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Controlled blasts to bring down cranes at collapse site

Oct. 17, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two giant, badly damaged construction cranes towering over a partially collapsed hotel project are to be demolished Friday with a series of controlled explosions in hopes of dropping them straight down without damaging nearby businesses and historic buildings around the site at the edge...

Quiros wants trial moved out of Vermont

Oct. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Lawyers for a Miami businessman accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case in northern Vermont want his trial moved out of state because of what they call "inflammatory pretrial publicity." In court papers filed late Tuesday, lawyers for Ariel Quiros wrote that he cannot get a fair...

MGM Resorts sells Circus Circus, Bellagio on Las Vegas Strip

Oct. 15, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International announced the sale Tuesday of two casinos that will significantly alter its portfolio of Las Vegas Strip properties and offer up cash. The Las Vegas-based company said it is selling the Circus Circus hotel-casino for $825 million to Treasure Island casino owner...

Missoula couple plans $100M civic events project

Oct. 15, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana business owners have announced plans for a $100 million commercial development including a hotel, a civic event center and two restaurants. Nick and Robin Checota have worked with the city of Missoula on an agreement for a parcel at the downtown Riverfront Triangle near the...

Unstable building, cranes hamper rescue try in New Orleans

Oct. 14, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue workers and search dogs moved gingerly through a dangerously unstable New Orleans hotel Monday in a risky search for the only person still missing after the structure partially collapsed . Two people are known to have died in Saturday's disaster and more than 20 were hurt. Fire...

Judge authorizes sale of snow guns from private ski resort

Oct. 14, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has approved a process to sell snowmaking equipment from the bankrupt Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain in Wilmington. The Brattleboro Reformer reports interested buyers have until Oct. 25 to submit bids. If a bid other than the one for $287,000 submitted by a...

Colorado ski resort beats another to become 1st to open

Oct. 11, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado ski resort has become the first in the state to kick off ski season ahead of a scheduled opening for a nearby resort. The Summit Daily reports Arapahoe Basin Ski Area beat Keystone Resort to for the new ski season after announcing Friday that it would start operating lifts...

Sondland attorney slams call for boycott of hotel chain

Oct. 10, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The attorney for a U.S. envoy at the center of an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump has slammed a Democratic congressman's call for a boycott of the Portland-based hotel chain that the diplomat founded. Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon said Wednesday that no one "who...

Black guest ousted from Doubletree hotel sues for $10M

Oct. 9, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A hotel guest whose lawyers say he was ousted from a DoubleTree hotel in Oregon for "calling his mother while black" from his cellphone in the hotel lobby is seeking $10 million in a lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court by Jermaine Massey's lawyers...

Forest at famed Idaho ski area facing wildfires, insects

Oct. 9, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The forest in and around one of the nation's top ski destinations is in trouble from an ongoing combination of unusually warm temperatures, drought, wildfires, insect invaders and pathogens, officials say. So the U.S. Forest Service is starting an environmental analysis to find ways to...