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  • Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

    PARIS (AP) — Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season. Hoteliers, taxi drivers and ski stations in France's wintertime hotspots and beyond say a tourism boom by big-spending Russians in recent years is about...

  • Greensboro offers waterfowl boat tours on lake

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Greensboro Parks and Recreation is offering pontoon boat rides to watch for migrating and wintering waterfowl on Lake Townsend. The rides will be held Sunday; Jan. 11 and 25; Feb. 8 and 22; and March 8 and 22. All tours depart at 3 p.m. from the Lake Townsend Marina and last about 90 minutes. The fee is $7 a person,...

  • AAA: 3.8M Ohioans expected to travel for holidays

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Auto club AAA predicts a record-high number of Ohioans will travel at least 50 miles from home during a 13-day holiday period that begins before Christmas and ends in the new year. It estimates more than 3.8 million Ohioans will make such trips between Dec. 23 and Jan. 4, mostly by road. Air travel also is forecast to...

  • Colorado travel calendar starting Dec. 21, 2014

    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 Jan. 1 - Alamosa, Train to Christmas Town, decorated cars, meet Bumblebee the polar bear, Wabash the squirrel and Zephyr the depot cat, laugh with elves and sing...

  • Nebraska auditor slams NU travel reimbursement

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Auditor's office is taking the University of Nebraska to task for some travel reimbursements it says include first-class flights, overpayments for meals and expensive oceanfront hotel rooms. A letter from State Auditor Mike Foley sent Monday to university officials said his office reviewed 87 documents...

  • Museum remembers controversial SC Red Shirts

    EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — The home of a Confederate officer who helped take power away from blacks and drive Republicans out of South Carolina's government after the Civil War is now a museum honoring the Confederacy and its leaders. They include the "Red Shirts" who used violence and intimidation to end Reconstruction in the state. The Oakley...

  • Moran: Obama can ease regulations on wheat exports to Cuba

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — President Barack Obama's announcement this week to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba and ease some economic restrictions has been closely followed in Kansas, as the move could open up a major market for winter wheat producers. "This is a Kansas issue because wheat is Cuba's second largest import, right behind oil,"...

  • Winners, losers in upstate NY casino decision

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The new casinos coming to upstate New York won't open for at least a few years, but there are already winners and losers as the state expands into Las Vegas-style gambling. While officials and developers in Schenectady, Sullivan and Seneca counties are celebrating the promise of jobs, tourism and tax revenue, supporters of...

  • West Virginia hotel also publishes newspaper

    SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — The newsroom of The INNformer is a place of keyboard clicking as stories take shape for the next issue. It is where locals stop by to chat up publisher-owner Charles Winslow, dropping morsels of news about the town of some 1,300 people hugging the Ohio River. Eventually, the phone rings and the reporter at the...

  • ND park taking public comments on tower proposal

    MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — The National Park Service is taking public comments through Jan. 9 on a proposal to replace a communications tower in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The tower is just north of the park entrance. The plan is to replace it with a shorter tower. The existing tower is used for park and public safety...

  • Alaska State Troopers boost patrols for holidays

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say they are boosting patrols to enforce drunken driving laws during the holidays. The enforcement effort began Dec. 10, and will continue until Jan. 4. Troopers say officers also are on the lookout for other behaviors, including speeding and driving too fast for conditions.

  • Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service has averted a shutdown of some of the Grand Canyon's iconic hotels and mule rides by awarding a temporary contract for services at the canyon's South Rim. The one-year contract goes to Xanterra Parks & Resorts Inc., which has been providing those services for decades. Its current contract ends...

  • State Dept. warns US travelers to be extra careful

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays. In a worldwide travel alert issued Friday, the department says an attack this week in Australia highlights the need to be vigilant. The alert says U.S. citizens traveling abroad should be mindful that terrorist groups, or those...

  • Manhattan Project park, Alpine Lakes add passes

    SEATTLE (AP) — Legislation to preserve Hanford's B Reactor as part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park has been signed into law. The provision was among dozens of public-lands measures included in the National Defense Authorization Act that President Barack Obama approved Friday. The measure expands the Alpine Lakes Wilderness...

  • Travel alert issued for northeast ND cities

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials have issued a travel alert for cities in the northeast part of the state. Cities included in the travel alert are Grand Forks, Michigan, Adams, Grafton, Cavalier, Drayton, Pembina and surrounding areas. Officials say wet roads in the area may become slippery as temperatures drop overnight. A...

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