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Suit seeks to block gondola linking Lake Tahoe ski resorts

- Associated Press

A wilderness protection group has filed a lawsuit to try to block construction of a 2.2-mile long (3.5-kilometer-long) gondola through a national forest to connect the ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics with a neighboring one at Lake Tahoe.

Galveston could be new home for repaired Battleship Texas

- Associated Press

Local interest in bringing the Battleship Texas to Galveston is mounting as a citizen-led committee prepares to release a report outlining recommendations on where to berth the historic ship.

Seattle council adopts hotel-worker protections

Associated Press

The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to adopt hotel-worker protections meant to replace and improve on a voter-approved law that was struck down in court.

Summer snow in Sierra; high winds damage plane near Reno

- Associated Press

A strong Sierra cold front packing winds gusting up to 50 mph (80 kph) dropped the first snow of the season Monday in the mountains along the California-Nevada line and damaged a small airplane that was blown off the runway at an airport north of Reno.

Pakistan to open border crossing for India Sikhs in November

Associated Press

Pakistani officials said Monday that a much-awaited visa-free border crossing for Sikh pilgrims from India will be ready by early November, allowing thousands of pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan each day.

FILE- In this Monday, May 30, 2016, file photo, wildlife officials begin removing some of the 147 tigers held at a "Tiger Temple" following accusations that the monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals in Saiyok district in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand. On Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, wildlife officials said more than half of the tigers rescued from the temple have died due to poor health from weakened genetic traits as a result of inbreeding. (AP Photo, File)

Half of the 147 tigers rescued from Thai temple have died

- Associated Press

More than half the tigers rescued three years ago from a Buddhist temple in Thailand where they served as a popular tourist attraction have died of disease, wildlife officials said Monday.