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US agency lowers safety rating of Thai aviation
BANGKOK (AP) — The United States has downgraded the safety rating of Thailand's aviation industry in a move that could hamper operations of Thai airlines worldwide. The Federal Aviation Administration announcement Tuesday comes after the International Civil Aviation Organization, a U.N. body which regulates... Read More
Flight attendant accused of attacks appears in court
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An American Airlines flight attendant accused of attacking fellow crew members and two U.S. air marshals during a trans-Atlantic flight made her first court appearance Tuesday, where attorneys argued over whether she should be held in custody or released to her family. Joanne Snow wore a... Read More
Board approves plan for world's tallest coaster in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando's hope of having the world's tallest roller coaster is one step closer to becoming reality. Orange County's board of commissioners granted zoning approval Tuesday night for the $500 million Skyplex Orlando project. The unanimous vote means that developer Joshua Wallack and his family... Read More
The Cosmopolitan casino-resort agrees to union contract
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five years after workers first sought union representation and two years after angry labor protests led to arrests, the Culinary Union has brokered a deal with The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas to represent the casino-resort's more than 2,000 workers. Nevada's Culinary Workers Union Local 226 announced... Read More
GOP leader says House considering broader use of sales tax
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican leader in the Pennsylvania House said Tuesday budget negotiators were considering whether to apply the state's sales tax to more goods or services in a bid to end a 5-month-old stalemate. Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, told reporters after an hourslong Republican caucus... Read More
Politicians join push to protect Utah's famous salt flats
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's elected officials have joined the chorus of speed aficionados urging federal land managers to do more to protect the state's famous salt flats after patchy, rough salt led to a string of canceled motorsports in recent years. Gov. Gary Herbert, U.S. Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Rob Bishop,... Read More
Corgi ends up in Honolulu instead of Mississippi
HONOLULU (AP) — A dog bound for its new owner in Mississippi ended up in Honolulu instead. American Airlines spokeswoman Andrea Huguely Bethany said the Pembroke Welsh corgi was headed from Seattle to her new owner in Mississippi on Saturday when she made a wrong connection in Dallas. American Airlines says the... Read More
New bill would have states sign off on national monuments
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. representative is proposing a bill that would require national monument designations to receive approval from a state's governor and Legislature. A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin tells the Portland Press Herald ( ) the Republican congressman introduced the... Read More
Lower Manhattan: carousel, shopping, French food, light show
NEW YORK (AP) — On a dark December night, a canopy of lights glitters across Lower Manhattan, and not just from One World Trade and the other downtown skyscrapers. The neighborhood sparkles with new attractions, from the otherworldly glow of the SeaGlass carousel in Battery Park to a colorful, choreographed light... Read More
Grand Canyon explores new ways to manage backcountry
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Most of the millions who visit the Grand Canyon each year take in its sweeping views from along the edge, where they can follow paved trails, grab a bite to eat or ride shuttle buses to scenic overlooks. But increasingly, more physically demanding activities like rock climbing, canyoneering... Read More
Highway to Grand Canyon's North Rim closed for the winter
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed the highway to the Grand Canyon's North Rim, where most park accommodations are closed for the winter. State Route 67 between the North Rim and Jacob Lake closed Tuesday. The highway and park accommodations at the North... Read More
Legionnaires' disease bacteria found at hotel; 1 guest died
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease was found in rooms of a hotel in a popular Missouri tourist town associated with Mark Twain, and health officials said Tuesday that one of three people who contracted the disease after staying there has died. Missouri health officials and the U.S.... Read More
Paintings of ex-street artist at New York's City Museum
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris "Daze" Ellis' paintings of New York City landmarks pulse with the same energy that recall his early days spray-painting subway trains. The former graffiti artist's work is currently being shown at the Museum of the City of New York. Chris "Daze" Ellis: The City is My Muse" is on view through... Read More
Journey into the Mani: Trip to southern Greece leads to exploration of an often untraveled area
Often untraveled by tourists and full of unique history, the Mani Peninsula in southern Greece is an amazing destination. Getting there is not easy, but it's worth the inconvenience. Read More
UK panel: Heathrow plans must address air quality issues
LONDON (AP) — Britain's government should not give the go-ahead for the expansion of Heathrow airport until its officials can show they will comply with air quality, noise and other environmental concerns, a parliamentary committee report said Tuesday. The Environmental Audit Committee chair, Huw Irranca-Davies,... Read More
Smithsonian museum initiative explores 'Giving in America'
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Smithsonian museum is launching a new initiative exploring the ways giving is woven into American life, whether it's a multimillion dollar school endowment, nights spent battling blazes by a volunteer firefighter or other contributions of time and money. The National Museum of American... Read More
More tourists visit Hawaii in October but spending drops
HONOLULU (AP) — The number of travelers to Hawaii climbed 4.8 percent last month compared to the same month last year. The Hawaii Tourism Authority said Monday more than 690,000 visitors came to the islands in October. But the state agency says each visitor spent less per day on average. That led to a 2.2 percent... Read More
Grand Canyon seeks changes as more visitors use backcountry
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon wants to change the way backcountry areas are managed as more outdoor enthusiasts take to the park's open spaces, with proposals that would require hikers using the most popular inner-canyon trails to spend a few dollars on a permit. Millions of people visit the Grand... Read More
A proposed luxury resort where eagles soar stirs anger
WARSAW, Va. (AP) — Twice a year, bald eagles from as far north as Canada and as far south as Florida flock by the thousands to a stretch of the Rappahannock River in Virginia for an all-you-can-eat buffet. They perch in trees atop pale cliffs rising along this river to the Chesapeake Bay and dive bomb the waters... Read More
No reindeer required: Santa driving a bus in Maryland
BALTIMORE (AP) — Santa is arriving by bus, not sleigh, in Maryland. Officials with the Maryland Transit Administration are rolling out their annual Holiday Bus on Tuesday. Transit officials said in a statement that the specially-decorated bus will be driven by Santa and offer free rides on weekdays through Dec.... Read More


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