• Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Opponents of a Pacific Rim trade deal being negotiated at a Maui resort demonstrated against the proposed pact Wednesday. A couple of dozen members of locally based labor unions and environmental groups gathered at Kaanapali Beach fronting the Westin Maui hotel...

  • Las Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said Wednesday as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere. Sin City already has...

  • Wynn Resorts profit drops 72 percent in 2nd quarter

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s profit fell 72 percent in the second quarter, stymied by an on-going decline in the Asian gambling enclave of Macau and fewer high-roller Chinese baccarat players in Las Vegas. CEO Steve Wynn said Wednesday that the numbers should come as no...

  • Appeals court reinstates 'Roadless Rule' for Tongass

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower-court decision that reinstates prohibitions on road-building and timber harvests in roadless areas of the nation's largest national forest. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 6-5 decision,...

  • Detroit art museum says 'thanks' to Michigan with programs

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is showing its gratitude to the people of Michigan for the state's help in preserving the internationally renowned collection during the city's passage through bankruptcy. The institute announced a series of programs Wednesday, including...

  • New director named for Atlanta's High Museum of Art

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's High Museum of Art has a new director. The museum said in a news release Wednesday that Randall Suffolk will succeed Michael E. Shapiro, who's stepping down on Friday after 15 years leading the High. Suffolk is currently director and president of the Philbrook...

  • Philadelphia museum seeking nominees for award ceremony

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia museum is seeking nominations for its annual Awards of Valor ceremony honoring living police officers, correctional officers and firefighters in the region. The National Liberty Museum's 10th annual award ceremony shares the "inspirational" stories...

  • State won't investigate failure of theme park ride

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) — The state won't investigate the failure of a ride at a Wisconsin Dells theme park. Earlier this month, a large cable snapped on the Catapult ride just seconds before it was supposed to launch two people into the air at Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park....

  • USM dedicates 'Ray Guy Way' on Hattiesburg campus

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A street on the University of Southern Mississippi campus has been renamed in honor of USM football legend and NFL Hall of Fame punter Ray Guy. "Ray Guy Way" runs outside the Duff Athletic Center on the Hattiesburg campus. It was previously called Black and...

  • Summer snow turns Wyoming mountains into winter wonderland

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. (AP) — The middle of summer looked like the middle of winter in the mountains of western Wyoming. A cold front that moved through Monday afternoon dumped heavy rain on the valleys and snow above 9,000 feet. Officials at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort say they saw...

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