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  • $20M federal grant awarded for Everglades project

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $20 million grant to elevate a portion of the highway blocking the natural flow of water into Everglades National Park. The money will go toward raising a 2.6-mile section of the Tamiami Trail linking Miami with...

  • NZ lodge owner charged with assaulting 16 guests

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — The owner of a New Zealand tourist lodge has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting 16 guests, most of whom were from overseas. Police said Wednesday that Michael Harris was charged with 39 offenses against 16 men, including indecent assault, drugging a...

  • Universal Orlando plans to build 5th resort

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A fifth mega-hotel is being built at Universal Orlando. The theme park resort announced the plans Tuesday with Loews Hotels & Resorts, which will build and operate the 1,000-room, Caribbean-themed hotel. The Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will open in the summer of...

  • Now open, 9/11 museum sees influx of new artifacts

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Four months after opening, the National September 11 Memorial Museum has gotten about 135 new gifts from victims' families, survivors, rescue workers and others. Museum officials say some came forward to donate after visiting. One victim's widow contributed her...

  • Plan to move Hawaii homeless out of tourist meccas

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Jim Trevarthen used to teach tourists how to surf on Hawaii's famed Waikiki Beach. These days Trevarthen, 62, is homeless after his Waikiki landlord canceled his lease and jacked up the rent, he said. He spends his days reading surfside and figuring out where he's...

  • New owner may be in store for Johnson's Corner in northern Colorado

    By james redmond Greeley Tribune -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Johnson's Corner, an iconic restaurant and truck stop off Interstate 25 south of Loveland, is about to be sold in a deal the owner says could keep the business around for another 
50 years. Although not a done deal yet, the business is being sold to TravelCenters of America, said...

  • Met shows off redesign of outdoor museum plaza

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The expansive Fifth Avenue plaza outside New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has a new look. The museum on Tuesday unveiled the David H. Koch (KOHK) Plaza following a 2-year redesign. Two fountains near the grand staircase can be programmed for an array of water...

  • Judge hears arguments on mining near Grand Canyon

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Mining industry groups say a ban on the filing of new hard rock mining claims near the Grand Canyon is irresponsible public policy, but the federal government and conservationists say it will protect water flowing through the canyon from potential contamination....

  • Shark kills man in Australia despite rescue try

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — A shark killed a 50-year-old swimmer Tuesday at eastern Australia's popular Byron Bay despite a beachgoer's brave rescue attempt, police said. Beachgoer Mark Hickey swam 15 to 20 meters (50-65 feet) into the water at Clarkes Beach to retrieve the severely wounded victim,...

  • Frontier's one-day sale puts fares at $14.99

    The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Have the urge Tuesday to visit southern California, St. Louis or Fargo? Frontier Airlines just may have the travel deal for you. Frontier is offering a one-day sale today with one-way fares starting at $14.99. The fares apply only some days. Among the desitinations from Denver:...

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