Florida surfer vanishes from beach in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic said Thursday that they are looking for a South Florida tourist who apparently vanished from a beach popular with surfers.

Police...

200K Undiscovered SC grant to rehabilitate freedman's home

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina effort to attract tourists to less-visited areas of the state will help preserve a freedman's cottage in Beaufort County.

A $200,000 Undiscovered South Carolina grant...

Officials: 2 plane tires blow out on landing in Pennsylvania

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Airport officials say two tires under the left wing of an airplane blew out during a landing at a Pennsylvania airport.

A spokesman for the Lehigh Valley International Airport in...

Great Plains Art Museum to boast 19th century engravings

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Great Plains Art Museum's first exhibition of the year will feature 19th-century engravings of wildlife that roamed the American plains.

The museum announced that "Denizens: Wildlife...

Dozens protest homeless removal from Super Bowl area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens are protesting what they say is the mayor of San Francisco's plan to push homeless people out of the scenic bay-front Embarcadero, where Super Bowl festivities are being...

Hawaii economists predict growth, note challenges for state

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii economists on Wednesday predicted steady economic growth for the rest of the year, but they warned of challenges lying ahead.

The state's economy should expand by 2 to 2.5 percent in...

The Latest: Official urges Americas to spend more on Zika

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is linked to brain deformities in babies (all times local):

2:00 a.m.

The head of the Pan American Health Organization says more resources...

The Latest: Suspected tornado damages Army post in Georgia

The Latest on the winter storm system affecting a broad swath of the Midwest and Southern U.S. (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

A spokesman for Fort Stewart says a suspected tornado left a trail of damage...