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  • Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel. Its casino will close early Tuesday morning. Revel is shutting down a little...

  • Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. "There are...

  • Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms

    Updated: 48 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to disillusioned independents....

  • Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads

    Updated: 48 min ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority. The ads come one after another in an onslaught of spin that galls voters. "In Iowa you see a...

  • Asia stocks gain on stimulus hopes, Europe lower

    Updated: 49 min ago

    BEIJING (AP) — European shares drifted lower Monday as tensions over Ukraine simmered while Asian stock markets mostly rose on expectations of stimulus in China after manufacturing growth slowed in August. KEEPING SCORE: In morning trading, France's CAC-40 was down 0.3 percent at...

  • US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military,...

  • A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A look at key moments in the history of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel: September 2007: Revel Entertainment and partner Morgan Stanley file plans for a new casino and 3,800 hotel rooms. It would be the first new casino in Atlantic City since the Borgata opened in 2003. July 31,...

  • NYC's huge West Indian Day Parade set to step off

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Caribbean culture is set to get its annual spotlight in New York City, where the West Indian Day Parade is one of the year's biggest outdoor events — and political see-and-be-seen spots. The annual parade is set for Monday in Brooklyn. It echoes traditional pre-Lenten...

  • A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A look at key moments in the history of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel: September 2007: Revel Entertainment and partner Morgan Stanley file plans for a new casino and 3,800 hotel rooms. It would be the first new casino in Atlantic City since the Borgata opened in 2003. July 31,...

  • Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by...

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