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12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 people who are missing.

Sailing on land aboard Neruda's ship-like homes in Chile

Brazilian tourist Cristiane Stekel stood next to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's bed and looked out the window at rough ocean waves. The bed is positioned so that the sun rises at its head and sets at... Read more »

May 11, 2015

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To the beach! AAA sees most holiday travelers in 10 years

With more money in their pockets thanks to lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel for Memorial Day, the most since 2005. Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Finally, Blues Hall of Fame museum in Memphis gets a home

For 34 years, blues musicians like the late Lightnin' Hopkins have been honored with induction into the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Bleisure: Quirky Alabama shop lures visitors for hours

Elvis is in the bathroom and a big plastic Santa Claus looms over a bug-eyed alien at a quirky store that's a black hole of kitsch for visitors in downtown Birmingham. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim to open May 15

The Arizona Department of Transportation will open Arizona state Route 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Friday, May 15. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Universal Orlando announces new King Kong ride for 2016

King Kong first appeared on screens in New York City in 1933, but next summer, he'll be in Florida , headlining a new thrill ride at Universal Orlando. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Vanderbilts: Preservation group exploiting Breakers mansion

Twenty-one members of the Vanderbilt family have written to a preservation group that owns The Breakers, saying its management is exploiting the Gilded Age family mansion and is not fulfilling its... Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Amazon Prime members will be able to stream free on JetBlue

Amazon wants to give JetBlue passengers a new option for tuning out that crying baby or talkative seat neighbor. Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments displayed in Israel

The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel's leading museum in an exhibit tracing civilization's most pivotal moments. Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May

Skiers and snowboarders at Vermont's Sugarbush resort have spent the morning on the slopes and played golf in the afternoon — testament to the abundance of snow that extended the season at... Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Ellis Island expands its story of US immigration history

Not all of the stories at Ellis Island's immigration museum are about someone's great-grandfather arriving as a boy from Europe at the start of the 20th century. Read more »

May 4, 2015

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American Pharoah gives Baffert 4th Derby win

The win by the sweet-striding colt gave Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his fourth Derby win, and jockey Victor Espinoza his third and second in a row. Read more »

May 2, 2015

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Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure

The blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa stare silently from a hilltop overlooking this city in the Himalayan foothills. Read more »

May 2, 2015

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Road to Little Sahara Recreation Area undergoing work

Construction will cause delays on Weiss Highway heading into Little Sahara Recreation Area. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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First lady: I "fell in love" with NYC's new Whitney museum

Michelle Obama praised New York's Whitney Museum of American Art for its outreach to the community during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the museum's new downtown home Thursday and said she "fell in... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Troopers urge drivers to slow down in Point of the Mountain construction zone

About 165,000 cars cross Point of the Mountain on an average day, so UDOT is widening the road to six lanes in each direction to ease congestion. Until work is done, the speed limit will be 55 mph,... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Revolution of the Eye: Museum show takes on art and early TV

From Salvador Dali's turn on "What's My Line?" to a dreamy, cherry-topped ice cream sundae thought up by Andy Warhol for a restaurant commercial, modern art indelibly influenced early television. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Food, Italy and Milan: Expo 2015 seeks to feed the planet

Milan's Expo 2015 world's fair has heady ambitions, the biggest of which is to devise a plan to feed the planet as it brings together 145 nations to focus on food and nutrition. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Nashville looks to Salt Lake City as transit, immigration leader

Nashville, Tennessee, is looking up to Utah’s capital as a city that’s paving a path it intends to follow. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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House GOP bill blocks new air flights, cruise ships to Cuba

House Republicans unveiled legislation on Tuesday to sharply curb the Obama administration's recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Serenity Now: Hard-earned peace on Arizona canyon hike

Framed by pitch-black canyon walls rising monumentally on either side of the rushing, rain-swollen Havasu Creek, the night sky burst with snow-white stars and Milky Way swirls. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Cold War-era bunkers give visitors a glimpse back in time

Two bunkers straight from the Cold War era — one in Florida, the other in Canada — take visitors back to the days when the unthinkable was thinkable. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland

It looks like Elvis Presley's airplanes are staying at Graceland after all. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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New Whitney design by Renzo Piano a game changer for museum

Street banners for weeks have teased: "Whitney, Unpacking in the Meatpacking, May 2015." Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Bryce Canyon announces RV parking restrictions

Bryce Canyon National Park will implement RV parking restrictions from April 24 through Sept. 30. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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