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Alabama's VictoryLand casino trying to reopen by Christmas

MONTOMERY, Ala. - More than two years have passed since Alabama TV audiences have seen ubiquitous ads by VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor proclaiming: "You can be a winner, too.

Rest that arm: Smartphones can soon be used to 'e-hail' NYC yellow cabs

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Raising your arm and yelling "taxi!" is the old-fashioned way to nab a New York City cab. Soon, all you'll need is a smartphone app.

NYC mayor signs law setting pedicab fares; measure aims to end confusing, sometimes high tabs

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Pedicabs will have to follow new rate rules by next summer under a plan Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed Thursday to rein in runaway fares for the pedal-powered taxis.
Artists seek aid to scrub away stains Sandy left on their works and their livelihoods

Artists seek aid to scrub away stains Sandy left on their works and their livelihoods

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Superstorm Sandy was not kind to the arts community.
Review: New Google Maps app big step up from Apple software, previous version

Review: New Google Maps app big step up from Apple software, previous version

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Like a lot of people, I was happy and relieved to see Google Maps return to the iPhone. I'd been frustrated with the Apple mapping software that had replaced it three months ago.

Pilots' union meets with American Airlines CEO, still supports merger with US Airways

DALLAS - American Airlines pilots say their CEO is making his case for remaining an independent company, but the union still wants a merger with US Airways. The union says its board will meet with US Airways' top two executives next week.
A record 1 in 4 Americans will be driving 50 miles or more during the holiday season, AAA says

A record 1 in 4 Americans will be driving 50 miles or more during the holiday season, AAA says

NEW YORK, N.Y. - This Christmas travel season could be the busiest in six years, with AAA predicting that 93.3 million Americans will hit the road. That's 1.6 per cent more than last year and just 400,000 people shy of the 2006 record.
5 free things to do in the Denver area, from buffalo to books

5 free things to do in the Denver area, from buffalo to books

DENVER - Free festivals, movies, music, hiking and biking abound in Denver in the summer, but those passing through the Mile High City on the way to the mountains for Colorado's famed powder skiing can also find plenty of free things to do.

Now arriving: Internet on overseas flights by US airlines eyeing profits from airborne Wi-Fi

Airline passengers can already get online 30,000 feet over Oklahoma. Soon U.S. airlines will offer Internet connections over the ocean, too.
Airlines industry: US carriers to lead recovery in profits in 2013, mainly due to cost-cutting

Airlines industry: US carriers to lead recovery in profits in 2013, mainly due to cost-cutting

GENEVA - U.S. airlines will lead a recovery in the global sector's profits next year, mainly thanks to cost cuts and restructuring measures taken to address weak economic growth, the industry's trade group forecast Thursday.