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Disney cable cars resume, week after stalling

Oct. 14, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — An aerial cable car system that whisks visitors from theme parks to resorts at Walt Disney World is back operating more than a week after it unexpectedly stopped, stranding passengers for up to three hours in the air. Disney officials said the resort's Disney Skyliner started...

Trump says he'll look into case after Fox appearance

Oct. 14, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll "be looking into" the case of a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker while on a family vacation in Anguilla after the man's wife appeared on the "Fox & Friends" morning show and urged Trump to intervene. Trump tweeted shortly...

Honolulu weighs new bed-and-breakfast property tax category

Oct. 12, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A bill being considered in Honolulu would create a new property tax category for homeowners operating bed-and-breakfast establishments. The Honolulu City Council approved the first reading of the bill Wednesday, The Star-Advertiser reported . If passed, the bill could be in effect by July...

Owner of floating B&B ready to move on

Oct. 12, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As a waitress at the former No Wake Cafe for four years, Liz Miller dreamed of someday owning a houseboat of her own. The small diner operated aboard a salvaged and re-purposed towboat moored off Harriet Island Regional Park, across the Mississippi River from the cliffs of downtown...

California bans hotels from using tiny plastic bottles

Oct. 10, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hotels in the nation's most populous state will have to stop giving guests small plastic shampoo bottles under a new law set to take effect starting in 2023. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday he had signed a law banning hotels from giving guests plastic bottles filled with...

California governor signs law banning hotels from providing tiny, plastic shampoo bottles to guests

Oct. 9, 2019 11:17 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor signs law banning hotels from providing tiny, plastic shampoo bottles to guests.

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...

Park-goers stuck on Disney World's new aerial cable cars

Oct. 6, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World park-goers were stuck for hours aboard the Florida resort's newly launched aerial cable car system Saturday night, prompting firefighters to lift people from the gondolas to bring them back to the ground. There were no reported injuries. Riders reported being...

Saudi Arabia eases restrictions on women taking hotel rooms

Oct. 6, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has lifted some restrictions on women traveling in the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, its tourism authority said Sunday, with new guidelines allowing women to rent hotel rooms without a male guardian's presence, and foreign men and women to share a room...