its collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. The "Egypt: Be Curious" exhibition opens March 21 and includes artifacts donated by Grand Rapids-area residents that were collected from Egypt....

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