• DPS expands drunken-driving patrols through July 4th weekend

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More Texas troopers are being mobilized to expand the search for drunken drivers through the July Fourth holiday weekend. The Texas Department of Public Safety says increased patrols began Friday and run through July 7. DPS says more than 1,000 individuals were...

  • North Dakota tourism agency offers grant for new attractions

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Tourism is offering a $750,000 matching grant to tourism attractions that can draw more visitors to the state. The 2016 Tourism Infrastructure Grant Program's purpose is to provide funding for new tourism operations to attract visitors from outside...

  • Hawaii draws more travelers from US mainland in May

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — The number of tourists visiting Hawaii surged 9.3 percent in May compared to the same month last year as more travelers came to the islands from the U.S. mainland. The Hawaii Tourism Authority said Thursday more than 700,000 visitors traveled to the state in May....

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    ___ Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that NEW YORK (AP) — On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1,300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks. But instead of splitting all of the weekend's activities evenly throughout the trip, one...

  • You'll want to cross these 15 amazing Colorado bridges

    Onlyinyourstate.com
    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Sir Isaac Newton once said, “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Metaphorically, I agree. Literally, not so much, as the Centennial State is home to many of these stunning structures. Here are 15 amazing Colorado bridges that you’ll be ready to cross.

  • Buffalo museum launches gaming app built around artwork

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The newest work at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is a gaming app meant to put modern and contemporary art in front of kids by way of their smartphones. ArtGames 2.0 will be available for free from the Apple App and Google Play stores on Saturday. Developers at...

  • Flight 93 National Memorial visitors center to open Sept. 10

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A $26 million visitors center complex at the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated and open to the public Sept. 10, a day before the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks. The new center near Shanksville, about 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh,...

  • Noah's big biblical boat being built as Kentucky attraction

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — In a rolling Kentucky pasture, the first few wooden ribs of a giant Noah's ark tourist attraction have begun to sprout up. For now, there's only a foundation, some concrete pillars and the ribs. But the Christian ministry building the ark says the public will...

  • Food and art at the beach: Coney Art Walls

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Summer fun at Coney Island just got some new attractions in addition to the beach and amusement park rides. Now visitors can enjoy colorful murals and artisanal food vendors selling everything from truffle fries to hibiscus ice pops. Coney Art Walls launched this week...

  • Officials ID Japanese man who died while hiking Grand Canyon

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park have identified a man from Japan who died during a hike last week. Park officials said Thursday that 36-year-old Takayuki Fujiwara was visiting from Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. They did not...

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