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New Mexico freshens up 'True' campaign to reignite tourism

Apr. 13, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authenticity and the idea of adventure steeped in culture have fueled New Mexico’s award-winning “True” tourism campaign for more than a decade. That won’t change, but state Tourism Secretary Jen Paul Schroer said Tuesday it was time to...

Yellowstone officials work to remove invasive fish species

Apr. 13, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Park officials in Yellowstone National Park have reported efforts to protect threatened native cutthroat trout have been progressing, but concerns remain after officials discovered another invasive fish species. Yellowstone fisheries biologist...

Israel to accept foreign tourists after year-long break

Apr. 13, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday said it will reopen the country to vaccinated foreign tourists in May, more than a year after closing its borders to most international visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Tourism Ministry said a limited number of tourist...

Hawaii bill would increase fines for illegal tour buses

Apr. 13, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A bill proposed by Hawaii lawmakers would significantly increase fines for tour bus companies that repeatedly break state law. Hawaii politicians this year have sought to crack down on tourist buses that illegally take up rows of parking spots, block...

AP PHOTOS: Rio de Janeiro artists languish in online exile

Apr. 13, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Georgia Szpilman’s soprano voice resounds beautifully in the apartment’s small living room, though the space lacks the acoustics of where her choir used to sing — Rio de Janeiro’s majestic municipal theater, which has been closed for over a year because of the...

Millennial Money: How my travel credit card saved me $1,388

Apr. 13, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

In 2020, I was looking forward to leaving Los Angeles for a socially distanced vacation in San Diego. I had stocked up on food, hand sanitizer, wipes and masks. To stay safe and distant, I had booked two cottages near the beach with my travel credit card. My friend and...

Lummi Nation totem pole making journey to Biden

Apr. 12, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A totem pole carved at the Lummi Nation from a 400-year-old red cedar will begin a cross-country journey next month, evoking an urgent call to protect sacred lands and waters of Indigenous people. The journey, called the Red Road to DC, will...

Sidelined last year, the Met Gala is returning — twice

Apr. 12, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

The Met Gala is coming back. Actually, twice. The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Monday that the annual high-wattage celebration of both fashion and celebrity — canceled last year because of the pandemic — will return in person, first in September, then again in...

Bighorn herd rebounds from disease to reach record numbers

Apr. 12, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bighorns in western North Dakota have rebounded from an outbreak of bacterial pneumonia seven years ago to reach record numbers, according to the state Game and Fish Department's survey. The herd south of Interstate 94, however, continues to...

Confederate monument to stay on national register after move

Apr. 11, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, LA (AP) — A Confederate monument will still be on the National Register of Historic Places after it takes a trip from a northwest Louisiana courthouse to a privately owned Civil War battlefield site. KSLA-TV reports that the Shreveport...