Rauner: Illinois State Museum may open with its own funding

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner rejected legislation Friday to reopen the Illinois State Museum, using his veto power to say the 138-year-old facility and its satellite locations may operate again only...

Calif. attorney joins effort to recover Nazi-looted painting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's attorney general is asking a federal appeals court to reverse a ruling allowing a priceless 19th century painting to remain in a Spanish museum rather than going to the heirs of a...

Nelson wants limits on drones around airports

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is meeting with Florida's airport directors as part of a push to garner support for new technology that could protect airports and other sensitive areas from...

Visitation up in national forest surrounding Sedona

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — More people are visiting the national forest surrounding Sedona.

The Coconino National Forest recorded more than 2.8 million visits in 2015. About 60 percent of those visits were people...

Amusement park will rehire special needs worker after outcry

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania amusement park has offered to rehire a special needs employee after his co-worker took to social media to lambast the company for firing him.

Christopher Emery's...

Judge denies bid to halt Yellowstone bison slaughter

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request to halt the planned capture and slaughter of bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park.

U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl on Friday turned...

Creation Museum 1 step closer toward expansion goal

PETERSBURG, Ky. (AP) — The Creation Museum has moved a step closer toward tripling its size.

Media outlets report that on Wednesday, the Boone County Planning Commission recommended a zone change for a 9-acre...

National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for...