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Rural Tennessee Museum a Success in First Year

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UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) — When Discovery Park of America opened on a cornfield in rural Tennessee, its founders expected the museum described as a "mini-Smithsonian" to draw about 150,000 visitors in its first year. They exceeded that goal by 120,000, with a total of 270,000 people visiting since the museum opened Nov. 1, 2013. School groups and repeat visitors attracted by fun, educational exhibit... more

Police, Guard Face Penalties in Bikini Film Shoot

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah National Guard members could face career-ending penalties for allowing a risque video featuring bikini-clad British women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks to be partially filmed at a military training camp, the agency's top commander told state lawmakers Thursday. A separate investigation, meanwhile, has found that a state police officer was on duty while par... more

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Features Ghostly Drones

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Effects in a haunted attraction that calls itself "the most unique" in LA include drones that fly above crowds with depictions of evil spirits in tow. The unmanned aerial vehicles, seen in a video posted by Splash News, emit red and green lights and hover over attendees, pulling ghost-like figures along by tow cables. The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, now in its 6th year, claims to be "an iconic Ho... more

Fatigues to Fabulous Salutes the Runway in NYC

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Fatigues to Fabulous, a campaign designed to help women veterans make the transition to civilian life, will kick off New York Fashion Week with a “Salute the Runway” fashion show showcasing fifteen current and former military servicewomen. The event takes place Wednesday, September 3rd in the tents at Lincoln Center. The lineup will include three Marines, five Army soldiers, one Coast Guard sailor, one Air National Guard, three Air Force and ... more

Ice Bucket Challenge May Change Nonprofit World

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NEW YORK (AP) — The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns... more

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