- Teen making her mark with charcoal in hand Updated: May-28-16 2:02 am
HELENA, Montana - You might have seen Hailey Henrikson in the front window of Imagine Design during the Spring Art Walk, working her magic with charcoal and a sketch pad.
- Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney Updated: May-28-16 12:22 am
NANCHANG, China - China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex on Saturday that it's positioning as competition for Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month.
- Gulf Air says Manila-Manama flight hits severe turbulence Updated: May-27-16 8:16 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Bahrain's state carrier Gulf Air says severe turbulence on a flight from Manila to Manama caused some crew and passengers to suffer minor injuries.
- Petersburg National Battlefield looted Updated: May-27-16 8:15 pm
PETERSBURG, Virginia - The National Park Service says the Petersburg National Battlefield has apparently has been looted.
- Racers plan to look to Congress for action on Salt Flats Updated: May-27-16 8:12 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Racers who have sounded the alarm that Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats are deteriorating now want Congress to step in, arguing that a law is needed because federal land managers aren't doing enough to restore the flats where record-breaking races are held.
- Public safety officials urging safe driving this weekend Updated: May-27-16 7:06 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - State public safety officials are urging people to stay safe while traveling during this Memorial Day holiday weekend.
- 10-year sentence in 'Thunder From Down Under' case in Vegas Updated: May-27-16 6:17 pm
LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas man who admitted firing a gun while trying to steal costumes and props from the "Thunder From Down Under" male revue in March 2014 has been sentenced to 10 to 25 years in Nevada state prison.
- After harrowing cave escape, operator considers safety Updated: May-27-16 5:21 pm
HORSE CAVE, Kentucky - One day after 19 people trudged through neck-deep water in a harrowing escape from a flooded Kentucky cave, the operator of the spelunking attraction says he is analyzing the incident for any possible safety lessons.
- Bridge fire temporarily shuts down rail traffic over Potomac Updated: May-27-16 5:16 pm
Capital fire officials say a blaze on a CSX bridge over the Potomac River has been extinguished and trains are running again after an hours-long delay on the only rail bridge linking the District of Columbia and Virginia.
- Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines Updated: May-27-16 4:29 pm
ATLANTA - Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.
- Police react as Chicago gun violence spills onto expressways Updated: May-27-16 3:42 pm
CHICAGO - The violence gripping many Chicago neighborhoods is apparently spilling onto its roads, and police will be out in force over Memorial Day weekend amid a spike in expressway shootings.
- Spoleto Festival USA begins 40th season in South Carolina Updated: May-27-16 3:18 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The 40th season of the Spoleto Festival USA opened Friday amid tributes to the men who established the internationally known art festival and remembrances of the nine people fatally shot in a city church last year during a Bible study.
- New Hampshire forecasts record-breaking summer tourism Updated: May-27-16 1:37 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire tourism officials hope lower gas prices and a strong regional economy will result in a record-setting summer season.
- Indiana Dunes Lakeshore adds 30 acres of donated land Updated: May-27-16 12:16 pm
PORTER, Indiana - The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in northwestern Indiana has received a donation of more than 30 acres of land near its visitors' center.
- Parking spaces full for holiday weekend at Fossil Creek Updated: May-27-16 11:39 am
PRESCOTT, Arizona - National Forest officials say all 148 parking spaces at Fossil Creek in Arizona have been reserved for each day of Memorial Day weekend.
- Nevada's oldest known tree lives on in stories of its death Updated: May-27-16 11:30 am
LAS VEGAS - On the fourth floor of a research facility at the University of Arizona, the remnants of a famous Nevada tree anchors a display on one of modern science's most notorious blunders.
- Things to know about Mount Athos: 1,500 monks, no women Updated: May-27-16 11:11 am
ATHENS, Greece - Christian Orthodox believers know Greece's heavily-forested northern peninsula of Mount Athos as the "Orchard of the Virgin Mary," but women have been strictly barred from entering it for more than a thousand years.
- Turkey: tourist numbers decline amid security worries Updated: May-27-16 10:47 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish officials say the number of foreign visitors has declined by nearly 30 percent in April amid security concerns and strained ties with Russia.
- Big travel weekend underway at Los Angeles International Updated: May-27-16 10:31 am
LOS ANGELES - The big Memorial Day weekend travel period is underway at Los Angeles International Airport.
- 3 foreign tourists dead after boat capsizes in Thailand Updated: May-27-16 7:34 am
KOH SAMUI, Thailand - Rescuers in Thailand searched Friday for a British man who was still missing after a speedboat packed with tourists capsized near the popular resort island of Koh Samui, leaving three women dead, officials said.
- IU teams with Italian museum on sculpture digitizing project Updated: May-27-16 7:07 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Indiana University is teaming up with an Italian museum on a project to create 3-D digital models of the museum's large collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures.
- Gulfport planners approve FunTime USA construction Updated: May-27-16 6:30 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The Gulfport Planning Commission has approved the development of FunTime USA amusement park.
- Paducah seeks to have City Hall named as historic place Updated: May-27-16 5:58 am
PADUCAH, Kentucky - Paducah city leaders are seeking to have City Hall be on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places, a designation that could enable the city to receive historic tax credits for costly repairs to the building.
- Country music takes over Baton Rouge this weekend Updated: May-27-16 5:32 am
NEW ORLEANS - Country music fans descend on Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the Memorial Day weekend to hear some of the hottest performers in the genre including Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Eric Church as part of the 2016 Bayou County Superfest.
- The Latest: Obama greets atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima Updated: May-27-16 5:23 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan - The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima, Japan (all times local):