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New River Gorge Park offers fishing events for grandfamilies

Apr. 14, 2021 04:22 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve will host fishing days for grandfamilies. The events, targeted for grandparents raising their grandchildren, will take place on May 16, June 5 and June 26 from noon to 5 p.m. They will be held at...

Jack Daniel's inks deal on Tennessee solar farm

Apr. 14, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Iconic whiskey maker Jack Daniel’s has struck a long-term deal to fuel a solar panel farm a few miles from its Tennessee distillery. The Tennessee Valley Authority says the agreement with the Lynchburg-based distiller, Duck River Electric...

Royal funeral offers chance for William, Harry to reconcile

Apr. 14, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Prince Philip’s funeral takes place on Saturday, it will be more than a focal point for national mourning. Many will also be watching for any signs of reconciliation between Prince Harry and the royal family, especially with his elder brother Prince William. ...

'Zoom in a Room'? California's schools lag in reopening push

Apr. 14, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frustrated parents in San Francisco have coined a new phrase for their latest classroom reality: “Zoom in a Room." In Los Angeles, students can start going back to school in person, but more than half say they will stick with distance learning. ...

Morris Brown College nears reaccreditation after 20 years

Apr. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A historically Black college that barely skirted death during 20 years without accreditation said Tuesday that is near regaining that seal of approval. Atlanta's Morris Brown College said the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools has...

Bally's to pay $308M for Tropicana hotel on Las Vegas Strip

Apr. 13, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, a Sin City namesake, is being sold to a new entrant among Las Vegas Boulevard resort owners. Rhode Island-based Bally’s Corp. announced Tuesday it will acquire the iconic Strip property from Gaming and Leisure...

Dogs banned from Chicago firehouses after fatal attack

Apr. 13, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dogs have been banned from Chicago firehouses after one ran free, fatally attacking a family dog that was being walked near the station, officials said Tuesday. The Chicago Fire Department says an overhead door was being repaired at a West Englewood fire...

Sikhs mark toned-down holiday amid continuing virus concerns

Apr. 13, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Missouri (AP) — Sikhs across the United States are holding toned-down Vaisakhi celebrations this week, joining people of other faiths in observing major holidays cautiously this spring as COVID-19 keeps an uneven hold on the country. Vaisakhi, which falls...

Colorado to auction off cannabis-themed license plates

Apr. 13, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis-themed license plates in Colorado are being auctioned off to the highest bidder in a fundraiser for the Colorado Disability Funding Committee. The state is selling the rights to 14 plates with cannabis-themed phrases, including “BONG,”...

New Mexico freshens up 'True' campaign to reignite tourism

Apr. 13, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authenticity and the idea of adventure steeped in culture have fueled New Mexico’s award-winning “True” tourism campaign for more than a decade. That won’t change, but state Tourism Secretary Jen Paul Schroer said Tuesday it was time to...