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  • Mexico plans $9.2B airport project for capital

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president is announcing the construction of a new international airport for the capital that will quadruple the capacity of the current one. Enrique Pena Nieto says the facility will have six runways and be capable of handling 120 million passengers a year....

  • THEhotel in Vegas switches to new name Delano

    Updated: 20 min ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials plan to cut the ribbon Tuesday on the South Beach-inspired Delano Las Vegas, the renamed and renovated property on the campus of Mandalay Bay that was previously known as THEhotel. The 1,100-room, all-suite hotel underwent an $80 million makeover starting in...

  • Upgrades at abolitionist's home could boost town

    Updated: 20 min ago

    FOUNTAIN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Residents of an eastern Indiana town hope the community will get a boost from construction of a planned visitor center at an 19th century's abolitionist's home that was a stop on the Underground Railroad for escaped slaves. State officials have lined up...

  • More speeders cited by police on Labor Day weekend

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say speeding and other poor driving jumped during the Labor Day weekend over last year though arrests for drunken driving and citations for failing to wear seat belts dropped. On the weekend that began Friday and ended Monday night,...

  • Autumn on the Connecticut River with the swallows

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ON THE LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER, Conn. (AP) — The first swallows appear at sunset, inky flecks in a dusky pink sky. A cloud of birds forms, then another and another. Soon the entire sky is teeming with tree swallows — hundreds of thousands of them — swooping and swirling and shimmying...

  • Move for Southern 500 expected to boost tourism

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Southern 500 returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date in Darlington is expected to boost tourism in both the Pee Dee and the Grand Strand. NASCAR announced last week the race returns to the Labor Day weekend next year for the first time in more...

  • Hoosier National Forest offers celebration

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    BEDFORD, Ind. (AP) — Visitors to the Hoosier National Forest can take a hike or watch a Dutch oven cook at a celebration scheduled later this month in southern Indiana. The Wonders of Wilderness Celebration marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The event will be held Sept....

  • Tropical depression forms off Gulf coast of Mexico

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the Gulf coast of Mexico with tropical storm warnings issued from Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz north to La Pesca. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says maximum sustained winds are at 30 mph (45 kph) Monday...

  • Climate study yields bad news for tiny desert fish

    Yesterday

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada's desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters — and its lack of mobility — are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers. Scientists studying...

  • 'Dolphin Tale' aquarium plans to drop animal shows

    Yesterday

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — No animal performances will be held at a redesigned aquatic center planned by the Florida aquarium featured in the "Dolphin Tale" movies. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium was the location of the 2011 "Dolphin Tale" movie, inspired by the real-life rescue and...

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