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MGM Resorts is hosting the veterans free at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, and treating them to a variety of attractions and shows during the five-day trip that ends Monday.

Their itinerary includes a ventriloquist show, a trip to the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage, and the Aviation Nation air show at Nellis Air Force Base.


Genealogy website has launched an online, searchable collection of the burial sites of more than 500,000 members of the military.

The project, a partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Archives and Records Administration, allows people to search by name, for a fee.

The collection includes burial information for prominent figures in history, including President Abraham Lincoln and Gen. George Armstrong Custer, who was killed with more than 200 of his men in the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn against a coalition of Native American tribes.

The project includes two new, searchable collections of U.S. burial registers, military posts and national cemeteries from 1862-1960 and of U.S. headstone applications from 1926-1963.


Associated Press bureaus in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C., contributed to this report.