• New coaster set for SeaWorld Orlando

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Orlando says it is building what will be the tallest roller coaster in Orlando. Officials said Friday the roller coaster will be 200 feet tall when it is completed next year. SeaWorld says it will release more details on the coaster next month.

  • Maine hosting New England tourism conference this month

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 400 travel and tourism businesses, tour operators and other organizations from eight different countries will visit Maine this month. Maine is hosting the annual Discover New England Tourism Summit in Portland from April 27-29. The six New England...

  • Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan (AP) — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted. The pyramids at Meroe, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of...

  • Upgrading old bus routes a focus of transportation overhaul

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Besides roads and bridges, transportation advocates say many of Connecticut's bus routes and transit district systems are old and outdated, requiring a much-needed upgrade. In the eastern half of the state, for example, advocates say changes to the region's...

  • Graffiti-scarred Joshua Tree landmark is restored

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — After a 1 ½ year effort, conservators have restored a popular hiking spot in Joshua Tree National Park that became riddled with graffiti. Barker Dam was put off limits several years ago after vandals carved their names into the cement of the...

  • Avalanche sweeps Everest base camp, killing 17, injuring 61

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 17 hr ago

      KATHMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a section of the Mount Everest mountaineering base camp, killing at least 17, injuring 61 and leaving an unknown number of climbers and guides unaccounted for on other routes, an official said...

  • List: The 10 most beautiful towns in Colorado

    Theculturetrip.com
    Yesterday

    There is no doubt that Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in the nation. A varied landscape from majestic mountains to lovely plains as well as a rich history that will bring out the inner photographer in anyone. From popular skiing destinations to former mining towns to...

  • Almost 3M visitors to South Florida national parks in 2014

    Yesterday

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The National Park Service says almost 3 million visitors to South Florida's national parks generated over $231 million for the local economy last year. Federal officials say over 1.1 million people visited Everglades National Park, spending over $104 million in...

  • Peace museum to honor Ohio conscientious objector

    Yesterday

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio conscientious objector killed 44 years ago in Vietnam is being honored by the Dayton International Peace Museum. The museum is honoring Ted Studebaker with an exhibit that opens Sunday and with the Peace Heroes Walk on May 2. Museum officials say...

  • Fairbanks Museum to honor Leahy

    Yesterday

    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is being honored by the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. Museum officials on Saturday will present Leahy with their annual Franklin Fairbanks Award, which recognizes "outstanding achievements by an individual that have...

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