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  • More visitors, spending forecast for Labor Day

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More visitors — and more spending — are forecast for the Labor Day holiday weekend in New Hampshire. The Institute for New Hampshire Studies says about 560,000 out-of-state visitors are expected. That's up by 3 percent over last year. They're expected to spend...

  • Hawaii visitor arrivals, spending up in July

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — The number of visitors to Hawaii rose 2.5 percent last month from the same period last year, to more than 772,000. The Hawaii Tourism Authority said Wednesday spending climbed 2.6 percent to $1.4 billion. CEO Mike McCartney says the figures were the highest on record...

  • Yellowstone National Park employee found dead

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Law enforcement at Yellowstone National Park is investigating the death a woman who worked there. Park officials say 21-year-old Kassandra "Kassie" Wieferich was found dead Tuesday night in the Old Faithful Lodge area. Officials started...

  • AP names gambling industry reporter in Las Vegas

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reporter Kimberly Pierceall has been hired to cover gambling and tourism for The Associated Press in Nevada. The appointment was announced Wednesday by West Region Editor Traci Carl, who oversees news for 13 states. Pierceall, 32, joins the AP from the Orange County...

  • Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DUBLIN (AP) — European budget carrier Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo companies and governments during penny-pinching times. Marketed under the slogan "Your boss will approve," the new ticket reverses some of the airline's more reviled policies for...

  • Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Earthquakes are rocking Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic. Iceland's Met Office says two earthquakes measuring over magnitude 5 shook the volcano under the vast Vatnajokull glacier...

  • Grants help students to tour Cherokee Nation sites

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is offering grants for elementary students to tour some of the tribe's historical sites. The grants will fund 20 education tours for schools both within and outside the tribe's 14-county jurisdiction in northeastern Oklahoma. The grants are...

  • Arab American Book Award winners to be honored

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A national museum is once again honoring tales of the Arab experience told through fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The Arab American National Museum on Tuesday announced the winners of its annual Arab American Book Award. The poetry award went to Philip Metres'...

  • AAA projects increase in Labor Day travel in Va.

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More Virginians are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend, reaching a new post-recession high for the state. AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the number of people taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home is anticipated to increase slightly this year. That's...

  • Most Texans since 2008 to travel for Labor Day

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — AAA Texas projects that more than 2.5 million Texans will hit the road or take wing for the Labor Day 2014 holiday. The auto club said in a statement that the projection would be the highest number of Texans traveling for Labor Day since 2008 and a 1.9 percent...

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