• McKinley heads up new class for SC sports hall of fame

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of the first players South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier signed to turn the program around is now part of the school's athletic hall of fame. The late Kenny McKinley, the school's career leader with 207 receptions, was among eight players elected to the hall....

  • Record holiday travel expected in SC this Independence Day

    Updated: 51 min ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Low gas prices and a strong economy are expected to combine for record travel this Independence Day weekend in South Carolina. AAA Carolinas projects that almost 615,000 South Carolinians will travel more than 50 miles from home for the holiday. Just over...

  • A record 1.2M North Carolinians traveling this weekend

    Updated: 51 min ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A record 1.2 million North Carolinians are expected to travel more than 50 miles to celebrate the July 4th holiday. AAA Carolinas says a strong economy and relatively low gas prices are spurring travel during the busiest summer travel holiday. Just over 1...

  • Maine town residents oppose national park plan in vote

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — Residents in East Millinocket, Maine, are rejecting a controversial proposal to create a national park east of Baxter State Park. Residents voted in a nonbinding referendum on the proposal on Monday night. Town officials say the majority of voters...

  • After resisting for years, JetBlue adds checked bag fee

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end. The airline proudly proclaimed itself a holdout on fees for years, allowing passengers to check one bag for free. Now it will charge up to $25 for checked luggage. The move leaves Southwest Airlines as...

  • Crashes in Alaska brought safety steps for tourism flights

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency installed weather cameras and took other steps in Alaska in recent years to aid the safety of sightseeing planes like the one that crashed last week and killed all nine people aboard, officials said. The locations of the webcams include Misty...

  • Florida men busted for selling bogus theme park tickets

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida men have been charged with selling $13,000 worth of bogus theme park tickets. Osceola County sheriff's officials said Monday that Jermaine Hernandez and Brian Lang were charged following an undercover investigation. Detectives uncovered 131 theme...

  • Fallen Egypt archaeologist wants international Grand Museum

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him an international celebrity. But four years after the uprising that toppled President...

  • AAA Michigan: 1.4M expected to travel this Fourth of July

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says about 1.4 million state residents are expected to travel this Fourth of July, the most since 2007. The Dearborn-based auto club says its projections are for Michigan residents traveling 50 miles or more from home between Wednesday and Sunday....

  • New Mexico reports 'all-time high' tourism numbers for 2014

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Pointing to New Mexico's slick television and online promotional commercials, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday that close to 33 million people visited the state last year, making it a record-breaking year for tourism. Martinez said that's half a million...

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