• Racing museum exhibits NY artist's series of popular posters

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — With the thoroughbred racing season about to begin in Saratoga Springs, a local museum has opened an exhibit of a popular series of posters started by a New York artist in the 1980s. The exhibit titled "Greg Montgomery: 30 Years of the Travers" features...

  • Visitors to Havana can find US-Cuban connections everywhere

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    HAVANA (AP) — This week's reopening of embassies and resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba opens a new chapter in the countries' complicated relationship. But any visitor to the Cuban capital can see that connections between the two nations run long and...

  • State board grants provisional charter for NY Climate Museum

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The plan for a museum in the city that would focus on climate and climate change, with exhibits that could relate to health, social justice and rain-delayed baseball games, moved a step forward Monday, officials said. The state Board of Regents, meeting in Albany,...

  • Vacation firm worker charged with stealing credit card info

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An employee at a Florida company that offers promotional vacations has been charged with stealing reservation documents and then selling the credit card information of more than 1,855 customers to two other people, Orlando police detectives said Monday. Preferred...

  • Museum at Nixon's presidential library gets makeover

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — A museum dedicated to Richard Nixon's presidency is getting a makeover that will include interactive exhibits appealing to younger, tech-savvy visitors, officials said Monday. The galleries at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in California's...

  • New website promotes bicycle tours of New York's Erie Canal

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There's more than one way to travel the Erie Canal and it doesn't have to be by boat. A new website, http://www.CycletheErieCanal.com, is all about cycling the mostly flat 360-mile trail that runs alongside the famous waterway in upstate New York between Albany and...

  • Maine water park target of misdirected outrage

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    SACO, Maine (AP) — A Maine water park has been the target of angry phone calls, emails and social media posts after being confused with a Texas water park with a similar name where employees were accused of bullying an autistic guest. But officials at Funtown Splashtown USA in Saco...

  • 11 taken into custody after fight at Jacksonville water park

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — One adult and 10 juveniles have been taken into police custody after multiple fights broke out at a Jacksonville water park. According to a news release from the Jacksonville Police Department, officers responded to a call about a fight taking place inside...

  • Cuomo hits Adirondacks to promote New York state tourism

    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    INDIAN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo headed north Sunday to the Adirondack Mountains to promote the area's outdoor recreational activities — from whitewater rafting and hiking to fishing, canoeing and horseback riding. "The Adirondacks are truly one of New York's crown jewels...

  • 3 years after expanding film credits, state's counting stars

    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Richard Rionda Del Castro, the producer of "USS Indianapolis" — an upcoming movie starring Nicolas Cage about the sinking of the ship that transported the nuclear bomb to end World War II — is filming on and off Alabama's coast this month. "What is exciting...

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