• Highway department advises of lane closures on holiday

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is alerting drivers of lane closures on interstates and U.S. highways during the coming July 4th holiday weekend. The department says highway improvement projects are underway and there are work zones on four...

  • Krzyzewski, Kyvallos to receive Lapchick Award

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — More honors for a couple of Coach Ks. Mike Krzyzewski, who has led Duke to five national championships and is the only Division I men's coach with 1,000 victories, and women's basketball pioneer Lucille Kyvallos of Queens College have won the Lapchick Character Award...

  • Group predicts 3.1M Texans to travel over July Fourth

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    COPPELL, Texas (AP) — A travel group predicts 3.1 million Texans will hit the road over the July Fourth holiday period. AAA Texas on Monday released its projection, which is up about 1 percent compared to Independence Day weekend last year. The travel period is defined as Wednesday...

  • Myrtle Beach officials call on SC to lower Confederate flag

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Tourism officials in Myrtle Beach are calling for removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse. The board of directors for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce voted Monday that the flag should be removed and be...

  • Seattle art exhibit puts spotlight on race, identity

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — Race, identity and the masks people wear are the themes explored in a new exhibit of contemporary, multimedia art at the Seattle Art Museum. The themes feel especially relevant with the recent opening of the show "Disguise: Masks & Global African Art" coming one day...

  • Udall, Interior deputy secretary to tour Chaco Canyon area

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    CHACO CANYON, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor are visiting northwestern New Mexico. The two are planning to tour the Chaco Canyon area before meeting Monday with residents and local officials with the Bureau of Land Management, the National...

  • Passenger exiting plane, struck by lightning in Columbia

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials say lightning struck a female passenger who was getting off a plane at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Multiple media outlets report an airport spokeswoman says the woman, whose identity hasn't been given, was traveling on an American Airlines flight...

  • Museum event offers fossil, artifact identification

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Experts will help people identify their fossils and other artifacts at an event this week at the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m....

  • Tunisia struggles to find balanced response to terror

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia has reason to fear a terror attack. The only democracy that emerged from the turmoil of the 2011 Arab Spring has seen more of its young men join the Islamic State group than any other nation, and many have returned, battle-hardened, to spread radical...

  • East Millinocket, Maine, to vote on national park proposal

    Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — East Millinocket, Maine, is slated to hold a nonbinding referendum about a controversial proposal to create a national park east of Baxter State Park. Town residents are scheduled to vote on the proposal on Monday. Residents have debated the merits of...

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