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  • Holiday travel tales at Alaska, Hawaii airports

    Thanksgiving travelers spent Tuesday catching flights in Anchorage, Alaska, and Honolulu to destinations as remote as the Alaska village of Pitkas Point and as far away as Saipan. Some were cashing in on holiday deals on hotel rooms in Las Vegas or in the case of one Anchorage family, escaping to golf courses in Hawaii. Here's a sampling of...

  • Bad weather could slow holiday travel in Dakotas

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bad weather began moving through the Dakotas on Tuesday, threatening to slow travel just as motorists hit the roads for Thanksgiving. As much as 5 inches of snow was expected in parts of the two states from an Alberta clipper system sweeping southeast out of Canada, according to the National Weather Service. "We've been...

  • Yellowstone extends comment period on fee proposal

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service is giving the public more time to comment on proposed changes to Yellowstone National Park entrance and permit fees. The new deadline for public comment is midnight Dec. 20. It was originally set for Dec. 5. In addition, the agency is allowing individuals to submit comments...

  • On Thanksgiving eve, a winter storm warning

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Expect rain and snow before the turkey and trimmings. Forecasters say a storm bringing 4 to 12 inches of snow could hamper Thanksgiving-related travel in Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service on Tuesday placed most of the state under a winter storm warning effective from Wednesday morning through late Wednesday night...

  • More air travelers visit Las Vegas in October

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Airport officials say 3.8 million travelers flew into and out of Las Vegas in October, more than the same month a year ago. Officials with McCarran International Airport said Tuesday that the number of travelers was up 3.4 percent compared to October 2013. Southwest Airlines ferried the most passengers during the month...

  • Connecticut state offices to close early on Wed.

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says state offices will close early on Thanksgiving eve as a snow storm bears down on Connecticut. The governor also urged residents to travel to their holiday destinations on Tuesday, early Wednesday or Thursday. He said it's important to get cars off the road before the storm's real impact is...

  • Providence Children's Museum director steps down

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The longtime executive director of the Providence Children's Museum is stepping down. The museum says Janice O'Donnell will leave the museum on Friday. O'Donnell was named executive director in 1985, and has been with the museum since 1979, two years after it opened in its original location in Pawtucket. Under her...

  • Snow could pile up in portions of Rhode Island

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Forecasters say northwestern Rhode Island is expected to bear the brunt of a winter storm headed this way ahead of Thanksgiving. The National Weather Service says the rain and snow is expected to begin Wednesday morning and change to all snow through the afternoon and continuing into Thursday morning. A winter storm...

  • New Jersey Thanksgiving travel, by the numbers

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The National Weather Service is encouraging New Jersey drivers to complete their Thanksgiving travels by 7 a.m. Wednesday, with up to 10 inches of snow forecast in some parts of the state on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The weather forecast calls for 2 to 4 inches of snow in Mercer and Somerset counties,...

  • Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel

    MINEOLA, N.Y. — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and set out early ahead of a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year. Forecasters said major Northeast cities will probably see moderate to heavy rain most of...

  • Foxwoods, biggest US casino, cuts back on gambling

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Foxwoods, the largest casino resort in North America, is reducing its number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other new attractions as it adapts to fierce competition, the new CEO said in an interview with The Associated Press. It's a transition that CEO Felix Rappaport says probably...

  • WWII Museum opening new pavilion in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bombed-out bunker with a digital battle mapping table and animated fighter planes soaring overhead gives an immersive look at strategic air raids over Europe during World War II. The simulated experience takes place inside a new 32,000-square-foot pavilion opening to the public on Dec. 13 at the National World War II...

  • About 1 million expected at Denver airport

    DENVER — Traffic is picking up at Denver International Airport ahead of Thanksgiving. About a million people are expected to pass through the airport this holiday week, with about 152,000 of them traveling on Tuesday. That's nearly 10,000 more people than on a normal day. Parking is still available in the garage and outlying parking lots...

  • Gas prices drop across Texas amid busy travel time

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices across Texas have dropped again as motorists take to the road for the Thanksgiving holiday. AAA Texas on Tuesday reported the statewide average for unleaded this week has settled at $2.60, down from $2.66 last week. Drivers nationwide are paying an average of $2.81. The most expensive gasoline in...

  • Ferry disruptions foreseen as storm approaches

    BOSTON (AP) — The company that operates ferry service between the Massachusetts mainland and the islands is warning of disruptions as a nor'easter approaches. The Steamship Authority says it's adding extra runs to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket on Tuesday because it anticipates service disruptions Wednesday. It said it took the step as the...

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