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A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:31 AM

A look at key moments in the history of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel:

September 2007: Revel Entertainment and partner Morgan Stanley file plans for a new casino and 3,800 hotel rooms. It would be the first new casino in Atlantic City since the Borgata opened in 2003.

July 31, 2008: A plane crash in Minnesota kills three executives of Revel Entertainment and its builder, Tishman Construction.


Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:28 AM

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel.

Its casino will close early Tuesday morning.


NY West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 01:54 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway.


AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:16 AM

When Cubans go to the beach to cool off during the summer, they use any kind of transportation they can find: bus; horse-drawn carriage; classic cars from the 1950s.

A different kind of transportation has been in the spotlight in southern Mexico, where police cracked down on Central American migrants as they traveled on foot, bus or the infamous freight train known as the "La Bestia" on their way north to the United States.


Today in History

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Today is Tuesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II.

On this date:

In 1666, the Great Fire of London broke out.

In 1789, the United States Treasury Department was established.


Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:23 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from Perry's account that disavowed the post.

"A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down," the later post said.


Tony Stewart's return to race track ends early

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:18 PM

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart will now start focusing on next weekend's NASCAR race in Richmond, Virginia.

His return to the track Sunday night ended only a little over halfway through his race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Stewart hit the wall for the second time after his right front tire blew out on lap 172, ending his night.

He first went into the wall earlier the race following a collision with Kyle Busch, requiring work on his car.


Tony Stewart's return to race track ends early

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 10:28 PM

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart climbed from his battered car, took a big gulp of water, and surveyed the damage.

His night was done.

Not the way he wanted to come back to racing.

In his first event since his sprint car struck and killed a fellow driver, Stewart slammed the wall twice and settled for a dismal 41st-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, leaving him in a must-win situation next weekend at Richmond to make NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.


Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy tie the knot

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 09:56 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Donnie Wahlberg's "Favorite Girl" Jenny McCarthy is now his wife.

The couple tied the knot Sunday in a ceremony outside Chicago, McCarthy's publicist, Brad Cafarelli, confirmed.

It's the second marriage for both 45-year-old Wahlberg and 41-year-old Mccarthy.

Wahlberg still performs with his boy band New Kids on the Block and also stars in the CBS police drama "Blue Bloods." He also appears in an A&E reality show about a family restaurant called Wahlburgers that's run by his brother Paul.


US carries out more airstrikes in Iraq

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 09:52 PM

UNDATED (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out two more airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.

Central Command says an airstrike near Mosul Dam on Sunday destroyed an armed vehicle.

Another strike near Amirli (A'-mur-lee) damaged a militant tank.

The latest airstrikes, carried out by fighter aircraft and unmanned drones, bring to 120 the total number of airstrikes across Iraq since Aug. 8.


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