• Passover: Welcoming gentiles for Seder a strong tradition

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to Passover, Seder is hardly just for Jews at Lee Nelson's house. In fact, Jews are usually outnumbered. Her daughter brought along a Muslim she was seeing last year, and Nelson loves it when two particular non-Jewish friends round out her dozen or so...

  • Spencer Museum of Art prepares for closing for renovation

    Updated: 24 min ago

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Spencer Museum of Arts on the University of Kansas campus is planning a series of events before it closes for renovations. The museum says the "Last Look" events will end with a closing party on April 12. Renovations are expected to begin in May and be...

  • Hawaii internment camp to be dedicated as national monument

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WAIPAHU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii's largest internment camp where Japanese-Americans and others were held during World War II is being dedicated as a national monument. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Hawaii Gov. David Ige and other officials for a dedication...

  • New research says Anne Frank likely died a month earlier

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank likely died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp about a month earlier than previously thought, the Amsterdam museum that honors her memory said Tuesday on the 70th anniversary of the officially recognized date of her...

  • Joshua Tree climbing area closed while raptors nest

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A rock climbing area at Joshua Tree National Park has been temporarily closed because two nesting raptors have made it their home. The park said in a statement Monday that the climbing area known as the "Towers of Uncertainty" has been shut...

  • Tourism agency responds to religious objection law

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis tourism agency is boosting its LGBT-friendly content as Indiana receives national criticism for its new religious objections law that opponents say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. A message on the home page of...

  • State police giving away high-visibility motorcycle vests

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State police are giving out specially designed high-visibility vests to motorcyclists who complete a rider training class this year. The state says it's part of a pilot project to increase the number of motorcyclists using high-visibility clothing or gear. Money...

  • Rep. Joe Heck updates Legislature on drones, tourism efforts

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Congressional Rep. Joe Heck says he's working on several federal bills designed to help Nevada. The former state senator told members of the Nevada Legislature on Monday that he's working on Nevada-specific policy goals including advancing drone...

  • Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday. During an ongoing relocation effort, dozens of bighorns have been captured with nets dropped from...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ___ Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and sink the proceeds...