• Vermont Health Department warns travelers of ailment

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department is warning travelers to the Caribbean, Central and South America and parts of Mexico of a new mosquito-borne disease. In 2013 the Chikungunya (CHIK'-en-gun-ye) virus was found for the first time in the Americas. There have been...

  • Carnival business recognized by Illinois fair group

    Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A family-run carnival ride business is among the winners of this year's "Friend of Illinois County Fair" awards. The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs gave out the honors at its annual convention in Springfield. Swyear (SWAYR) Amusements company in...

  • Measles outbreak includes 5 Disney theme park employees

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A recent measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California includes five park employees who were infected, officials said Tuesday. Of the five employees at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, three have fully recovered and returned...

  • Ore. measles case thought linked to Calif. outbreak

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Public health officials in Oregon's Lane County say they have confirmed a case of measles that's believed to be related to a California outbreak linked to visits to Disney theme parks in Orange County during the winter holiday. Spokesman Jason Davis says the case...

  • Officials planning for record Sturgis rally attendance

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Public safety and tourism officials across South Dakota are hustling behind the scenes to prepare for what could be a record-setting 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August. Officials at the Governor's Tourism Advisory Board Meeting on Tuesday said estimates for...

  • Tourists get knockout photo of Stallone atop 'Rocky' steps

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of tourists who ran up the "Rocky" steps got a knockout photo at the top — a selfie with Rocky himself. Peter Rowe said he and two friends had just finished racing up the staircase at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Saturday when they saw Sylvester...

  • LaGuardia rail link highlights Cuomo's transportation plan

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans Tuesday to fulfill a long-held dream for New York City travelers: a rail link to LaGuardia Airport, one of the busiest airports in the nation. The plan calls for an elevated AirTrain that would connect the airport, located in...

  • Guns, hunting featured at SHOT trade show in Vegas this week

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizers say they expect 60,000 gun enthusiasts, hunters and outdoor gear providers for a big annual trade show this week in Las Vegas. The 37th Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show began Tuesday at the Sands Expo Center. The four-day show features some 1,600...

  • Tourism leaders warn industry suffering from bad roads

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The chorus calling for lawmakers and Gov. Nikki Haley to fix South Carolina's roads got louder on Tuesday as tourism officials warned deteriorating roads are threatening the state's $18 billion tourism industry. The Coastal Chambers Alliance urged the General...

  • 'Imitation Game' site Bletchley Park recreates WWII Britain

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    BLETCHLEY PARK, England (AP) — As a tourist site, Bletchley Park has been something of a well-kept secret. That's because it was a government secret as well. But the once-classified home of Britain's World War II code-breakers is finally coming out of the shadows. Though eclipsed by...

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