• Trinity Test site opening to face protest from residents

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Seven decades after an atomic bomb helped end World War II, descendants of families near a New Mexico test want tourists to know residents suffered for years afterward and some of their children may have been affected. Hundreds of visitors are expected...

  • Antiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art. The museum on Wednesday is handing over seven rare artifacts that it acquired without realizing they were...

  • Exhibit in ex-psychiatric ward celebrates Brazilian artist

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Arthur Bispo do Rosario needed art supplies within the psychiatric institution where he lived, he'd barter cigarettes or trade favors with the guards. When that didn't work, he'd sometimes rough up fellow inmates and snatch away their belongings. Bispo do...

  • Royal Gorge continues comeback from wildfire with opening of tramway, theater

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park's effort to rebound from a devastating 2013 fire will take a major leap Saturday as it opens a new $4 million tramway and reopens its Plaza Theater. The June 2013 wildfire destroyed an aerial tram and all but four of the park's 52 structures, and...

  • Flying W chuck-wagon dinners to return to Colorado Springs

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Flying W Ranch plans to rebuild on its old ranch site that was ravaged by the Waldo Canyon fire and once again serve its chuck-wagon dinners, Executive Director Aaron Winter said this week. The Flying W Ranch Foundation has not made a final offer to a contractor, but expects to...

  • Variety of fee increases in store for park visitors

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service has proposed or enacted fee increases that will be used to make a dent in an estimated $11.5 billion backlog of work needed to maintain or fix roads, trails and campgrounds in federal parks and recreation areas. Examples include: —...

  • Nepal says climbers returning to climb Mount Everest

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Mountaineers are returning to Mount Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year's deadly disaster on the world's highest peak, a Nepalese official said Wednesday. Climbers from four teams have already been issued permits allowing them to climb the...

  • Decisions ahead for NCAA family travel program

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Getting to the Final Four won't be as costly for the parents of many players this week, thanks to an NCAA pilot program that is helping pay for families of athletes to travel and see their sons and daughters play in the biggest college basketball games of the season. The family travel...

  • Hotel workers to get $50,000 in case involving back wages

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Nearly 100 Michigan hotel workers will get a total of $50,000 in back wages and damages following a labor violations case. The U.S. Department of Labor announced the agreement this week involving housekeepers and maintenance employees. The government says they weren't...

  • Tourist train losing money, hopes to sell Adirondack tracks

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A railroad wants to sell 30 miles of tracks in the Adirondacks to help cover million-dollar losses on its tourist train in Saratoga and Warren counties. The Glens Falls Post-Star (http://bit.ly/1DoUwns ) reports that an Iowa Pacific executive told Warren County...

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