• Correction: Volcano Scientist story

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — In a story Feb. 26 about the scientist-in-charge of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory stepping aside, The Associated Press reported erroneously how long he has been in office. It is more than 10 years not more than 11 years. A corrected version of...

  • Rallies held against states' push to control US lands

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several hundred people gathered Monday at rallies in Utah and Nevada to demonstrate their opposition to efforts by some Western states to seize control of federal lands. Inside the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City, more than 200 people held signs that read,...

  • Researchers: Rising seas threaten rare Everglades plants

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Rising sea levels and invasive species increasingly threaten rare plants in Everglades National Park that have not yet recovered from damage caused by orchid collectors long ago or attempts to drain the swamps, according to a 10-year survey released Monday. The report by...

  • More than 60 Indiana counties have travel advisories

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 60 Indiana counties have issued travel advisories because of potential hazardous driving conditions as residents dig out from a storm that dumped up to 8 inches or more of snow in some areas. Clark County, just north of Louisville, Kentucky, was the only...

  • Snow alert and travel advisory for NYC

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A snow alert and travel advisory are in effect in New York City until Monday morning. Light snow began falling early Sunday afternoon. Meteorologists say four to six inches of snow is expected to fall. The snow has disrupted some flights at JFK and LaGuardia airports....

  • Plans for Utah highway construction projects unveiled

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Department of Transportation has unveiled plans for highway construction projects across the state this year, including a $252 million project to rebuild and widen a section of Interstate 15 between the Salt Lake City suburbs of Draper and Lehi. UDOT...

  • Nebraska looking at ways to lure out-of-state tourists

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — At 43nd and Broadway in New York City, a digital super screen flashes with Nebraska landmarks: a rolling country road, a glassy lake, a blond-haired family circling a crackling campfire. The 30-second clip, which will run in Times Square for the next 70 days,...

  • Rare Native American pendant found as crew digs Ohio trench

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A rare Native American pendant dating to the fifth century has been discovered by a crew doing utility work in southwest Ohio. The suburban Cincinnati village of Newtown and the Cincinnati Museum Center say a shell pendant called a gorget (GOR'-jit) was recently...

  • New Hampshire Literary Hall of Fame inductees announced

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — Two novelists and two former U.S. poet laureates will be the first writers inducted into the New Hampshire Literary Hall of Fame. The New Hampshire Writers' Project and Southern New Hampshire University created the hall of fame to honor individual writers and the...

  • 15 years on, museum where slaves landed taking form

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A tranquil spot on the Cooper River in Charleston is a place of memory, much like New York's Ellis Island or Angel Island in San Francisco. But those islands were beacons for millions who sought a better life in America. Gadsden's Wharf which once stood on...

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