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  • Tech council: US needs more skilled worker visas

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    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: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    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: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    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: 1 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: 1 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: 4 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: 4 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...

  • Massachusetts sloshing through messy winter storm

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents were sloshing their way through a messy winter storm that descended on the state on the day many people take to the highways for Thanksgiving travel. The first major winter storm of the season hit the state Wednesday, bringing a sloppy mixture of...

  • Traffic, police patrols expected to be higher

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Higher traffic volumes and a heavier police presence are expected on Michigan roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday period. About 1.5 million state residents are projected to travel at least 50 miles between Wednesday and Sunday — a 4 percent...

  • Weather favorable for travelers except East Coast, mountains

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Start cooking up your Thanksgiving excuses to stay inside and nap in the easy chair post-turkey dinner, because "it's cold outside" won't fly this year. This Thanksgiving, high temperatures in Colorado Springs up through Denver are expected to be in the 60s, much higher than the...

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