MOST RECENT STORIES

  • News

    Officials concerned over whitewater center reopening

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) State and local elected officials have expressed concerns that the U.S. National Whitewater Center has reopened its channels less than two months after a rafter died from a brain-eating amoeba and with no new regulations in...

    |

  • Business

    Hunting, fishing licenses on sale again in Washington

    SEATTLE (AP) Hunting and fishing licenses are on sale again in Washington state, after someone hacked or attempted to hack into an outside vendor's system, exposing several million records containing the personal information of hunters and...

    By Gene Johnson, Associated Press|

  • Environment

    Couple files lawsuit to bring dozen cats into remodeled home

    BILTMORE FOREST, N.C. (AP) A Buncombe County couple is going to court to get permission to keep the 12 cats they refer to as their "tribe" in their refurbished home.The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/2btgiek) Debra and Harry...

    |

  • Environment

    Couple files lawsuit to bring dozen cats into remodeled home

    BILTMORE FOREST, N.C. (AP) A Buncombe County couple is going to court to get permission to keep the 12 cats they refer to as their "tribe" in their refurbished home.The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Debra and Harry Stonecipher haven't moved...

    |

  • Business

    You talkin' to me? English no longer a must for NYC cabbies

    NEW YORK (AP) People who hope to drive New York City's famous yellow cabs must pass tests on such details as driving rules and where they can pick up passengers. But one test they no longer have to take? Whether they have a grasp of English.A...

    By Deepti Hajela And Ezra Kaplan, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Veterans help fill gaps in refugee school projects in Iraq

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A nonprofit group with New Hampshire roots is putting a new spin on back-to-school shopping by helping equip 10 classrooms for refugee children in Iraq.TentED was created in 2014 by three U.S. Army veterans, two of whom met...

    By Holly Ramer, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Airbnb cites its enforcement as crackdown bill awaits Cuomo

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo must soon decide whether to authorize hefty fines for many people who offer to rent out their New York City apartments on Airbnb.Meanwhile, the online booking service said it's policing its website...

    By Michael Virtanen, Associated Press|

  • Business

    A monumental task: Getting Mainers to support a new park

    MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) Among the empty storefronts on once-bustling Penobscot Avenue, longtime resident Jean McLean stood in her art gallery, the sole employee left at a business that once had three."Right now, it's pretty dead," McLean said,...

    By Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press|

  • Business

    After Irene forces reckoning, mental health care rebuilt

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) For most Vermonters, Tropical Storm Irene was a disaster that tore roads, communities and lives apart. But for many of the state's neediest mental health patients, it was a blessing in disguise.The small state had struggled...

    By Wilson Ring, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Oregon fair generates buzz with 1st legal pot display in US

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair, with organizers saying it's the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing.The state voted to legalize recreational marijuana in...

    By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press|

Humboldt Beacon: BLOGS