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  • Modern Native American artwork at State Museum

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The State Museum has a new exhibition on Native American artwork featuring 21 works from 18 artists around the state. The exhibit opened over the weekend in the Crossroads Gallery and will run through Sept. 20. It features contemporary Native American artwork from...

  • ND National Park photo contest winner selected

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — The National Park Service has announced the winner of the third annual Theodore Roosevelt National Park photo contest. This year's winner is Dave Bruner of Grand Forks. His scenic photo "Sunset at Wind Canyon" will be featured on the park's 2015 Annual Park Pass....

  • Mayors stop casino gambling at Tiyan grounds

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Village mayors have ceased fiesta-related gambling at the Tiyan Carnival Grounds after concerns were raised last month about its legality, said governor's office spokesman Julius Santos. Santos said no mayors have asked to use the site for fiesta-related gambling...

  • Cuenca, Ecuador: A retire-abroad hotspot

    By Richard W. Soudriette 
and Cynthia Gilley Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    For many, the American Dream includes retiring to a warmer climate. But after a steep drop in the stock market in 2008, many older Americans were forced to rethink and postpone retirement plans. Some retirees decided that the only affordable way to enjoy a high quality of life was to...

  • Colorado travel calendar starting Dec. 14, 2014

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Colorado Calendar Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719. Through Saturday - Golden, Olde Golden Christmas Celebration, dog cart rides, carolers,...

  • China to punish tourists in Thai air rage assault

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities vowed to severely punish Chinese travelers who threw hot water and noodles on a Thai flight attendant and threatened to blow up the plane after they became enraged over sitting arrangements. China National Tourism Administration said Saturday the...

  • Travel: Holiday events, from light shows to menorahs

    By BETH J. HARPAZ The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    The dark days of December are being lit up with holiday sparkle all over the map, from creative Christmas trees to giant menorahs. Gingerbread houses, light displays and train shows are part of the fun, too. Here are a few of the biggest and best-known events around the country. TREES...

  • Lifeguards rescue tourist from Kauai waters

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Lifeguards have rescued a 27-year-old Maryland tourist from ocean waters off Kauai during a high surf advisory. Firefighters arrived at Queen's Bath on Kauai's North Shore Friday afternoon to help a swimmer in distress. Two rescuers jumped into the water with a...

  • Repairs to Grand Canyon pipeline break completed

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A break in the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline has been fixed and water restrictions at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon have been lifted. Officials said Saturday that the repairs were completed and visitors hiking to Phantom Ranch...

  • Congress OKs national park expansion for Delaware

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Delaware is getting its first national park through a bill heading to President Barack Obama's desk. The national park expansion won approval Friday in the U.S. Senate as part of a major defense package. The legislation will create the First State National...

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