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Pizza Hut Museum opens on Wichita State University campus

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The original Pizza Hut building has opened as a museum at Wichita State University. WSU Foundation CEO Elizabeth King told The Wichita Eagle that staff from the school came together «to collaborate and create this fabulous museum th

After years of talks, former Girl Scout camp protected

Advocates for a former Girl Scout camp rife with waterfalls and wetlands no longer have to fear outside development on the land now that it has been transferred to the National Park Service. The mostly wooded area spanning more than 1,000 acres along Pennsylv

The Latest: MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on MGM's plans to open a casino in Massachusetts (all times local): 1 p.m. Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim M

American Airlines CEO warns that higher fares are coming

DALLAS (AP) - Rising fuel costs are eating into airline profits, dampening expectations for the rest of 2018, and setting the stage for higher fares. Fuel is the airlines' second-biggest expense after labor, so when it rises - at American it was up 40 cents

Groups protest Romania's plan to get rid of 2,000 bears

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - The government says Romania should reduce the number of brown bears by 2,000 in the next decade to protect the existing bear population. The environment ministry said Thursday that Romania had between 6,050 to 6,640 brown bears in 20

Audit finds Las Vegas tourism director misused travel cards

LAS VEGAS (AP) - An audit indicates the head of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority used more than $17,000 in airline gift cards for personal travel that were given to publicly funded agency. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports CEO Rossi Ralenkot

Ethiopia raises cry for Britain to return 'looted' artifacts

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - The hair of a long-dead emperor and an intricate golden crown are among the artifacts Ethiopia's government is demanding to be returned from British government institutions and private collections, as more countries seek to reclai

MGM sets August opening date for Massachusetts casino

BOSTON (AP) - The fate of Wynn's glitzy Boston-area casino may still be up in the air, but rival MGM says it is on track to open Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino resort sooner than expected. MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle said

Workers head home, look for other jobs as Boracay closes

BORACAY, Philippines (AP) - The cooks, hotel workers and other Filipinos who served tourists at the country's most popular beach headed home and started looking for other work Thursday as police guarded the empty beach on the first day of a shutdown intended

Australian nun ordered to leave Philippines has no regrets

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - An Australian nun whose missionary visa in the Philippines was revoked after the president complained about her joining opposition rallies said Thursday that social advocacy and human rights are part of church teachings. The Immigra

Lynching memorial and museum in Montgomery open to public

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The public is getting its first look at a lynching memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday, is dedicated to 4,400 individuals who lost their lives in lynchings and othe

Court won't return tigers, exotic animals to Ohio man's home

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A man whose tigers and other exotic animals were seized in a raid by authorities in Ohio lost what is likely his final court challenge seeking return of the animals to his roadside sanctuary. The Ohio Supreme Court turned down a request t

Bike-share system coming to some popular DC-area parks

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Virginia county board and the National Park Service have agreed to install Capital Bikeshare stations on park service land. WTOP-FM reported Tuesday that the park service and the Arlington County Board agreed to install the bike-share stat

Secondary elevators back in service at Carlsbad Caverns park

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - The secondary elevators at Carlsbad Caverns National Park are back in service after a traveling cable was replaced. The cable sends the correct signal to the controls that allow the elevator car to operate. The secondary elevators have b

Jazz Museum director says she will step down by mid-May

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The director of a financially troubled jazz museum in Kansas City says she's stepping down. The Kansas City Star reports that Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner said Wednesday that she would leave the American Jazz Museum before its annual May

Lawyers say others were hurt in Copperfield illusion show

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lawyers for a British tourist who claims he was badly hurt taking part in an illusion by Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield told a judge on Wednesday that they've found three other people who were injured in Copperfield shows o

Branson leaders reject tax breaks for water park and resort

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - Branson will not be giving tax incentives to developers of a proposed $446 million water park and resort. The Branson Board of Aldermen voted 5-1 against the incentives Tuesday night. The Springfield News-Leader reports the proposal would

Lawyers say they have others hurt in Copperfield illusion

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lawyers for a British tourist who says he was badly hurt taking part in an illusion by Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield in 2013 say they've found three other people who were injured in shows over the years. Attorney Adam Deutsch to

Uganda counts gorillas amid tourism-boosting 'baby boom'

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Uganda has begun counting its population of critically endangered mountain gorillas amid confidence their numbers are steadily rising, boosting prospects for its tourism industry that relies heavily on the primates. The last census in 2

The Latest: Kennedy presses gov't during travel ban argument

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on arguments at the Supreme Court over President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. (all times local): 11 a.m. Justice Anthony Kennedy has pressed a lawyer for the Trump administration over wheth

Johnny Jet's summer travel advice: airfare, baggage and more

Are you starting to think about summer vacation? John DiScala, better known as the air travel expert Johnny Jet, recently talked with The Associated Press travel podcast «Get Outta Here!» about strategies for booking flights, finding deals, copin

Fats, food and fun: 1st weekend of Jazz Fest kicks off

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Music lovers are converging this week on the Crescent City for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The festival takes place over two weekends starting on Friday and features out-of-town artists such as Rod Stewart and Sting as well a

Family: Delta tied woman with disability to wheelchair

ATLANTA (AP) - A woman with multiple sclerosis says Delta Air Lines employees tied her to a wheelchair with a blanket when they didn't have a chair that could accommodate her disability, and her son says a supervisor cursed at her as she wept. Maria Saliagas

Egypt's parliament passes law to fine aggressive touts

CAIRO (AP) - In efforts to revive its tourism sector, Egypt passed a bill this week imposing fines on overly aggressive touts. The law approved this week could see anyone found pestering tourists «with the intention of begging or promoting, offering or

Edna St. Vincent Millay's NY farmhouse could be closed

AUSTERLITZ, N.Y. (AP) - Edna St. Vincent Millay's farmhouse in New York's Hudson Valley is in danger of being shuttered. According to The New York Times , the Millay Society says the historic site in the Columbia County town of Austerlitz will close in Novemb

The Latest: Travel ban opponents protest at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on arguments at the Supreme Court over President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Opponents of President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim

Hiker found safe after search in Hoosier National Forest

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say an overdue hiker has been found safe in the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana after more than 12 hours of searching. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the 19 year-old's father became concerned

Tourists enjoy final day at beach before Boracay closure

BORACAY, Philippines (AP) - Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island's famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

AP Exclusive: '93 Amtrak crash survivor relives each new one

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - In the dark of night, three travelers advanced inexorably toward tragedy. Accompanied by her parents on her first train trip, 11-year-old Andrea Chancey couldn't sleep despite the steady rocking of the Amtrak coach. Aboard the same train a

Supreme Court's last argument is over Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. It's the last case the justices will hear until

Museum gets sailor's account of Revolutionary War escapades

NEWPORT, N.Y. (AP) - A manuscript detailing a New York man's experiences as a teenage prisoner of the British during the Revolutionary War has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution. Curators at the Philadelphia museum say Rhode Island native C

Museum realizes collection's rare elephant bird egg is real

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A Buffalo museum has made a rare discovery within its own collection: a fully intact egg from the extinct elephant bird that until now, was thought to be fake. Curators at the Buffalo Museum of Science were cataloging pieces in the museum

Philippines gives Australian nun 30 days to leave country

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - The Philippines on Wednesday cancelled an Australian nun's missionary visa for engaging in political activity and gave her 30 days to leave the country, though she said she still hoped she could explain her mission and have the deci

Yemenis protest ban in advance of Supreme Court arguments

NEW YORK (AP) - Corner stores around New York City and elsewhere were shut down for a short time on Tuesday by their Yemeni-American owners to protest against the U.S. travel ban, the day before the Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments over whether i

The Latest: Wyoming steps back grizzly hunt quota claim

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on the dispute over grizzly bear hunt quotas in Wyoming and Montana (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A Wyoming Game and Fish Department official says he may have misstated that Wyoming was taking a portion of Montana's grizzly bea

The Latest: Judge rejects mistrial bid in Copperfield trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on civil trial involving Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield and a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall while taking part in a signature Copperfield illusion in 2013 (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A jud

Yemenis protest ban in advance of supreme court arguments

NEW YORK (AP) - Yemeni Americans in New York are speaking out against a U.S. travel ban as the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments over whether it should be upheld. Some Yemeni owners of bodegas, the corner stores so prevalent in New York City, shut

Copperfield returns to stand in British man injury lawsuit

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield is due to return to the witness stand in a lawsuit by a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall while taking part in one of Copperfield's signature illusions in 2013. The magicia

Spain: Mallorca to ban renting apartments to tourists

MADRID (AP) - Palma on the island of Mallorca plans to become the first Spanish city to prohibit the rental of apartments to tourists. Palma mayor Antoni Noguera says Tuesday that his government will vote for the ban in a city council because "there is nothin
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