In this Nov. 25, 2016, photo, skiers and snowboarders ride the lift during opening day at Brighton Resort, in Brighton, Utah. Utah ski officials kick off the new season energized by the growing possibility of another Winter Olympics bid and buoyed by two straight seasons of record visitation. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)
November 20, 2017 - 10:29 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah ski officials kick off the new season energized by the growing possibility of another Winter Olympics bid and buoyed by two straight seasons of record visitation. But there's also some concern that publicity surrounding the state's strict new DUI law that goes into effect...
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In this Oct. 17 2017 photo provided by Killington Resort, snow-making guns spray snow onto a ski slope in Killington, Vt. For a second year in a row, the women's FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup is returning to Killington with slalom and giant slalom races on Thanksgiving weekend. (Chandler Burgess/Killington Resort via AP)
November 20, 2017 - 10:15 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) — The ground may be bare now but there's snow in the hills as New England ski resorts kick off the season with ever more high efficiency snow-making guns blasting onto slopes. From the return of the women's World Cup in Killington to the debut of snowcat skiing for...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, shoppers carry bags as they cross a pedestrian walkway near Macy's in Herald Square, in New York. At Macy's flagship store in New York, a chance to sit on Santa Claus' lap is by appointment only in 2017, for the first time ever. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
November 20, 2017 - 8:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you'll need a reservation to see him. At Macy's flagship store on 34th Street in New York, a chance to sit on Saint Nick's lap is by appointment only this year, for the first time ever. Starting Monday, eager families can go online to sign up...
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November 20, 2017 - 8:27 am
New York is home to 51 ski resorts, the most of any state in the nation, and its three state-run ski areas have undergone several upgrades since last season. At Belleayre, the Catskill Mountain region's first high-speed gondola will be unveiled in December. At Gore Mountain in North Creek, more...
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November 20, 2017 - 8:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The tourism agency NYC & Company on Monday launched a new campaign called "True York City" designed to promote iconic attractions as well as unique experiences, neighborhoods and local businesses. The $15 million marketing campaign in the U.S. and 16 other countries will use the...
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November 20, 2017 - 8:08 am
DETROIT (AP) — A resurgent downtown Detroit has become somewhat of a magnet for small startup companies, corporate headquarters and even fine cuisine. A Pittsburgh-based company that develops and manages food halls is eyeing the Motor City as one of the newest locations for the trendy food service...
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In this Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 photo, Kim Rorschach, director of the Seattle Art Museum, and the museum's curator of contemporary art, Catharina Manchanda, look at Mardi Gras Indian costumes made by Darryl Montana, on display at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in New Orleans. Prospect.4 opens Sunday and ends Feb. 25. It’s the fourth such exhibit and includes photographs, sculptures, prints, videos and other work, much of it avant-garde, by 73 artists from around the world. (AP Photo/Janet McConnaughey)
November 18, 2017 - 3:48 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Collages by jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, three versions of a work by Yoko Ono, a dream-like video about jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden, a steam calliope that plays African-American protest music, and a chunk of wall bearing a restored mural by graffiti artist Banksy are among...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, the No. 1 subway train pulls into the South Ferry Station in New York. When it comes to the New York City subways, there's no such thing as ladies and gentlemen. Guidance issued by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority this Nov. 2017, tells subway train conductors to use gender-neutral "riders" or "passengers" instead. The change is just one in the new communication rules, which also include conductors giving delayed passengers as much information as they can, and pointing out nearby tourist attractions. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 18, 2017 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the New York City subways, there's no such thing as ladies and gentlemen. Conductors on subway trains have been told to stop addressing passengers as "ladies and gentlemen" when making announcements about delays, detours or other things, and instead use the gender-...
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A view of the side street where the home of the Riina family is, in the Sicilian town of Corleone, southern Italy, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Mafia boss Salvatore 'Toto' Riina died early Friday in a hospital while serving 26 life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate rivals as well as Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down Cosa Nostra. (Michele Naccari/ANSA via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 5:49 pm
CORLEONE, Sicily (AP) — Corleone is a Sicilian medieval hill town whose bloody past began generations before "The Godfather" novels and films borrowed its name for a fictional Mafia don. It is the birthplace of several convicted real-life Mafia bosses, among them Salvatore "Toto" Riina, the reputed...
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A replica of the Statue of Liberty by Danish artist Jens Galschiot emits smoke in a park outside the 23rd UN Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks in Bonn, Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
November 17, 2017 - 12:00 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — As negotiations at the global climate conference in Bonn, Germany, draw to a close Friday, here's a look at which steps will be taken in the coming years to further international efforts to curb global warming: — Dec. 12, 2017: French President Emmanuel Macron has invited more...
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