• Go for the food: Santa Fe, N.M.

    By JERI CLAUSING The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Harry's Roadhouse, Sante Fe There is no shortage of good food in this northern New Mexico town, where the many casual and gourmet takes on the state's trademark chile dishes are almost as big a draw as the city's art galleries and festivals. The question typically is not where to go,...

  • Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra, though a Syrian official said its artifacts have been removed and are safe while the U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes on the group's installations near the captured ancient town — the first such...

  • Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture closer to reality

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — State historians will finally have a space to display some of the 100,000 artifacts they've collected to help tell the story of Oklahoma's contributions to popular culture. In the six years since the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture has been a concept, it's been...

  • Hotel tax hike sought for sports complex near Cedar Point

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Backers who want to build a youth sports complex near Cedar Point amusement park are asking Ohio lawmakers to let them increase a countywide hotel tax Erie County leaders say increasing the hotel tax by 1 percent would raise $17 million and pay for much of the...

  • West Virginia museums to let military members in for free

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Several West Virginia attractions are participating in the National Endowment for the Arts initiative to offer free admission to active-duty military members and their families. The Blue Star Museums program includes more than 2,000 museums across the country...

  • Cuomo: NY police to crack down on impaired driving

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police across New York state will be stepping up their enforcement over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that State Police and local authorities will increase patrols to crack down on impaired and distracted drivers. The...

  • 2 Lincoln museums to offer free admission to service members

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall and the International Quilt Study Center and Museum are two of more than 2,000 museums across the nation that will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer. The free admittance...

  • 811,000 travelers to pass through LAX during holiday weekend

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An estimated 811,000 air travelers are expected to pass through Los Angeles International Airport during the Memorial Day weekend. Airport officials say it's an increase of 6.7 percent over the same holiday period last year. The increase is due to new international...

  • Photo compilation marks milestone for Pure Michigan campaign

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — More than 1,000 photos are displayed along the Detroit riverfront as part of the state's Pure Michigan tourism campaign. An event was held Friday to unveil the "Pure Michigan PhotoWalk" at Rivard Plaza along the Detroit River. It was done to celebrate Pure Michigan...

  • Legislature approves $7.1 billion state budget, ends early

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up work on a $7.1 billion budget and approved a bond issue for a pop culture museum in Tulsa on Friday before ending the 2015 legislative session one week early. The Senate easily passed a general appropriations bill on a 38-9 vote...

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