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Tourism officials report record 42.9M Vegas visitors in 2016|
LAS VEGAS - Officials say Las Vegas drew a record number of visitors for a third straight year, attracting 42.9 million tourists to town in 2016.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Tuesday that the region drew 600,000 more visitors last year than the 42.3 million tallied in
Blizzard, avalanche warnings in Sierra; heavy snow, winds|
RENO, Nev. - Emergency crews still clearing flood debris from the streets of Reno and other Nevada cities started revving up the snowplows Tuesday as yet another fierce winter storm barrelled into the state.
Snow and winds gusting up to 100 mph on ridgetops over the Sierra Nevada are expected to
Chef brings attention to cuisine of Melania Trump's homeland|
NEW YORK - A master chef is bringing attention to the cuisine of Melania Trump's homeland.
Ana Ros (pronounced ROSH), who starred last year in an episode of the "Chef's Table" Netflix series, runs what some consider Slovenia's best restaurant in a remote village inn.
Slovenian tourism officials
Dangerous blizzard, flooding as new storm hits California|
GUERNEVILLE, Calif. - Authorities asked thousands to flee a rural Northern California community where flood water threatened to burst over an overwhelmed levee Tuesday as four days of storms brought the heaviest rain and snow in years and locked the Sierra Nevada mountains in a rare
The Latest: Evacuation as water tops California levee|
SAN FRANCISCO - The Latest on winter storms in California and Nevada (all times local):
Authorities are asking 2,000 people to voluntarily evacuate a Northern California community where floods are threatening to spill over a levee.
The Sacramento County sheriff's department says
I'm not saying the Jets will do it... I'm saying they could|
They’ve lost more often in regulation time this season than all but two other NHL teams.
They were the only team in Canada not in a playoff position at one point last weekend.
And the oddsmakers still have them listed as a prohibitive longshot to make the playoffs. One estimate gives the...
RCMP empty house of liquor, weed in dry community|
RCMP seized 202 bottles of whisky, one bottle of vodka and packaged marijuana and arrested a 33-year-old man earlier this week at a home in Little Grand Rapids First Nation.
The northern First Nations community is dry; possessing alcohol in the community is illegal.
RCMP executed a search
Elmwood shooting victim's condition upgraded|
A man found injured in Elmwood on Monday afternoon was shot in the lower body but is in stable condition, police said Tuesday.
Officers responding to a 911 call reporting a shooting found the 32-year-old in the 600 block of Herbert Avenue just after 2 p.m. The victim was taken to hospital in
Frosty annual pop-up restaurant rising from river at The Forks|
Construction is underway on the fifth edition of Raw:almond, the pop-up river restaurant at The Forks that opens later this month for 21 nights of frigid al fresco dining.
The restaurant operates from Jan. 20 to Feb. 13; there will be 63 sittings in total.
Foodies snapped up 2,500 tickets last
Laine an NHL all-star, but concussion could ruin the celebration|
Patrik Laine arrived in Winnipeg with such humble aspirations — he just wanted to make the team.
Well, not only did the Finnish-born phenom easily crack the Winnipeg Jets' opening-day roster, he's also an NHL all-star.
Laine, 18, is the lone Jets representative on the Central Division
Police lose magazine clip|
Winnipeg police are asking the public to help find lost police ammunition.
Police said on Tuesday that, sometime last month, an officer had a magazine clip containing ammunition fall off their belt during the course of their duties.
Police said the clip was lost either near Aberdeen Avenue and
Dylann Roof sentenced to death for killing 9 church members|
CHARLESTON, S.C. - An unrepentant Dylann Roof was sentenced to death Tuesday for fatally shooting nine black church members during a Bible study session, becoming the first person ordered executed for a federal hate crime.
A jury deliberated for about three hours before returning with the
Year's worth of snow in a month making things tough, councillors told|
Four snowstorms in a five-week period have put the spotlight on how city hall has been clearing streets and sidewalks.
Councillors at the public works committee Tuesday questioned why so many sidewalks on regional streets remain impassible.
North Kildonan Coun. Jeff Browaty said many sections
City strives to cut number of traffic fatalities to zero|
A civic committee instructed the administration Tuesday to develop a road safety strategy designed to eliminate all traffic fatalities.
“No deaths are acceptable,” said Coun. Marty Morantz, chairman of council’s public works committee. “We need to be striving towards zero
Province ups number of doctors to support assisted dying service|
Twenty-four Manitobans have died with the legal assistance of doctors since the service started last March, double the number health officials predicted would request assisted dying.
To accommodate the unexpected demand, Manitoba has increased the number of doctors who are willing to help the
Harriet Tubman National Historical Park becomes reality|
AUBURN, N.Y. - Federal parks officials have formally established the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in upstate New York.
Members of the state's congressional delegation joined U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in Washington, D.C., for the official signing ceremony Tuesday that makes
Visit Florida to pay $73,000 to CEO after rapper kerfuffle|
ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida's tourism agency is paying its outgoing president and CEO $73,000 amid a shakeup that was prompted by a controversial deal with rapper Pitbull.
The Visit Florida board of directors agreed Tuesday to pay Will Seccombe, who agreed to resign after pressure from Gov. Rick...
Canadians pessimistic about their finances|
(Special) -- For good or bad, some things never seem to change.
Take Canadians and their finances for example. In a survey conducted 10 years ago 37 per cent of Canadians said thought they would not be able to afford their lifestyle in 2017.
They were right. Today, a follow-up survey shows that...
Cdn dollar at 9:30 a.m. ET Tuesday: 75.70 cents US, up 0.11 of a cent|
The Canadian dollar is trading at 75.70 cents US this morning, up 0.11 of a cent from Friday's close.
The U.S. dollar is trading at C$1.3210, down 0.20 of a cent.
Pound sterling is worth C$1.6069, down 0.21 of a cent, US$1.2164, up 0.02 of a cent.
The euro is at C$1.3972, down 0.11 of a cent.
Ready for seconds?|
It would be hard to pick a single highlight from last fall’s launch of the Sunday Brunch Collective.
A showcase series for some of the city’s best local music and food, the Free Press’s Sunday Brunch Collective was a resounding success, with four sold-out events producing rave
Two people in hospital after separate collisions|
A woman hit by a transit bus on Tuesday at about 7 a.m. in the Brooklands area is in unstable condition in hospital.
Winnipeg police said the collision happened in the area of King Edward Street and Bannatyne Avenue West.
Const. Jason Michalyshen said police will be at the scene for some time
NDP deciding MLA Saran's fate today|
New Democrat MLAs are meeting behind closed doors this morning to decide the fate of The Maples MLA Mohinder Saran.
The NDP provincial executive is now meeting with caucus, after which the party's dozen elected members will huddle with senior staff. The MLAs will meet alone to decide if they
Electrical problems identified in fatal chairlift accident|
DENVER - Electrical problems caused a chairlift at a small Colorado ski resort to hit a support tower and topple a Texas woman about 25 feet to her death, state investigators said Monday.
According to a report by the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board, problems with the chairlift's
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Washington Monument lights back on after being on the blink|
WASHINGTON - The Washington Monument's lights are back on after going out for the second time in a week.
National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said in an email that power went out at the marble and granite obelisk about 5:30 p.m. Monday. He says power was restored after 7 p.m.