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Man charged in Caribbean hotel worker's death skips hearing

Nov. 11, 2019 12:45 PM EST

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged in the death of a hotel worker he says attacked his family in Anguilla has declined to return to the British Caribbean territory for the latest pretrial hearing, a spokesman said Monday. Scott Hapgood, of Darien, is worried about his safety in light of death...

Historic dam east of Salt Lake City 1 of 5 in poor condition

Nov. 10, 2019 11:26 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The window-like arches on the outside of the towering Mountain Dell Dam provide an artistic facade that fits with the natural beauty of the Utah mountain canyon where the century-old structure sits. The design's historical significance earned it a spot on the National Register of...

Ex-North Providence superintendent pleads to embezzlement

Nov. 8, 2019 3:40 PM EST

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Prosecutors say the former superintendent in North Providence has pleaded no contest to embezzlement for misusing a school-issued credit card. Attorney General Peter Neronha says 49-year-old Bridget Morisseau, formerly of Cumberland, entered the plea Friday in Providence...

S Korea offers to visit stalled joint tour resort in North

Nov. 5, 2019 10:00 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean has offered to send a delegation to check on South Korean-built facilities at a long-stalled joint tourist resort in North Korea, Seoul said Wednesday, as the North is pushing to tear them down. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered the destruction of South...

Reno-area hotels offer discounts to displaced Californians

Nov. 2, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Some Reno hotels are offering discounted room rates to people displaced by the California wildfires. The Reno Gazette Journal reports that the discounted rates go as low as $25 a night and will be offered until Nov. 30. CEO Phil DeLone of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority...

Mexico's Baja Sur resorts to start charging tourist tax

Nov. 1, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican state of Baja California Sur will start charging a tax equivalent to about $18.50 for each foreign tourist who visits. The state is home to resort cities like Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and La Paz. The state government said Friday it will begin charging the tax...

Mississippi editorial roundup

Oct. 30, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Oct. 27 The (Tupelo) Daily Journal on candidate's "off the record" interviews with editorial boards: Before the general election, the Daily Journal editorial board invited each Republican and Democratic candidate for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney...

Correction: Amusement Park Ride-Naming Lawsuit story

Oct. 29, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — In a story Oct. 28 about a legal fight over the name of an amusement ride at Silver Dollar City in Missouri, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a California man had sued the amusement park. Silver Dollar City sued the man, Scott D'Avanzo, after his attorney sent a letter to...

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

Oct. 28, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popular Chinese holiday. San Francisco has expanded its social media presence on Chinese apps to market year-round travel to...

Supporters rally for US man charged in Anguilla killing

Oct. 28, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — Supporters including U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal have gathered for a rally in Darien on behalf of a Connecticut man charged with killing a hotel worker while on vacation in Anguilla. Scott Hapgood and his family say a hotel worker showed up at their room unannounced during their April...