• Museum, hospital collaborate in scan of mummified remains

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Museum officials in Ohio hope medical scans will reveal more about the mummified remains of a child that may have lived over 500 years ago in Peru. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and hospital staff donated time and equipment to help in the...

  • Fees increasing at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota is increasing entrance and campground fees. The National Park Service says the increases will be phased in, starting Sunday, to lessen their impact. Acting Superintendent Wendy Ross says the majority of the...

  • Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown plans 10 new exhibits

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Works by such well-known artists as Marc Chagall and Maxfield Parish are among the highlights of the lineup of exhibits planned this year at the Fenimore Art Museum in upstate New York. The museum located near the shores of Otesaga Lake in Cooperstown has...

  • Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. The 28-year-old escapes his...

  • NC History Museum marks 86 years of State Highway Patrol

    Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's history museum is giving patrons an opportunity to look back at nearly 90 years of the state Highway Patrol. An exhibit opening Saturday highlights the patrol's history and showcases vehicles and other artifacts since the organization's founding...

  • Elliott headlines 5 drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks. "Awesome Bill From Dawsonville" was NASCAR's 1988 champion, a 44-race...

  • Kitschy treasure trove of Elvis tribute items up for auction

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Die-hard Elvis memorabilia collectors can get their fix of ruffle-front dress shirts, life-sized cardboard Elvis cutouts and even a non-functioning electric chair made in tribute to "Jailhouse Rock" at an auction this weekend in north Mississippi. The kitschy...

  • China-Guam charter flights planned for Lunar New Year

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A U.S.-based airline plans to operate charter flights for Chinese tourists to visit Guam's white beaches and warm waters during the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays. Dynamic Airways will fly 15 flights to Guam from Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shenyang and Chengdu...

  • Colorado Springs abounds with options for celebrating Valentine's Day

    teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Don't be that person. The one who waits to the last minute to make plans for Valentine's Day. Here are some options that are available now. But don't delay taking aim with Cupid's bow. These will sell out fast. Place an order: - Garden of the Gods Gourmet Market & Café, 410 S....

  • Yosemite park fee hikes coming in March


    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Visitors to Yosemite National Park will pay more to enter and camp overnight, under fee hikes that start March 1. Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher says the park received more than 3,600 emails and Facebook comments and took those into...