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Kanye West wants to build amphitheater on his Wyoming ranch

Nov. 15, 2019 2:34 PM EST

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Officials in Wyoming have received a building permit application from Kanye West for a proposed amphitheater on property owned by the rapper. West recently announced that he plans to move the headquarters of his shoe and clothing company, Adidas Yeezy, to Cody. He also wants to build a...

No mail for you: Post office won't deliver to new building

Nov. 11, 2019 3:34 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A dispute between the U.S. Postal Service and the owners of a new apartment building has left more than 100 residents without mail delivery. The post office won't deliver mail to individual residents of the Bellaire in State College because it considers the privately owned...

Paradise community gathers on anniversary of Camp Fire

Nov. 8, 2019 8:16 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — One year after Paradise burned, hundreds of people gathered in the parking lot of a former bank building in the Northern California town to pause for 85 seconds — one for each person who died. The Rev. Richard Yale moved quietly through the crowd, wearing a blue vest with the...

Mississippi editorial roundup

Nov. 6, 2019 2:49 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Nov. 6 The (Tupelo) Daily Journal on Mississippi test scores: While the latest scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, (NAEP) don't reflect well for the country's young readers as a whole, Mississippi ranked No. 1 for score gains in reading...

Aid OK'd for businesses affected by hotel's partial collapse

Nov. 6, 2019 4:38 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Businesses in New Orleans affected by the partial collapse of a hotel under construction are eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Hard Rock Hotel was under construction when part of it collapsed Oct. 12. Three people...

Man sentenced for trying to burn defense contractor building

Nov. 5, 2019 8:11 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who deliberately rammed a car into the side of a defense contractor's building in San Diego and then set the vehicle on fire has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison. Authorities say Daniel Hector Mackinnon was politically motivated when he set the fire outside a Raytheon...

Deal for Nordic units of Thomas Cook could save 2,300 jobs

Oct. 30, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian hotel and property developer and two equity funds have bought the Nordic subsidiaries of the failed Thomas Cook travel agency, potentially saving some 2,300 jobs. Petter Stordalen and Scandinavian fund Altor have each acquired 40% of Ving group while London-based TDR...

Ground broken on compact affordable housing project

Oct. 29, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new housing development in Providence will provide homes for five families and address affordability, climate change and workforce development. Officials broke ground Monday on the Sheridan Small Homes project which will create compact, affordable, zero-emission homes developed by...

Rising home prices, falling sales hurting small businesses

Oct. 28, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many small companies tied to the housing market are seeing a slowdown in business, one that's forecast to continue well into 2020. Reports on home sales, the home remodeling market and sales of furniture and home furnishings show the spreading fallout from rising prices for houses and...

Lead, copper found in pipes of historic Moscow building

Oct. 27, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Residents of an historic Idaho building are drinking bottled water after managers found elevated lead and copper levels in water coming from some taps. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the tainted water was found in Moscow's McConnell Building. Emsi CEO Andrew Crapuchettes...