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  • Some Arizona officials score free Super Bowl tickets

    PHOENIX (AP) — Tickets for the Super Bowl are in hot demand and running for several thousand dollars, but some Arizona elected officials are getting the perk of going for free or at face value.…

  • Massachusetts, Washington museums make Super Bowl bet

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The Seattle Art Museum and the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, are wagering valuable pieces of artwork on Sunday’s Super Bowl. No, the loser won’t give away a masterpiece —…

  • Number of Las Vegas visitors in 2014 climbs to 41.1 million

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A record 41.1 million visitors descended on Las Vegas last year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority confirmed Friday what it had already been anticipating: 41.1 million visitors, up 3.7…

  • Smoking in Big Easy bars, gambling halls to end in April

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In three months it will no longer be legal to smoke in bars and while gambling in the Big Easy. On Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed into law a new ordinance…

  • Yosemite park fee hikes coming in March

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Visitors to Yosemite National Park will pay more to enter and camp overnight, under fee hikes that start March 1. Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher says the park received more…

  • Number of Las Vegas visitors in 2014 climbs to 41.1 million

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A record 41.1 million visitors descended on Las Vegas last year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority confirmed Friday what it had already been anticipating: 41.1 million visitors, up 3.7…

  • California state parks seek younger, diverse visitors

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The future of California’s state parks depends on attracting younger and ethnically diverse people from cities to experience the state’s vast natural scenery, according to a commission tasked with reforming the…

  • SC allows Uber ride-sharing service to continue through June

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is allowing Uber to offer its ride-sharing service to continue at least until summer. The Public Service Commission earlier this month issued a cease-and-desist order stopping the app-based service…

  • FAA investigating after planes nearly collide by NY airport

    NEW YORK (AP) — The FAA is investigating a near-midair collision between two planes by an airport north of New York City. WABC reports that JetBlue Flight 94 had begun its descent into Westchester County…

  • Now is the best time for cheap airfare

    WASHINGTON — Sure, we’re not quite one month into the new year, but some may already be thinking about vacation. The typical summer getaway is still six months off. But price-wise, there’s no better time…

  • Shenandoah National Park increasing fees

    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Starting May 1, it will cost more to visit Shenandoah National Park. A weekly vehicle pass will increase to $20, up from $15. The Star Exponent (http://bit.ly/1CE82Cg ) says a second…

  • Tulsa’s Woody Guthrie Center announces Beatles exhibit

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Woody Guthrie Center is opening a new traveling exhibit next week focusing on the Beatles’ arrival in America in 1964. The exhibit, “Ladies and Gentlemen .The Beatles!” opens Wednesday and…

  • Tourism booming at Kentucky bourbon distilleries

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tourism is booming along with production at Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries. Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail — featuring such venerable brands as Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, Four Roses and Maker’s Mark among…

  • Delta flight lands in Vegas with pilot locked out of cockpit

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis made an emergency landing in Las Vegas on Thursday with the co-pilot at the controls after the pilot was locked out of…

  • New in cruises: Snow rooms, better Wi-Fi and other wows

    NEW YORK (AP) — Snow rooms, better Wi-Fi and a continued emphasis on specialty food and drink are some of the trends for cruising in the next year or two. Here are some details. THE…