- Illegal camping out of bill allowing Airbnb to collect taxes Updated: Apr-29-16 9:27 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow online brokers such as Airbnb to collect taxes on behalf of people advertising private rentals on the websites, but they removed part of the proposal that would have targeted illegal camping ads by requiring online brokers to verify the legality of their listings.
- Pot limits for Colorado tourists could be on the way out Updated: Apr-29-16 9:11 pm
DENVER - Colorado's tourists would be able to buy as much marijuana as residents, if a bill moving through the state Legislature passes.
- Fab Ford: Beatles exhibit to open at Henry Ford Museum Updated: Apr-29-16 9:09 pm
DEARBORN, Michigan - A Detroit-area history attraction is preparing to mark a British invasion led by four marauding mop-tops.
- Raiders in Las Vegas? It's still several hurdles away Updated: Apr-29-16 8:47 pm
LAS VEGAS - Raiders owner Mark Davis pledged this week to relocate his NFL team from Oakland to Las Vegas if a proposed $1.4 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium is built. Here are some hurdles the proposal would have to clear before becoming reality.
- Indigenous dancers compete at North America's largest powwow Updated: Apr-29-16 8:38 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Nearly 3,000 indigenous dancers representing hundreds of tribes from across the United States, Canada and other parts of the world kicked off one of North America's most prominent powwows on Friday.
- Study analyzes impact of Washington state coal-export plan Updated: Apr-29-16 6:25 pm
SEATTLE - A coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington state could have unavoidable, significant impacts on greenhouse gases emissions, vessel traffic and rail safety, according to an environmental review released Friday.
- Original power lunch eatery to close and everything must go Updated: Apr-29-16 5:30 pm
NEW YORK - New York's original power lunch restaurant is closing and everything must go.
- American Airlines apologizes to musician for barring violin Updated: Apr-29-16 4:21 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas - A concert musician who was not allowed to board a flight with her violin says she hopes the incident will raise awareness of regulations that permit violins and other small instruments as carry-on luggage.
- Norovirus sickens 159 on cruise ship docked in Norfolk Updated: Apr-29-16 2:19 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - Passengers on a cruise ship docked in Virginia have been sickened with norovirus.
- SC health officials report 1st case of travel-related Zika Updated: Apr-29-16 2:18 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Public health officials say the first South Carolinian to test positive for Zika virus contracted it while traveling abroad and wasn't contagious upon returning home.
- Minnesota science museum creating space research kits Updated: Apr-29-16 11:47 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Science Museum of Minnesota has a $14 million contract to help turn NASA's deep wealth of space research into interactive exhibits, activities and other learning experiences.
- Report: Tourists spent $11.9 billion in Wisconsin in 2015 Updated: Apr-29-16 11:33 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Visitors spent nearly $12 billion in Wisconsin last year, making it the sixth straight year of increasing tourism spending in the state, according to a state Department of Tourism report released Friday.
- Park workers in Spain discover huge Roman coin trove Updated: Apr-29-16 10:11 am
MADRID - Workers laying pipes in a southern Spanish park have unearthed a 600-kilogram (1,300-pound) trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery.
- NYC exhibition: 4 whaling paintings by J.M.W. Turner Updated: Apr-29-16 7:53 am
NEW YORK - Four whaling paintings by the British artist J.M.W. Turner will be united for the first time in an upcoming exhibition in New York City.
- 5 baby bison born at Illinois grassland preserve Updated: Apr-29-16 6:49 am
WILMINGTON, Illinois - For the first time, a national grassland preserve in northeastern Illinois has added to its bison herd through newborns - and not just one or two.
- Large graffiti carved at Arches National Park in Utah Updated: Apr-29-16 5:19 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Rangers at Utah's Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red rock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials said.
- University of Memphis journalism students to cover Olympics Updated: Apr-29-16 4:31 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The University of Memphis says 14 of its journalism students will travel to Rio De Janeiro to cover the Summer Olympics.
- Famous paleontologist celebrated at Museum of the Rockies Updated: Apr-29-16 1:20 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - A $3 million endowment has been set up at the Museum of the Rockies in honor of renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, who is retiring after 34 years as the museum's curator of paleontology.
- Giant Chinese zodiac sculptures are turning heads in Boston Updated: Apr-29-16 1:11 am
BOSTON - A dozen giant bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac are stopping people in their tracks in downtown Boston and sparking conversations.
- Durbin seeks national park status for Cahokia Mounds Updated: Apr-28-16 10:47 pm
COLLINSVILLE, Illinois - An ongoing effort to get an ancient southwestern Illinois historical site designated as a national park is getting a boost from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.
- FAA begins early inspection of Allegiant Air operations Updated: Apr-28-16 8:17 pm
DALLAS - Federal safety officials are reviewing operations at Allegiant Air two years ahead of schedule, spurred by incidents including an aborted takeoff and a plane that landed low on fuel.
- Judge rules for San Francisco in fight over reservoir Updated: Apr-28-16 7:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A California judge Thursday threw out a lawsuit that sought to remove Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which supplies drinking water to more than 2 million San Francisco Bay Area residents.
- Southwest, Delta tangle over whether to cut or raise fares Updated: Apr-28-16 4:56 pm
DALLAS - No one should blame consumers for being perplexed by airfares - even the airlines themselves can seem confused at times.
- Grizzly bears in Grand Teton Park attract onlookers Updated: Apr-28-16 4:39 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Newly emerged from their winter dens, grizzly bears are wandering out in the open in Grand Teton National Park, drawing crowds of wildlife watchers, photographers and others seeking a glimpse - from a safe distance.
- Muskogee monument honoring late country icon moves ahead Updated: Apr-28-16 4:28 pm
MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is moving forward with a project to place a monument in Muskogee honoring late country icon Merle Haggard.