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Tax increase yields $4.6M for Vegas stadium in first month

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taxpayers contributed more than $4.6 million for an NFL stadium in Las Vegas in the first month that a new increase on area hotel taxes went into effect— ahead of projections for the state’s share of the project. The preliminary tax collection figures from March for the stadium that the Oakland Raiders want to call home ... Read More »

Adidas sorry for email saying ‘you survived’ Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — Adidas has apologized for sending out a marketing email praising customers it said “survived” this year’s Boston Marathon. The subject line of the email sent Tuesday by Adidas Running read: “Congrats, you survived the Boston Marathon!” On social media, customers quickly reminded the company about the real survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Three people were ... Read More »

Battle brews over where to keep LA Zoo’s Billy the elephant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A city councilman wants to move an Asian elephant from its longtime home at the Los Angeles Zoo to a sanctuary where it can roam more widely, but zoo officials say its habitat is state of the art. Councilman Paul Koretz said Tuesday he will introduce a plan for moving Billy the elephant at Wednesday’s council ... Read More »

The Latest: Trump vows to solve dairy dispute with Canada

Donald Trump, Nicholas T. Pinchuk, Scott Walker

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Wisconsin (all times EDT): 3:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is promising to find a solution to a trade dispute with Canada that has left dairy farmers in Wisconsin and New York without a market for their product. Trump said during a speech Tuesday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that Canada has ... Read More »

Roof construction delays Mercedes Benz Stadium opening

ATLANTA (AP) — The planned opening of the $1.5 billion Mercedes Benz Stadium has been delayed by ongoing roof construction. Steve Cannon, the CEO of Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank’s businesses, said Tuesday the delay is a “timeline” issue. He insisted there is no concern about how the roof will work. “Yes, we have a complex design ... Read More »

12 Saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in Yemen

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said one of its helicopters crashed in eastern Yemen on Tuesday, killing 12 Saudi officers in one of the deadliest incidents for the kingdom’s troops since the war began more than two years ago. The Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the eastern province of Marib, the coalition said, ... Read More »

Correction: Buckled Highway story

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — In some versions of a story April 17 about buckling pavement on Interstate 20 in Georgia, The Associated Press reported erroneously the date that a large fire caused the collapse of an overpass on Interstate 85. The overpass fire occurred March 30, not March 27. A corrected version of the story is below: North-South, now East-West: ... Read More »

Books from Hungary to South Korea up for translation awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Books originating everywhere from Hungary to South Korea are finalists for $5,000 translation awards co-sponsored by Amazon.com Ten works of fiction and five poetry books are in the running for the Best Translated Book Awards, presented by the literary resource Three Percent at the University of Rochester (http://www.rochester.edu/College/translation/threepercent/). Among the finalists announced Tuesday were Stefan Hertmans’ ... Read More »