• Report: Interior Dept law enforcement chief 'unprofessional'

    Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department's law enforcement director "demonstrated a pattern of unprofessional behavior" by touching and hugging female employees and making flirtatious remarks, the agency's inspector general said in a report released Monday. Tim Lynn, Interior's...

  • United, after years of declining revenue, hits the thrusters

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines, which lost the distinction of being the world's biggest carrier after shrinking for several years, plans to regain lost ground by adding more flights from key airports this summer. The airline wants to upgrade facilities at key airports and trim the use...

  • Appealing to millennials, Las Vegas gets e-sports arena

    Updated: Sat, Feb 25, 2017

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast platform for commentators. But what distinguishes this new Las Vegas arena is its dozens of video game consoles. The...

  • Albuquerque airport beginning 15-month renovation project

    Updated: Sat, Feb 25, 2017

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's airport is beginning a renovation project to refurbish and upgrade the terminal's ticketing and baggage claims areas as well as its exterior. Albuquerque International Sunport officials say the $30 million project is expected to take...

  • Italy vows to be ready in time to host G-7 in Sicilian town

    Updated: Fri, Feb 24, 2017

    TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Italy still needs to build two helicopter landing pads and repave miles of road, but a top government official promised Friday that everything will be ready for the May 26-27 G-7 summit being held in a stunning Sicilian town overlooking the sea. The annual...

  • Trump tower opens in Vancouver but the welcome isn't warm

    Updated: Fri, Feb 24, 2017

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The furies unleashed by Donald Trump's rise to the U.S. presidency are shaking Vancouver, where a gleaming new Trump International Hotel and Tower is about to open. The mayor wants its name changed. A city councilman calls it "over the top, glitz and...

  • Montana landowners say government botched arsenic cleanup

    Updated: Fri, Feb 24, 2017

    OPPORTUNITY, Mont. (AP) — George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of...

  • Nevada plans July pot sales despite warning of US crackdown

    Updated: Fri, Feb 24, 2017

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump, state officials said Friday. Marijuana possession and sales are illegal under federal law, but...

  • With a helicopter as your ski lift, not even the sky's the limit

    By Rachel Walker The Washington Post -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 24, 2017

    I'm airborne. Powder swirls around my body. I dart through the spaces between giant spruce trees. Somehow, my brain calculates the pitch of the slope and my balance holds. Seconds after hurtling off a small cliff deep in the Canadian backcountry, I land, carve a few turns and come to a...

  • New Mexico panel backs special chile pepper license plate

    Updated: Thu, Feb 23, 2017

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With red and green chile saturating nearly every facet of life in New Mexico, a legislative panel on Thursday put its support behind a measure that calls for the creation of a special license plate adorned with the hot peppers. The House Transportation and...

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