• Oklahoma tourism agency dedicates renovated Sequoyah Lodge

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    HULBERT, Okla. (AP) — Sequoyah State Park's renovated Sequoyah Lodge has been dedicated by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. The 104-room lodge — originally built in 1956 — has been renovated to emphasize the original mid-century modern design. Emphasis has been placed...

  • Travel agent: Man feds say sought to join IS 'regular' teen

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The travel agent who sold a plane ticket to a New York man authorities have charged with seeking to join the Islamic State group in Syria says he appeared to be a "regular American teenager." Bahri Caliskan said Wednesday a bearded Akhror Saidakhmetov (AWK'-rohr...

  • Winter weather delays flights destined for Atlanta

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Winter weather has led to flight delays at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Federal Aviation Administration officials say a ground delay is in effect at Atlanta's airport Wednesday evening as snow and rain continue moving through north Georgia. FAA...

  • Senate approves $11.5M in bonds to upgrade Custer State Park

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a measure that would dole out $11.5 million in state bonds for improvements to resort facilities at Custer State Park. The measure passed the full chamber 34-0 on Tuesday. State Parks Director Doug Hofer has said the goal is protecting...

  • 9/11 museum officials mark anniversary of 1993 bombing

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officials at the Sept. 11 museum will mark the 22nd anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than 1,000. Some victims' family members will take part in Thursday's ceremony near the north pool of the Sept. 11 memorial....

  • Georgia editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: Feb. 22 Morning News, Savannah, Georgia, on state's beer laws: Once upon a time in Georgia, most beer drinkers had two choices when they wanted a cold one: Bud or Miller. Today, thanks to the explosion in the number of craft beers and...

  • Jamaica lawmakers decriminalize small amounts of 'ganja'

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island's famed reggae music. After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and...

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum to open Egyptian exhibition

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Grand Rapids Public Museum is preparing to open an exhibition of its collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. The "Egypt: Be Curious" exhibition opens March 21 and includes artifacts donated by Grand Rapids-area residents that were collected from Egypt....

  • 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...

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