• 811,000 travelers to pass through LAX during holiday weekend

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An estimated 811,000 air travelers are expected to pass through Los Angeles International Airport during the Memorial Day weekend. Airport officials say it's an increase of 6.7 percent over the same holiday period last year. The increase is due to new international...

  • Photo compilation marks milestone for Pure Michigan campaign

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — More than 1,000 photos are displayed along the Detroit riverfront as part of the state's Pure Michigan tourism campaign. An event was held Friday to unveil the "Pure Michigan PhotoWalk" at Rivard Plaza along the Detroit River. It was done to celebrate Pure Michigan...

  • Legislature approves $7.1 billion state budget, ends early

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up work on a $7.1 billion budget and approved a bond issue for a pop culture museum in Tulsa on Friday before ending the 2015 legislative session one week early. The Senate easily passed a general appropriations bill on a 38-9 vote...

  • TSA urging holiday weekend travelers to plan ahead

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Officials are urging Memorial Day Weekend travelers to give themselves extra time as large crowds are expected to pass through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Regional TSA spokesman Mark Howell says more than 76,000 travelers are expected to pass...

  • House approves new $25M pop culture museum for Tulsa

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One day after failing to pass a $25 million bond proposal to build a new museum in Tulsa, the Oklahoma House reversed course and narrowly passed a plan to build the facility dedicated to the state's icons of popular culture. The House voted 51-40 Friday to approve...

  • Photo contest: Be part of 'Quintessential Colorado' 2015

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Living in a photogenic state, full of photogenic landscapes and people doing photogenic things, can be tough on a photographer. When every shot (save accidental selfies) seems worthy of postcard treatment, how do you pick a favorite? Send us your best "Quintessential Colorado" photo...

  • Poster featuring the Front Range on sale at Gazette

    The Gazette -
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A new printing of The Gazette's award-winning poster featuring Colorado's Front Range is on sale. Five thousand copies of the approximately 6-foot-by-1-foot illustration were printed and are available at The Gazette, 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 100, and online at gazette.com/poster....

  • PHOTO ESSAY: Desert site holds old military aircraft 'bones'

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — The airplanes are lined up in rows by the hundreds, serving as a striking reminder of the nation's military past. They carried presidents and astronauts, shot down enemies during war and shuttled American military forces around the globe. Now, they are...

  • Port Huron welcome center opens after year of construction

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A larger Port Huron welcome center designed for motorists entering the United States from Canada is now open. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced the opening on Friday. Travelers cross between the U.S. and Canada in Port Huron at the Blue Water...

  • Oil shouldn't spoil vacations for California beach tourists

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Images of sticky black beaches and stories of the stink of oil from a broken coastal pipeline shouldn't force canceled plans for the vast majority of tourists planning ocean vacations in California. People who had immediate plans at two popular state-owned...

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