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  • Glass bottles banned on Las Vegas Strip sidewalks

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Glass bottles and containers are no longer welcome among the throngs of tourists on Las Vegas Strip sidewalks. Clark County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday for the glass ban, which they say will reduce the litter and danger of shattered glass on walkways....

  • Detroit excursion boat heads for repairs, NY home

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    ECORSE, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit excursion boat that ferried passengers to the defunct Boblo Island amusement park is starting a journey to its new home in New York. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1DiBWMq ) tug boats Tuesday moved the SS Columbia from the Detroit...

  • Nebraska dentistry museum to open to public

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Dentistry museum in Lincoln will open for public tours later this month. The museum holds the largest public display of dental artifacts dating back to the 1850s. Stan Harn, professor of oral biology and...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 17

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. UNIVERSITIES WANT BOOST IN AID FOR NEEDY STUDENTS Florida universities say they need millions to deal with the fallout from changes to the state's popular Bright Futures scholarship program. The...

  • NC: 2,757 Labor Day drunken driving arrests

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State officials say nearly 2,800 people were arrested for drunken driving during North Carolina's "Booze It & Lose It" Labor Day campaign. A statement from the N.C. Department of Transportation says the arrests were made between Aug. 15 and Sept. 1. Of the 2,757...

  • Historic chalet is moved from river's eroding edge

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A historic chalet has been successfully relocated away from the eroding edge of a river in a remote wilderness area. Olympic National Park officials said that contractors used hydraulic jacks to push the Enchanted Valley chalet 100 feet along steel beams and away...

  • British Museum features 'golden age' of Ming China

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time — and that's just the vases. London's British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century. Some 280 objects from the years 1400 to...

  • Amusement park won't rename coaster 'King James'

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation instead of renaming a roller coaster for the basketball superstar. The Sandusky park had vowed to rename a coaster "King James" if the four-time NBA MVP returned home to play...

  • Recent Kansas editorials

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    The Kansas City Star, Sept. 14 Keep renewable energy mandate and benefits of wind power: Despite Gov. Sam Brownback's sudden lack of support for it, the renewable energy mandate in Kansas deserves to be kept in place. The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires the state to get...

  • Get a slice of Chicago culture on pizza tour

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices — unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful of...

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