• Opponents upset Chief Illiniwek merchandise available online

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Opponents of the University of Illinois’ old mascot say they’re upset that merchandise featuring Chief Illiniwek is available online after the school made the logo available to a licensing company.

  • In this Nov. 14, 2013 photo, Gov. Chris Christie, center right, walks with Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chairman David Samson at Newark Liberty International Airport, in Newark, N.J., after they, Senate President Steve Sweeney and United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek announced that United will begin service to Atlantic City International Airport starting in April 2014. United agreed to fly to the struggling Atlantic City airport at a time when the airline was trying to please the New Jersey politicians who also control the much larger Newark airport. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Tangled web surrounds United’s aborted Atlantic City routes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Desperate to draw visitors to Atlantic City, New Jersey officials gave United Airlines more than $100,000 in incentives to fly to the seaside resort for at least a year. Then, when United abruptly canceled the money-losing routes eight months later, the officials appointed by Gov. Chris Christie decided not to enforce a contract provision that required the airline to repay the money, The Associated Press has learned.