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Travelers can retrace 'Green Book' path with some research

Feb. 20, 2019 12:33 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Oscar-nominated interracial road trip movie "Green Book" has spurred interest in the real guidebook that helped black travelers navigate segregated America. With a little research, travelers can find copies of "The Negro Motorist Green Book" online and retrace the route in the...

Trump Org scraps plans for 2 hotel chains, blaming politics

Feb. 14, 2019 8:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's company is scrapping plans for two new hotel chains announced two years ago, casting blame in part on a hostile political environment. The Trump Organization said Thursday that it will no longer try to open hotels under its Scion and American Idea brands catering to...

MGM CEO: Feds' Wire Act opinion is perplexing, unenforceable

Feb. 13, 2019 9:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The chairman and chief executive officer of casino operator MGM Resorts International on Wednesday decried a U.S. Department of Justice opinion that is threatening the viability of online gambling and also blamed the recent partial government shutdown for fewer Las Vegas visitors during...

AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Feb. 11, 2019 7:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The...

AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Feb. 10, 2019 8:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The...

Hotel that launched Trump to Manhattan fame to be torn down

Feb. 8, 2019 8:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The building that helped Donald Trump make a name for himself in his first big deal in Manhattan is being sold to developers who plan to tear it down. Developer TF Cornerstone said Thursday that it and a group managing billionaire Michael Dell's money have agreed to buy the Grand Hyatt New...

Only 1 owner profited from this casino _ when it was closed

Feb. 6, 2019 2:57 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As a star-crossed Atlantic City casino changes hands yet again, only one owner has ever profited from it — the one who never had it open for even a day. The Ocean Resort Casino, formerly known as Revel, is being taken over by a New York hedge fund, having run short of...

Hawaii: Airbnb has acknowledged hosts not paying all taxes

Feb. 5, 2019 10:34 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge should compel Airbnb to hand over 10 years of receipts and other documents from its hosts to the state of Hawaii in part because the home-sharing platform has acknowledged that the hosts aren't fully complying with state tax laws, a court filing said. Hawaii's attorney general has...

Las Vegas says charm will keep bettors coming for Super Bowl

Feb. 1, 2019 8:35 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of football fans from around the country converge at Las Vegas casinos every February to place their bets on the Super Bowl's winner, MVP, first touchdown scorer and hundreds of other outcomes. They cheer, boo and hold their breath as they watch every moment of the game at...

Indiana senator backs off repealing state child labor laws

Jan. 30, 2019 5:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana legislator has backed off his attempt to repeal the state's child labor laws after conflict of interest concerns were raised because his family employs hundreds of minors at a ski resort. Republican Sen. Chip Perfect's bill would have eliminated work permit requirements for...