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  • UA marks anniversary of meteorite hitting woman

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    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...

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

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government. Amid high tensions 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: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    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...

  • Amsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

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

  • Massachusetts sloshing through messy winter storm

    Updated: 4 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: 6 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: 7 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...

  • Winter storm snarls pre-Thanksgiving travel

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A winter storm in south-central Minnesota is creating difficult driving conditions on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The Minnesota State Patrol says troopers have handled nearly 400 crashes and more than 200 spinouts statewide as of 4 p.m. Wednesday....

  • Treetops Resort seeking bankruptcy reorganization

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DOVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Treetops Resort in the northern Lower Peninsula says it's seeking reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy law. Operators of the golf and ski resort say they made the filing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bay City. Treetops Resort is in...

  • Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks. Months of lobbying by high-tech...

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