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Execs: US casinos learned some useful lessons from pandemic

Sep. 22, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The COVID pandemic forced most U.S. casinos to close for months, causing payrolls, revenue and earnings to tumble. But the forced shutdowns and highly regulated recoveries also taught the industry useful lessons that will endure even after the pandemic is...

Judge OKs Utah-based company's $76M bid to buy Jay Peak

Sep. 20, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

A federal judge has approved a Utah-based resort company's $76 million bid to buy Jay Peak Resort, the Vermont ski area that was at the center of a financial scandal involving its former owner and president. Pacific Group Resorts, which owns five ski areas, last week won the auction...

Company loses bid to recover payout for Dubai hotel fire

Sep. 20, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An insurance company that was ordered to pay more than a billion dirhams in damages for a 2015 New Year’s Eve fire in Dubai has lost a civil lawsuit that it filed to try and recover the money. Two years after the massive fire rocked the Address...

Fire at Los Angeles strip mall kills 17 cats at pet hotel

Sep. 17, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seventeen cats were killed at a Los Angeles pet hotel and a firefighter was injured early Saturday when a blaze ripped through a strip mall where the facility is located, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. More than 120 firefighters were dispatched to the...

Royal fans give London tourism a bump amid UK economic woes

Sep. 17, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Royal fans have poured into the heart of London to experience the flag-lined roads, pomp-filled processions and, above all, brave a mileslong line for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to bid adieu to Queen Elizabeth II, who died after an unprecedented seven decades on the throne. And...

Hotel mogul, UFO believer spending in Nevada governor's race

Sep. 14, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Robert Bigelow, a Las Vegas-based hotel magnate, has always had a cause. For decades, he invested his hotel profits into UFO research, creating his own aerospace company while lobbying senators to fund additional research. More recently, he offered nearly $1...

Judge appoints mediator in Hard Rock Hotel collapse lawsuits

Sep. 12, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans judge has brought in a mediator to try to work out a settlement with hundreds of people who claim damage from collapse of part of a hotel under construction nearly three years ago. Plaintiffs say they were injured, a loved one killed, or their...

Demolition starts at 2 Station Casinos sites in Vegas area

Sep. 12, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Demolition has begun at two Las Vegas-area casino properties that remained shuttered since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. A spokesman for Station Casinos declined to comment about work that began Monday at Texas Station in North Las Vegas and...

Spotty fall colors likely in New England amid drought

Sep. 09, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

This summer's drought is expected to cause a patchy array of fall color starting earlier in the leaf-peeping haven of New England while the autumn colors are likely to be muted and not last as long in the drought- and heat-stricken areas of the south. In New England, experts...

CFP committee digs into feasibility of early expansion to 12

Sep. 08, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — In a meeting room just down the hall from where the plan for a 12-team College Football Playoff came to life almost 2 1/2 years ago, the conference commissioners who manage the postseason system finally began the next phase of expansion: implementation. The 11-member...