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Management shakeup at Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino

Feb. 20, 2019 12:43 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The new owners of Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino have installed new top management as the property changes hands. Luxor Capital, a New York hedge fund, is in the process of taking over the resort from former owner Bruce Deifik. The casino said Wednesday that Eric Matejevich,...

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...

Resort with South's largest antebellum mansion sells for $3M

Feb. 19, 2019 11:06 AM EST

WHITE CASTLE, La. (AP) — A New Orleans hotel owner has purchased Nottoway Plantation in Louisiana, which has the South's largest existing antebellum mansion. The New Orleans Advocate quotes the Iberville Parish Clerk of Court's Office as saying that Joseph Jaeger Jr. bought Nottoway Plantation & Resort...

Legionnaires' disease cases investigated in NW Minnesota

Feb. 17, 2019 3:52 PM EST

CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) — The state Department of Health is investigating four recent cases of Legionnaires' disease in northwestern Minnesota. The department said Friday the four people became ill between Jan. 22 and Jan. 27 after visiting the Crookston Inn and Convention Center. The four did not stay...

Reborn Detroit Club gradually returning to form

Feb. 17, 2019 1:06 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — One year after reopening, the Detroit Club is slowly rebuilding its membership up from zero and has opened much of its clubhouse to the general public, including new cocktail and cigar bars, the dining room, a spa and upscale hotel suites. The Detroit Club now has about 100 dues-paying...

Scott administration announces study on short-term rentals

Feb. 15, 2019 4:29 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott's administration plans to do a study of the state's short-term rental properties, such as those hosted by Airbnb, to see if they are negatively affecting the state's lodging industry. Last year legislators approved a law that let short-term rental hosts...

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...

Grant awarded for redevelopment of De Anza Motor Lodge

Feb. 12, 2019 10:58 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An ongoing effort to redevelop another old motel along historic Route 66 is getting an infusion of cash from Bernalillo County. County Commissioners unanimously approved a local economic development agreement with Anthea @ Nob Hill LLC for the De Anza Motor Lodge project. The...

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...