- Jefferson native rides mountain bike across the country Updated: Feb-06-16 10:26 am
JEFFERSON, Georgia - While setting out to see a lengthy stretch of American soil was Cam Thurmond's ultimate goal, the 25-year-old got so much more than that out of the nearly 3,000-mile mountain bike ride.
- Festival in New Haven to mark Chinese New Year Updated: Feb-06-16 9:23 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - The city of New Haven is marking the Chinese New Year with a series of events.
- 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.
- Mardi Gras enters its last big weekend in New Orleans Updated: Feb-06-16 9:00 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Carnival season enters its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before ending on Fat Tuesday.
- Maine hunters enter final stretch for bobcats, foxes Updated: Feb-06-16 8:51 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's hunters who target bobcats, foxes and a handful of other species are heading into the final weeks of the annual winter hunt.
- 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.
- Toboggan championship being held in Camden, Maine Updated: Feb-06-16 8:37 am
CAMDEN, Maine - A truncated version of U.S. National Toboggan Championships is getting underway.
- Sentencing set for trail-hiking embezzlement fugitive Updated: Feb-06-16 6:15 am
CINCINNATI - A federal judge in southwest Ohio has scheduled sentencing for March 30 for a Kentucky accountant who spent much of six years as a fugitive hiking the Appalachian Trail.
- 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.
- Spring wild turkey season license application deadline nears Updated: Feb-06-16 2:25 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Time is running out for North Dakota hunters to get a wild turkey license for the spring hunting season.
- Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 am
KALISPELL, Montana - After gaining recognition as Snowboarder Magazine's 2016 Big Mountain Rider of the Year, Jason Robinson celebrated the capstone in his career by settling into plush new digs - an aluminum box.
- Props rule the day for Super Bowl at Vegas sports books Updated: Feb-05-16 7:15 pm
Jay Kornegay still finds it painful to talk about the last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl and the first snap of the game went over Peyton Manning's head for a Seattle safety.
- Borgata to stop paying taxes until Atlantic City pays $62.5M Updated: Feb-05-16 7:10 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Atlantic City's Borgata casino says it will stop making tax payments until the city hands over $62.5 million in court-ordered tax refunds.
- 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.
- Critics dispute plans to change Rollover Pass near Galveston Updated: Feb-05-16 6:54 pm
GALVESTON, Texas - A coalition led by owners of property that includes Rollover Pass and land on either side of the man-made channel connecting East Galveston Bay to the Gulf of Mexico says it is prepared to fight a last-ditch legal battle to prevent the state from closing and filling what has been a hugely popular public fishing site and the focus of environmental, economic and public safety concerns since it was created more than 60 years ago.
- Memories of 50 Super Bowls and how the game was named Updated: Feb-05-16 5:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Norma Hunt was buying some gifts for her young children in a Dallas toy store when she came across some balls that bounced so high they could go over a small house.
- 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.
- 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.
- Recalls this week: power cords, vacuum cleaners Updated: Feb-05-16 4:25 pm
More than 2 million Microsoft power cords that can overheat and emit flames are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include vacuum cleaners with cord plug problems and dive computers that can short-circuit.
- 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.
- Adelson family announces new Las Vegas Review-Journal editor Updated: Feb-05-16 2:54 pm
LAS VEGAS - The family of billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson says the Las Vegas Review-Journal has a new editor.