• Cambodians angered over nude photo incidents at temples

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction — the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat — is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred...

  • Atlanta area college students travel to Missouri for break

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Instead of heading to nearby beaches for spring break, NAACP officials say dozens of Atlanta area college students are planning to help with a voter registration drive in Ferguson, Missouri. NAACP officials say students from Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse and...

  • Ala. tourism campaign to focus on state's barbecue culture

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — State officials say this year's Alabama tourism campaign will be focused on barbecue. The Alabama Tourism Department plans to begin its 2015 campaign with a conference in Birmingham on Friday. Officials say the campaign will include a website and mobile...

  • Wyoming House advances bills to protect domestic sheep

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two bills that sponsors say would protect Wyoming's domestic sheep industry against possible federal land grazing reductions are advancing in the state Legislature. The Wyoming House of Representatives voted Thursday to give preliminary approval to a bill that...

  • Hawaii visitor arrivals, spending drop in January

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Tourism Authority says the number of travelers visiting the islands declined 0.6 percent last month over the same month a year ago. Spending by travelers dropped 2.5 percent. CEO Ronald Williams attributes the January downturn to a reduction in seats on...

  • Tickets sell out for train from downtown Denver to slopes

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    DENVER — All 400 tickets were sold within 12 hours for a one-day, roundtrip ski-train excursion from downtown Denver to Winter Park, according to spokesmen for the resort and Amtrak. The response helps build the case for resuming a regular alternative to increasingly congested roads,...

  • Getty museum's associate director of collections to retire

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The J. Paul Getty Museum's associate director of collections says he will retire in October after 35 years with the institution. Thomas Kren, who joined the Getty in 1980, was named founding curator of its department of manuscripts in 1984. He was named associate...

  • Winter storm leads to closures, accidents in Va.

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A winter storm dumped more than 8 inches of snow in parts of Virginia on Thursday, with the southeastern area of the state being the hardest hit. At its peak, the storm knocked out power to about 10,000 people throughout the state, primarily in Hampton Roads. The...

  • Sharpshooting, deer cull plan at Ohio national park approved

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A national park in northeast Ohio will use sharpshooting under a recently approved plan to help reduce its deer population. The National Park Service announced Wednesday its approval of the population management plan at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Under the...

  • Atlanta airport returns to normal operations after storm

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has returned to normal operations after a winter storm prompted delays on Wednesday. The flight tracking service FlightAware early Thursday morning showed no arrival or departure delays at the world's...

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