• Museum to honor "Flying Housewife" who flew around the world

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio museum is going to honor the first woman to fly solo around the world. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1GmdcUp ) reports that The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology in Newark announced plans for a permanent exhibit that will...

  • National Park Service plans prescribed burn on South Rim

    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service plans a prescribed burn on part of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in the coming week. Park officials announced Friday that the Shosone prescribed fire treatment is intended to decrease risks to life, resources and...

  • Sculpture to honor Air Force Academy POWs in Vietnam captures 'spirit of defiance'

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    There's a hidden message in the Air Force Academy's newest sculpture that alumni who became prisoners of war say is as profound as it is profane. The 1-ton bronze depicts life at the Hanoi Hilton, Vietnam's infamous prisoner of war camp. The prisoner shown in the work is bound at the...

  • Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or Saturday night. That's more...

  • Bears: Remote area of Wash. national park closed to camping

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Olympic National Park says it has closed a remote area to camping after recent visitor reports of black bears approaching hikers and eating human food. Spokeswoman Barb Maynes says several visitors to the Enchanted Valley have reported seeing at least one...

  • Southwest flight diverted to DIA after pressurization issue

    Anna Gauldin, The Denver Post
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    A Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Las Vegas to Milwaukee made an unscheduled stop in Denver Friday night after reporting pressurization issues. Southwest Flight 100, which departed Las Vegas at 6 p.m. PST, was diverted to Denver after about an hour and a half, DIA...

  • Vegas airport passenger count ticks up 1.8 percent in March

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport increased a modest 1.8 percent last month, compared with the same month in 2014. Monthly numbers released Friday showed about 67,000 more passengers arrived and departed the Las Vegas airport in March 2015....

  • Thorough sweep of Statue of Liberty turns up no explosives

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A bomb threat made by an anonymous 911 caller forced the evacuation of hundreds of tourists Friday from the Statue of Liberty, but a thorough sweep of the landmark by investigators turned up no explosives. The caller made the threat late Friday morning, "stating they...

  • Statue of Liberty evacuated after bomb threat; everyone safe

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    NEW YORK — The Statue of Liberty is being evacuated, and New York City police say they're responding to a report of a suspicious package. The New York Police Department said Friday it had harbor units at the scene, along with the National Park Service. Visitors are posting photos...

  • Smithsonian hosts symposium on Ferguson, race, police force

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After several cases of police shooting unarmed black men have drawn protests and national scrutiny, the Smithsonian Institution is examining this moment in American history. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is holding a daylong symposium...

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