• Vegas airport passenger count ticks up 1.8 percent in March

    Updated: 35 min ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport increased a modest 1.8 percent last month, compared with the same month in 2014. Monthly numbers released Friday showed about 67,000 more passengers arrived and departed the Las Vegas airport in March 2015....

  • Thorough sweep of Statue of Liberty turns up no explosives

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A bomb threat made by an anonymous 911 caller forced the evacuation of hundreds of tourists Friday from the Statue of Liberty, but a thorough sweep of the landmark by investigators turned up no explosives. The caller made the threat late Friday morning, "stating they...

  • Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or Saturday night. That's more...

  • Smithsonian hosts symposium on Ferguson, race, police force

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After several cases of police shooting unarmed black men have drawn protests and national scrutiny, the Smithsonian Institution is examining this moment in American history. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is holding a daylong symposium...

  • Tourism season off to a strong start on SC's Grand Strand

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The 2015 tourism season is off to a strong start on South Carolina's Grand Strand. Tourism researchers at Coastal Carolina University say that during the six weeks from March 8 through the middle of April almost 61 percent of the lodging properties the university...

  • NPS: report shows 23 million visited Va. attractions

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service says its Virginia attractions saw nearly 23 million visitors in 2014. A report released Thursday by the park service shows that those visitors spent nearly $1 billion in the state, resulting in 14,753 jobs. The sesquicentennial of the...

  • Pipeline survey approved in part of national forest in W.Va.

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has approved a permit to survey part of the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia for a proposed natural gas pipeline. The temporary permit for the survey involves 17 miles of forest through Randolph and Pocahontas counties. The...

  • Ohio Military Hall of Fame honors veterans

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor is inducting its 2015 class of veterans honored for going above and beyond the call of duty and performing heroically in combat situations. This year's class includes veterans who served in World War II and in conflicts in...

  • SC State Museum celebrates 25th anniversary of Hubble Scope

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina State Museum is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. The museum is holding several activities Friday evening, including a viewing in the museum's observatory and other family-friendly hands-on activities. The Hubble...

  • Frazier History Museum plans bourbon exhibit

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Frazier History Museum in Louisville is planning to develop an expanded bourbon history exhibit and experience. The museum is working with the Kentucky Distillers' Association on the project. The museum says its initial plans call for bourbon-related...

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