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  • Mexico prosecutors find fraud in Venezuela food aid program

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday that people linked to the Venezuelan government and Mexican companies conspired to overcharge Venezuela for basic food aid packages. Known as “CLAP” packages, the food is supposedly subsidized by Venezuela’s socialist administration to provide a bare level of subsistence to many families facing hunger amid the country’s hyperinflation […]
  • Nature-themed resort will be built at Walt Disney World

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World says it’s going to build a new nature-themed resort. The Florida-based theme park resort said Thursday that the as-yet-unnamed resort will open in 2022. It will have 900 hotel rooms as well as villas for Disney’s timeshare program. The new project joins three other resort construction […]
  • 2 workers acquitted in Kansas boy’s waterslide death

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas water park workers were acquitted Thursday of impeding an investigation into the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated while on a ride that had been billed as the world’s tallest waterslide. David Hughes and John Zalsman were found not guilty of obstruction of justice in […]
  • Another Manhattan building strips Trump name from entrance

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another Manhattan building has stripped the big, brassy Trump name from its entrance. Workers removed the letters spelling “Trump Place” Thursday from the 46-story condominium on the Upper West Side. Nearly 70 percent of the owners in the 377-unit tower at 200 Riverside Blvd. voted earlier this month for the change, […]
  • Hi Mickey, ‘Bye Mickey: 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Heather and Clark Ensminger breathed sighs of relief when their Los Angeles-bound plane took off from Florida on time: Their biggest hurdle was now eliminated for achieving their goal of visiting six Disney parks on two coasts in one day. They succeeded Wednesday, visiting four Disney parks in the Orlando, Florida, […]
  • Driver who hit car show crowd guilty of reckless driving

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The driver of a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show in Boise has been found guilty of reckless driving. An Ada County jury on Wednesday found 50-year-old Roy L. Drennon of the Boise suburb of Eagle guilty after a one-day trial. Police say Drennon […]
  • Latest: Water park ‘respects’ verdict in waterslide death

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of two maintenance workers charged with misleading investigators after a 10-year-old boy was killed on a waterslide at a Kansas water park (all times local): 5:20 p.m. An attorney for one of two maintenance workers acquitted in the waterslide death of a 10-year-old Kansas boy […]
  • Mothers of big families challenge Macron’s fertility stance

    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is facing criticism from mothers with big families both at home and abroad for comments he made about women and fertility in Africa. Hundreds of French and American women took offense at a September speech that Macron made at the Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers Summit, when he said a […]
  • Nebraska’s message for tourists? ‘It’s not for everyone’

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s no longer nice, at least in its next tourism campaign. The new sales pitch has a decidedly self-deprecating bent: “Nebraska. Honestly, it’s not for everyone.” The slogan, which the Nebraska Tourism Commission unveiled Wednesday at a Nebraska City conference, will replace the current “Through My Eyes” campaign this spring, commission […]
  • ‘Malnourished’ animals report prompts Albania zoo closure

    MBROSTAR, Albania (AP) — A report claiming lions and other animals were left malnourished at a private zoo in Albania has prompted Albanian authorities to order the zoo’s temporary closure. Environment Minister Blendi Klosi ordered the immediate inspection and removal of the animals from the Safari Zoo Park resort following a report in Britain’s Daily […]