• Park Loop Road at Acadia National Park opens to vehicles

    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The cold weather may still be holding on, but there are signs that summer in Maine is right around the corner. The National Park Service says that all vehicles are now welcome back on Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park. The road usually opens April 15,...

  • Lincoln attendance record broken, new webpage revealed

    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum set a one-day attendance record with free admission on its 10th anniversary. Visitors from as far away as South Korea and Lebanon joined the celebration Sunday as 5,251 came through the doors, far outpacing...

  • Woman who designed "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign dies

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The woman who came up with a neon sign that has welcomed countless visitors to "fabulous Las Vegas" since 1959 has died. Betty Willis, credited with designing the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, died in her Overton, Nevada, home on Sunday, according to an...

  • Proposal would let tribes gather plants in national parks

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Members of the Hualapai Tribe in northwestern Arizona occupied the Grand Canyon long before it became a national park. They collected fruit from cacti and pine nuts for food, cedar and mesquite to weave baskets, and materials to fashion cradleboards for their...

  • Judge's order halts man seeking to build veterans museum

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Manchester man's effort to build a veterans museum was temporarily shut down Monday amid complaints that he has spent years operating outside the rules that govern charitable organizations. A Merrimack County Superior Court judge granted the attorney general's...

  • NJ Transit proposes fare hikes, service cuts

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Bus and rail commuters on New Jersey Transit would face fare increases for the first time in five years and see some service cuts under proposals released Monday that seek to close an estimated $60 million budget gap. The increases average roughly between 7 and 9...

  • Michigan Capitol building reopening for Saturday tours

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's historic Capitol building is reopening to the public on Saturdays for the first time in years. The State Capitol Commission voted Monday to again host free tours of the 136-year-old building on Saturdays, starting June 6. The Capitol currently is open...

  • Oklahoma City National Memorial honors judicial officials

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum has honored prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges who were involved in federal and state trials following the Oklahoma City bombing 20 years ago. Museum officials bestowed the 2015 Reflections of Hope Award Monday...

  • Coconino, Kaibab hit restoration milestone

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Officials say more than 500,000 acres of the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests and grasslands in Arizona are seeing accelerated forest restoration. U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Monday that the Four Forest Restoration Initiative recently reached...

  • For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather than exclusive. They're using proms as vehicles for good...

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