1st travel-related case of Zika virus confirmed in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say the first travel-related case of the Zika virus has infected a person from Georgia.

The Georgia Department of Public Health said Wednesday that the person traveled to...

Jimmy Buffett musical to premiere at California theater

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jimmy Buffett musical will make its world premiere next year somewhere nice and warm — the La Jolla Playhouse in California.

Producers said Wednesday that the show, which combines...

Zika affects plans for destination weddings, babymoons

Some travelers are trading in Caribbean and Latin American vacations for ski trips and Hawaii as they rethink destination weddings, babymoons and other getaways in light of the Zika virus.

The mosquito-borne...

Owners unveil first phase of Broadway at the Beach makeover

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The owners of the popular Broadway at the Beach entertainment, dining and shopping complex in Myrtle Beach are embarking on a multiyear makeover of the 350-acre complex.

Officials...

Glitter, feathers, paint: New Orleans preps for Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's glitter season in New Orleans. A time for feathers, paper mache, sequins, paint, bailing wire, bones, and just about any other item that can be used for decoration. Across garages, kitchen...

Snow moves out of southeastern South Dakota; I-29 reopened

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Transportation Department officials have reopened Interstate 29 in southeastern South Dakota, and Sioux Falls police have lifted a no travel advisory for the city.

I-29 was closed...

Californians want rum-crazy Cuba to start drinking wine

HAVANA (AP) — The 3.5 million tourists who flooded Cuba last year downed oceans of mojitos, lakes of daiquiris and rivers of thin, sour beer. Only an odd few accompanied their ropa vieja and croquetas with wine —...

Russian tourist loses leg to speedboat in southern Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Two Russian tourists were badly injured Wednesday at a Thailand beach resort when a speedboat's propeller severed one man's leg and cut deep gashes in the other man's leg, police said.

The men,...