- Popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton trails closed for now Updated: May-23-15 8:17 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Two of the most heavily used day-hiking routes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming are closed for the time being because of weather damage and maintenance.
- Uncertain future ahead for Arizona mineral museum Updated: May-23-15 4:58 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum closed its doors for a makeover in 2011, and it has remained dark ever since.
- Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum Updated: May-23-15 3:53 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra, though a Syrian official said its artifacts have been removed and are safe while the U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes on the group's installations near the captured ancient town - the first such reported attack in the central province of Homs.
- Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture closer to reality Updated: May-23-15 10:38 am
TULSA, Oklahoma - State historians will finally have a space to display some of the 100,000 artifacts they've collected to help tell the story of Oklahoma's contributions to popular culture.
- Hotel tax hike sought for sports complex near Cedar Point Updated: May-23-15 10:23 am
SANDUSKY, Ohio - Backers who want to build a youth sports complex near Cedar Point amusement park are asking Ohio lawmakers to let them increase a countywide hotel tax
- Renovation work nearly finished at Nebraska City hotel Updated: May-23-15 10:13 am
NEBRASKA CITY, Nebraska - Everything but the ceiling.
- West Virginia museums to let military members in for free Updated: May-23-15 9:20 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Several West Virginia attractions are participating in the National Endowment for the Arts initiative to offer free admission to active-duty military members and their families.
- Cuomo: NY police to crack down on impaired driving Updated: May-23-15 7:49 am
ALBANY, New York - Police across New York state will be stepping up their enforcement over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
- Water slide gets icy reception from some in Flagstaff Updated: May-23-15 6:26 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Some Flagstaff residents are throwing cold water on a giant water slide set to arrive this summer.
- 2 Lincoln museums to offer free admission to service members Updated: May-23-15 5:04 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall and the International Quilt Study Center and Museum are two of more than 2,000 museums across the nation that will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.
- Las Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away Updated: May-23-15 1:07 am
LAS VEGAS - A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.
- Pasco's nudist resorts draw global tourism dollars Updated: May-23-15 1:06 am
LAND O' LAKES, Florida - It was a relatively slow Tuesday morning at the opulent, clothing-optional Caliente Resort and Spa off U.S. 41.
- 811,000 travelers to pass through LAX during holiday weekend Updated: May-22-15 8:46 pm
LOS ANGELES - An estimated 811,000 air travelers are expected to pass through Los Angeles International Airport during the Memorial Day weekend.
- Photo compilation marks milestone for Pure Michigan campaign Updated: May-22-15 7:53 pm
DETROIT - More than 1,000 photos are displayed along the Detroit riverfront as part of the state's Pure Michigan tourism campaign.
- Legislature approves $7.1 billion state budget, ends early Updated: May-22-15 7:36 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up work on a $7.1 billion budget and approved a bond issue for a pop culture museum in Tulsa on Friday before ending the 2015 legislative session one week early.
- TSA urging holiday weekend travelers to plan ahead Updated: May-22-15 7:05 pm
ATLANTA - Officials are urging Memorial Day Weekend travelers to give themselves extra time as large crowds are expected to pass through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
- House approves new $25M pop culture museum for Tulsa Updated: May-22-15 1:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - One day after failing to pass a $25 million bond proposal to build a new museum in Tulsa, the Oklahoma House reversed course and narrowly passed a plan to build the facility dedicated to the state's icons of popular culture.
- PHOTO ESSAY: Desert site holds old military aircraft 'bones' Updated: May-22-15 12:13 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - The airplanes are lined up in rows by the hundreds, serving as a striking reminder of the nation's military past.
- Expedia sells stake in Chinese travel service Updated: May-22-15 12:10 pm
NEW YORK - Expedia sold its entire stake in eLong, a Chinese travel service, to a group of businesses based in China for roughly $671 million.
- Art world descends on Cuba for a month amid surging interest Updated: May-22-15 12:07 pm
HAVANA - A surge in interest in all things Cuban is extending to paintings and sculpture, with U.S. art collectors and dealers descending on Havana for a monthlong exhibition amid expectations that art prices will rise because of the detente between the former Cold War rivals.
- Eiffel Tower closed amid workers' anger about pickpockets Updated: May-22-15 11:29 am
PARIS - The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily.
- Wicker says Amtrak stop coming to Marks Updated: May-22-15 11:26 am
MARKS, Mississippi - Railroad and Mississippi officials say Amtrak will establish a permanent stop in Marks in the heart of the Delta.
- Port Huron welcome center opens after year of construction Updated: May-22-15 10:21 am
PORT HURON, Michigan - A larger Port Huron welcome center designed for motorists entering the United States from Canada is now open.
- Chicago's O'Hare Airport building new rental car hub Updated: May-22-15 9:11 am
CHICAGO - O'Hare International Airport in Chicago is bringing all of its scattered rental car facilities together under one roof in a $782 million project.
- Geocaching enthusiasts holding world convention in Md. Updated: May-22-15 9:11 am
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - The GPS-based hobby known as geocaching (jee-oh-CASH'-ing) is drawing enthusiasts to western Maryland for what organizers call their annual international convention.