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  • AAA: Busy holiday travel season for Virginians

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than one-third of Virginians are expected to travel this holiday season. AAA Mid-Atlantic says more than 2.8 million Virginians will be traveling 50 miles or more from home for the 2014 year-end holiday season that runs from Tuesday until Jan. 4. That's 3.5...

  • Yellowstone solicits saddle, pack trip contracts

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service is soliciting proposals from businesses interested in providing guided saddle and pack stock trips in Yellowstone National Park. The Park Service plans to award up to 42 new concession contracts. Proposals are due on...

  • EU bans investment in Crimean, targets tourism

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has imposed a ban on investment in Crimea, and other economic sanctions including measures aimed at keeping tourists away. The new measures on investment, services and trade, announced Thursday, beef up the EU's previous sanctions taken in response...

  • Change in relations with Cubans resonates in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Fewer than 900 Cubans live in Colorado Springs, according to census data, but news of the country's improved relations with the United States resonated more than 2,000 miles away from the island nation. Raidel Moreno Armas, a 19-year-old Colorado College sophomore, was born in Cuba...

  • Georgia Aquarium has new executive VP and COO

    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has announced the selection of a new executive vice president and chief operating officer. The aquarium said in a news release Wednesday that Mark Schafer is stepping into the role effective immediately. He has served as chief financial...

  • Marketing effort boosts passenger numbers at Colorado Springs Airport

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    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...

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

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    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...

  • Vegas breaks own record with 40 million visitors

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    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...

  • Recommended and rejected New York casino proposals

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    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:...

  • Doctors: Man in train stabbing suffered delusions

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    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...

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