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Japan Parliament OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts

Jul. 20, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament on Friday approved a contentious law allowing up to three casino resorts to open in this wealthy nation and possibly lure more foreign visitors. The bill was approved and enacted into law at the upper house after bulldozing by the ruling bloc. The lower house passed it last...

Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

Jul. 18, 2018 1:41 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. The world's largest hotel company said Wednesday that the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019....

MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

Jul. 18, 2018 1:19 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. The company argues in lawsuits filed in Nevada, California, New York...

Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

Jul. 18, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Marriott International says it's removing plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. The world's largest hotel company says the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. Marriott says the...

Ocean Resort Casino joins New Jersey internet betting market

Jul. 17, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's thriving internet gambling market continues to grow. The Ocean Resort casino was cleared for full internet gambling operations on Sunday. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement completed testing and evaluating its systems and approved it to offer online gambling....

Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

Jul. 16, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park shrouded the popular destination in smoke and left some tourist-dependent businesses hurting Monday, but visitors still braved trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants in the California park, officials said. Amenities were open and...

Ex-Knicks star Charles Oakley arrested at Las Vegas casino

Jul. 12, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley is being accused of gambling fraud after a wager at a Las Vegas casino last weekend, casino regulators said Thursday. Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to...

Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

Jul. 11, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case. Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she should be allowed to turn away gay...

American Airlines says it's getting rid of plastic straws

Jul. 10, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

American Airlines says it will stop using plastic straws and drink stirs and replace them with biodegradable alternatives. American said Tuesday that starting this month in its airport lounges it will serve drinks with straw and wood stir sticks and begin moving to what it called eco-friendly flatware. American,...

Patient and worker from care facility found dead at hotels

Jul. 10, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say the deaths of two people in separate Massachusetts towns appear to be related. The Norwich District Attorney's office says Tuesday a woman in Norwood, and a man in Dedham are tied to the same residential care facility. First, 41-year-old Jeffrey Goldstein of Dedham was...