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FILE - In this March 5, 2018 file photo sunlight shimmers off the snow and waters of Lake Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Scientists at Lake Tahoe say the clarity of the alpine lake that straddles the California-Nevada line sank to an all-time low last year. Experts say the 9.5-foot (2.8-meter) decline was most likely due to a convergence of drought, record precipitation and warm temperatures. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)
June 14, 2018 - 2:17 pm
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Scientists at Lake Tahoe say the clarity of the alpine lake that straddles the California-Nevada line sank to an all-time low last year. Experts say the 9.5-foot (2.8-meter) decline was most likely due to a convergence of drought, record precipitation and warm...
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June 14, 2018 - 12:03 pm
DENVER (AP) — In a story June 13 about wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of a resident who witnessed a fire in Moab, Utah. His name is Steve Clark, not Tim Clark. A corrected version of the story is below: 'Like dominoes': Utah homes burn as wildchfires menace US West A...
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FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A day before New Jersey’s governor makes his state’s first legal wager on a sporting event, sports betting will be the main topic at a major gambling industry conference in Atlantic City. The East Coast Gaming Congress on Wednesday, June 13, will discuss where sports betting stands and what might be next now that New Jersey has won a U.S. Supreme Court case clearing the way for all 50 states to legalize it if they choose. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 14, 2018 - 10:50 am
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the start of legal sports betting in New Jersey (all times local): 10:45 a.m. New Jersey has launched sports betting. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy kicked off a new era of gambling in the state, making the first official bets on Thursday morning at Monmouth Park,...
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FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A day before New Jersey’s governor makes his state’s first legal wager on a sporting event, sports betting will be the main topic at a major gambling industry conference in Atlantic City. The East Coast Gaming Congress on Wednesday, June 13, will discuss where sports betting stands and what might be next now that New Jersey has won a U.S. Supreme Court case clearing the way for all 50 states to legalize it if they choose. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 14, 2018 - 12:16 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Like a fellow New Jersey governor did 40 years earlier, Gov. Phil Murphy is set to kick off a new era of gambling in the state. The Democrat will make the state's first legal sports bets Thursday morning at Monmouth Park, a racetrack near the Jersey shore in Oceanport. It...
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Assistant curator Matthew Skic looks the newly-hung Commander-in-Chief's Standard, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The faded and fragile blue silk flag marked General George Washington's presence on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War. The museum is bringing the flag out of its archives for public viewing on Thursday, June 14, Flag Day, until Sunday. Its appearance at the museum is the flag's first public display in Philadelphia since the war. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
June 14, 2018 - 12:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — George Washington's personal Revolutionary War headquarters flag is going on display at Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution, just in time for Flag Day. The faded and fragile blue silk flag marked Washington's presence on the battlefield during the war. Its...
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ADDS IDENITY OF WOMAN AT RIGHT AS HEIDI FLEISS - In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018 photo Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof, second from right celebrates after winning the primary election in Pahrump, Nev. Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. At right is former madam and reality TV personality Heidi Fleiss. (David Montero /Los Angeles Times via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 9:18 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof said Wednesday the "establishment got crushed" when he knocked off an incumbent Republican in a state legislative primary. But now the flamboyant pimp who starred on the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," is being shunned by that some of that GOP...
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June 13, 2018 - 1:14 pm
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The group that owns The Breakers mansion in Rhode Island is opening a welcome center that has drawn strenuous opposition from neighbors, preservationists and many descendants of the Vanderbilt family. The Preservation Society of Newport County is cutting the ribbon Thursday on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" in Los Angeles. Winfrey will serve as godmother of a new Holland America ship called the Nieuw Statendam. She will join a Jan. 30 three-day “Girls’ Getaway” on the cruise line’s new ship from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Passengers may attend one of three live “Conversations with Oprah” onboard. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2018 - 8:03 am
Oprah Winfrey will serve as godmother of a new Holland America ship called the Nieuw Statendam (pronounced new STAHT-un-dam). In a video recorded with her pal Gayle King, Winfrey recounted "sailing to Alaska last year" on a Holland America ship, adding that she is "setting sail again." Winfrey will...
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The sky turns red as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains late Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Denver. Several wildfires in Colorado as well as numerous other fires in the interior West have filled the region with high levels of smoke in the air. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 13, 2018 - 3:15 am
DENVER (AP) — A wildfire erupted Tuesday in an area of Colorado known for its ski resorts, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes and marking the latest in a series of blazes that have ignited in the drought-stricken U.S. West. The fire in central Colorado had burned only about 100 acres...
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Lava from the Kilauea volcano flows in and around Pahoa, Hawaii, Sunday, June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow)
June 11, 2018 - 10:34 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials on Hawaii's Big Island let some people back into their homes and scaled down emergency operations Monday as lava flowed into the ocean on a path that wasn't threatening new areas. "We've pretty much thrown everything at this event" since a series of lava fissures began...
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