JACKSONVILLE, Ore. - Oregon's legalization of recreational pot two years ago is creating room for the wine industry to branch out in the southern part of the state.
NEW YORK - A massive inflatable ballerina created by artist Jeff Koons is the latest public art installation at New York's Rockefeller Center.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus first wowed audiences in the 19th century. For the iconic American spectacle’s final act, it will broadcast the final performance on a 21st century medium: Facebook Live.
KATHMANDU, Nepal - The last time the five-story-high chariot crashed during Nepal's Rato Machindranath festival, participants knew something bad was coming. Months later, in February 2005, then-King Gyanendra seized absolute power, and the Himalayan nation was in the grip of political unrest…
FOLKSTON, Ga. - Winds are pushing smoke from a giant wildfire into neighboring communities near the Georgia-Florida line.
NEW YORK - Americans who need a yellow fever shot for travel may soon have a harder time getting it.
NEW YORK - In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.
HONOLULU - A California couple on their honeymoon and two people who drank a homemade herbal beverage are among the rising number of victims in Hawaii falling ill with a potentially deadly brain parasite.
NEW YORK - Google Earth is getting a revival, as the 3-D mapping service reorients itself to become more of a tool for adventure and exploration.
BALTIMORE - An amusement park roller coaster featuring a "cobra roll," ''sidewinder loop," and "countless swift reversals" stalled Thursday evening outside of Washington, D.C., leaving 24 riders stuck 100 feet (30 meters) up in the air.
CHICAGO - A day after viral videos of a bloodied man being dragged off an overbooked United Express flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport by aviation security fueled criticism of the airline, Twitter users poked fun at the airline's tactics.
DALLAS - The airlines are getting better at sticking to their schedules and are losing fewer bags. Their customers seem to be complaining less often.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - They took an eight-hour flight just to look out the airplane's window, but it was an extraordinary view.
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin resident Jean Smith snatches up entire stocks of her beloved Kerrygold Irish butter from stores when visiting family in Nebraska, thanks to an antiquated law in her dairy-obsessed state that bans it and any other butter that hasn't been graded for quality.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska wildlife officials warned people to keep their distance from grumpy moose after two close calls this past weekend.
SAN FRANCISCO - How he squeaked through security is anyone's guess.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A $45 million entertainment complex featuring exhibits and restaurants focused on the life and career of Elvis Presley is scheduled to open at Graceland in Memphis.
LAS VEGAS - You've seen them at intersections and outside strip malls spinning an arrow-shaped sign and trying to grab the attention of drivers and passers-by.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A resident in Arctic Norway says four adults and two children were inside a house when an avalanche hit, knocking the building off its foundations, but all managed to get out safely.
VILNIUS, Lithuania - The head of Lithuania's state tourism agency has resigned after admitting her agency promoted the Baltic country in an international social media campaign by using landscape photos taken in other countries.
ATLANTA - An enormous panoramic painting depicting the Civil War's Battle of Atlanta was relocated to a modern exhibit hall Friday after workers loaded it onto a flatbed truck for the nine-mile trip to its new home.
PHILADELPHIA - It's the last chance for romance - or at least a romantic selfie - in front Philadelphia's LOVE sculpture before it goes away for repairs.
FRYMBURK, Czech Republic - This year's unusually cold winter has turned a Czech lake resort into a skating heaven.
ATLANTA - A colossal panoramic painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta from the American Civil War will be lifted by cranes from the building where it has been housed for nearly a century and then trucked to its new location.
NEW YORK - The Queen Mary 2 ship is offering a fashion-themed trans-Atlantic crossing with a celebrity guest who's practically fashion royalty herself: 95-year-old Iris Apfel.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA opened an exhibit Friday honoring the astronauts in the Apollo 1 fire - 50 years to the day they died.
NEW YORK - A master chef is bringing attention to the cuisine of Melania Trump's homeland.
Storms walloping California have toppled a giant sequoia famous for a "drive-thru" hole carved into its trunk by pioneers.
HARBIN, China - The city of Harbin in China's frigid northeast is hosting one of the world's largest festivals featuring ice sculptures of animals, cartoon characters and famous landmarks.
A San Francisco-bound flight from Australia was diverted to New Zealand because of an unruly passenger who berated the flight crew and other passengers with derogatory slurs, according to a passenger onboard.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - A shuttered Pennsylvania museum that features wax figures of all 44 U.S. presidents and their first ladies will display the figures before they're auctioned off in mid-January.
FRANKFURT, Germany - More than 54,000 people in the southern German city of Augsburg will have to leave their homes Christmas morning while authorities defuse a giant 1.8-ton aerial bomb from World War II.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - An 81-year-old Disneyland employee is set to celebrate his 60th anniversary of working at the California theme park.
NEW YORK - A British man flew his girlfriend all the way across the pond to New York City so he could propose to her at the firehouse used in the "Ghostbusters" franchise.
BOSTON - Signs marking the eastern and western ends of the longest continuous road in the U.S. are being unveiled on both coasts.
BOSTON - Santa Claus or Santa Thaws?
TOKYO - An amusement park in western Japan sparked an uproar after it displayed about 5,000 dead fish in the ice at a skating rink, forcing the park to close the attraction.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Danish anglers are rushing to a western Denmark fjord to catch some of the up to 80,000 farmed rainbow trout that have been accidentally released, hoping to keep them from upsetting the area’s ecological balance.
NEW YORK - If you're thinking of attaching a "love lock" on the Brooklyn Bridge be warned: There'll be a price to pay.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Sure, lots of people in St. Augustine are picking up branches and leaves after Hurricane Matthew blew through town. But only a few are doing it surrounded by alligators.
PRAGUE - A rare museum in the Czech capital is moving to Prague's Old Town in a move to become better accessible to tourists.
Cellphone video captured a group of people knocking over a popular sandstone rock formation known as the "Duckbill" on an Oregon beach.
LOS ANGELES - At the beginning of "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare," the recently released installment in Activision's blockbuster military shooter franchise, the player is dumped from the sky in a drop pod onto an urban battlefield, smashing into skyscrapers and landing in a futuristic, war-…