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  • Los Angeles airport could see delays due to runway project

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles International Airport could face flight delays due to a four-year construction project aimed at increasing the size of safety areas at the ends of its runways. The Long Beach…

  • Details about proposed national monuments in California

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic members of California’s congressional delegation have sponsored bills to establish four national monuments. Supporters are also pushing for President Barack Obama to establish the national monuments if Congress declines to act…

  • New York exhibits mark centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth

    NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of New York exhibits are paying homage to the centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth by displaying rare photographs and mementos, many of them from the family archive. “Sinatra: An…

  • Man with heart issues revived near Newark Liberty bag claim

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 74-year-old man found unresponsive on the ground near a baggage carousel at Newark Liberty International Airport has been revived by police officers. The Port Authority of New York…

  • Toronto-bound jet with smoke in cabin lands in Pennsylvania

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Toronto-bound jet with 35 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Pennsylvania over smoke from a shorted-out cabin light. Air Canada Express Flight 7316 landed safely at around noon…

  • Las Vegas Strip’s version of bazaar shopping opens

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — An outdoor shopping experience modeled after a more modern Middle Eastern marketplace, complete with a little bit of price haggling, has opened in front of Bally’s Las Vegas. The open-air Grand…

  • As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull…

  • Southwest nearly done inspecting planes that were grounded

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it expects to meet a federal deadline this weekend and finish examining 128 planes that were grounded because of missed inspections. Southwest Airlines Co. spokeswoman Brandy King said Friday…

  • CNN’s Weir escapes studio for the road

    NEW YORK (AP) — CNN’s Bill Weir can thank Anthony Bourdain for all the frequent-flier miles. When Weir left ABC News to join CNN in late 2013, the idea was he would join the long…

  • Southwest nearly done inspecting planes that were grounded

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it expects to meet a federal deadline this weekend and finish examining 128 planes that were grounded because of missed inspections. Southwest Airlines Co. spokeswoman Brandy King said Friday…

  • Amsterdam warns tourists white heroin being sold as cocaine

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Authorities in Amsterdam warned Friday that potentially lethal white heroin is being sold as cocaine in the city after three Danish tourists became ill this week. Three people died and 17 became…

  • Lights, camera, blossom! Disney films inspire floral fantasy

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lights, camera … blossom! Floral and garden designers are paying homage to Disney and Pixar films at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which opens Saturday with the theme “Celebrate the Movies.” Meticulously landscaped…

  • Ala. tourism campaign to focus on state’s barbecue culture

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — State officials say this year’s Alabama tourism campaign will be focused on barbecue. The Alabama Tourism Department plans to begin its 2015 campaign with a conference in Birmingham on Friday. Officials…

  • Foreign tourists posing nude at temples infuriate Cambodians

    SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s most popular tourist attraction — the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat — is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been…

  • Fire in Stratton ski lodge causes more than $200k in damage

    STRATTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont fire investigators say an early morning fire in the kitchen of a ski lodge at Stratton Mountain caused more than $200,000 in damage. The cause of Tuesday’s fire is undetermined…