- Revitalized El Paso ready to show off for papal tourists Updated: Feb-11-16 8:42 pm
EL PASO, Texas - No longer the desolate space it was a few years ago, downtown El Paso is ripe with new hotels, bars, restaurants - and bulldozers that herald the planned construction of a streetcar, a children's museum, a Mexican-American cultural center and new mixed-used buildings.
- National Park Service, Google sharing US artifacts online Updated: Feb-11-16 5:14 pm
TUSKEGEE, Alabama - The National Park Service and Google are making it easier to visit U.S. historic sites without leaving home.
- Amusement park owner sues former employee over pipe organ Updated: Feb-11-16 4:24 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A pipe organ that has served as the musical backdrop to an amusement park clown is now the subject of a civil court case.
- Director of Northwest Museum of Arts is fired Updated: Feb-11-16 3:30 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The trustees of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane have voted to remove Forrest Rodgers as the museum's executive director.
- IMAX film 'National Parks Adventure' celebrates parks Updated: Feb-11-16 1:36 pm
A new IMAX movie debuts Friday, starring geysers, red rock canyons, mountaintops and redwood forests.
- West Virginia: Watch glass being made by hand at Blenko Updated: Feb-11-16 11:23 am
MILTON, West Virginia - At Blenko Glass, you can watch glass being handcrafted the way it's been done for more than 100 years.
- C&O Canal program puts park advocates aboard Amtrak trains Updated: Feb-11-16 4:46 am
- Grand Teton plans to demolition, restore old park buildings Updated: Feb-11-16 1:52 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - A plan to renovate or demolish a number of historic Grand Teton National Park buildings is drawing pushback from residents.
- Australian charged with sex attack on 2 backpackers on beach Updated: Feb-10-16 6:58 pm
ADELAIDE, Australia - Two female backpackers from Europe were savagely attacked on a remote Australian beach by a traveling companion they had met hours earlier, police said on Wednesday.
- Tourism commission chooses western Nebraska sites for revamp Updated: Feb-10-16 2:41 pm
SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebraska - The state's tourism commission has selected two sites in western Nebraska to benefit from a new volunteer program.
- North Myrtle Beach Chamber urging visitors to "Just Coast" Updated: Feb-10-16 1:47 pm
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina - The Convention and Visitors Bureau of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce is urging visitors to "Just Coast."
- Interior asked to do more to protect Grand Canyon employees Updated: Feb-10-16 1:17 pm
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - Arizona's congressional delegation says the National Park Service must do more to protect Grand Canyon employees who participate on the agency's river rafting trips.
- Consider Grand Bahama for a quiet island getaway Updated: Feb-10-16 1:01 pm
GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas - Looking for a low-key winter getaway or quiet spring break destination? Grand Bahama may be your place.
- Alabama sports memories to live on in library's exhibit Updated: Feb-10-16 10:10 am
GADSDEN, Alabama - If you closed your eyes and listened, you might have imagined yourself in a dugout, on a sideline, on a race course or in a press box.
- ArtPrize-winning piece to go on display in Indiana museum Updated: Feb-10-16 8:14 am
INDIANAPOLIS - A sculpture that won $300,000 in the 2014 ArtPrize competition in Michigan will go on display next month at the Indiana State Museum.
- Museum offers free admission for Abraham Lincoln's birthday Updated: Feb-10-16 4:31 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is offering free admission to mark the 16th president's birthday.
- State official to meet with NY group boosting historic site Updated: Feb-10-16 3:01 am
OGDENSBURG, New York - A state official will meet with leaders of an effort in a northern New York community to increase tourism at a historic site dating back to the French Colonial era.
- Report: Zion National Park has $70M maintenance backlog Updated: Feb-09-16 11:44 pm
OGDEN, Utah - A report shows that Zion National Park is about $70 million behind on maintenance work, while continuing to see a record number of visitors.
- US may limit items collected at Vietnam Vets memorial Updated: Feb-09-16 6:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The National Park Service is considering limiting the items it collects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
- Indiana State Museum unveils mallet tied to Abraham Lincoln Updated: Feb-09-16 6:15 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A wooden mallet inlaid with the initials "A.L" was made by Abraham Lincoln, who used it during his Indiana youth to make furniture, Indiana State Museum officials said Tuesday in unveiling the artifact that had been a family's secret heirloom for five generations.
- Planners OK quarry on Mount Rushmore route; opponents appeal Updated: Feb-09-16 3:26 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A proposed expansion of a limestone quarry that's in a scenic area on the main tourist route to Mount Rushmore National Memorial has won approval from Pennington County planners, but opponents have appealed the decision.
- Marv Albert gets contract extension to call NBA on TNT Updated: Feb-09-16 1:32 pm
NEW YORK - Veteran announcer Marv Albert has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with TNT to call NBA games.
- Trib publisher labeled 2015's 'most generous' American Updated: Feb-09-16 1:00 pm
PITTSBURGH - The Chronicle of Philanthropy is describing the late publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Dick Scaife, as 2015's "most generous American."
- Massive statue to help raise money for World War II memorial Updated: Feb-09-16 12:18 pm
ROYAL OAK, Michigan - A massive sculpture honoring a photograph of a kiss in Times Square that captured New York's celebration as World War II ended is expected to visit a Detroit suburb as part of efforts to raise money for war memorial.
- Tlaquepaque: Arts and crafts enclave near Guadalajara Updated: Feb-09-16 10:53 am
TLAQUEPAQUE, Mexico - Strolling the boutique-lined streets of this arts-and-crafts enclave near Guadalajara, Mexico, is like stepping into the brightly colored pages of a storybook.