- Riviera casino closes doors after 60 years on Vegas Strip Updated: May-04-15 7:13 pm
LAS VEGAS - If the ghosts of Frank Sinatra and Liberace were still hanging around the Riviera Hotel and Casino on Monday morning, they wouldn't have found a seat at the bar.
- Met show uses film, fashion to explore East-West interplay Updated: May-04-15 6:33 pm
NEW YORK - Hollywood has long been fascinated with China. But that doesn't mean it has always represented it fully or accurately - far from it.
- Huge waves in California lure surfers, cause minor flooding Updated: May-04-15 5:58 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, California - Big surf kept rolling ashore Monday along south-facing sections of the Southern California coast after bodysurfers challenged the towering waves over the weekend and lifeguards were kept busy pulling people from the water.
- Colombia stunned by theft of Garcia Marquez's first edition Updated: May-04-15 5:55 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombian police are investigating the theft of a valuable first edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece "One Hundred Years of Solitude."
- Internment art to be displayed at California museum Updated: May-04-15 5:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A California museum has acquired an art collection created by Japanese Americans held in internment camps after an East Coast auction house canceled the sale of photographs and other artifacts amid protests.
- Riviera casino closes doors after 60 years on Vegas Strip Updated: May-04-15 4:08 pm
LAS VEGAS - The aging Riviera Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip will age no more.
- North America's tallest peak opens for climbers Updated: May-04-15 4:05 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Hundreds of climbers are expected to attempt to summit North America's tallest peak this season, which has begun.
- Fired National Park Service official says she's a scapegoat Updated: May-04-15 3:49 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A former National Park Service official in Iowa says she was unfairly blamed and fired for approving illegal construction projects that damaged a sacred American Indian burial site.
- Petitioners criticize county fair's hog wrestling event Updated: May-04-15 2:59 pm
MUNCIE, Indiana - People as far away as England are signing an online petition protesting the annual hog wrestling event held at the Delaware County Fair.
- Museums in NYC, Boson honored for science education Updated: May-04-15 2:46 pm
NEW YORK - The National Science Board is honoring museums in New York and Boston for their work in educating the public about science.
- Owner of energy lease near Glacier urges judge to act Updated: May-04-15 2:43 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A Louisiana company is asking a judge to resolve its lawsuit challenging the government's suspension of an oil and gas lease near Montana's Glacier National Park so the company can begin drilling this summer.
- 61 right whales in Cape Cod Bay in 2 weeks; slowdown urged Updated: May-04-15 2:41 pm
SANDWICH, Massachusetts - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking boaters and fishermen to slow down in Cape Cod Bay and be on the lookout for critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in New England waters.
- Illinois native, event planner to run state fairs Updated: May-04-15 2:41 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A professional event planner who was born on a western Illinois farm and spent years showing livestock at the Illinois State Fair is the next director of the annual agricultural showcase.
- Going inside Big Bird, a film takes wing with Caroll Spinney Updated: May-04-15 1:58 pm
NEW YORK - He has lent body and soul to a certain 8-foot-tall 6-year-old for nearly half a century, all the while hidden from sight.
- California condor that appeared on postage stamp euthanized Updated: May-04-15 1:04 pm
SAN DIEGO - A prolific California condor that represented endangered wildlife on a 1996 postage stamp has been euthanized after months of treatment for cancer.
- Mule deer does in badlands off limits for 4th straight year Updated: May-04-15 12:28 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota hunters will not be able to go after mule deer does in the western badlands for a fourth straight year, as officials continue work to boost numbers of the animals that have been impacted by severe winters and the region's energy boom.
- Leprosy patients will help shape Hawaii national park plans Updated: May-04-15 12:13 pm
HONOLULU - A handful of people with leprosy are still living full time on an isolated peninsula in Hawaii, but the National Park Service is already making plans to overhaul buildings and allow more visitors to the area when the last of the patients dies.
- Everest climbing season likely over in Nepal Updated: May-04-15 10:49 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Sherpas in Nepal have refused to rebuild a climbing route on Mount Everest that was destroyed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche more than a week ago, a decision likely to end this year's climbing season.
- Mother of slain officer finds solace in quilt project Updated: May-04-15 10:43 am
ELKHART, Indiana - On Sept. 20, 2013, Sheri Bradway had to start a journey no one wants to take.
- Boaters say they found human remains near Chena River Updated: May-04-15 10:37 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - State troopers are investigating a report of human remains found in the Chena River State Recreation Area.
- Mayflower replica slated to continue repairs at home Updated: May-04-15 10:36 am
PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts - A replica of the Mayflower is scheduled to sail home in time for the busy summer tourist season.
- Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May Updated: May-04-15 10:34 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Skiers and snowboarders at Vermont's Sugarbush resort have spent the morning on the slopes and played golf in the afternoon - testament to the abundance of snow that extended the season at many northern New England ski areas.
- Winslow Homer exhibit joins Warhol artwork at upstate museum Updated: May-04-15 10:29 am
GLENS FALLS, New York - Works by two iconic American artists - Andy Warhol and Winslow Homer - will be exhibited at the same time at an upstate New York art museum this summer.
- Ellis Island expands its story of US immigration history Updated: May-04-15 10:27 am
NEW YORK - Not all of the stories at Ellis Island's immigration museum are about someone's great-grandfather arriving as a boy from Europe at the start of the 20th century.
- Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota opens in Mankato Updated: May-04-15 10:16 am
MANKATO, Minnesota - The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota has finally opened after a decade of planning and fundraising.