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  • Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba have little chance of scuttling his effort in Congress. His initiative faces some strong resistance among lawmakers and opened fissures in both parties. Criticism came mostly from...

  • Now that Detroit museum has been saved, go see it

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — In the end, what saved Detroit's art museum from being sold off painting by painting was a legal pad covered in doodles. The Detroit Institute of Arts has been owned by the city since 1919, when Detroit was "rolling in dough," as museum director Graham Beal put it. But...

  • Marketing effort boosts passenger numbers at Colorado Springs Airport

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Passenger numbers at the Colorado Springs Airport in October jumped from a year ago by the biggest percentage in nearly seven years as a marketing campaign aimed at leisure and business travelers in Houston, Seattle and Illinois paid big dividends. Passenger traffic for the month was...

  • Vegas breaks own record with 40 million visitors

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas tourism officials say 40 million people have visited the destination in 2014, breaking an all-time record for the gambling and entertainment hub. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced Wednesday that the record number of visitors had been...

  • Doctors: Man in train stabbing suffered delusions

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Documents show that a Michigan man charged with stabbing four people aboard an Amtrak train had delusions at one time and spent time in jail for attacking a girlfriend, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Michael D. Williams' family also had petitioned a Saginaw...

  • Recommended and rejected New York casino proposals

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    A New York board has recommended three sites for upstate casinos but rejected 13 others. Here's a look at the proposals: ___ RECOMMENDED: — CATSKILLS AND MID-HUDSON RIVER VALLEY: Montreign Resort Casino, Sullivan County. By Empire Resorts. Investment: $1.1 billion or less. Location:...

  • Cuban-American lawmakers oppose renewing relations

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — High-ranking Cuban-American lawmakers in New Jersey are speaking out against U.S. plans to normalize full diplomatic relations with Cuba. U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Robert Menendez called the release of an American aid worker, which preceded...

  • Kentucky editorial roundup

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Dec. 15 The Independent, Ashland, Kentucky, on Hoover facing challenge in House: The Kentucky Republican Party failed miserably in achieving its top legislative goal for the 2014 General Election. Not only did the GOP fail to achieve...

  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Post on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's income as a lawyer. Dec. 14 Sheldon Silver has been keeping a secret from the citizens of New York. The Assembly speaker admitted for the first time that besides the hefty fees he commands as counsel to Weitz...

  • App for Yellowstone geysers now available

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park fans can get a heads up on when Old Faithful and five other geysers are set to erupt thanks to a new app available for smartphones and tablets. Yellowstone has the largest concentration of active geysers in the world....

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