NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing.
ATLANTA (AP) — Expensive delays are piling up for the companies building new nuclear power plants, raising fresh questions about whether they can control the construction costs that crippled the industry years ago.
When the $2.4 billion Revel Casino opened its doors in 2012, the curvy blue-glass tower was hailed as the wave of the future for Atlantic City, New Jersey. "You don't expect to see a two-year-old property close," said Alan Woinski, president of Gaming USA, an industry consultancy and newsletter publisher. Its sleek, dramatic design was supposed to be its prime attraction, but critics say the structure was too grandiose, and its cavernous gaming floor often feels dead. By most accounts, the Las Vegas buzz that the Revel's backers hoped to recreate is conspicuously missing.
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — One of President Barack Obama's top-ranking advisers on his vacation is a former political operative who drove the candidate around Illinois during his Senate campaign a decade ago and then served as personal secretary in the White House.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio State trustees have decided against reinstating the university's marching band director, who was fired after an investigation showed he knew about, but failed to stop, a sexualized band culture.
CHICAGO (AP) — A train roars by as Native American children and instructors climb up a railroad embankment in Chicago, headed toward a barren patch of land that they'll transform into a garden with edible and medicinal plants.