Hospitality and leisure industry

FILE - This Jan. 3, 2018 file photo shows a Motel 6 in SeaTac, Wash. The national chain Motel 6 agreed Thursday, April 4, 2019, to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Washington state claiming names of hotel guests were provided to immigration officials for two years, according to Attorney General Bob Ferguson. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 04, 2019 - 5:29 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The national chain Motel 6 agreed Thursday to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Washington state claiming names of hotel guests were improperly provided to immigration officials for two years, the state attorney general said. The information led to targeted investigations...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, the luxury yacht Equanimity is seen in the Benoa harbor in Bali, Indonesia. Malaysia’s government says a luxury yacht allegedly bought with money stolen from the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund will be sold to casino operator Genting Berhad for $126 million, half its original price. Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says the Admiralty Court on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, approved the sale of the Equanimity, which has lavish amenities including a helicopter landing pad, plunge pool, gymnasium and a cinema.(AP Photo/Ambros Boli Berani, File)
April 03, 2019 - 6:54 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government said Wednesday that a luxury yacht allegedly bought with money stolen from a troubled state investment fund will be sold to casino operator Genting Berhad for $126 million, half its original price. Attorney General Tommy Thomas said the Admiralty...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2016 file photo, casino mogul Steve Wynn gestures during a a news conference in Medford, Mass., regarding his proposed casino complex. Women's rights advocates and business experts said Wynn Resorts has taken laudable steps to transform a workplace culture that allowed sexual misconduct complaints against Wynn, its founder, to remain hidden for decades, but still has room for improvement. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will holding public hearings the first week of April 2019 on whether the company is still suitable to hold a casino license for the multi-billion dollar Encore Boston Harbor, slated to open in June 2019 in Everett, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 01, 2019 - 6:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Wynn Resorts has taken laudable steps to transform a culture that allowed sexual misconduct complaints against its founder to remain hidden for decades, women's rights advocates and business experts say. And while the company is making progress more than a year after casino mogul...
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Ted Leonsis, owner of the NHL Capitols and NBA Wizards, addresses the American Gaming Association's Sports Betting Executive Summit, at the MGM Grand National Harbor Casino, in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The Supreme Court ruled last May 14 that any state can legalize sports betting if it chooses, and since then the action has been swift. Sports gambling is now legal in eight states, with more than 20 others at least considering legalization. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
March 28, 2019 - 5:08 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A year ago, Nevada was the only state where single-game sports bets were legal, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expected to be successful in persuading the Supreme Court to maintain that status quo. Listen to him now. "What we've learned is it's another point of engagement...
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Some of the remaining passengers look out as the cruise ship Viking Sky arrives at port off Molde, Norway, Sunday March 24, 2019, after having problems and issuing a Mayday call on Saturday in heavy seas off Norway's western coast. Rescue helicopters took more than 475 passengers from a cruise ship that got stranded off Norway's western coast in bad weather before the vessel departed for a nearby port under escort and with nearly 900 people still on board, the ship's owner said Sunday. (Svein Ove Ekornesvag/NTB scanpix via AP)
March 27, 2019 - 1:31 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A cruise ship that was the focus of a daring rescue operation off Norway's frigid North Sea coast became disabled because its engines didn't have enough lubricating oil, the country's top maritime official said Wednesday. Low oil levels were the "direct cause" of the...
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FILE- In this June 20, 2016, file photo, a jet skier passes in front of the Carnival Sensation cruise ship as it leaves PortMiami, in Miami Beach, Fla. On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Carnival reports financial results. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
March 26, 2019 - 11:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Carnival slashed its profit expectations for the year with rising fuel costs and a strong dollar squeeze the cruise company. Shares slumped 7 percent Tuesday after the pessimistic outlook overshadowed an otherwise strong first quarter. Crude prices have jumped 30 percent this year...
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The cruise ship Viking Sky arrives at port off Molde, Norway, Sunday March 24, 2019, after the problems in heavy seas off Norway's western coast. Rescue helicopters took more than 475 passengers from a cruise ship that got stranded off Norway's western coast in bad weather before the vessel departed for a nearby port under escort and with nearly 900 people still on board, the ship's owner said Sunday. (Svein Ove Ekornesvag/NTB scanpix via AP)
March 25, 2019 - 9:18 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials have opened an investigation into why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,370 people set sail along the country's often wild western coast despite storm warnings, forcing a major rescue evacuation by helicopter. Hospital officials have said one person...
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Passengers are helped from a rescue helicopter in Fraena, Norway, Sunday March 24, 2019, after being rescued from the Viking Sky cruise ship. Rescue workers are evacuating more passengers from a cruise ship that had engine problems in bad weather off Norway's western coast while authorities prepare to tow the vessel to a nearby port. (Svein Ove Ekornesvag/NTB Scanpix via AP)
March 24, 2019 - 4:52 pm
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Rodney Horgen recalled the moment he thought he was facing the end: when a huge wave crashed through the Viking Sky cruise ship's glass doors and swept his wife 30 feet across the floor. Horgen, 62, of Minnesota, was visiting Norway on a dream pilgrimage to his ancestral...
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The cruise ship Viking Sky after it sent out a Mayday signal because of engine failure in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway, Saturday March 23, 2019. The Viking Sky is forced to evacuate its 1,300 passengers. (Odd Roar Lange / NTB scanpix via AP)
March 23, 2019 - 9:59 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on the Viking Sky cruise ship, which is having engine problems off the coast of Norway (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Norwegian rescue authorities say a freighter has experienced an engine seizure in the same stormy Hustadsvika Bay region off western Norway where hundreds...
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Jimmy Cliff, of Lewes, Del., talks to a worker about betting on the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City N.J. College basketball fans are lining up at casinos and racetracks, and furiously tapping smartphone screens to get down bets on the March Madness college basketball tournament, in many states where it is legal for the first time. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
March 21, 2019 - 2:36 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it is legal for the first time. Joe Palumbo of West Babylon, New York, traveled Thursday to the Borgata...
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