Latest Holidays News

Late spring storm keeping some Jersey shore beaches closed

May. 25, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Erosion from a late spring storm will keep some beaches at the Jersey Shore from being ready for visitors on Memorial Day weekend, but overall, the shore came through the winter in good shape. Scientists and local officials at some shore towns say a...

For new Somalia government, al-Shabab a threat to authority

May. 25, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

A Somali police officer recently received an unexpected summons from the enemy. An unknown caller ordered him to report to a town outside the capital, Mogadishu, where the extremist group al-Shabab would settle a dispute between him and his brother. The caller assured the officer he would be safe...

Rain, snow slow New Mexico fire, but hot, dry weather looms

May. 24, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The largest wildfire in North America slowed to a near standstill in northern New Mexico Tuesday amid light rain and a bit of snow in the mountains as nearly 3,000 firefighters scrambled to get ahead of a worsening fire forecast in the days ahead. The Memorial...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 24, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 19, 2022. Editorial: Every GOP Missouri and Kansas US representative voted no on baby formula bill — but 1 Wednesday, the U.S. House approved a bill providing $28 million to the Food and Drug Administration “to address the current shortage of...

Louisiana closer to removing Confederate-themed holidays

May. 24, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two Confederate holidays would be erased from Louisiana law under legislation approved 4-2 Tuesday by a state Senate committee. The House-passed bill by Rep. Matthew Willard, a New Orleans Democrat, goes next to the full Senate. Neither...

Tourism thriving in Florida ahead of Memorial Day weekend

May. 23, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tourists have returned to Florida in numbers that are surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Officials at Miami International Airport are projecting the “busiest Memorial Day weekend ever," according to a news release sent Monday. Passenger traffic at the...

Gas prices in North Dakota $1.32 higher than a year ago

May. 23, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gas rose 7 cents in North Dakota over the past week. AAA says the price now averages $4.17 per gallon statewide. That’s 28 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.32 higher than a year ago. In Fargo gas is averaging nearly...

Mill Springs battlefield, cemetery partner for Memorial Day

May. 23, 2022 03:02 AM EDT

NANCY, Ky. (AP) — Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument and Mill Springs National Cemetery are working together to honor military service members who died in the line of duty. Memorial Day events will begin at the Mill Springs Battlefield with a remembrance ceremony at...

Gas prices take another big jump in NJ, around nation

May. 21, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have increased dramatically again in New Jersey and around the nation as the Memorial Day weekend approaches. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $4.77, up 27 cents from last week. Drivers...

Bay City's Liberty Bridge not expected to open by July 4

May. 20, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bridge is not expected to open in time for a popular fireworks display due to problems found by crews repairing the span. The Liberty Bridge in Bay City currently is closed to all traffic, WNEM-TV reported Thursday. “Our goal was...