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  • Pact reached before trial over flawed Vegas hotel

    Yesterday

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A last-minute settlement avoided trial that was set to start Tuesday involving casino giant MGM Resorts International and six of seven contractors in a massive civil breach-of-contract lawsuit over a never-opened Las Vegas Strip tower called the Harmon. Several jurors...

  • To avoid extra holiday pounds, don't just 'let holidays happen'

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com
    Yesterday

    Question: How much weight does the average American gain over the holidays? Answer: a. dress size; b. 5-7 pounds; c. less than 2 pounds. Despite what you might have heard, read or suspected, the answer is c. The average person gains about 2.2 pounds per year, and while the majority...

  • AAA says 8.1M Texans likely to travel for holidays

    Yesterday

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — More Texans are expected to hit the road during the end-of-the-year holidays as gasoline prices remain lower than a year ago. AAA on Tuesday predicted 8.1 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more from home from Dec. 23 through Jan. 4. That's up about 4 percent...

  • Facade lit up on Detroit's Whitney Building

    Yesterday

    DETROIT (AP) — The facade has been lit up on downtown Detroit's historic David Whitney Building as redevelopment project wraps up. An event was held Monday night to turn on the lights. The Aloft Detroit hotel at the building is scheduled to open Thursday along with a restaurant and...

  • Go For the Food: Coney Island hot dogs in Detroit

    Yesterday

    DETROIT (AP) — To New Yorkers like me, going to Coney means hopping on a Coney Island-bound subway train to an amusement park at the beach. But on a trip to Detroit, I learned that "coney" means something entirely different. In Michigan and a few other places, coney is a generic term...

  • WWII Museum tour 70 years after Battle of Bulge

    Yesterday

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tour connected to the National World War II Museum is taking three dozen people to the battlefields and towns in Belgium where the Battle of the Bulge was fought 70 years ago. The Battle of the Bulge is famous for an incident in which the Germans demanded that...

  • Tourism group asks Jackson Co. for room tax

    Yesterday

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau has asked Jackson County supervisors for a 2 percent nightly occupancy tax on hotel rooms to support tourism. Harrison and Hancock counties have heads-on-beds taxes in place that raise money to support...

  • A quinoa dish that can be a side or delicious main

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The first time I heard of quinoa was more than 14 years ago. I was at a bustling little restaurant called Le Loup Blanc in Paris. The menu was plug-and-play - pick a meat, then fill out your plate with a selection of sides. Think upscale, table-service cafeteria with crammed quarters,...

  • AAA forecasts big travel season in Michigan

    Yesterday

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA says more than 3 million people from Michigan are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season. The projections released Tuesday are an increase of nearly 5 percent from the 2.8 million people who traveled last year during...

  • The Country Life: All I want for Christmas is ... a barn, a tractor and a chicken gym

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    My Christmas wish list has changed a lot since moving to the country. Sure, I still wish for peace on Earth, good will to men (and women), all that. But life in the country also has me dreaming of other things, most of which would require deeper pockets than I have. But that's why...

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