Mexican court rules against development in Cancun mangrove

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican court has issued an injunction blocking further work on a real estate project in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun that activists say has almost killed a mangrove swamp at the...

NY offers Zika tests to pregnant women travelers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Pregnant women in New York who have recently traveled to countries impacted by the Zika virus can now get free tests for the infection, the state announced Thursday.

Authorities had...

5 places in L.A. to soak up Oscars vibes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's Oscar season in Los Angeles. With the 88th annual Academy Awards scheduled for Feb. 28, here are five places in L.A. to soak up those glitzy Oscars vibes and maybe even run into one of the...

Phoenix council approves sale of city-owned downtown hotel

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council has approved the sale of a city-owned downtown hotel.

The council on Wednesday approved the sale of the Sheraton Grand Phoenix to TLG Phoenix, an affiliate of Thayer...

Florida surfer vanishes from beach in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic said Thursday that they are looking for a South Florida tourist who apparently vanished from a beach popular with surfers.

Police...

Essentials: Toronto, from what's new to classic attractions

TORONTO (AP) — Grab your toque (what Canadians call a wool hat) and get your game face on if you're heading for the NBA All-Star Game in the 6ix —a term coined by rapper Drake, Toronto's unofficial ambassador, for...

200K Undiscovered SC grant to rehabilitate freedman's home

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina effort to attract tourists to less-visited areas of the state will help preserve a freedman's cottage in Beaufort County.

A $200,000 Undiscovered South Carolina grant...

Officials: 2 plane tires blow out on landing in Pennsylvania

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Airport officials say two tires under the left wing of an airplane blew out during a landing at a Pennsylvania airport.

A spokesman for the Lehigh Valley International Airport in...