• Ohio amusement park opens 44th season with new family rides

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — Kings Island amusement park in southwest Ohio is debuting two new family rides as its starts its 44th season. The park north of Cincinnati is debuting Woodstock Gliders and Snoopy's Space Buggies on Saturday with the opening of the 2015 season. Woodstock Gliders is...

  • Brain exhibit featured at Nebraska Science Festival Expo

    Updated: 25 min ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A giant, inflatable walk-through brain exhibit will be one of the highlights of this year's Nebraska Science Festival Expo at the Durham Museum in Omaha. Called the MEGA Brain, the exhibit is approximately 18 feet long, 14 feet wide and 12 feet high. Visitors enter...

  • Scientists: 3 wolves remain at Isle Royale National Park

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The gray wolves of Isle Royale National Park, which scientists have studied closely for more than half a century along with the moose on which they feed, are on the verge of disappearing as the most recent census showed that only three remain, scientists...

  • Disney measles outbreak that sparked vaccination debate ends

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An outbreak of measles that popped up at Disneyland in late December soon spread to six other U.S. states, Mexico and Canada. Health officials suspect an infected traveler, who caught the virus overseas, visited the theme park and exposed others. The outbreak...

  • Civil rights bus tours planned of historic Topeka sites

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A rolling tour of Topeka's civil rights history is planned for next week. Buses will depart at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 25 from the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, which is housed in a former all-black Topeka school. It tells the story of the...

  • Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations. Disease detectives for months raced to contain the highly contagious disease, which surfaced at Disney...

  • Meadows Museum celebrates 50th anniversary with exhibit

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — An exhibit of art from a Spanish couple considered among the world's top collectors will be the cornerstone of the Meadows Museum's 50th anniversary celebration. The exhibit featuring the private collection of Juan Abello and his wife, Anna Gamazo, opens Saturday at the...

  • Ga. city rejects $90 million water park resort proposal

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — Plans to build a water park resort in Peachtree City, Ga. have stalled. City officials rejected the proposal on Thursday night after more than 200 people packed City Hall. Earlier in the day, about 100 people protested the plans. Great Wolf Lodge officials...

  • Meet and take photos at Smoky Mountains this weekend

    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway are hosting an InstaMeet on Sunday for visitors to take photos and short videos to post on social media. During an InstaMeet, people gather in a designated place at a specific time to make the...

  • Ai Weiwei's bronze zodiac animals set for Wyoming display

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has abundant wildlife but nothing quite like this: A dozen animal heads, each weighing 800 pounds, are headed for display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole. The heads representing the creatures of the traditional Chinese zodiac — rat,...

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