This April 24, 2018 aerial photo shows construction progress on the MGM Casino complex in downtown Springfield, Mass., which is on track to open in August, a few weeks ahead of schedule. MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle said in a Wednesday interview with The Associated Press that August 24 is the new planned opening date for its $960 million downtown resort complex. The company had previously envisioned opening it sometime in September. (Patrick Johnson/The Republican via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The fate of Wynn's glitzy Boston-area casino may still be up in the air, but rival MGM says it is on track to open the first Las Vegas-style casino resort in Massachusetts sooner than expected. MGM Resorts International is now targeting Aug. 24 as the new opening date for the $960...
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Toni Battle stands inside a display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, which opened to the public Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. Battle, who drove from San Francisco to attend said "I'm a descendant of three lynching victims," her face wet with tears. "I wanted to come and honor them and also those in my family that couldn't be here." (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
April 26, 2018 - 1:43 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of people lined up in the rain to get a first look at a lynching memorial and museum that opened Thursday in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice commemorates 4,400 black people who were slain in lynchings and other racial killings...
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FILE – In this April 4, 2015, file photo, Kenny Hetrick, owner of Tiger Ridge Exotics, holds stuffed toy animals as he speaks to visitors at an Easter egg hunt fundraiser in Stony Ridge, Ohio. The Hetrick family, whose tigers and other exotic animals were seized in a raid by Ohio authorities, lost what's likely their final court challenge seeking the animals return to their roadside sanctuary. The state's agriculture department said the decision issued Wednesday, April 25, 2018, will allow it to begin handing over permanent ownership of the animals to the sanctuaries where they now are housed. (AP Photo/Mike Householder, File)
April 26, 2018 - 12:21 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Another court is denying an Ohio man's bid to have his six tigers and other exotic animals returned to his roadside sanctuary. The Ohio Supreme Court says it won't overturn a lower court's decision that sided with the state, likely bringing an end to a three-year legal battle...
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April 25, 2018 - 6:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Caesars Entertainment Corp. casino company says it plans to build a beachfront non-casino hotel in the Mexican city of Puerto Los Cabos. Company president and chief executive Mark Frissora announced Wednesday that the $200 million Caesars Palace resort will be the company's...
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Illusionist David Copperfield appears in court Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. Copperfield testified in a negligence lawsuit involving a British man who claims he was badly hurt when he fell while participating in a 2013 Las Vegas show. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 25, 2018 - 2:26 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lawyers for a British tourist who says he was badly hurt taking part in an illusion by Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield in 2013 say they've found three other people who were injured in shows over the years. Attorney Adam Deutsch told a judge on Wednesday that each is...
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April 25, 2018 - 8:08 am
AUSTERLITZ, N.Y. (AP) — Edna St. Vincent Millay's farmhouse in New York's Hudson Valley is in danger of being shuttered. According to The New York Times , the Millay Society says the historic site in the Columbia County town of Austerlitz will close in November unless $1 million is raised. Millay...
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FILE - This Sept. 22, 1993, file photo shows the wreckage of the Amtrak Sunset Limited train, north of Mobile, Ala. A barge hit a railroad bridge and minutes later the train hit the bent tracks and plunged into the bayou, killing 47 people and injuring more than 100 others. A string of crashes involving Amtrak trains is rekindling memories for survivors of the passenger service’s 1993 tragedy, its deadliest accident ever. (AP Photo/Mark Foley, File)
April 25, 2018 - 2:04 am
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — In the dark of night, three travelers advanced inexorably toward tragedy. Accompanied by her parents on her first train trip, 11-year-old Andrea Chancey couldn't sleep despite the steady rocking of the Amtrak coach. Aboard the same train after missing a flight, Ken Ivory lounged...
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David Copperfield gestures as he takes the stand during his civil trial at the Regional Justice Center on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. A British tourist claims he was seriously hurt in a fall while taking part in one of Copperfield's signature illusions in 2013. Plaintiff Gavin Cox of Kent, England, alleges he fell after being hurried by stagehands through an MGM Grand hotel alleyway coated with a powdery residue near a trailer-sized trash bin. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 5:04 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — David Copperfield insisted Tuesday he knew of no one being injured during 20 years of performing a signature vanishing act at the center of a lawsuit by a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall during a Las Vegas performance. Amid complaints from his lawyers...
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April 24, 2018 - 4:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — In a story April 21 about a statue honoring Arizona wildland firefighters who died in a 2013 fire, The Associated Press reported erroneously, in one instance, the last name of the sculptor. He is Matt Glenn, not Glass. A corrected version of the story is below: Statue unveiled...
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April 24, 2018 - 10:48 am
MADRID (AP) — Palma on the island of Mallorca plans to become the first Spanish city to prohibit the rental of apartments to tourists. Palma mayor Antoni Noguera says Tuesday that his government will vote for the ban in a city council because "there is nothing worse than having residents who can't...
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