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  • Recommended and rejected New York casino proposals

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    A New York board has recommended three sites for upstate casinos but rejected 13 others. Here's a look at the proposals: ___ RECOMMENDED: — CATSKILLS AND MID-HUDSON RIVER VALLEY: Montreign Resort Casino, Sullivan County. By Empire Resorts. Investment: $1.1 billion or less. Location:...

  • Cuban-American lawmakers oppose renewing relations

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — High-ranking Cuban-American lawmakers in New Jersey are speaking out against U.S. plans to normalize full diplomatic relations with Cuba. U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Robert Menendez called the release of an American aid worker, which preceded...

  • Kentucky editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Dec. 15 The Independent, Ashland, Kentucky, on Hoover facing challenge in House: The Kentucky Republican Party failed miserably in achieving its top legislative goal for the 2014 General Election. Not only did the GOP fail to achieve...

  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Post on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's income as a lawyer. Dec. 14 Sheldon Silver has been keeping a secret from the citizens of New York. The Assembly speaker admitted for the first time that besides the hefty fees he commands as counsel to Weitz...

  • App for Yellowstone geysers now available

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park fans can get a heads up on when Old Faithful and five other geysers are set to erupt thanks to a new app available for smartphones and tablets. Yellowstone has the largest concentration of active geysers in the world....

  • Cash-strapped Indian airline SpiceJet grounded

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Low-cost Indian airline SpiceJet grounded all flights Wednesday after oil companies stopped supplies of jet fuel to the financially beleaguered carrier. No SpiceJet flights had taken off Wednesday and passengers were making arrangements to shift to other airlines, a...

  • Tourist dies in hot air balloon accident in Turkey

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    ISTANBUL (AP) — A hot air balloon fell in the popular tourist region of Cappadocia on Wednesday, killing a Chinese tourist and injuring six other passengers from China and Malaysia, the region's governor said. Gov. Mehmet Ceylan said a sudden change of wind direction appeared to have...

  • Grand Canyon, concessionaire nearing settlement

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A settlement is in the works in a lawsuit filed by a concessionaire over a lucrative contract at the Grand Canyon. A hearing scheduled Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Denver was called off so that Xanterra Parks & Resorts and the National...

  • AAA Oklahoma says holiday travel to hit all-time high

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — AAA Oklahoma says a record number of travelers are expected to take to the highways and airways over the year-end holidays this year. The auto club predicts 98.6 million Americans, including 893,000 Oklahomans, will journey 50 miles or more from home. In Oklahoma,...

  • Hobbs State Park reveals eagle watch tour dates

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — The conservation area of Hobbs State Park is offering eagle watch tours on Beaver Lake through February. Rebekah Penny, a park interpreter, says visitors always see eagles on the tours, some mature and some immature. Penny says tour participants always see other...

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