Grand Strand packed with Easter weekend visitors
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Grand Strand is expecting a crowd for the Easter weekend, and officials hope it's a sign of what's ahead for the upcoming tourist season. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/1i34viv) Taylor Damonte of Coastal Carolina University's Center for Resort Tourism expects... Read More
Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance. The unusual legislation bars anyone... Read More
Michigan shows off new-look Schembechler Hall
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's football program strives to be the leaders and best. Brady Hoke believes that goal has been reached at Schembechler Hall, which has undergone nearly completed renovations that cost $9 million. The coach said there's an arms race among college football programs to have the... Read More
Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors
BOSTON (AP) — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. Race organizers, in the aftermath of the twin bombings... Read More
Miami hosts 'Caribbean: Crossroads of the World'
MIAMI (AP) — One of the opening images in "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" features a massive nuclear submarine breaking the surface off what appears to be a cold northern coastline, with evergreens that would never thrive in tropical weather. The painting by Cuban-born Julio Larraz imagines the... Read More
Alternative to NYC horse carriages: Old-timey car?
NEW YORK (AP) — An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea. The "Horseless eCarriage" prototype was commissioned by NYCLASS, a group advocating for a ban... Read More
Broad Art Museum gets $5 million donation
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has received $5 million to increase its endowment and help fund exhibitions for the next five years, officials announced Friday. The donation is from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation in honor of Michael Rush, the... Read More