• Kitschy treasure trove of Elvis tribute items up for auction

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    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: 36 min 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...

  • Yosemite park fee hikes coming in March

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    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...

  • Craig Biggio 'kind of speechless' after Hall of Fame visit

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Craig Biggio was "kind of speechless" after completing his pre-induction tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame. "This is crazy!" Biggio said Friday, sitting in the Plaque Gallery of the hall. "I'm kind of speechless. It's an overwhelming feeling, incredible...

  • Number of Las Vegas visitors in 2014 climbs to 41.1 million

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A record 41.1 million visitors descended on Las Vegas last year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority confirmed Friday what it had already been anticipating: 41.1 million visitors, up 3.7 percent from 39.7 million in 2013, stayed overnight at the...

  • University museum to host Black History Month lecture

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas State University Museum is hosting a Black History Month celebration featuring a lecture by Ethel Tompkins, who will speak about her experiences as a young student attending the Hoxie School District. The lecture is free and open to the public. The...

  • Gilcrease Museum transfers Declaration of Independence copy

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Gilcrease Museum has transferred its copy of the Declaration of Independence to a new home in the most secure section of the recently opened Helmerich Center for American Research. The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/18Covfl ) the nearly 240-year-old...

  • Massachusetts, Washington museums make Super Bowl bet

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The Seattle Art Museum and the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, are wagering valuable pieces of artwork on Sunday's Super Bowl. No, the loser won't give away a masterpiece — just a three-month loan. All shipping and expenses will also be...

  • Rainbow Bridge National Monument reopens after trail repairs

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Rainbow Bridge National Monument in southern Utah is open to the public again. The monument near the Arizona-Utah line was closed Jan. 5 so the flooding-damaged trail from Lake Powell could be repaired. Superintendent Todd Brindle says Loven Contracting of...

  • Cosmosphere's planetarium to undergo complete renovation

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Cosmosphere's is planning a complete renovation for its Justice Planetarium. The Hutchinson-based facility announced Thursday in a news release that the planetarium will close its doors Feb. 2 for the planned upgrades. It is expected to reopen April 12....

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