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  • Amid Ebola scare, Canada restricts visas

    Updated: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of the Ebola virus. With Friday's decision, Canada joined Australia in suspending entry visas for...

  • Feds consider geothermal leases near Mount Baker

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is considering whether to lease parts of forest lands around Mount Baker so that companies could explore tapping the heat below the Earth's surface to generate electricity. At least one company has expressed interest in 2013 in leasing about 22...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ___ Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know NEW YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon. The...

  • News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight Ebola. With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are offering only marginal support as the continent faces its most deadly threat in years. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have...

  • Downtown Phoenix hotel reopens after fire closure

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A major hotel in downtown Phoenix has reopened after being closed since last weekend for repairs after a fire in an electrical room. The fire Saturday at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel forced the evacuation of approximately 800 guests, who were relocated to other...

  • Los Angeles airport shooting lessons linger

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks. In reviewing the Nov. 1, 2013, shooting, which left a Transportation Security...

  • North Korean Ebola policies hit tourism businesses

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's quarantine of arriving foreigners to prevent Ebola has not disrupted business with the nation's largest trading partner, Chinese businesspeople say, although a tourist ban has hurt travel agencies that run tours to the reclusive country. Tourist visits...

  • State to help east Ala with tourism

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — The state is offering a hand to eight east Alabama counties trying to increase tourism. The Alabama Tourism Department says it will assist the region with marketing support that will include a TV spot and print advertisements. The promotion will help the Tour...

  • Cades Cove area to undergo controlled burns

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) — The Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will undergo a series of controlled burns conducted by park officials. Controlled burns are used to reduce woody encroachment into the fields, perpetuate native herbaceous species, reduce exotic...

  • Fort Loudoun State Park museum to reopen

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    VONORE, Tenn. (AP) — The museum at Fort Loudon State Historic Park is set to reopen to visitors. The public is being welcomed back to the park Saturday and Sunday as the facility hosts its Living History Garrison and Museum grand re-opening. A grant from the Grubb-Sumner Fund for...

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