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North Dakota OKs refinery construction near national park

Jun. 13, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department issued a permit Wednesday allowing construction of an oil refinery about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a project opposed by several national and regional conservation groups. The Davis Refinery still has other hurdles,...

Singapore Postcard: Summit island hides macabre history

Jun. 10, 2018 6:10 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — A new surveillance camera was installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Located a quarter mile (400 meters) off the coast of the...

Jewish museum in Cyprus aims to build bridges to Arab world

Jun. 6, 2018 5:00 AM EDT

LARNACA, Cyprus (AP) — A new Jewish museum in Cyprus aims to be a bridge-builder to the Arab world and beyond, a place where visitors who may never set foot in Israel can learn about the Jewish faith, the Holocaust and the tumultuous beginnings of the Jewish state. Items going on display in the seven-story...

Luxury hotel planned at site of Portland food cart pod

Jun. 1, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A developer plans to replace a pod of Portland food carts with a luxury hotel. Walter Bowen, the chief executive of BPM Real Estate Group, says in an email to The Oregonian/OregonLive that his company is in talks with several five-star hotel brands. Plans call for 225 hotel rooms on...

$3.5 million later, Medal of Honor Museum will be re-drawn

May. 21, 2018 1:27 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Planners of a National Medal of Honor Museum in South Carolina have agreed to start over on the design, and get input from the public this time. The museum would be built at Patriot Point in Mount Pleasant, where the USS Yorktown and other decommissioned military vessels are...

High-tech, sphere-shaped arena coming to Las Vegas Strip

May. 19, 2018 1:30 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A massive high-tech, sphere-shaped venue that will host concerts and other events while engaging multiple senses will break ground this summer in Las Vegas, officials announced Friday. The New York-based Madison Square Garden Company revealed details of the 18,000-seat, futuristic-looking...

Regulators agree to remove Steve Wynn from casino license

May. 7, 2018 7:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — State casino regulators agreed on Monday to remove Steve Wynn's name from the license his former company was issued to operate a $2.4 billion resort casino under construction near Boston. Wynn resigned as chairman and chief executive of Wynn Resorts in February after sexual misconduct...