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  • Dead cruise passenger ID'd as South Carolina man

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Police say a passenger who died in a fall aboard a cruise ship at a Miami dock was a South Carolina man. Miami-Dade County police say in a news release that 20-year-old Kendall Wernet of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, died in what appeared to be an accidental fall Monday...

  • Admission to NY Matisse show by timed tickets

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Matisse exhibition that drew big crowds in London is opening soon at New York City's Museum of Modern Art. In anticipation of a large turnout, MoMa is issuing timed tickets for admission to "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs." They're available online and at the museum...

  • Battle of New Orleans cannon getting new carriage

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Spanish cannon used in the Battle of New Orleans and weighing nearly 3 tons will be hauled by pulleys and human muscle onto a new gun carriage like one that once might have held it on a naval ship. For generations, the 10½-foot-long, 5,789-pound weapon has sat on...

  • Santa Fe Southern suspends passenger rail service

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Tourist-oriented passenger train service between Santa Fe and the village of Lamy is suspended again. The Santa Fe New Mexican ( ) reports that the Santa Fe Southern Railray is notifying customers that operations have been halted for the...

  • Hawaii tourism: Arrivals, spending drop in August

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — The number of tourists to Hawaii declined 1.3 percent last month from the same period last year to more than 730,000. That's according to monthly statistics from the Hawaii Tourism Authority, which also showed a 0.5 percent drop in visitor spending August to $1.3...

  • Go For the Food: Grape stomps for fun, not wine

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TURNER, Ore. (AP) — There is one thing that the people at Willamette Valley Vineyards want you to know about their annual grape stomp. It is a very important point, one they make several times. "We do not use the grapes that people stomp in our wines," said Wende Bennette. "Please...

  • Tourism exec: Miss. needs to shout its message

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Tourism leaders from across the state are in Biloxi this week and will be joined by Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to address a request for an additional $5 million to market Mississippi as a destination. Bryant will close the Governor's Conference on Tourism...

  • Las Vegas lands 3rd weekly nonstop Swiss flight

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourists flying between Las Vegas and Zurich will have another nonstop flight. Edelweiss Air announced Monday it will add a third weekly nonstop flight starting next June. The Swiss airline first arrived in May at McCarran International Airport with two weekly...

  • Traveling sports exhibit on W.Va. tour

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A traveling exhibit on the role of sports in American culture is making its way across West Virginia. The West Virginia Humanities Council is sponsoring a state tour of the new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit "Hometown Teams." Officials selected six...

  • La Fonda on the Plaza hotel in Santa Fe being sold

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An historic hotel that's a landmark in downtown Santa Fe is being sold. The nearly 92-year-old La Fonda on the Plaza is being purchased by sister and brother Jennifer Kimball and Philip Wise. They're buying it from the current owners, most of whom are members of...