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  • Visitors crowd Vegas buffets for a day of feasting

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas visitors lined up before noon at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip. For most, turkey wasn't even at the top of their list. Crab legs were king. That was the case for Josh Wells of Oklahoma...

  • Snow has little impact on holiday travel

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Despite a snowstorm that hit on one of the busiest travel days of the year, highways and airports across New York have seen few big problems. Airports in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and New York City reported few delays Thursday, a day after a storm brought several...

  • New York courts Chinese tourists

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is hoping to cash in on China's growing middle class by attracting more tourists from the world's most populous nation. The state this month approved a $750,000 contract with a travel marketing firm to represent the state in China. The move comes...

  • Tech council: US needs more skilled worker visas

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The state's technology industry is criticizing President Obama for failing to increase the supply of visas for highly skilled workers. The Massachusetts High Tech Council said the workers are critical to the state's technology sector and the lack of so-called "H-1B"...

  • Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through poor sections of the capital filling two yellow school buses with dozens of people who couldn't document their right to be in the island chain....

  • Swiss museum publishes list of Gurlitt works

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — The Swiss museum that inherited a trove of long-hidden art from late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has published a preliminary list of his collection. Switzerland's Kunstmuseum Bern accepted the bequest Monday, while promising to work with German authorities to make...

  • Amsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the past month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine. A large sign outside the Dutch capital's Central Station warned Thursday,...

  • Who's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame?

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government. Amid high tension between Russia and the West over violence in Ukraine, Russia's ambassador to France says the "tree is a message of peace." When the rector...

  • Las Vegas visitor traffic up 3 percent in October

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials say nearly 3.6 million people visited Las Vegas in October, up 3.2 percent compared with a year ago. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Wednesday that visitor traffic has been up every month this year compared with the same time a...

  • UA marks anniversary of meteorite hitting woman

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — There's only one documented case of a meteorite hitting a person, and it happened in the east Alabama town of Sylacauga. The University of Alabama is marking the 60th anniversary of that odd occurrence at the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Tuscaloosa. A...

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