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  • NY cops: beefed up patrols through the weekend

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Just because Thanksgiving is over doesn't mean police in New York state are ending their stepped-up holiday enforcement. The New York State Police say motorists can expect extra patrols around the state through Sunday. Authorities say the officers will be cracking...

  • Natural History Museum collecting food donations

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A food item donated to an East Tennessee museum will be worth $1 off the price of admission for visitors. The East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site is collecting food for the...

  • Christmas Bird Count in Hot Springs National Park

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Hot Springs National Park is joining with local chapters of the National Audubon Society and the City of Hot Springs to host a Christmas Bird Count. The count will be held Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. This year is the 115th National Audubon Society nationwide bird...

  • Proposals for Burnside lodging facility sought

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The state is seeking someone to develop and operate a lodging facility at General Burnside Island State Park in Pulaski County in south-central Kentucky. The Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet issued a request for proposal for the facility this week. Gov. Steve...

  • District ranger named for eastern Arizona forest

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    ALPINE, Ariz. (AP) — An eastern Arizona forest has a new acting district ranger. Ernest Taylor will oversee the Alpine Ranger District in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The Boulder Creek, California, native succeeds Richard Davalos, who retired earlier this month. Taylor...

  • Visitors crowd Vegas buffets for a day of feasting

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas visitors lined up early Thursday at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip. For many, 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: 18 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...

  • US cathedral may become museum to the slave trade

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A plan to open what would be the nation's only museum centered on the trans-Atlantic slave trade would focus on the Episcopal Church's role in its history and the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island. The museum at the...

  • New York courts Chinese tourists

    Updated: 21 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: 22 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"...