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  • Official: Donations drying up for Lincoln library

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Top officials at the foundation behind the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum said Wednesday that fundraising is drying up because of tensions between the library's executive director and the director of the state agency that oversees it. The Abraham...

  • Federal grant to boost air travel out of Yakima

    Updated: 34 min ago

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell says the Yakima Airport will receive a $290,000 grant to boost travel service to Seattle and establish a new flight to Portland. Cantwell says the money comes from the Small Community Air Service Development Grant Program. The grant is...

  • Miss. tourism officials seek bigger promo budget

    Updated: 48 min ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi tourism officials are requesting more public money to promote the state in big media markets such as Atlanta and Chicago, hoping the investment will lure travelers to play golf, visit civil-rights landmarks or hear authentic blues music close to its...

  • Jamaica sets campaign to develop sports tourism

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is launching an initiative to develop sports tourism on the island that is the world's dominant sprinting hothouse. The initiative dubbed Jamaica Sport is part of an effort to diversify the tropical nation's tourism offerings. Tourism Minister Wykeham...

  • Foundation work for new Port of Long Beach bridge

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — After extensive preparatory work, construction crews are pouring the foundation of a bridge that will replace an aging span at the Port of Long Beach. The new Gerald Desmond Bridge will help connect the seaports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, which together...

  • State seeks to prevent sale of amusement park

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The state attorney general's office has asked a judge to stop the sheriff's sale of a 122-year-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania. Conneaut (kaw-nee-AWT') Lake Park is scheduled to be sold on Nov. 7 to recoup more than $927,000 in taxes owed to...

  • Hong Kong protesters try to win over tourists

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — The luxury boutiques of Hong Kong's Tsim Shai Tsui district are so mobbed with vacationing Chinese customers that store owners have put up red velvet ropes to control the crowds. Pro-democracy protesters saw it as a perfect spot to spread the word to their mainland...

  • Bieber, Kardashian, Vuitton $100M venue wrap Paris

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton's show caused traffic chaos early Wednesday with photographers clambering to get the must-have shot of guests Jennifer Connelly, Selena Gomez, Sofia Coppola and Michelle Williams. Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere's only second ready-to-wear collection since Marc...

  • New Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico transportation officials are hoping an experiment along historic Route 66 will curb speeding. Tigress Productions is creating a 'singing road' between Albuquerque and the mountain community of Tijeras for a new National Geographic Channel series dubbed...

  • Ghost towns of the Southwest

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DEATH VALLEY JUNCTION, Calif. (AP) — The Amargosa Hotel was once a hub of activity, the Spanish Colonial-style buildings filled with workers from the Pacific Coast Borax company. Once the mine shut down, the people left, leaving the U-shaped hotel and the opera house attached to it at...