• Air travelers stranded as Logan remains closed for snowstorm

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Logan International Airport remains closed, frustrating air travelers who found themselves stranded in the snowstorm. Among them was Kang Jia, who arrived from China shortly before Logan shut down Monday evening. Kang's onward flight to New York's JFK Airport...

  • New Jersey commuters await word on travel

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Commuters around New Jersey are waiting to learn when they can get back to work as light snow continues falling. State officials imposed a travel ban at 11 p.m. Monday, restricting highway travel to official vehicles. The Port Authority also closed the Hudson...

  • Park Service holds meetings about pumping sand in Buxton

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service is holding two open houses this week to learn what the public thinks of a proposal to pump sand along the eroding beach in Buxton. The open houses will be held Tuesday at the Dare County Government Office in Manteo and Wednesday at the...

  • Balloon crew hits halfway mark in bid to break records

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mission control for an international team trying to break two major ballooning records says the helium-filled balloon has passed the halfway mark of its journey across the Pacific Ocean. Pilots Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off...

  • Cuomo: Snow-related travel ban on roads, subway to shut down

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the New York City metro area's entire transportation infrastructure from roadways to railroads would be shut down late Monday night in advance of the worst part of a huge storm barreling into the area. A travel ban on all roads in 13 counties...

  • Correction: Travel-Trip-Lunar New Year-NYC Chinatowns story

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 15 about New York City Chinatowns, The Associated Press gave an incorrect address for P.S. 310 in Brooklyn. The correct address is 942 62nd St. A corrected version of the story is below: Explore 3 NYC Chinatowns: In Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan...

  • Clarification: Super Bowl-Neon Carnival Party story

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Jan. 26, The Associated Press reported that the party Neon Carnival, which is held during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, will host an event two days before the Super Bowl. Neon Carnival is not affiliated with the Coachella festival. A new...

  • Colombians celebrate Miss Universe title

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carnival has come a few weeks early to the Caribbean city of Barranquilla where residents took to the streets on Monday to show their hometown pride after local beauty queen Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe. Even President Juan Manuel Santos took time out...

  • Batman ride at Six Flags Over Georgia to run backward

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — Holy roller coaster! The Batman ride at Six Flags Over Georgia is going to run backward when the park opens for the season March 14. The ride opened in the park in 1997 and has given more than 16 million rides since then, but they've all been in the same direction....

  • Ireland unveils credit card-style passports for EU travel

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is launching a new plastic passport for travel in Europe — and Irish citizens can provide their own selfies as the ID photo. The credit card-style passports make their debut in July and, according to Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan, can be used to travel...

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