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NFL owners agree to invest in Hall of Fame project

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - The NFL says team owners have given the OK to invest up to $10 million in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village in Canton. A spokesman for the league says the decision came week at the NFL owners' meetings this week in Florida. Hall of ...

Longaberger's Big Basket building to open for tours

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - The former headquarters of Longaberger baskets will be open for tours in a fundraiser for an Ohio preservation society. The Plain Dealer reports proceeds from the tours on Sunday will go toward Heritage Ohio's efforts to invest in the reha

FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The size of your seat and how much legroom you'll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations. Frequent flyers on U.S. airl

Best horror attractions 2019: 'Halloween Haunt' (Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia)

DOSWELL, Va. — Theme park fans looking for the perfect mix of thrills and chills will find plenty to appreciate at this year's «Halloween Haunt» at Kings Dominion. Now in its 19th season, the nighttime-only event features seven macabre mazes

Mexico breaks ground on new airport project outside capital

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico broke ground Thursday on a project to supplement the capital's overtaxed international airport, finally making headway on a controversial alternative to another, equally controversial one that was scrapped last year after being abou

The Latest: Tropical storm likely to form in Gulf of Mexico

MIAMI (AP) - The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 5 p.m. Forecasters say a disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is expected to soon become a tropical or subtropical storm that will take aim at the northern U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days

Utah leaders ask park service to reconsider allowing ATVs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah officials in a large tourist community have asked the National Park Service to reconsider allowing all-terrain vehicles and other off-road vehicles inside the parks. Grand County leaders passed a resolution Tuesday to ask park offic

Grizzly bears killed on railroad tracks as deaths mount

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Two grizzly bear cubs have been killed on railroad tracks in northwestern Montana, driving the number of bear deaths toward last year's record level for the region. State wildlife officials say the two cubs, one female and the other of

Iconic Las Vegas wedding chapel is no longer up for sale

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The owner of a Las Vegas chapel where celebrity couples like Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have gotten married is staying wedded to her business. Charlotte Richards told KVVU-TV on Wednesday that she is taking A Little White Wedding Chapel off

Dave Matthews reacts to getting Rock Hall nomination

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dave Matthews is having a hard time imagining his band being included on the same Rock & Roll Hall of Fame list as other musical icons such as Whitney Houston. The Dave Matthews Band frontman said their recent nomination for the Hall's 202

European Commission president says there will be no extension to Britain's departure from the Europe

BRUSSELS (AP) - European Commission president says there will be no extension to Britain's departure from the European Union.

Bestselling author to hold conference at Crystal Bridges

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A bestselling author and wellness expert is holding a symposium at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in northwest Arkansas. Author Deepak Chopra and Crystal Bridges founder Alice Walton announced Thursday that the Sages and S

London commuters scuffle with climate activists

LONDON (AP) - Angry commuters have scuffled with climate activists who climbed onto the roofs of trains, snarling services in the busy morning rush hours in the British capital. Television images showed at least one man reaching up and grabbing the leg of a p

Tulane plans big book festival between Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University has announced plans for a major book festival to be held annually between Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. The first New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will be March 19-21. A news release says more than 40 authors hav

Alaska to resume temporary ferry service to British Columbia

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Marine Highway System says ferry service will resume to British Columbia, but only on two dates. The Juneau Empire reported Wednesday that the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities says service to Prince Rupert ha

APNewsBreak: Skeleton unearthed beneath California peak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The climbers were on their way to the top of California's second-highest peak when they came upon the grisly discovery of what looked like a bone buried in a boulder field. Closer inspection revealed a fractured human skull. Tyler Hofer an

British family deported after illicit US border crossing

A British family that made an unauthorized crossing from Canada into the United States was deported Wednesday after nearly two weeks in federal custody, ending an ordeal that family members called the worst of their lives. The extended Connors family, which i

Grand Teton National Park removing non-native mountain goats

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Grand Teton National Park officials have announced plans to begin removing non-native mountain goats from the park by lethal and non-lethal means. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Tuesday that the final plan from park officials incl

Forest Service, Colorado county to hire enforcement officers

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado county has announced plans to collaborate with a federal forest agency to create and fill two wildlife enforcer positions. Aspen Daily News reports that Pitkin County commissioners agreed Tuesday to form a $100,000 contract wit

Police: 2 women at casino drug and burglarize tourist

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Police are searching for two women who they say drugged a tourist at a South Florida casino and then took him back to his hotel where they robbed him of $1,000 cash and a $15,000 watch. The Broward County Sheriff's Office said Wednesda

MoMA reopens with more space, fresh juxtapositions

NEW YORK (AP) - The Museum of Modern Art's new $450 million, 47,000-square-foot expansion offers visitors more than much-needed elbow room. It emphasizes new juxtapositions of works to encourage broader perspectives and new narratives. The revamped MoMA, a th

Roadside Bigfoot: Georgia museum devoted to legendary beast

CHERRY LOG, Ga. (AP) - Along a bustling four-lane highway that winds through the north Georgia mountains, an unassuming wooden structure breaks the monotony of churches, billboards and stores selling kitschy knickknacks. Once a BYOB supper club, it's now grou

Da Vinci's «Vitruvian Man» drawing can go on loan to Louvre

ROME (AP) - An Italian court has ruled that Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic «Vitruvian Man» drawing can be loaned to France's Louvre Museum, solving an ongoing cultural dispute between Italy and France. The Venice court last week had suspended the loa

Worried about flying on a 737 Max? Your options may be few

DALLAS (AP) - At some point early next year, air travelers will need to decide if they're willing to take a flight on a Boeing 737 Max. If they're not, they'll need to find out what their travel options are. There will be no government-ordered compensation i

Rhode Island man charged in Caribbean vacation scam

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island man has been charged with collecting $1,000 apiece from as many as 58 people for a Caribbean getaway that was never booked. East Providence police say 57-year-old Anthony DeBarros is charged with obtaining money und

Musicians Hall of Fame to honor group with New Jersey roots

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - Seven years after hitting the road to perform and share their stories of recording with some of the biggest names in pop music, a New Jersey-based group of former A-list session musicians is being recognized for its efforts. The Musici

In Oklahoma, governor tests power of tribal gambling

ADA, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma's history is so deeply intertwined with the 39 Native American tribes located there that the state's creation in 1907 was celebrated with a symbolic wedding ceremony between the Indian and Oklahoma territories. The relationship betw

Hawaii closes nature reserve cliff popular with climbers

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii has closed access to a cliff face in a nature reserve over concerns that rock-climbing activities are threatening native plant species. The Maui News reported Tuesday that the state Board of Land and Natural Resources approved th

Taos Air to relaunch flights to Austin, Dallas in December

TAOS, N.M. (AP) - Taos Air has announced that it will relaunch flights to Austin and Dallas in December, giving some Texans direct access to northern New Mexico for the ski season. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Taos Air will begin direct service Dec. 19 th

British family decries treatment by US after border crossing

Seven members of an extended British family who made an unauthorized border crossing into the United States from Canada are being held in federal custody at a Pennsylvania detention center nearly two weeks after their arrest, their lawyer said Tuesday, as fed

United Airlines posts $1 billion profit on summer travel

DALLAS (AP) - Cheaper jet fuel and slightly higher fares helped United Airlines boost third-quarter profit 23% to $1 billion. The results released Tuesday were better than Wall Street expected, and United raised its forecast of full-year profit. United indica

MGM Resorts sells Circus Circus, Bellagio on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) - MGM Resorts International has announced the sale of two casinos that will significantly alter its portfolio of Las Vegas Strip properties. The Las Vegas-based company announced Tuesday it's sold the Circus Circus hotel-casino for $825 millio

Bust of Orville Wright found on North Carolina beach

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) - The National Park Service says a bust of Orville Wright that was stolen from the Wright Brothers National Memorial on the North Carolina coast has been found. A news release from the park service Tuesday says a visitor to the bea

Forest Service proposes exempting Tongass from Roadless Rule

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is taking comments on a proposal that would exempt the country's largest national forest, in southeast Alaska, from a ban on timber harvests and road building in roadless areas. This option is listed as the prefer

North Carolina health agency warns of measles exposure

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina health officials are warning people who visited a specific airport and hotel may have been exposed to the measles. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and the Guilford County Health Department say in a news rel

Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A conservation organization has petitioned for protection of the western Joshua tree under the California Endangered Species Act due to the effects of climate change and habitat destruction. The Center for Biological Diversity filed the pet

Pack of handsome wild dogs debuts at Bronx Zoo

NEW YORK (AP) - A pack of handsome brothers is getting settled at New York's Bronx Zoo. The foxlike wild dogs - called dholes (dohlz) - were born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 2016. The trio, named Roan, Apollo and Kito, have brownish-red coats dappled

Universal opening stunt show based on Bourne franchise

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Universal Orlando is opening a stunt show based on filmgoers' favorite amnesiac ex-CIA assassin. The Bourne Stuntacular, which opens next spring, is based on the Jason Bourne film franchise that has starred Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner and J

Wild dogs take over Bronx Zoo's former polar bear digs

NEW YORK (AP) - A pack of handsome brothers is getting settled at New York's Bronx Zoo. The foxlike wild dogs - called dholes (dohlz) - were born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 2016. New York's newcomers have brownish-red coats dappled with white marking
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