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  • US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

    ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country. Starting Monday, anyone traveling from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will have to report in with health officials...

  • Vandalism reported at 5 National Parks

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says vandalism has been found within five western national parks and officials are investigating vandalism reports at five other parks. Park Service spokesman Jeffrey Olson said Wednesday that he could not disclose the type or extent of the vandalism because the case is under investigation....

  • Chicago's new Ebola response network gets 1st test

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two travelers from Liberia were taken to hospitals after arriving at O'Hare International Airport, including a child who will be tested for Ebola "out of an abundance of caution," in what health officials are calling an important first trial for Chicago's new Ebola response system. Federal and health officials emphasized that...

  • Owners: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13. The company said Wednesday it still cannot guarantee the Taj Mahal won't close by the end of the year, but added it will definitely remain open throughout the month of November. Trump Entertainment has been...

  • Miami passenger charged with bomb hoax

    MIAMI (AP) — Several flights were delayed at Miami International Airport after authorities say an international passenger joked about having a bomb. Airport officials said in a news release that 60-year-old Manuel Alberto Alvarado was checking in for his Avianca Airlines flight to Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday morning when he made a comment...

  • New U. Iowa art museum would be near music school

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa says its new art museum will be located in downtown Iowa City across from the new music school. The university announced Wednesday that it has selected a local development group to build the museum in a public-private partnership. A 2008 flood of the Iowa River severely damaged the old museum,...

  • Tourists watch solar alignment in Egypt temple

    ABU SIMBEL, Egypt (AP) — Hundreds of visitors gathered in Egypt on Wednesday at the Great Temple of Ramses II to watch the sun illuminate colossal statues, a rare 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremony that happens twice a year. At dawn at Abu Simbel, local dignitaries and tourists patiently waited for the sun to send a beam of light into the...

  • Frontier offers one-way flights from Denver for as low as $39

    Are you looking for a cheap flight before Thanksgiving? If you book by Thursday, Frontier Airlines might be for you. The airline is offering one-way flights as low as $39 for some flights if you buy your ticket by Thursday and fly out of Denver. Destinations for the one-way flight include Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Bismarck, N.D. and Omaha,...

  • Downtown Project opens boutique hotel in Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Visitors looking for a crash pad in downtown Las Vegas will find one at the recently re-opened Oasis at Gold Spike hotel near Fremont Street. The Downtown Project led by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh (SHAY) announced the hotel's new look Tuesday, but didn't reveal renovation costs. The group bought it and the adjacent Gold Spike...

  • Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even temper growing international criticism of its...

  • State Patrol's Zero Tolerance weekend yields thousands of citations, but one goal not met

    You may have noticed more state troopers on the road over the weekend or a road sign or two encouraging drivers to buckle up, drive sober and put the phone down. That's because from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Sunday, troopers hit the roads for the Colorado State Patrol's second "Zero Fatalities, Zero Tolerance" campaign of the year. Every...

  • Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. Earlier this month, Customs and Border Protection officers at New York's Kennedy, Newark Liberty,...

  • Kimono's evolution reflects changing Japan

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's difficult to imagine a more eloquent symbol of Japan than the deceptively simple, T-shaped kimono. Traditional yet ever changing, the kimono ("thing to wear," in Japanese) has evolved dramatically over the past 150 years. Its story encompasses the evolution of weaving, dyeing and embroidery techniques, as well as Japan's...

  • Golden Gate Bridge officials float sidewalk toll

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden Gate Bridge officials are again floating the idea of charging bicyclists and pedestrians to use the famed span's sidewalks. The bridge district released a plan on Monday keep the agency solvent that includes the sidewalk toll. District spokeswoman Priya Clemens tells the Marin Independent Journal...

  • Work on key Spaceport road may start in summer

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An improved southern New Mexico road to Spaceport America could to be under construction by next summer, county officials told state lawmakers Monday. During a legislative hearing in Las Cruces, Dona Ana County officials said the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is reviewing the environmental impact of the road proposal...

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