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Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

Apr. 17, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the...

The Latest: US sanctions on Venezuelan bank aimed at Maduro

Apr. 17, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's position on Cuba (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The U.S. says it's imposing sanctions on the Central Bank of Venezuela. The Trump administration says the bank has been instrumental in propping up the government of Venezuela's president, Nicolas...

Developer plans 105-room hotel in downtown Missoula

Apr. 15, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A developer is planning to build a nearly $21 million hotel with 105 guest rooms in downtown Missoula. The Missoulian reported Monday that developer Andy Holloran and a group of investors plan to ask the Missoula Redevelopment Agency for about $1.9 million in tax increment financing...

Proposed Amish country mini-casino divides rural community

Apr. 13, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Few people here grasped the monumental implications of Pennsylvania's expanded gaming law until Penn National Gaming Inc. announced plans recently to build a so-called "mini-casino" in a Bucks County community on the edge of Amish Country. Penn National Gaming, which operates the...

AP PHOTOS: Decades on, war-scarred Beirut buildings remain

Apr. 12, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — They are a common sight around Beirut, but their presence barely registers with Lebanese citizens anymore. Nearly 30 years after civil war guns fell silent, dozens of bullet-scarred, shell-pocked buildings are still standing — testimony to a brutal conflict that raged for 15 years and...

Hot Springs official seeks reserve fund for casino revenue

Apr. 11, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — An additional $3.65 million in tax revenue expected following the passage of a casino gaming amendment could be used to finance Hot Springs' unfunded debt, the city manager said. Under the amendment approved by voters in November, Hot Springs will receive 19.5% of the 13% tax...

Hawaii closer to forcing Airbnb to collect taxes on rentals

Apr. 10, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers eager to gather tax revenue from the state's flourishing, yet mostly unpermitted, vacation rental sector on Tuesday passed legislation that would require websites like Airbnb to collect and pay taxes on behalf of short-term rental hosts. The state House and Senate both...

Empty seats at Bristol expose NASCAR attendance challenges

Apr. 9, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Appalled by so many empty seats at Bristol Motor Speedway, Clint Bowyer did some digging and learned what race fans have known for more than a decade. Hotels along the Tennessee-Virginia line near the iconic NASCAR track have pushed one of the most popular venues on the circuit beyond...

Wynn walks away from deal after Crown Resorts tips its hand

Apr. 9, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Wynn Resorts abruptly ended buyout talks with Australia's largest casino operator Tuesday after word of a potential buyout were leaked. In a tersely worded statement, the Las Vegas casino giant said it was ending all discussions with Crown Resorts. Earlier in the day, Crown had confirmed that...

Investor says it will loan firm $3.4M to buy historic hotel

Apr. 9, 2019 5:12 AM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A real estate investor says it is loaning a hotel operator $3.4 million to buy a historic hotel in Selma. American South Real Estate Fund said Monday that it has closed a loan with Rhaglan Hospitality to fund the purchase of the St. James Hotel. Birmingham-based Rhaglan says it plans to...