• Camp Grayling plans public tours on 4 Saturdays in summer

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    GRAYLING, Mich. (AP) — The Camp Grayling military training base is offering public tours this summer. Visitors will tour the Officer's Club, take a bus tour of the garrison and participate in virtual training exercises at the simulation center. Attendees also may get to observe live...

  • US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoes

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    ROME (AP) — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections. Italy has been on a campaign to recover...

  • Texas flooding overwhelms popular bed-and-breakfast region

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — The vacation house where two families were to spend Memorial Day weekend was already gone, swept down the swollen Blanco River, when Carissa Smith's husband arrived. All he found was a Chevrolet Suburban slammed against a tree, the engine running. The fate of...

  • Wyoming tourism director foresees good summer season

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Lower gas prices and other indicators point to plenty of out-of-state visitors coming to Wyoming to enjoy national parks and other attractions this summer, tourism officials say. Gas prices are about $1 lower than they were at this time last year, state tourism...

  • Michigan lawmakers fight pushback on shifting funds to roads

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder's administration on Tuesday backed off the assertion that the popular Pure Michigan tourism program would have to be cut as a result of House Republicans' proposed plan to fund road repairs. The administration made it clear that it still opposes...

  • California man collapses, dies at Grand Canyon National Park

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say an 82-year-old California man has died after collapsing near the visitor center. Park officials identified the man Tuesday as Khushalbai F. Patel, of Pleasanton, who was visiting the canyon with his...

  • Liquor board finalizing rule for events like Oktoberfest

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's liquor board is finalizing more flexible rules for granting permits after receiving intense criticism last year when the board considered denying a permit to an annual Oktoberfest celebration. Members of Utah's Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission on...

  • Colorado Editorial Roundup

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    The Denver Post, May 26, on tolls in our future: Beginning in July, the cost to travel in the extra toll lanes on U.S. 36 will be about average for the nation's toll roads, according to state officials. The cost will be 45 cents a mile during peak morning hours, compared to $1.40 a...

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Houston Chronicle. May 22, 2015. Myths die hard: We should work to forgo the past and expand the story of a growing Texas. Not to be dyspeptic at a time when spring rains have replenished rivers and reservoirs and cool breezes continue to fend off beastly hot weather, but we're...

  • New Revel owner: 'No way' casino reopens this summer

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The new owner of Atlantic City's former Revel resort says there's "no way" its casino will reopen this summer. Glenn Straub says it's doubtful whether any of the non-gambling attractions can be re-opened by Labor Day, but adds he hopes to open an indoor water park...

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