• National monument supporters in California get antsy

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — California lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to win national monument designation for four scenic vistas in the state, from vast stretches of the Mojave Desert to redwood stands along the Pacific Coast Highway to canyons and mountains near the...

  • Details about proposed national monuments in California

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic members of California's congressional delegation have sponsored bills to establish four national monuments. Supporters are also pushing for President Barack Obama to establish the national monuments if Congress declines to act on the bills. The proposed...

  • Activists count homeless before seeking to end homelessness

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — In the woods behind a large business on Hartford Turnpike in Waterford, six volunteers found signs of camp: a trail of packed-down snow from footprints, a small bridge built over a brook, a baby stroller and a shopping cart. No one was there. But with a...

  • SC museum exhibit traces cases that led to desegregation

    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An exhibit opening at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia tells the story of the court cases that led to the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing racial segregation. The exhibit is entitled "Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for it." It...

  • Hardman Farm, new Georgia historic site, to open next week

    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    SAUTEE NACOOCHEE, Ga. (AP) — A new state historic site is set to open for tours in north Georgia next week. The Department of Natural Resources says guided tours will start at Hardman Farm in White County March 5. The farm's main house was built in the Italianate style by Captain...

  • House moves to repeal vehicle-enforcement ban on US lands

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Legislature is moving to repeal a law crafted to punish the federal government for closing roads in national forests to off-highway vehicle use after its ban on enforcement led to property destruction. The 2013 law barred state and local law officers from enforcing...

  • Las Vegas Strip's version of bazaar shopping opens

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — An outdoor shopping experience modeled after a more modern Middle Eastern marketplace, complete with a little bit of price haggling, has opened in front of Bally's Las Vegas. The open-air Grand Bazaar Shops opened Thursday morning after a delay and about 15 months of...

  • Packers: Favre induction ceremony broadcast inside stadium

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The stadium bowl at Lambeau Field will be open for fans who cannot make it inside the venue's atrium to attend quarterback Brett Favre's induction ceremony into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. A banquet and number retirement ceremony scheduled for July 18...

  • New York man dies in apparent drowning in Bahamas

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Police in the Bahamas say a U.S. citizen on a cruise to the island chain has died in an apparent drowning. The Royal Bahamas Police Force identified the man only as a 38-year-old from New York and did not release his name or hometown. He appeared to have...

  • Vegas sees same number of January visitors, 3.4 million

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials say 3.4 million people visited Las Vegas in January, virtually the same number as last year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released its latest statistics Friday that the number of visitors was up one-tenth of a percent in a month...

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