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  • 2 in Keys charged with $300M vacation rental fraud

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Two people are facing fraud and other charges in the Florida Keys for operating what authorities say was a $300 million vacation rental scheme. Federal prosecutors say Fred Davis Clark Jr. and Cristal Clark committed bank fraud through a company called Cay Clubs...

  • EU court OKs airlines' right to charge for luggage

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's highest court says airlines are allowed to charge passengers an extra fee for checking in luggage. The Court of Justice ruled Thursday that "checked-in baggage cannot be considered to be compulsory or necessary" for carrying passengers, thus...

  • Los Cabos in a mess 3 days after Odile's wrath

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos on Wednesday, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall as a monster Category 3 storm. Looters stripped supermarkets of...

  • Herbert hopeful for Utah public lands deal

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal officials have promised that President Barack Obama won't surprise Utah by creating a new national monument in the state, Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday. Herbert, speaking at his monthly televised news conference on KUED, said he received the assurance...

  • Disney World plans Frozen attraction at Epcot

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World is planning a new attraction inspired by the ever-popular "Frozen" movie. The "Frozen" attraction will go up at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot at the theme park near Orlando, Florida. The new attraction replaces the Maelstrom boat ride....

  • Bassett Tower in downtown El Paso to become hotel

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The O.T. Bassett Tower office building in downtown El Paso will be converted into a 100-room boutique hotel. Officials with property owner Bassett Partners EP and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. on Tuesday announced the agreement. No cost estimate was...

  • 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...

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