More bollards could protect Las Vegas Strip pedestrians

More bollards could protect Las Vegas Strip pedestrians

By – Associated Press – Sunday, December 31, 2017 LAS VEGAS (AP) – Hundreds of additional bollards may be installed along the Las Vegas Strip to improve pedestrian safety. Crews in December finished installing nearly 800 of the steel posts along Las Vegas Boulevard and the Clark County Commission on Tuesday will consider approving the installation of an additional 500. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the additional posts would […]

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Egyptian couple in N Carolina gives birth to quadruplets

Egyptian couple in N Carolina gives birth to quadruplets

By – Associated Press – Sunday, December 31, 2017 WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) – An Egyptian couple visiting North Carolina on a tourist visa are staying longer after their four babies were born two months early. says their two-week stay in Wilmington has turned into more than a month as one of the quadruplets recovers at the hospital from heart problems. The other three babies were released from the hospital. told […]

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What I did wrong in 2017, and my 6 resolutions for being a better traveler in 2018

What I did wrong in 2017, and my 6 resolutions for being a better traveler in 2018

I have to get better at this travel thing, I told myself for about the millionth time on my last trip of the year, and now I am making the resolutions — a compact with myself, as it were — to be a smarter traveler. In 2017, I tallied a record amount of travel, some of it personal, some of it L.A. Times-related, but most of it in service to […]

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Crested Butte, Colo., brims with outdoor winter adventures

Crested Butte, Colo., brims with outdoor winter adventures

The snow was so deep in Crested Butte, Colo., in January when I arrived for a multisport excursion that some of the town’s one-story houses were nearly buried. So it goes in Crested Butte, which is perched at 9,000 feet in southwestern Colorado and had received nearly 100 inches of snow the week before I arrived. Fortunately, the sun had reappeared, which made it easier to enjoy this funky community […]

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Woman opens new shop as small-town manufacturing changes

Woman opens new shop as small-town manufacturing changes

By ANNA CLAIRE VOLLERS – Associated Press – Sunday, December 31, 2017 FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) – Inside a squat metal building on the outskirts of , Ala., huge spools of cheerfully colored thread hang like nursery mobiles above rows of blue knitting machines the size of office copiers. It’s loud in this part of the mill, and has to shout to be heard. Her eyes light up as she […]

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Family friendly New Year‘s event planned for Currier museum

Family friendly New Year‘s event planned for Currier museum

By – Associated Press – Saturday, December 30, 2017 MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – The Currier Museum of Art is hosting a New Year’s event for the whole family with face painting, art making and a balloon drop. Hundreds of parents and children are expect to come out to the Manchester-based museum starting at 10 a.m. on Dec. 31. Known as a Noon Year’s Eve party, the event will run until […]

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Crash involving 15 cars closes stretch of major highway

Crash involving 15 cars closes stretch of major highway

By – Associated Press – Saturday, December 30, 2017 GLADWYNE, Pa. (AP) – A major highway in Pennsylvania has reopened following a crash involving more than a dozen cars. Authorities say the crash on the Schuylkill (SKOO’-kul) Expressway occurred just before 8 a.m. Saturday in the westbound lanes in Montgomery County. Several injuries were reported, including one person who was hospitalized in critical condition, but further details were not immediately […]

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