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  • Cherokee Nation to build new east Oklahoma casino

    By Associated Press

    A casino in eastern Oklahoma operated by Cherokee Nation Businesses will be replaced with a newer, larger complex featuring a hotel, officials said. Published April 17, 2014

  • Korean Air A380 hits 2 light poles at LA airport

    By TAMI ABDOLLAH - Associated Press

    An Airbus A380 superjumbo jet hit two light poles while taxiing to its gate at Los Angeles International Airport with hundreds of passengers aboard. Published April 17, 2014

  • 2 South Fla. museums awarded Kellogg grants

    By Associated Press

    Two museums in Miami-Dade County are recipients of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants for programs that encourage family engagement in early childhood education. Published April 17, 2014

  • New group seeks to run Pennsylvania fun park

    By Associated Press

    A reconfigured group of trustees wants a judge to let it oversee a historic 122-year-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania, and let it come up with a plan to pay off more than $750,000 in property taxes and penalties. Published April 17, 2014

  • Search for Chicago site for George Lucas museum

    By Associated Press

    As Yoda might say: A site for a museum you must find. Published April 17, 2014

  • Fish found with mercury in remote Western regions

    By SCOTT SMITH - Associated Press

    Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday. Published April 17, 2014

  • Owners end legal fight, sell land to Summit County

    By Associated Press

    A Breckenridge couple have agreed to sell a 10-acre parcel in the Colorado mountains to Summit County for open space after a months-long court battle. Published April 17, 2014

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    A jury convicted a former Catholic priest Wednesday on three counts of sodomy for sex abuse that happened at a church parish in the 1970s. Published April 17, 2014

  • Expert: Outsider need for Natchez tourism job

    By Associated Press

    A tourism consultant is telling the city of Natchez to look an objective outsider to take over the local Convention and Visitors Bureau. Published April 17, 2014

  • Del. museum: Art vandalized with stickers

    By Associated Press

    The Delaware Museum of Art says a group of visitors recently vandalized paintings and a statue with stickers. Published April 17, 2014

  • Acting Cumberland Island chief to stay permanently

    By Associated Press

    The National Park Service says its acting superintendent on Cumberland Island will keep the job on a permanent basis. Published April 17, 2014

  • Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison

    By CHRISTOPHER WEBER - Associated Press

    A mountain lion that appeared strong and healthy when it was photographed as it ruled a wilderness park in the middle of Los Angeles has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange, officials said. Published April 17, 2014

  • Tourism push plays up 'Only in Minnesota' getaways

    By BRIAN BAKST - Associated Press

    Say goodbye to "More to Explore." Minnesota tourism promoters ushered in a new slogan Thursday that focuses on "Only in Minnesota" experiences as part of their largest-ever advertising campaign. Published April 17, 2014

  • EXCHANGE: Mascoutah exhibit honors Civil War era

    By WALLY SPIERS - Associated Press

    One hundred and fifty years after the Mascoutah area sent 464 men to fight in the Civil War, the Mascoutah Heritage Museum has opened an exhibit honoring them and the families, friends and neighbors they left behind. Published April 16, 2014

  • Seabird from Atlantic spotted on Alcatraz

    By Associated Press

    Biologists have flocked to Alcatraz Island to get a glimpse of a seabird that is believed to have never previously visited the waters of the Pacific. Published April 16, 2014

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