• Tourists on holiday coping with Greece's financial crisis

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tourists on holiday in Greece offered advice to others Monday: Bring extra euros. Several reported having some anxious moments over the weekend thanks to empty ATMs and merchants refusing credit cards, but the inconveniences eased as ATMs were replenished Monday. "We...

  • Editorials from around Oregon

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    The (Medford) Mail Tribune, June 28, on logging limitations For decades, timber harvests on public forest land in western Oregon have been curtailed in the interest of protecting the environment from the excesses of the unsustainable logging that took place in the 1970s and 1980s....

  • Road trip: NYC mayor to head to western US for vacation

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family are taking a vacation. City officials said Monday that the mayor's family will be spending eight days traveling together throughout the southwestern and western United States. De Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray and...

  • Appeals court revives Jemez Pueblo's claim to Valles Caldera

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    JEMEZ PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived an effort by a Native American community in northern New Mexico to reclaim the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Jemez Pueblo considers the nearly 140-square-mile swath of federally-managed public land as a spiritual...

  • 8 places to celebrate the Fourth of July in Colorado

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    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Here are some of your best options for celebrating the Fourth of July around Colorado: Cherry Creek Arts Festival: This annual event offers a free spectacle of music and performing and culinary arts, July 3-5 in Denver. cherrycreekartsfestival.org Rollin' on the Riverwalk: An...

  • 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...

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