• 2 frat members charged in ski resort vandalism waive hearing

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — Two of three University of Michigan students charged after their fraternity was blamed for widespread vandalism at a ski resort during a wild weekend party in January have waived their initial court hearing. Sigma Alpha Mu chapter president Joshua Kaplan and...

  • Investment firm to acquire Madison-based water park chain

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based indoor water park chain is being sold to a private investment firm in New York City. Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Centerbridge Partners, LP. Although the terms of the deal...

  • Lawsuit says Las Vegas Strip casinos hid resort fees

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A class action lawsuit filed in a California federal court alleges The Venetian and The Palazzo casino-resorts hid daily resort fees from travelers booking rooms at the Las Vegas Strip properties. The lawsuit filed earlier this month said Benjamin Brin of Studio City...

  • MoMA to open NY exhibit on Latin American architecture

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will explore the architectural landscape of Latin America between 1955 and 1980. The show features more than 500 works that have mostly never been exhibited, including architectural drawings and models, vintage...

  • US Rep. says timber county payment extension in the works

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden said Tuesday that House Speaker John Boehner has agreed to include a two-year extension of subsidies to Oregon timber counties in a bipartisan agreement to overhaul the way doctors are paid by Medicare. The Oregon Republican said the...

  • Iowa Senate confirms workforce development director

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has confirmed Beth Townsend's appointment as director of Iowa Workforce Development. The Senate backed Gov. Terry Branstad's nominee in a 48-0 vote Tuesday. Branstad announced the appointment last month. Townsend had been serving in the role in...

  • National WW2 Museum gets $20M, includes 150-foot-high canopy

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former board chairman has given the National World War II Museum $20 million, half of it for a 150-foot-tall canopy that will shade the courtyard and some buildings. It's the museum's biggest donation ever, officials said Tuesday. "I hope tomorrow we hear someone...

  • Clarification: Germany-Greece-Nazi Debt story

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — In a story March 22, The Associated Press reported that the Nazis deported Greek Jews in 1943 "to death camps in Poland." The story should have made clear that the camps were Nazi-run camps in occupied Poland.

  • Bill would change makeup of Reno's tourism board

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a bill changing the makeup of the Reno area's tourism and marketing board of directors. The Senate Government Affairs Committee is sponsoring SB 480, which was introduced Monday night. The bill would decrease the number of...

  • After years of mediocrity, Tulsa emerging as hipster hub

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Punching far above their weight, starry-eyed Tulsans have tried for years to demonstrate to fellow Oklahomans and outsiders alike that the state's second-largest city was more funky and less in a funk. With a re-energized downtown and a welcome mat for a much...

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