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Oklahoma turnpike tolls will increase next month
The increase comes on the heels of a 12 percent hike in March and precedes another planned 2.5 percent raise effective July 1, 2019.Document: Increased toll rates effective January 2018 Read More
Coffee shop wants to be Denver's first legal marijuana club
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's largest city is reviewing the first application from a business seeking to be among the nation's first legal marijuana clubs, a step that comes more than a year after voters approved a bring-your-own pot measure. Dan Rowland, a spokesman for the Denver department that regulates marijuana... Read More
Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history and driving celebrities from a wealthy hillside enclave. Tens of thousands have fled their homes as flames churn through... Read More
Leader named for Knife River Indian Villages historic site
STANTON, N.D. (AP) — The National Park Service has named a new superintendent for the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site at Stanton. The Minot Daily News reports that Brenda Todd is a10-year veteran of the National Park Service. She's currently the program manager at the Public Lands History Center... Read More
Report: Firm buying Revel casino for $200M; Straub denies it
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Wall Street ratings firm said Monday that a Colorado company is buying Atlantic City's former Revel casino for $200 million, but the mercurial owner of the shuttered casino insists there's no deal. Moody's Investors Service issued a report Monday saying the $2.4 billion casino will... Read More
Vera Katz, who helped turn Portland into hipster haven, dies
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vera Katz, a Jewish refugee who was elected to three terms as Portland's mayor and helped transform it from a sleepy backwater into a trendy city known for its public transit, eco-conscious design and live-work architecture style, died Monday. She was 84. Katz was diagnosed with acute... Read More
2017 eclipse showered Wyoming with visitors and money
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Nearly 192,000 people traveled to Wyoming to view last summer's total solar eclipse, boosting the state's economy by an estimated $63.5 million, according to an analysis released Monday by the state Tourism Office. "That's phenomenal when you have all of this new money being pumped into the... Read More
The Latest: Trump gets briefing on California fire response
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 1:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has received a lunchtime briefing on the government's response to wildfires in California. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue also briefed Trump and Vice... Read More
Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn't the only blow Native American tribes say they were dealt last week. The president's proclamation on Bears Ears National Monument also contained a little-known plan that changes the makeup... Read More
Los Angeles subway work uncovers array of Ice Age fossils
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by. When her phone buzzes, she quickly dons a neon vest, hard hat and goggles before climbing deep down into a massive construction site beneath a boulevard east of... Read More
Oklahoma has lowest gas prices in US, Arkansas 5th lowest
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Holiday travel will be less expensive on Oklahoma's highways than anywhere else in the nation, and Arkansas motorists won't pay much more. AAA said Monday that the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Oklahoma is $2.19 — the lowest in the US. Gas prices in Arkansas are 3 cents... Read More
Putin visits Egypt in sign of closer ties
CAIRO (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt on Monday, where he signed a deal to advance plans for a nuclear reactor but disappointed his hosts by delaying the resumption of direct flights that were suspended after the 2015 bombing of a Russian passenger plane. During Putin's second visit to Egypt... Read More
Protesters oppose return of disputed art in Catalonia
LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police on Monday escorted two trucks loaded with pieces of medieval religious art from a museum in the city of Lleida amid protests after a court ordered Catalan authorities to hand them over to the neighboring regional government of Aragon. Catalan regional police cordoned off the... Read More
Snow wreaks havoc on travelers in Britain, schools closed
LONDON (AP) — Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted Monday. With temperatures predicted to drop overnight to as low as minus 12 Celsius (11 degrees Fahrenheit), transport officials worked on cleanup.... Read More
Savannah: Food tour, historic squares and the purple line
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Every few years, my cousin Molly Carpenter and I plan a trip together to somewhere we've never been. Our priorities: sightseeing, shopping, good food and wine. This year, Savannah checked all those boxes for us. Savannah is on Georgia's Atlantic coast, just south of the South Carolina state... Read More
As 'overtourism' swamps Amsterdam, Dutch capital pushes back
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A group of cyclists slams on the brakes as a man pushing a wheeled suitcase stops abruptly in the middle of a busy bike path in downtown Amsterdam to pick up a toiletries bag he dropped. "If we wait a bit longer, he'll probably start cleaning his teeth," one rider says to his neighbor, humor... Read More
Menorah lightings planned around the world for Hanukkah
Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas. Hanukkah begins Tuesday night and lasts for eight days. If you're traveling or vacationing during the holiday, there may be a... Read More
Commuter train service resumes after freight train derails
UNION, N.J. (AP) — Trains are running again on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line after a freight train derailment disrupted service over the weekend. NJ Transit says Raritan Valley riders could face delays of up to 15 minutes in both directions on Monday because of ongoing repairs. Workers over the weekend... Read More
State Parks offering eagle watch tours next year
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Parks are offering a chance to view eagles in western Kentucky. The eagle watching weekends will be offered in January and February at Lake Barkley and Kenlake State Resort parks and Kentucky Dam Village. The tours take place on an excursion yacht and by van. They are led by... Read More
Officials to break ground on new Tennessee State Museum
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials are planning a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Tennessee State Museum. According to a news release from the Tennessee secretary of state, the event will take place Monday afternoon at the future site of the museum in Nashville. Among the officials expected to attend are... Read More


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