Revitalized El Paso ready to show off for papal tourists

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — No longer the desolate space it was a few years ago, downtown El Paso is ripe with new hotels, bars, restaurants — and bulldozers that herald the planned construction of a streetcar, a...

Low snow causes havoc again with Iditarod

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Another low snow year in Alaska has organizers worried about where to start the world's most famous sled dog race.

The Iditarod always begins with a ceremonial, fan-friendly slow jaunt...

New Orleans mayor hails Mardi Gras a success

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From a decline in arrests to a rise in airport passengers, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is hailing the Carnival season in New Orleans a success.

On Thursday, the city released numbers on arrests,...

Smithsonian giving visitors a virtual look inside Apollo 11

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are bits of space graffiti hidden from the public for decades: a crude calendar, scrawled lunar coordinates and markings warning of a locker containing "smelly waste."

Apollo 11...

Timing, cost of high-speed rail project face legal scrutiny

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Current state plans for a $68 billion high-speed rail system would not get passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the time voters were promised when they approved the project,...

Just the facts: Snowmaking is no easy matter

By: James Hagadorn, Special to The gazette

Snowmaking, once relegated to hills frequented by lowland landlubbers, has become one of Colorado's key economic catalysts. Along the way, the state even served as the proving ground for a secret ingredient now...

Plane lands safely in Los Angeles after declaring emergency

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An American Airlines plane with a mechanical problem landed safely Thursday after declaring an emergency and diverting to Los Angeles International Airport.

Flight 564 landed and taxied...

National Park Service, Google sharing US artifacts online

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — The National Park Service and Google are making it easier to visit U.S. historic sites without leaving home.

The federal agency and the technology giant announced a partnership Thursday...