• Gazette travel: A wand-worthy family trip to 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter' at Universal Orlando

    By Dalton Walker dalton.walker@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Ever been to Hogwarts? I have. I've also visited Diagon Alley and bought a wand at Ollivanders and taken a ride in the goblin-run bank, Gringotts. All of it was possible at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. I give the Potter...

  • High-tech Marvel theme park cuts summer tour short

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The indoor high-tech traveling theme park "The Marvel Experience" has stumbled and will cut short its summer tour. Producers of the show that includes 360-degree projections, holograms and a 4-D motion ride said Sunday its big debut in Philadelphia will be its one and...

  • Firefighter suspended for flying Confederate flag in parade

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota volunteer firefighter was suspended Sunday for flying a Confederate flag from an engine that he drove in a holiday parade, and he said he expects to be asked to resign. Brian Nielsen, 43, drove a Hartland Fire Department truck in the Third of July...

  • Newport's iconic Cliff Walk now smoke-free

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — People are no longer allowed to smoke while strolling along Newport's iconic Cliff Walk. But Newport officials say they aren't worried about losing tourists because of the city's new ban. Councilor John Florez says they don't want to subject tourists to cigarette...

  • New lodges replace old cabins at Yellowstone's Canyon area

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Five new lodges are under construction at Yellowstone National Park's Canyon Lodge that will replace 400 outdated cabins. Mia Bell, assistant general manager for Xanterra's Yellowstone National Park Lodges, said the five new lodges will have 73...

  • Cincinnati offers baseball history along with All-Star Game

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The city hosting baseball's All-Star Game this year was the home of a team that played like all-stars back in 1869. The Cincinnati Red Stockings went 57-0 that year as baseball's first officially professional team. Player-manager Harry Wright's team added new players...

  • Ohio men warn against drunken driving as DUI punishment

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Two men in northeast Ohio spent part of the holiday weekend promoting safe and sober driving as a judge's punishment for their repeated drunken driving offenses. Ashtabula Municipal Court Judge Laura DiGiacomo ordered 48-year-old Jeffrey Yenyo and 54-year-old...

  • Colorado drive-in theaters offer summer nights of nostalgia

    By Amanda Hancock amanda.hancock@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    PUEBLO - It won't be dark for a couple of hours, so Chuck and Marianne James lean against their red pickup parked behind the snack shop and poke at a tray of fried chicken and french fries. They feed crumbs to their two dogs, who saunter in and out of the front seat, and watch as the...

  • List: Top 10 attractions to see around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    You will never know how much cool stuff there is to do and see in the Pikes Peak region until you’re asked to list just 10 of them. Here's a list of favorites: Cave of the Winds - 100 Cave of the Winds Road, Manitou Springs, off U.S. 24; 685-5444. Terror-dactyl aerial dive, zip...

  • 8 festivals to attend in Colorado

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Crested Butte Wildflower Festival: They don't call it the Wildflower Capital of Colorado for nothing. Wildflowers bloom all summer, but from July 13 to July 19, the little town celebrates flower power with guided hikes, garden tours and more. More info: crestedbuttewild...

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