• New York man dies in apparent drowning in Bahamas

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Police in the Bahamas say a U.S. citizen on a cruise to the island chain has died in an apparent drowning. The Royal Bahamas Police Force identified the man only as a 38-year-old from New York and did not release his name or hometown. He appeared to have...

  • Vegas sees same number of January visitors, 3.4 million

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials say 3.4 million people visited Las Vegas in January, virtually the same number as last year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released its latest statistics Friday that the number of visitors was up one-tenth of a percent in a month...

  • Lights, camera, blossom! Disney films inspire floral fantasy

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lights, camera ... blossom! Floral and garden designers are paying homage to Disney and Pixar films at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which opens Saturday with the theme "Celebrate the Movies." Meticulously landscaped exhibits have been inspired by more than a...

  • Amsterdam warns tourists white heroin being sold as cocaine

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Authorities in Amsterdam warned Friday that potentially lethal white heroin is being sold as cocaine in the city after three Danish tourists became ill this week. Three people died and 17 became seriously ill with breathing problems late last year after inhaling...

  • Travel agent ordered to sell house to repay victims of theft

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A former travel agent from New Jersey has been ordered to sell his house and car to pay restitution to 20 customers who paid him for a Mediterranean cruise that never happened. The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office says a judge told Ellis Hester that she...

  • With closed borders, Gazans unable to make Muslim pilgrimage

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With the war-battered Gaza Strip's borders closed, thousands of people have been shut out of a Muslim pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia because they cannot leave the sealed territory. Some 7,500 Gazans have sought to travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for the minor...

  • Foreign tourists posing nude at temples infuriate Cambodians

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction — the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat — is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred...

  • Cambodians angered over nude photo incidents at temples

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction — the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat — is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred...

  • Atlanta area college students travel to Missouri for break

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Instead of heading to nearby beaches for spring break, NAACP officials say dozens of Atlanta area college students are planning to help with a voter registration drive in Ferguson, Missouri. NAACP officials say students from Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse and...

  • Ala. tourism campaign to focus on state's barbecue culture

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — State officials say this year's Alabama tourism campaign will be focused on barbecue. The Alabama Tourism Department plans to begin its 2015 campaign with a conference in Birmingham on Friday. Officials say the campaign will include a website and mobile...

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