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Crowdfunding effort behind plan to revitalize Route 66 hotel

Jan. 19, 2020 10:52 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There are plans to redevelop another dilapidated hotel along the longest urban stretch of historic Route 66, but this project on the edge downtown Albuquerque will be bankrolled in a unique way. ARRIVE Hotels & Restaurants, the California-based hotel and entertainment company...

Chains required on I-80, 2 feet of snow above Lake Tahoe

Jan. 17, 2020 1:56 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Chain restrictions remain in effect on U.S. Interstate 80 after a winter storm dumped more than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow on the top of some ski resorts around Lake Tahoe. Chains were required Friday on all but four-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on a 50-mile (80-kilometer)...

Virginia's Pamunkey Tribe announces $350M casino project

Jan. 17, 2020 1:15 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Native American tribe in Virginia announced plans Friday to develop a $350 million casino resort in the state's capital and a separate one in Norfolk. The Pamunkey Indian Tribe purchased three properties in south Richmond for the development of the casino and a fourth parcel about 5...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, people dine outside the Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses and has confirmed two cases of norovirus, officials said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The National Park Service began investigating after visitors and employees started reporting illnesses this month. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

170 sickened at Yosemite; park confirms 2 cases of norovirus

Jan. 16, 2020 8:15 PM EST

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses and has confirmed two cases of norovirus, officials said Thursday. The National Park Service began investigating after visitors and employees started reporting illnesses this...

Maria Campos, 52, fights back tears while approaching the Stewart Detention Center with her grandkids to visit her son, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Lumpkin, Ga. Campos' son was deported a year ago from the same ICE facility where another son is now detained.

In tiny town, immigration detainees outnumber residents

Jan. 16, 2020 10:43 AM EST

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — Maria Campos sits in the backseat of a car with her grandchildren, her eyes welling with tears as the immigration center comes into view. The seven-hour drive from North Carolina to the Stewart Detention Center in a remote corner of southwest Georgia has become all too familiar. One of...

Group wants to build casino-hotel at Des Moines airport

Jan. 15, 2020 6:55 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A development group that wants to build a $225 million casino and hotel at the Des Moines airport said the project would help pay for a planned new terminal. Highview Development Group presented the plan to the Des Moines Airport Authority board on Tuesday. The complex would...

Deal closed that sells Sugarbush Resort ski area to Alterra

Jan. 14, 2020 1:48 PM EST

WARREN, Vt. (AP) — The deal to sell Vermont's Sugarbush ski resort to the Alterra Mountain Company has been completed, the company announced Tuesday. In a news release, Alterra, of Denver, said the purchase increases Alterra's total year-round mountain destinations to 15 in six states and three Canadian...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, Scott Hapgood, right, a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker while on vacation in Anguilla, and his lawyer Juliya Arbisman, left, hold a media conference in New York. A spokeswoman for Hapgood said a lawsuit against Auberge Resorts was filed Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in a California court in Marin County, where the company is based in Mill Valley. He is seeking undisclosed damages. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Man accused of killing hotel worker in Anguilla sues resort

Jan. 14, 2020 12:37 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with killing a hotel worker he says attacked his family on the Caribbean island of Anguilla has filed a negligence lawsuit against the resort company that operates the hotel. A spokeswoman for Scott Hapgood, of Darien, said the lawsuit against Auberge...

Idaho tourism areas rely on 'essential' work-travel program

Jan. 12, 2020 3:10 AM EST

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — On a Saturday afternoon in December, Mariana Santini opened her locker in the basement of the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum. It was her first week of work as a food runner. She greeted co-workers in Spanish, and then went upstairs to the lobby to begin her shift. “I prepare...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, people dine outside the Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Federal health officials are inspecting Yosemite National Park's food service areas after at least a dozen people have fallen ill with stomach issues. The National Park Service and the U.S. Public Health Service told the San Francisco Chronicle they launched an investigation after employees and visitors reported the problems in January 2020. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Stomach illness outbreak at Yosemite prompts major clean-up

Jan. 10, 2020 7:46 PM EST

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Federal health officials are inspecting Yosemite National Park's food service areas after at least a dozen people have fallen ill with stomach issues. The National Park Service and the U.S. Public Health Service told the San Francisco Chronicle they launched an...