- Plagued by delays, California high-speed rail back in court Updated: Feb-07-16 1:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California voters embraced the idea of building the nation's first real high-speed rail system, which promised to whisk travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, a trip that can take six hours or more by car. Eight years after they approved funding for it, construction is years behind schedule and legal, financial and logistical delays plague the $68 billion project.
- Glacier Park maintenance backlog still growing Updated: Feb-07-16 12:48 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - The estimated cost of needed improvements in Glacier National Park has grown to $179.8 million, according to the National Park Service.
- Spanish village of Lantz celebrates clash between good, evil Updated: Feb-07-16 12:15 pm
LANTZ, Spain - The inhabitants of a northern Spanish mountain village have taken part in an age-old Carnival festival that re-enacts a legendary confrontation between good and evil.
- Arapahoe Basin ski expansion advances Updated: Feb-07-16 10:53 am
DENVER - Arapahoe Basin's plan to expand backcountry terrain is going forward.
- Park Service: Over 1 million visited Badlands last year Updated: Feb-07-16 10:37 am
INTERIOR, South Dakota - For the first time in 15 years, more than a million people visited Badlands National Park in South Dakota.
- Museum puts on free planetarium event for supporting towns Updated: Feb-07-16 8:29 am
ST. JOHNSURY, Vermont - The Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury is offering a free planetarium presentation next weekend to residents of the more than a dozen communities that support it.
- NU State Museum offering free Thursday night admission Updated: Feb-07-16 5:01 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The University of Nebraska State Museum is offering free Thursday night admissions in February.
- Southern Oregon wines' gaining clout, could bring tourists Updated: Feb-07-16 2:05 am
MEDFORD, Oregon - The winsome wines of southern Oregon are gathering acclaim far beyond the Cascades and Siskiyous.
- Camellia season underway at SC's historic Middleton Place Updated: Feb-06-16 6:50 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Middleton Place on the Ashley River outside of Charleston is beginning its camellia season with workshops and walks through the plantation's gardens.
- Bentonville museum takes American art exhibition on the road Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 pm
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas - An 11-step set of instructions awaits whoever opens "Box 11" upon arrival in Savannah, Georgia, from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
- Annual ice harvest goes on in Tamworth, New Hampshire Updated: Feb-06-16 9:11 am
TAMWORTH, New Hampshire - The annual Ice Harvest and Winter Carnival gets underway Saturday at Remick Farm and Museum in Tamworth.
- Bennington Museum offers free admission Saturday Updated: Feb-06-16 8:42 am
BENNINGTON, Vermont - The Bennington Museum is offering free admission on its community day.
- Museum hosts talk on Frederick Douglass 1845 trip to Ireland Updated: Feb-06-16 6:15 am
ALBANY, New York - A western New York college professor is giving a talk at an Albany museum on the trip the black abolitionist Frederick Douglass made to Ireland more than 170 years ago.
- Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says Updated: Feb-06-16 5:36 am
SANTA CLARA, California - For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl.
- Lincoln museum sets Dinosaurs and Disasters event Updated: Feb-06-16 5:05 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The annual Dinosaurs and Disasters event has been scheduled for Saturday at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln.
- Town's 100th annual winter carnival opens, minus some snow Updated: Feb-05-16 8:47 pm
NEWPORT, New Hampshire - Residents of the small New Hampshire town of Newport are launching their 100th annual winter carnival with a tribute to its roots and a grudging acceptance that climate change can wreak havoc with the schedule of events.
- Calif. attorney joins effort to recover Nazi-looted painting Updated: Feb-05-16 7:07 pm
LOS ANGELES - California's attorney general is asking a federal appeals court to reverse a ruling allowing a priceless 19th century painting to remain in a Spanish museum rather than going to the heirs of a Jewish woman forced to hand it over to the Nazis during the Holocaust.
- Rauner: Illinois State Museum may open with its own funding Updated: Feb-05-16 5:17 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has rejected legislation to reopen the Illinois State Museum, but says it may operate again if the museum can find its own funding through entry fees, donations and partnerships.
- Rock Island Arsenal Museum to reduce collection, operations Updated: Feb-05-16 4:59 pm
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - About 3,200 artifacts will be removed from the Rock Island Arsenal Museum's collection amid an upcoming reduction in staff.
- 4 questions for the next CEO of Delta Air Lines Updated: Feb-05-16 4:45 pm
NEW YORK - On May 2, Ed Bastian takes over as the new CEO of Delta Air Lines, replacing the retiring Richard Anderson. Bastian has been Anderson's close deputy, helping to turn around the airline from bankrupt carrier to one of the world's leading airlines, one whose playbook is often copied by others.
- Amusement park will rehire special needs worker after outcry Updated: Feb-05-16 4:43 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania amusement park has offered to rehire a special needs employee after his co-worker took to social media to lambaste the company for firing him.
- For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party Updated: Feb-05-16 4:42 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream - five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year's debauchery.
- Wyoming sees record number of tourists in 2015 Updated: Feb-05-16 4:27 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming attracted a record number of tourists - and their money - in 2015, according to preliminary numbers.
- Judge denies bid to halt Yellowstone bison slaughter Updated: Feb-05-16 3:56 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal judge has denied a request to halt the planned capture and slaughter of bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park.
- Creation Museum 1 step closer toward expansion goal Updated: Feb-05-16 2:00 pm
PETERSBURG, Kentucky - The Creation Museum has moved a step closer toward tripling its size.