• Allegiant adds nonstop links to Tennessee and Texas

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Allegiant officials say nonstop service linking Las Vegas to Memphis, Tennessee and Brownsville, Texas begins this summer. The airline announced the new routes Tuesday along with 20 others across the country. The Memphis flight begins May 22 while the Brownsville...

  • Highly skilled immigrant spouses can soon work in US

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When Neha Mahajan's husband got a job transfer from New Delhi to New Jersey, she was excited to come along. But the thrill faded when the television reporter realized there was no way she could get a job in the United States because immigration rules barred her...

  • Lawmaker facing expenses questions hires lawyers, PR experts

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock has hired top lawyers and public relations experts in the wake of recent questions surrounding his travel and entertainment expenses. Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, had spent taxpayer and campaign funds...

  • Hawaii hotels bring in record $5.4B in revenue last year

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's hotel industry generated a record $5.4 billion in revenue last year as average room rates climbed and more visitors traveled to the islands. Industry consultant Hospitality Advisors LLC said Tuesday the average daily rate rose 5.5 percent to $242.63 last year....

  • Sleet, snow, ice move into metro Atlanta and north Georgia

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Snow was blowing across highways in the north Georgia mountains and ice coated cars in some of metro's Atlanta's northern suburbs as the latest winter storm struck the state Tuesday. The National Weather Service said the greatest threat of a wintry mix of rain, sleet...

  • New flight paths angering residents in Phoenix, other cities

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Steve Dreiseszun says he cannot sit in his backyard or read a story to his son without a sense of dread. For the past several months, he and other residents in a Phoenix neighborhood of historic homes have been jolted — sometimes out of their sleep — by the sound of...

  • Jewish heirs sue Germany in US over medieval art treasure

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — The heirs of Nazi-era Jewish art dealers say they have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. suing Germany and a German museum for the return of a medieval treasure trove worth an estimated $226 million. The suit, which attorneys said was filed late Monday in the U.S. District...

  • Planners of Black History Museum in SC seek public input

    Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Organizers of a $75 million International African American Museum on Charleston Harbor are holding a public forum to get input from people on what the museum should display. The forum is being held on Tuesday near where the museum will be built. Bernard...

  • Anacostia Museum features slave family's story in Civil War

    Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum is opening a new exhibit exploring the struggles and achievements of one slave family in Maryland before and after the Civil War. A diary started in 1841 by Adam Francis, then the enslaved patriarch of the Plummer family,...

  • Water Tower renovations celebrate 1-year mark

    Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The restoration of a Louisville waterfront landmark is being celebrated next month. The renovations of Pumping Station No. 1 at Louisville Water Tower Park were completed last year, and a new museum at the site opened in March. Since then the historic site and...

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