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  • Wyoming hired firms to market tourism

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Office of Tourism has hired an Ohio public relations agency to help promote the state's tourism industry. Fahlgren Mortine is a marketing and communications agency with a strong specialty in tourism, travel and destination marketing. Fahlgren Mortine will help the Wyoming tourism office develop a...

  • NYC 'racino' operator set sights on upstate

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tucked in an isolated corner of Queens, next to the thoroughbreds of Aqueduct and under the seemingly constant roar of jets from nearby Kennedy Airport, sits what has quietly become the most successful racetrack casino in the world. Resorts World Casino, built just three years ago, took in nearly $800 million in revenue last...

  • Police: Man spray-paints on NYC museum wall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a vandal has marred the walls of New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art for a second time in two months as it prepares to move. Police say Christopher Johnson spray-painted graffiti on a blank wall at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. It happened during a 36-hour marathon public farewell to the Whitney's current...

  • Woman, great-grandson die in Travelers Rest fire

    TRAVELERS REST, S.C. (AP) — The Coroner's Office says a fire caused the deaths of a 60-year-old woman and her 18-month-old great-grandson in a Greenville County home. Authorities told local media outlets that the fire appeared to start Wednesday in the master bedroom of the Travelers Rest home, but burned out before anyone reported it. A...

  • Ebola: Africa's image takes a hit

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia, an African nation far from the area hit by the disease. In Geneva, a top U.N. official warned against anti-African discrimination fueled by fears of Ebola. The disease has ravaged a small part...

  • Arab museum seeks papers, presenters for forum

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Arab American National Museum is calling for papers, presentations and performers for its biennial arts forum. The Dearborn museum's 6th DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts will be held May 7-9, and will accept proposals until Dec. 15. All artistic media will be considered by a committee of professional Arab American...

  • Ohio steps up Ebola quarantine protocols

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has stepped up its Ebola quarantine protocols to include travel restrictions for the 116 residents under surveillance for the deadly disease. Enhanced protocols were issued Saturday night by the Ohio Department of Health. They apply to those Ohioans required to have their health condition monitored daily by a local...

  • Fargo group to tour Winnipeg, Grand Forks projects

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo leaders are heading from North Dakota's largest city to Winnipeg and Grand Forks to study riverfront development projects. The trip will include tours of a diversion project and riverfront area in Winnipeg known as the Forks. The group plans to look at the greenway project in Grand Forks that was built after the 1997...

  • COLORADO EVENTS: OCT. 19

    Colorado Calendar Call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719. Through Oct. 31 - Near Avondale, Frederika Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, $7-$8; frederikafallfestival.com....

  • Greek isles: Views, beaches, sunsets and crowds

    SANTORINI, Greece - Whitewashed houses stacked like sugar cubes on the cliffs. Colorful sunsets and black-sand beaches. Donkeys, windmills and a local winemaking tradition that dates to ancient times. These are some of the things that stood out on a visit to the Cyclades, a Greek island chain in the Aegean Sea. Little wonder the place draws...

  • Controlled burn scheduled for Custer State Park

    CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — The skies of the southern Black Hills might be a bit smoky on Monday. Crews with Custer State Park, the U.S. Forest Service and Wind Cave National Park plan to do a controlled burn in and around the southwest corner of the park. Highway 87 from Blue Bell Gate in Custer State Park to Rankin Ridge in Wind Cave National Park...

  • Baby dolphin born at SeaWorld San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A dolphin at SeaWorld San Diego has given birth to a 40-pound bundle of joy. The water park says a 13-year-old bottlenose dolphin named Sadie gave birth Saturday afternoon to her second calf. Experts haven't determined the sex of the calf but the park says mother and baby are swimming together and bonding. They're in good...

  • Proposal to name museum after Betty Babcock

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Supreme Court clerk Ed Smith says he wants to name a proposed state historical society museum for former First Lady Betty Babcock. The Montana Heritage Center has been authorized by the Legislature but has not been fully funded. Smith serves on the Montana Historical Society's Board of Trustees. Lee Newspapers of...

  • I-10 bridge at Pearl River: Weekend lane closures

    PEARL RIVER, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say weekend traffic on Interstate 10 will be slow at the Louisiana-Mississippi state line. That's because crews are repairing expansion joints on the I-10 State Line Bridge at Pearl River, closing some lanes. Master Trooper Greg Marchand says transportation departments in both states recommend...

  • 3 WV marching band directors to be inducted

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is preparing to induct the first three members into the West Virginia Marching Band Directors Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Oct. 25. The induction will occur during the awards ceremony at the West Virginia Marching Band Invitational at the University of...

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