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Historic NY hotel to be converted (access required)

A 130-year-old upstate New York hotel featured in an episode of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s reality show “Hotel Hell” will be turned into an assisted living residence this year. The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that Albany-based ICC Management and ...

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Baby, it’s cold inside (access required)

Thinking of travelling abroad this year and looking for a little adventure? Why not stay at an ice hotel in Norway? The 21,528-square-foot Igloo Hotel in Sorrisniva is made completely of ice and snow, including the beds and glasses in ...

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People find ‘waze’ to beat traffic

LOS ANGELES – When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled. When word ...

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Fake rentals take toll on tourists

HONOLULU – Scammers who fraudulently advertise Hawaii rental properties have ripped off hundreds if not thousands of visitors to the state, according to Honolulu police, who say it’s difficult to prosecute the con artists because most of them operate out ...

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Mountain getaway runs $10.75M (access required)

Have an extra $41,058 a month? If so, you could meet the monthly mortgage payments on the most expensive residence in North Carolina. The 16,221-square-foot French chateau-inspired home in Biltmore Forest near Asheville was built like a fortress in 2006. ...

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No word on lion and bear selfies (access required)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New state laws that took effect Thursday give livestock in California more living room, approve direct-to-consumer wine shipments in Massachusetts and levy the ultimate punishment on wannabe teen drivers in Nevada by denying them licenses if they ...

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