• American Indian museum plan on track, but city can derail it

    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The unfinished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum could soon get the final boost of funding needed to complete a vision that state policymakers first had two decades ago. The Oklahoma Legislature must approve a $25 million bond plan and obtain and...

  • Military to get free admission to amusement park in Ohio

    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — Kings Island amusement park in southwest Ohio is offering free admission to active and retired members of the U.S. military over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The park says the deal is available beginning on Friday through Memorial Day at the amusement park and...

  • Yakutat will welcome 2 cruise ships this summer

    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    YAKUTAT, Alaska (AP) — For the hundred or so years cruise ships have been visiting Southeast Alaska, the residents of Yakutat haven't been so sure about them. But this summer, prompted by a declining population and economy, the town will come out in force to welcome two shiploads of...

  • Tahoe ski resort wins final OK to expand summer attractions

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Heavenly Mountain Resort on Lake Tahoe's south shore has won final approval to expand its summer attractions. The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board on Thursday approved the resort's plans to add zip line and tree canopy tours, an "alpine coaster," a...

  • Exchange student injured by bison in Yellowstone Park

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has been gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park while posing for a picture near the animal. The National Park Service says the unidentified girl's injuries were serious but not life-threatening. The agency described her...

  • CDOT employee killed in multi-vehicle crash near Monarch identified

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    MONARCH, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a state transportation employee was killed in a multi-vehicle crash near the base of Monarch Pass. The Colorado State Patrol says the driver of a tractor-trailer heading east down the pass on U.S. Highway 50 caused the crash in an active...

  • Northern California bayside hamlet swamped by bicycles

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — Sausalito is a picturesque harbor town across the bay from San Francisco that can attract 1,000 bicycle-riding tourists a day, which is a boon for local businesses but a growing concern for officials. The city council is considering imposing expensive fines...

  • Group sues to stop Kootenai logging project

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — An environmental group is suing to stop a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest near Libby. The Alliance for the Wild Rockies says in its federal lawsuit the project violates environmental laws and threatens lynx and grizzly bear habitat. The East...

  • Re-enactors to discuss Civil War life at Somerset Place

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    CRESWELL, N.C. (AP) — Re-enactors will talk about Civil War experiences on a 20th century plantation in eastern North Carolina where over time, 800 slaves worked. The event titled "Music and Literature of the Civil War" will be held Saturday at Somerset Place State Historic Site in...

  • Pass offers free one-time admission to parks, museums

    Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Here's another good reason to visit your local library: You can pick up a pass that will give you free entry to parks and cultural institutions across the state. The Michigan Activity Pass program is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan...

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