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  • Fliers' thoughts, from 'no fear' to 'it's scarier'

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian mother of three had flown without her kids before, but this was the first time she gave her eldest a to-do list in case something happened on the flight she and her husband were taking. "I never worried like this before what happened with the...

  • Cathay Pacific jet stranded for 16 hours in China

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say a Cathay Pacific flight from New York to Hong Kong was stranded for more than 16 hours in a Chinese city because of bad weather and limits on the crew's work hours. Flight 831 was diverted to the southern city of Zhuhai on the night of March 30...

  • State Patrol: Wash. mudslide area not for tourists

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Three weeks after the deadly Oso mudslide, the Washington State Patrol wants drivers to know the slide area is "not a tourist attraction." In a statement Friday, Trooper Keith Leary says only rescuers and emergency vehicles are allowed past the closure points...

  • Faster airport-screening program expands to DFW

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Travelers can now apply at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for clearance to keep their shoes, belts and light jackets on while passing through security screening. Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole said Friday that it was his...

  • Colorado Springs struts its stuff in effort to attract international tourists

    by WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    A few warriors from the front lines of the battle to bring foreign tourists to the United States had little knowledge about Colorado's recent wildfires and floods. Some knew the state had legalized recreational marijuana and most viewed the state as place to ski. But they learned a...

  • List of high schools in deadly California bus trip

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed over a grassy median on a Northern California freeway and slammed into a bus carrying 44 high school students from Southern California in an explosive crash that left 10 people dead, authorities said. The students on a trip to visit...

  • KSU hosting forum after art controversy

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kennesaw State University will host a forum after a recent controversy about a piece in a new art museum on campus. School officials initially rejected an Atlanta artist's display that included words from a 19th-century letter by Georgia novelist Corra Harris...

  • ND still negotiating purchase of Welk home

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state Historical Society is still negotiating the purchase price of the boyhood home of famous band leader Lawrence Welk, three months after the group decided North Dakota taxpayers should own it. "We're making progress but we aren't there yet," Merl...

  • White House to Iran: No visa for UN envoy pick

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States will not grant a visa to Tehran's controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, the Obama administration said Friday. "We've communicated with the Iranians at a number of levels and made clear our position on...

  • Broadmoor hotel buying Colorado Springs tourist attraction

    by Rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The Broadmoor hotel has agreed to buy Seven Falls, a majestic series of waterfalls in South Cheyenne Canyon that's one of the premier tourist attractions in the Pikes Peak region. Seven Falls, a mile from the hotel in southwest Colorado Springs, has been owned by the Hill family...

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