• Nebraska farm, ranch tourism liability bill passes

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Farmers and ranchers who open their property to tourists could be shielded from certain lawsuits under a bill passed by Nebraska lawmakers. The Legislature gave the measure final approval on Thursday with a 46-0 vote. Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala has said he...

  • Yellowstone National Park considers cutthroat reintroduction

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials are working with state game and fish agencies and others to seek public comment on a plan to remove nonnative brook trout from Soda Butte Creek in order to reintroduce genetically pure native cutthroat trout....

  • Health officials warn Oklahoma travelers of health risks

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state Department of Health says Oklahomans who plan to travel overseas during the summer should be aware of any health risks at their destinations and take steps to stay healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides current information about...

  • Ohio theme park adds petting farm

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — Visitors to a southwest Ohio theme park who want a break from roller coasters and other thrill rides can visit its new petting farm. Kings Island plans to open Thursday its 60-animal attraction, "Snoopy's Barnyard Friends." The park says visitors can see educational...

  • Road for logging project challenged in Selway River corridor

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho couple and an environmental group have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service challenging the agency's decision to designate a road as public and opening it to trucks for a logging project on state land. The lawsuit filed Tuesday...

  • Mayflower II back in Plymouth, Massachusetts, for summer

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A replica of the Mayflower is back at home in Massachusetts for the busy summer tourist season. The ship has been undergoing renovations at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut since December as part of a multiyear plan. Officials hope to have the ship repaired by 2020...

  • Brett Favre playing football again _ for charity

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Brett Favre will be playing football again in Wisconsin, just not at Lambeau Field. The former Green Bay Packers quarterback will be participating in a charity flag football game the University of Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium on July 19. The event pitting...

  • Slow and steady biking Idaho's remote Weiser River Trail

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    NEW MEADOWS, Idaho (AP) — No matter how speedily things are moving in the outside world, the pace is slow and steady on central Idaho's Weiser River Trail, a converted rail bed that runs 85 miles (137 kilometers) between two small towns in one of this state's most beautiful areas. The...

  • Va. holiday travel volume expected to be highest in a decade

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Travel organization AAA expects the number of Virginians traveling during the Memorial Day weekend to be the highest in a decade. The organization projects about 1 million Virginia residents will travel at least 50 miles from home during the holiday period. That...

  • Gas prices in Texas, nationally up before holiday weekend

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices in Texas have gone up heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend. AAA Texas on Wednesday reported the average price at the pump statewide rose 4 cents this week to reach $2.51 per gallon. The travel group's weekly survey, released a day...

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