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Puerto Rico cop hits 2 US tourists with motorcycle
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A Puerto Rico police officer assigned to protect the U.S. territory's governor accidentally ran over two American tourists, authorities said Friday....

Las Vegas New Year's Eve prep takes year effort

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A destination devoted to entertaining visitors every single day can't just throw any old party to ring in the New Year....

Unruly passenger forces Delta plane to land in Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Authorities say a disruptive passenger forced a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles to land at the Albuquerque International Sunport between 6 and 7 p.m. Thursday....

Texas movie set used by John Wayne fading away

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BRACKETTVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the Alamo. Not the original, but the replica 18th-century Spanish mission and Old West movie set John Wayne built for his Oscar-nominated 1960 movie and that for decades was a tourist mecca and film production site....

Flying high: Airstream can't keep up with demand
JACKSON CENTER, Ohio (AP) -- Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: "Airstreams? They still make those?"...

Things to know about the enduring Airstream
The western Ohio plant that builds Airstream travel-trailers is seeing such hot demand that there's a three-month backlog on orders, and ground has been broken on a major expansion that will increase production capacity. Some factoids about the Airstream:...

Wooden coaster to close at Busch Gardens Tampa
TAMPA , Fla. (AP) -- Busch Gardens Tampa says it will close its retro double wooden roller coaster....

Southwest jet loses wingtip in airport brush up
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some Christmas fliers got their wings clipped - literally....

Jennifer Lopez to perform at Caesars Palace on NYE
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. officials say pop star Jennifer Lopez will perform one night only - New Year's Eve night - at The Colosseum on the Las Vegas Strip....

Ga. airline worker arrested in gun smuggling plot
ATLANTA (AP) -- An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by federal agents, authorities said Monday....

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