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  • National outdoor art show to hit billboards

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Famous artwork is about to hit America's streets and public places. "Art Everywhere US" is billed as the world's largest outdoor art show. Images of American artworks will appear on billboards, bus stops, digital display boards and subway platforms. The kickoff is...

  • Holiday World plans new winged roller coaster

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (AP) — The Holiday World amusement park in southern Indiana is building a new $22 million roller coaster that it says will launch riders to 60 miles an hour in 3.5 seconds, with a 14-story loop and four inversions. Construction of the Thunderbird coaster, which has...

  • Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour. "We developed the Battle of Atlanta mobile...

  • Smithsonian explores impact of Hawaii air travel

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is opening a new yearlong exhibit exploring the impact of air travel to the Hawaiian Islands. "Hawaii by Air" opens Friday in Washington. It includes travel posters, model planes and historical photographs from the...

  • Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop a way to stop the blight from spreading. Then there's a bigger problem — the damage may be leaving Florida's fragile wetlands...

  • World War I Museum to host commission

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City is hosting a public meeting with members of the United States World War One Centennial Commission. The museum says in a release that the events Sunday at the museum south of downtown Kansas...

  • Cooperstown gearing up for big induction weekend

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Businesses in the upstate New York home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame are gearing up for the biggest weekend of the summer tourist season. Cooperstown is expected to be packed with tens of thousands of people for Sunday's induction ceremony featuring...

  • Nevadans voting for final 150th birthday medallion

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The fourth and final medallion commemorating Nevada's 150th birthday will feature Lake Tahoe, Great Basin National Park, the Hoover Dam or a combination tribute to cattle drives and casinos. Nevadans started casting votes online Wednesday for the last of the...

  • Vegas customs line set to shorten with new program

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Overseas visitors coming to Las Vegas could soon be spending less time in customs lines. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday that McCarran International Airport will be participating in a pilot program that offers more flexibility in scheduling...

  • Gunmen kill female tourist on Kenya coast

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A female tourist was shot dead in the coastal town of Mombasa, the second foreigner shot in same area this month, police officials said Thursday. Two men, one armed with a pistol, rounded the corner of a building along Kuze Road in the Old Town area in Mombasa,...

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