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Overseas tourists get their kicks on Route 66

Up to 60 percent of tourists on Route 66 are from foreign countries, according to one person who has spent a lifetime promoting...

Life

There are still summer activities to enjoy

There are still plenty of festivals and activities going on over the next month before school begins!

Health

UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws

LONDON (AP) — The British government is facing rising calls to liberalize abortion laws in Northern Ireland.More than 170...

Crime

Gunmen in South Africa ambush taxi drivers; 11 killed

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police say gunmen have opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers'...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles mayor says one woman was killed at supermarket where gunman took hostages.

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The Latest: Ex-NTSB chairman: Duck boats prone to accidents

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local):7:40 p.m.A former chairman of...

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2 more firefighters hurt battling blaze near Yosemite

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A California forest fire just west of Yosemite National Park was steadily growing Saturday after two...

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TASTE OF THE TOUR: Sheep stomachs and Roquefort in Millau

MENDE, France (AP) — The Tour de France travels through a region where the gastronomy is heavily influenced by sheep on Sunday,...

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Soldier's skull, long in US medical museum, buried in France

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian soldier's skull has been buried in a French war grave a century after it was taken for...

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From trails to exhibits, parks aim to increase accessibility

CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — David Allgood and Tom Stokes glide up a slight incline to the wooden platform overlooking the Green River...

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A look at accessibility projects at 9 national parks

CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — The National Park Service says nine parks across the U.S. have received more than $10 million in federal...

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The Latest: Baby didn't initially know parents at reunion

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The Latest on a family reuniting in Honduras after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border...

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The Latest: Boat victims mourned

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local):9:35 p.m.About 300 people...

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Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri town known for its country shows and entertainment mourned Friday after 17 people — including...

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Armored dinosaur with spiky head unveiled at Utah museum

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A dinosaur that was covered in bony armor from its spiky head to its clubbed tail has been unveiled at a...

Business

Duck boats linked to more than 40 deaths since 1999

Duck boats like the one that sank in Branson, Missouri, killing 17 people, have a long history of safety problems and have been...

Health

New Jersey bans smoking on beaches and in parks, butt ...

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill banning smoking at the state's public beaches and parks, but local...

Health

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___Trump heightens China tariff threat with no deal in sightWASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump intensifying his rift...

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Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The country-and-western tourist town of Branson, Missouri, mourned Friday for more than a dozen sightseers...

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Specialist facing US Army discharge sues for citizenship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. Army specialist born in South Korea has sued to demand a response to her American citizenship...

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EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades — including blazes above the Arctic Circle — prompting...

Substance abuse, mental illness contribute to Oklahoma's foster care challenges

HealthJul 8, 2018

Oklahoma has been plagued for years by high rates of abuse and neglect of children — statistics driven in large measure by the state's high level of methamphetamine addiction, officials say. Opioid addiction has added to that crisis in recent...

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Disgusting flooding inundates S Carolina's coastal gem again

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Like it does nearly every week now, flood water likely tainted with fecal matter rushed over the...

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Smithsonian gallery explores diversity in US lynchings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery acknowledges that people of color have long been missing in the...

Business

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Nutty pastry fingers in Mende

VALENCE, France (AP) — After a brief respite, the Tour de France heads for the heights again on Saturday when almond and...

Business

Japan Parliament OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament on Friday approved a contentious law allowing up to three casino resorts to open in this...

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Statue honoring Chris Cornell to be erected in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — The late grunge pioneer Chris Cornell will be remembered in the city where he was born.Cornell's wife on Friday...

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Owners may demolish pyramid home in Illinois after fire

WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) — An estimated $3 million in fire and water damage following a fire at a pyramid home guarded by a pharaoh...

Business

Kennywood Park announces new Steelers-themed coaster

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — Kennywood Park near Pittsburgh has announced a Steelers-themed replacement for its longtime Log Jammer...

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Sheriff: 11 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — At least 11 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and...

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Sheriff now says 11 people are dead after a tourist boat capsized and sank in Missouri

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Sheriff now says 11 people are dead after a tourist boat capsized and sank in Missouri.

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Sheriff: Eight people dead and several others hospitalized after tourist boat accident on lake in Missouri

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Sheriff: Eight people dead and several others hospitalized after tourist boat accident on lake in Missouri.

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Trump administration will keep protected status for Somalis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that Somalis granted special immigration status in the U.S. can keep...

Business

Hawaii town hopes lava tourism will bring economic relief

HONOLULU (AP) — Stunning images of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically...

Business

Cape-to-Connecticut ride shows progress, bumps on Greenway

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — After a white-knuckle trip over a bridge from Portsmouth into Bristol, which involved lifting our bicycles...

Business

AP Photos: Weeks later, Hawaii volcano gushes on

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A tour boat accident has drawn renewed attention to Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, but for Big Island residents...

Business

With Comcast out, how Disney's empire will look with Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mouse House is getting close to catching the Fox.Comcast's decision Thursday to drop its bid for the bulk...

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TASTE OF THE TOUR: Truffle treasures in the Drome region

ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) — As the Tour de France's weary cyclists get some respite after three days scaling mountains, the race...

Business

3-D technology to be tested for carry-on bags at JFK Airport

NEW YORK (AP) — Travelers at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York will soon experience a test of more advanced,...

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'Brady Bunch' house for sale for nearly $1.9M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch" is for sale for $1.885...

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Archaeologists find ancient pottery workshop in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an ancient pottery manufacturing workshop dating to more than 4,000 years...

Business

Belgium airspace closed for 2 hours over technical glitch

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's airspace was closed off for landings and departures for about two hours on Thursday afternoon because...

Crime

US deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa

For victims of crime on U.S. soil who are living here illegally, a special visa program encourages them to help solve their...

Business

How to Get Better Vacation Photos, No Selfie Stick Required

If you find yourself vacationing in Budapest, Hungary, you could preserve travel memories by taking a few arm-length,...

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Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine immigration bureau on Thursday ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has...

Life

Boulder, Colorado, does things its own way

"So Boulder." I heard it first from friends who moved there, as in: "The woman swimming in the lane next to me today was an...

Business

Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Chinese mobile service giant Didi Chuxing and Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. have set up a joint venture for...

Health

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___July 15The Washington Post asks who is paying for the next...

Business

1 dead as latest fire portends explosive Northwest season

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fast-moving fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest killed one person, forced dozens of...

Business

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it's ever...

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Jay-Z unhappy 'Made in America' leaving Philadelphia parkway

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay-Z said Wednesday he's disappointed that Philadelphia is booting his annual music festival from the...

Health

Police: 2 children suffer bites in possible shark attacks

ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Two children were bitten in the leg in the waters off New York's Fire Island on Wednesday in possible shark...

Crime

Authorities: Florida girl dies after being attacked by dog

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old Florida girl has died several days after being bitten by a dog her...

In one OKC neighborhood, how much hip is too much?

NewsJul 8, 2018

As area around NW 23 in OKC as revived, some residents weary of noise and traffic

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Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution...

Business

Pregnant Disney dancer claims gender bias in lawsuit

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former aerial dancer at Walt Disney World has sued the resort alleging gender discrimination, saying she...

News

'Big Hunk o' Love' for Elvis could connect 2 distant cities

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Mississippi hometown could create a tourism partnership with the German city where he...

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Palestinians protest US visa denial to experts to come to UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are protesting the U.S. refusal to grant visas to six experts from the prime minister's...

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Scenic California highway near Big Sur reopens after slide

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic...

Business

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for...

Sports

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Donkey ears on daunting Alpe d'Huez

LA ROSIERE, France (AP) — Lasagna named after a donkey's ears and a nip of Chartreuse liqueur await the cyclists of the Tour de...

News

The Latest: California's Highway 1 near Big Sur reopens

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the reopening of (all times local):10:30 a.m.California's iconic Highway 1 near Big Sur...

News

Dozens of wildfires rage in Sweden amid Nordic heat wave

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden says it has mobilized all available resources to put out dozens of wildfires raging across the...

Business

Airline group faults Europe traffic controllers amid delays

GENEVA (AP) — Noticing more delays at Europe's airports? The leading trade group for global airlines is criticizing air traffic...

Health

Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Wednesday approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the...

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Giant pyramid tourist attraction burns in northern Illinois

WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say fire severely damaged a giant pyramid home that doubles as a tourist attraction in...

News

Travel agents: How to find a good one and how they can help

When you can book every aspect of a trip online, in minutes, why would you use a travel agent? And how do you find a good...

Business

Baseball, beer help Wright Brothers' hometown rise again

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — When I was growing up in greater Dayton, Ohio, in the 1960s and '70s, the city already had been to the top...

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Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite...

Business

Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

DETROIT (AP) — Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and...

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Official: Escaped jaguar bit through steel cable barrier

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo is...

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Trapped tourists call wrong Lisbon police for help

LISBON, Maine (AP) — Two tourists who became trapped in an elevator accidently called the wrong Lisbon police department for...

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California woman describes finding cliff plunge survivor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge...

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Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge...

Health

Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant

DENVER (AP) — A retired professor testified Tuesday he found evidence that billions of particles of plutonium had escaped from...

Business

San Francisco bans tour buses from 'Full House' residence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tour buses will no longer be swinging by a San Francisco house made famous in the popular 1990s sitcom...

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2 dead, 1 critical in small plane crash near Lake Tahoe

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A small airplane crashed near Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, killing the pilot and a passenger and critically...

Business

Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's...

News

The Latest: California pilot killed in crash near Tahoe

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash near Lake Tahoe (all times local, PDT):4 p.m.Authorities have...

Business

Jet fuel spike sends 2Q profit lower at United Airlines

DALLAS (AP) — Rising fuel prices are cutting into profit at United Airlines, although strong travel demand is helping the...

Business

Portland chosen for self-driving car pilot program

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine city is among seven municipalities that have been selected to help test self-driving car...

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Sharp teeth: Jaguar may have bitten through steel cable

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo is...

Health

The Latest: Smoky Yosemite has some tourists leaving early

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park (all times local):1 p.m.Some tourists are...

Business

Site work begins for opposed oil refinery near national park

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Meridian Energy Group said Tuesday that it has begun site work for an oil refinery about 3 miles (5...

News

Iceberg looming over Greenland village is spotted from space

BERLIN (AP) — An iceberg that has drifted perilously close to a remote Greenland village is so big it can be seen from...

Sports

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Salut to genepi, an herbal Alpine cure

LE GRAND-BORNAND, France (AP) — On the second day of racing in the Alps, Tour de France riders take on a relatively short stage...

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The Latest: 1 dead, 2 hurt in small plane crash near Tahoe

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash near Lake Tahoe (all times local, PDT):10:20 a.m.One person has been...

Health Department says medical marijuana rollout on schedule despite chaos

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The past two weeks have brought chaos as the Board of Health passed regulations their top lawyer said weren’t legal, two groups sued, the attorney general told the board it overstepped its authority, the top health department lawyer resigned in...

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Search lengthens for missing Joshua Tree National Park hiker

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Trackers with dogs are combing part of Joshua Tree National Park in search of a...

Business

NAACP lifts travel advisory against American Airlines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP is lifting its travel advisory against American Airlines, saying the company is making improvements...

Business

Canadian ferry service details proposal for Bar Harbor base

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A Canadian firm operating a high-speed ferry between Maine and Nova Scotia says it will spend $3...

Business

Homegirl Cafe offers 'platos' by ex-gang members with hope

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a different time, at another place, and under other circumstances, you might have run away from Latisha...

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Russian pilgrims mark 100th anniversary of czar's execution

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russian pilgrims have walked in a procession marking the 100th anniversary of the execution of Czar...

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Historical society unearths letters from President Cleveland

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire historical society has discovered 13 boxes of business letters and handwritten messages...

Health

Monday's Sports In Brief

BASEBALLWASHINGTON (AP) — The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in...

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9 animals dead after jaguar escape at New Orleans zoo

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A little girl's teary-eyed self-portrait, stuffed toys and a stick of taffy from a local street vendor, were...

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London woman impaled by beach umbrella on New Jersey shore

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Police say a London woman was impaled by a beach umbrella on the New Jersey shore.The Asbury Park...

Health

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

HONOLULU (AP) — An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing...

Health

The Latest: Woman transported to Honolulu after lava injury

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on lava injuring tour boat passengers off Hawaii (all times local):3:40 p.m.A woman who was...

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Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park shrouded the popular destination in smoke and left some...

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How can I stay healthy while traveling abroad?

Consult a physician four to six weeks before departing; some vaccinations require multiple doses, spaced a few weeks apart.

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The Latest: Safety investigators eye firefighter death

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park (all times local):4:30 p.m.California...

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Fox is 9th casualty after jaguar's weekend escape at zoo

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A little girl's teary-eyed self-portrait, stuffed toys and a stick of taffy from a local street vendor, were...

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Box Office Top 20: 'Hotel Transylvania 3' beats 'Skyscraper'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family-friendly won out this weekend among North American moviegoers as "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer...

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Man in Disney World wave pool has heart attack, dies

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 70-year-old man with a pre-existing heart condition died after having a heart attack while in a wave...

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The Latest: Zoo cites break in steel cable barrier in escape

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the weekend escape of a jaguar from its enclosure at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans (all times...

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Hawaii officials: Explosion sends lava flying through roof of tour boat off Big Island, injuring at least 13 people

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials: Explosion sends lava flying through roof of tour boat off Big Island, injuring at least 13...

Business

CEO-in-waiting talks about Spirit Airlines' future

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The two things that stand out most about Spirit Airlines are its low fares and high number of...

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Endangered white lion cub on display at Texas sanctuary

TYLER, Texas (AP) — A rare 7-week-old white lion cub is on public display at an animal sanctuary in northeastern Texas.The...

Business

EU says Airbnb must change presentation after complaints

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Monday that Airbnb has until the end of August to address consumer complaints that the...

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Texas ranch shows President Johnson's struggles and triumphs

STONEWALL, Texas (AP) — Fifty years ago, a depressed President Lyndon Johnson decided not to seek another term. Martin Luther...

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TravelLab: Adults take over science museums when night falls

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes, in the middle of the night, nocturnal creatures are allowed to roam the halls of New York's American...

Sports

Taste of the Tour: Creamy cheese in 'Venice of the Alps'

ROUBAIX, France (AP) — At long last, it's time to climb.But while the Tour de France's cyclists face the first of a...

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Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into...

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Woman survived 7 days after driving off California cliff

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — A couple on a camping trip found a missing Oregon woman who had survived for nearly a week after her...

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The Latest: Crews to try again to get body of firefighter

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):3:30 p.m.A California official says the body of...

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Brantley's homer lifts Indians to 5-2 win over Yankees

CLEVELAND (AP) — With a flight to catch, Michael Brantley quickly dressed and stuffed some batting gloves, cleats and other...

Business

'Hotel Transylvania 3' tops charts, 'Skyscraper' stumbles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening...

Business

Average price of US gas slips a penny, to $2.94 a gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. fell a penny a gallon over the past three...

Business

5 years after declaring bankruptcy, Detroit reborn at a cost

DETROIT (AP) — It's been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S....

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City of Salem promises to spruce up witch trials memorial

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A city in Massachusetts is promising to spruce up its witch trials memorial that some people have...

Shortage of doctors can have deadly consequences

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Access to a primary care doctor is inadequate for a majority of Oklahomans. The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences trains, places and supports physicians in rural area where the shortage can have deadly consequences.

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Rush on for casinos to start sports bets before football

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are warning casinos to submit their plans for sports betting by...

Business

C'est la vie: Canadians still visiting US despite trade flap

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — The United States and Canada are engaged in a trade dispute, angering Canadians, but it doesn't...

Life

Catch Olympic sights, free-spirited art and delicious cheese at Lake Geneva

Wandering the pedestrianized Rue de Bourg in Lausanne, you can see the multiethnic makeup of today's Switzerland on parade.

Life

Taking the plunge at Aquatica

Aquatica San Antonio offers a variety of activities for visitors seeking to make a splash.

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History, music and more found in New Mexico trek

Enjoy the contrast between Ruidoso, New Mexico’s, majestic ponderosa pines and the more rugged landscapes of the eastern part...

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Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second-generation California firefighter who was using a bulldozer to prevent a wildfire from spreading...

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The Latest: Firefighter died in bulldozer near Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park (all times local):4:10...

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California fire officials say a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — California fire officials say a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire...

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U of Kansas leaders: altered flag to remain museum display

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas leaders say they will keep an altered U.S. flag on display in a school museum, despite...

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Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed...

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TASTE OF THE TOUR: Mussels, fries and cobbles in Roubaix

AMIENS, France (AP) — After a bumpy ride on the cobblestones to Roubaix, settle your stomach down with some moules-frites...

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10,000 protest Trump in Edinburgh; UK police seek paraglider

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to seaside golf resorts, thousands in Scotland staged colorful,...

Business

Passenger fury at Ryanair after pressure drop forces landing

BERLIN (AP) — Passengers of budget airline Ryanair expressed anger Saturday over the way the company treated them following an...

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Oldest surviving state prison in US reopens after 9 years

EAST GRANBY, Conn. (AP) — The oldest surviving state prison in the nation is reopening for tourists and other visitors.The...

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Trump, Putin to meet at 19th-century presidential palace

HELSINKI (AP) — Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet Monday at Finnish presidential palace in Helsinki that overlooks the...

Life

Man goes on 14,000-mile hike to figure out what to do with his life

In December 2016, "Cargo" Harrison found himself at the southern tip of South America, in the Argentine city of Ushuaia,...

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Flooding cancels hundreds of trips to coveted waterfalls

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Hundreds of tourists who booked coveted overnight trips on tribal land deep in a gorge off the Grand...

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TASTE OF THE TOUR: Macarons in Macron's birthplace

CHARTRES, France (AP) — Macarons will be an appropriate treat to try in the birthplace of French president Emmanuel Macron on...

Business

Report: TSA missed inspections of Cuba-US carriers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say TSA failed to perform many inspections of carriers operating flights from...

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The Latest: Floods force hundreds to reschedule camping trip

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in an Arizona canyon known for its towering blue-green waterfalls (all times...

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Oklahoma town doubles in population for Woody Guthrie fest

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Woody Guthrie's Oklahoma hometown has doubled in population as thousands gather for a music festival in...

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Rail tunnel project scrambling as funding deadline looms

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel into New York is scrambling to stay in the running for key...

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Groups sue North Dakota over oil refinery near national park

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Three environmental groups are suing North Dakota over an air quality permit that allows construction of...

Health

8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eight critically endangered black rhinos are dead in Kenya after wildlife workers moved them from the...

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Bluegrass museum announces details of grand opening

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced details of its grand opening this fall.The...

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Neighbors vow to fight access to gated California beach

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A neighborhood group in California rejected a potential compromise that would have allowed public...

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Flash flood sends tourists to high ground near Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Torrents of water rushed Thursday through an Arizona canyon famous for its towering blue-green...

Crime

Grief, hope over news that Emmett Till case reopened

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the Smithsonian museum dedicated to black history, visitors waited patiently Thursday to see Emmett Till's...

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The Latest: Tourists flown out of Arizona canyon after flood

SUPAI, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on flash flooding at famous waterfalls on the Havasupai Reservation off the Grand Canyon (all...

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Rio city council votes against opening impeachment of mayor

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The city council voted Thursday against opening impeachment proceedings against Rio Mayor Marcelo...

Business

Appeals court decision makes it hard to sue TSA screeners

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court says airport security screeners can't be sued over alleged mistreatment because...

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Video shows woman snatching, bagging birds at US park

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. park ranger confronted a woman seen snatching birds at a historic square in Philadelphia and placing...

EPA wants to remove lead from a Superfund site in Bristow to protect its workers

NewsJul 8, 2018

Lead contamination at a former Creek County oil refinery is so extensive the Environmental Protection Agency says it must excavate much of the contamination soon to protect workers who are removing contaminants on the remainder of the property.

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US watchdog criticizes FAA oversight of American Airlines

DALLAS (AP) — A government watchdog says a federal inspector overseeing American Airlines was too cozy with the carrier and did...

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Kansas officials seek altered US flag's removal from museum

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer and a top GOP rival called Thursday for the University of Kansas to remove an...

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The Latest: Legal fight brewing over California beach access

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on access to a gated beach in Northern California (all times local):12:55 p.m.A...

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TASTE OF THE TOUR: A potpourri of poultry to reach Chartres

MUR -DE-BRETAGNE, France (AP) — There's plenty of poultry to provide sustenance for the longest stage of the Tour de...

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British Airways flight makes emergency landing in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A British Airways flight carrying 214 people from London to Mumbai made an emergency landing at a Baku...

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Alaska plane survivor: 'For those wondering I'm alive'

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Ginny Hacker Eiseman spent the weekend reeling in a bounty of colorful fish at Steamboat Bay Fishing Club...

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University of Kansas removes altered US flag art

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An art display that included an altered U.S. flag will be moved from an outside display on the...

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Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated by denying a room to two women because...

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The Latest: University of Kansas says flag moved for safety

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on Kansas Republican candidates criticizing the University of Kansas for an art display...

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The Latest: Pilot says he tried to avoid mountainous terrain

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash in southeast Alaska (all times local):2 p.m.The pilot of a small plane that...

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Non-certified need not apply to dive with sharks in Oklahoma

JENKS, Okla. (AP) — One brave open water certified diver will get the chance to wear a 45-pound chain mail suit and join bull...

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Oklahoma town may take over state park's operation

HINTON, Okla. (AP) — A town west of Oklahoma City is hoping to take over operating a state park that may face closure.Hinton...

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Correction: Alaska-Plane Crash story

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a story July 10 about a plane crash in Alaska, The Associated Press, relying on information from...

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TASTE OF THE TOUR: Cod and potatoes to scale Brittany's wall

QUIMPER, France (AP) — It's time for the Tour de France climbers to stretch their legs on what Brittany proudly refers to as...

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Show tells backstory of icons like Rushmore, Lady Liberty

Did you know that the original symbolism of the Statue of Liberty had nothing to do with welcoming immigrants? And that Mount...

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Wildfire temporarily shuts LA's 'La La Land' observatory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The landmark Griffith Observatory overlooking Los Angeles is temporarily closed in the aftermath of a nearby...

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Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Atlantic Ocean beachgoers should be wary of heavy surf and life-threatening rip-currents this week...

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After 20-plus years, 2 Florida towns no longer speed traps

WALDO, Fla. (AP) — After being number 1 for almost a quarter of a century, the Florida towns of Waldo and Lawtey are now no...

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Beach rarity: Loggerhead sea turtle lays eggs in Delaware

FENWICK ISLAND, Del. (AP) — A loggerhead sea turtle has laid eggs in Delaware and officials say it's a rare event for the...

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Coffee and conservation: Mozambique tries both on a mountain

MOUNT GORONGOSA, Mozambique (AP) — At Mozambique's Mount Gorongosa — where farmers are being encouraged to grow coffee in the...

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The Latest: Australian medic, last to leave cave, loses dad

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand (all times...

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JetBlue crew rescues dog in distress with oxygen mask

The French bulldog, named Darcy, was on a flight from Florida to Massachusetts on Thursday when she started showing signs of...

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Southwest Airlines says it will stop serving peanuts

The carrier says it is ditching the snack to protect passengers with peanut allergies.

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Man accused of yelling, causing plane to land pleads guilty

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Washington state man accused of screaming on a flight and causing the pilot to make an emergency landing...

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American Airlines says it's getting rid of plastic straws

American Airlines says it will stop using plastic straws and drink stirs and replace them with biodegradable...

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Mexico's incoming president to meet with Trump son-in-law

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leftist President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is enjoying a bit of a honeymoon with U.S. President...

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4 rides at Kansas water park still shut over safety concerns

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Four rides at a Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated remain closed two months...

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Florida: Excessive speed caused roller coaster derailment

MIAMI (AP) — Excessive speed caused a roller coaster to derail at a Florida boardwalk, according to a preliminary investigative...

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Feds order shut down of Vermont immigrant investor center

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has ordered Vermont to close its immigrant investor regional...

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Algae, seaweed discolor Florida waters and beaches

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Tourism, fishing and public health are being threatened by contaminants discoloring stretches of beaches at...

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Cuba lifting freeze on new private tourism businesses

HAVANA (AP) — A 16-month freeze on new private restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts will end in December when Cuba's communist...

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Oklahoma pop culture museum to reveal groundbreaking plans

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials plan to reveal a rendering of the design of the future Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, which...

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TASTE OF THE TOUR: Oysters and apple cider in Brittany

SARZEAU, France (AP) — The Age of Discovery has left its mark in Lorient, the starting point for Stage 5 in the Tour de France...

Will voters elect more female senators?

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Vandals hit Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge with graffiti

INDIAHOMA, Okla. (AP) — An advocacy group for southwest Oklahoma's Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is asking visitors to be...

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1 worker killed, 1 hurt in separate Disney World incidents

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a man was injured in an industrial accident at Walt Disney World, hours...

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Last words: The late Peter Mayle's 'My 25 Years in Provence'

A new, posthumously published collection of essays by Peter Mayle takes readers back to the idyllic, slow-paced and...

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Ending a long tradition, Southwest will stop serving peanuts

Southwest Airlines will stop giving away peanuts on flights next month, ending a tradition that goes back decades.The airline...

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It's a beautiful day in Pennsylvania on Mister Rogers' trail

It's a beautiful day in Mister Rogers' neighborhood! But if you want to visit, you'll have to head to Pennsylvania.This year...

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Clingmans Dome Tower in Great Smokes closing for repairs

FORNEYS CREEK, N.C. (AP) — One of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park closed on Tuesday...

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Thai police: Investigations into boat sinkings are advancing

BANGKOK (AP) — Investigations into the sinking of two boats off Thailand's southern resort island of Phuket last week are...

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Popular South Carolina city imposes short-term rental rules

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One of South Carolina's most popular destinations is imposing new rules for residents who use their...

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Australian rangers trap big crocodile near tourist gorge

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wildlife rangers said Tuesday that they had trapped a 4.7-meter (15-foot) saltwater crocodile, the...

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Rent a tent: Startup matches landowners with campers

BERLIN, N.Y. (AP) — The idea came to Michael D'Agostino as he was driving past a beautiful farm and imagined what it would be...

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Phoenix metro area is hit by storm for 2nd consecutive day

PHOENIX (AP) — A wall of dust enveloped the Phoenix metro area, turning daylight into darkness for more than an hour Monday, as...

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Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests

DENVER (AP) — An illegal campfire likely ignited another destructive blaze in Colorado, an outcome authorities were trying to...

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Power outages, flooding hits Puerto Rico, USVI amid storms

HUMACAO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were hit by power outages and widespread flooding Monday as...

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Worker dies in 'industrial accident' at Walt Disney World

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they're investigating the death of a worker at Walt Disney World Resort.An Orange...

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TASTE OF THE TOUR: Salted sea bass and boating in Brittany

Heading north up the Atlantic coast, the Tour de France enters Brittany where shellfish and refreshing white wines await at the...

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The Latest: 20,000 lose power in Puerto Rico storm

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather systems in the Caribbean and Atlantic (all times local):1:15...

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Tracing Nelson Mandela's footsteps 100 years after his birth

QUNU, South Africa (AP) — July 18 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013.Visitors can follow in...

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Monument-filled, tourist-empty Extremadura is a Spanish gem

CACERES, Spain (AP) — The flamenco strains were so haunting I asked the quintet of 20-somethings playing guitars on the...

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Creativity puts Aspen neighbor on the map

Barely 30 miles northwest of Aspen, in the shadow of the majestic Elk Mountains, tiny Carbondale is becoming Colorado's most...

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The Latest: China urges Thailand to step up boat rescue

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on a boat capsizing in Thailand (all times local):2:30 p.m.The Chinese foreign ministry has...

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New Zealand lawmaker fined for making phone call from plane

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's transport minister said Monday he will pay a small fine for violating aviation...

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Thai official: 5 reported missing from sunken boat are alive

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Five people reported to have been missing from a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern resort...

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Crews battle destructive wildfires raging in US West

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters continued to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California,...

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TASTE OF THE TOUR: Bloody handkerchiefs in Cholet

There is a bloody past to the red handkerchiefs that many fans will wave during Monday's third stage of the Tour de France."Les...

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Thailand pledges justice for Chinese victims of boat tragedy

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Thailand's government pledged Sunday to ensure justice for Chinese victims of a tour boat that sank in...

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Handmade dinosaur figures make Japanese town proud

The high quality of dinosaur figures being made in the Kanna Dinosaur Center in Kanna, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, has earned a...

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Dutch carrier KLM says it will halt flights to Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dutch airline KLM says it will halt flights to Tehran "as a result of the negative results...

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2nd day of bull run festival kicks off in Spain

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The second running of the bulls at this year's San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of...

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Haiti suspends fuel price hike after protesters riot

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haitian government suspended a fuel price hike Saturday after widespread violence broke out...

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TASTE OF THE TOUR: White beans and chocolate Napoleons

What do savory white beans and chocolate treats in the shape of Napoleon's head have in common besides melting in your...

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Psychology museum explores what makes us human

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Wonder Woman's striking visage on large, bright screens just inside the new National Museum of Psychology...

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Heartbreaking scenes described in Thai boat sinking; 41 dead

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Divers who entered the wreck of a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern Thai resort island of...

These dogs are helping change lives.

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Program at Mabel Basset Correctional Center lets women inmates train dogs

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From trash to treat: Rock shrimp's rise to fame in Florida

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After trawling the Atlantic Ocean for days, Rodney Thompson returned to his Florida home and dropped...

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Rattlesnake museum opens in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Cowboy hat and boot stores in Oklahoma City's historic stockyards district have some new neighbors:...

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The Latest: Death toll climbs to 41 in Thailand boat sinking

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the search for survivors in the capsizing of a boat off the Thai resort island of Phuket...

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Franciscan museum in Jerusalem shows life in Jesus' time

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's Franciscan friars have opened a new museum filled with artifacts related to daily life in Jesus'...

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38 dead, nearly 50 reported missing as heavy rain hits Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, with local media...

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California fire kills 1 as heat stokes blazes in Western US

HORNBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near California's border with Oregon...

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Coast Guard evacuates ailing crew member from Queen Mary 2

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard officials in New York have evacuated a Queen Mary 2 crew member who was suffering from...

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Southern California hit by record-breaking heat wave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California sizzled Friday in record-breaking heat from the desert to the sea, with widespread...

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The Latest: Temperature hits 108 in downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Southern California's heat wave (all times local):6:50 p.m.The National Weather Service says...

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Waid honored for NASCAR coverage with Squier-Hall Award

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Longtime racing writer Steve Waid is the 2018 recipient of the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR media...

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New fishing app launched in Alaska

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska resident has created a smartphone app designed to connect anglers and guides with each other and...

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Luxury tents, gourmet meals redefine camping on NYC island

NEW YORK (AP) — Just imagine it, a luxurious room on an island, with chef-prepared meals and a view of the Statue of Liberty...

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33 Chinese dead in boat sinking off Thai island, 23 missing

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities on Friday evening suspended the search for missing tourists who were on a boat that...

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A list of African-American places that preservation grants

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — This is a list of historic sites receiving grants from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund,...

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Welsh revival: Cardiff sheds rust-belt past for glossy future

Wales is often overshadowed by its neighbors England and Scotland, but in the Cardiff region you'll get a great dose of history...

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$1.1M awarded to preserve African-American historic sites

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes...

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TASTE OF THE TOUR: A road through the ocean in the Vendee

NOIRMOUTIER-EN-L'ILE, France (AP) — The normally clear-defined lines between land and sea will blend together during Saturday's...

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'Chupinazo' firework launches Pamplona bull racing festival

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A traditional firework known as the "Chupinazo" kicked off Pamplona's famed San Fermin running of the...

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Marker honors Native Americans who drove out the KKK

MAXTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's latest historical highway marker commemorates the Lumbee Tribe driving the Ku Klux Klan...

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James E. Pepper Distillery opening doors for public tours

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The James E. Pepper Distillery in Kentucky is opening its doors for public tours starting next week.The...

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Lions kill suspected rhino poachers in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lions have mauled to death suspected poachers who entered a South African wildlife reserve to kill...

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Feminists, animal rights groups reshape Pamplona bull fest

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The topics of sexual abuse and animal cruelty are dominating this year's San Fermin festival in...

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Research suggests Anne Frank's family tried to escape to US

BERLIN (AP) — Research suggests that the family of Anne Frank, the world-famous Jewish diarist who died in the Holocaust,...

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North Korea denounces US over human rights criticism

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's state-run media on Friday denounced the United States for raising the issue of the...

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Fires menace US West, tornado touches Colorado wildfire site

DENVER (AP) — An erratic wildfire charging through extremely dry land in the heart of Colorado ski country destroyed three...

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Missouri waterslide injury highlights lax regulation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — No government officials conducted a safety inspection of a new waterslide at Six Flags St. Louis...

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Border authorities find invasive beetles in bag of seeds

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A woman traveling from Iraq to a Detroit-area airport was found to be carrying seeds infested with an...

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Statue of Liberty climber unrepentant; Trump calls her clown

NEW YORK (AP) — An unrepentant protester who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on a busy Fourth of July in what...

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The Latest: Trump calls Statue of Liberty climber a clown

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty (all times local):8:35...

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Injury on Missouri waterslide highlights lax regulation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — No government officials conducted a safety inspection of a new waterslide at Six Flags St. Louis...

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TSA-Approved ways to shorten the airport screening line

The summer air travel season is shaping up to be the busiest ever, which could mean lengthy lines at U.S. airport security...

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Peach war gets juicy: Georgia, SC spar over who grows more

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It might be one of the sweetest battles on record, but the peach war is really starting to get...

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Norwegian probe: Gearbox failure cause fatal 2016 crash

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — "A fatigue fracture" in the main rotor gearbox caused an Airbus helicopter to crash off western...

From despair to hope: One woman's journey through mental illness

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MUSKOGEE — After two years of hearing voices, Mary Hicks became convinced she needed to kill herself to save her children. She failed. Sometimes failure can be a good thing. In Hicks' case, failure meant that she finally got treatment for...

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Oldest elephant at Tennessee sanctuary turning 70

HOHENWALD, Tenn. (AP) — This is a birthday to remember.News outlets report Shirley the Asian elephant is turning 70 at The...

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Stray bullet hits man at Busch Gardens on Fourth of July

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa police say a man was injured by celebratory gunfire while visiting Busch Gardens on July...

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AP PHOTOS: Paris bistros seek UN status as cultural gems

PARIS (AP) — Paris wouldn't be Paris without its bistros and terrace cafes. Now businessmen and chefs want that integral part...

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Hyenas kill kudu in reception area of Zimbabwean safari camp

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Talk about a close encounter with African wildlife.More than a dozen hyenas killed a kudu in the reception...

Life

Museum shows that great minds don't always think alike

Forty-five years ago, while enjoying waffles for breakfast, track coach Bill Bowerman had an inspirational moment. Maybe...

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Chairman of China's HNA Group dies in accident in France

BEIJING (AP) — The co-chairman of HNA Group, a conglomerate that operates China's fourth-largest airline and racked up tens of...

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Protester's climb shuts down Statue of Liberty on July 4

NEW YORK (AP) — A protest against U.S. immigration policy forced the evacuation of the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July,...

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Wrong Lady Liberty on stamp to cost US Postal Service $3.5M

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A stamp that mistakenly featured the image of a Statue of Liberty replica in Las Vegas instead of the original...

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Defending champ Joey Chestnut sets record with 74 hot dogs

NEW YORK (AP) — Joey "Jaws" Chestnut extended his reign as champion eater at the Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating...

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Boston Symphony heading back outdoors to Tanglewood

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is returning to its seasonal home at Tanglewood.Music director Andris Nelsons will...

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The Latest: Judging errors cast confusion at hot dog contest

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest. (all times local):2 p.m.Judging...

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Visiting New York responders save drowning Florida girl

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say two visiting New York first responders helped save a 3-year-old girl who was...

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Chicago now requires 'panic buttons' for hotel workers

CHICAGO (AP) — Workers at Chicago hotels now have "panic buttons" to summon help if needed.An ordinance that took effect this...

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Traffic 'nightmare' for New York-bound motorists, but when?

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — With a lengthy highway construction project looming that could turn one of the Northeast's worst traffic...

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Archaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritage

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Hundreds of Roman and Greek artifacts and ancient shipwrecks sitting under Albania's barely explored...

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Egypt displays ancient artifacts recovered from smugglers

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has put on display ancient artifacts recently retrieved from Italy after they were confiscated by the...

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Exhibit features Ernie Barnes, football player turned artist

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — At heart, Ernie Barnes the professional football player was always Ernie Barnes the artist.His teammates...

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Exploding wildfires in US West derail holiday plans

DENVER (AP) — A growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched...

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Europe's sunny weather makes for a sorry summer in Reykjavik

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Pop singer Helgi Bjornsson, who is well-known in his native Iceland for a 1980s hit titled "I Do Like...

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The Latest: California fire threatens 1,000 buildings

GUINDA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in the western United States (all times local):7:30 p.m.Firefighters battling a...

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Hong Kong court upholds ruling in favor of same-sex couple

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal ruled Wednesday that the same-sex partner of a British expatriate is...

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Renovated museum opens as part of $380M Gateway Arch project

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The revitalized Gateway Arch National Park was dedicated Tuesday, the culmination of a $380 million...

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Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Tuesday signed legislation that will ban the sale of sunscreens containing two...

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FAA says it won't regulate amount of airline legroom

Federal regulators have rejected the idea of setting minimum standards for airline seats and legroom as a safety measure.The...

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Alaskan husky helps rescue injured hiker near Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 7-year-old Alaskan husky is credited with helping rescue an injured woman hiking a trail east of...

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Owens says he will give induction speech at Chattanooga

Terrell Owens has decided to celebrate his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Chattanooga, where he played college...

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Beach Boys versus Sara Evans at July 4th rival TV concerts

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July is usually a time for national unity, when Americans of all political stripes often turn...

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Azerbaijan hit by massive blackout, worst in decades

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A massive blackout hit Azerbaijan and affected most of the country Tuesday, the worst power outage...

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Dublin faces water restrictions as lush Ireland swelters

LONDON (AP) — Irish authorities have imposed a ban on watering lawns and gardens in the Dublin area as a country famous for its...

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Correction: Cruise Ship-Rescue story

MIAMI (AP) — In a story July 2 about a cruise ship crew member who went overboard, The Associated Press reported erroneously...

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Power outage brings amusement park rides to a halt

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — Power has been restored after an outage brought rides at a New Jersey beach amusement park to a halt,...

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Tourists on a Boston duck boat tour spot body in river

BOSTON (AP) — Tourists on a sightseeing boat in Boston have seen a body floating by them in the river they were riding on.The...

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Dior celebrates the atelier, draws celebs to Paris couture

PARIS (AP) — Guests including Katie Holmes and Kate Bosworth were taken deep inside the inner workings of Christian Dior for...

Rural hospitals fight to remain fiscally viable

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A community's physical and economic health is at stake as rural hospitals across Oklahoma and the United States struggle to remain viable. The largely rural Sooner State is particularly at-risk as changes in technology, insurance coverage and...

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TSA going through busiest period ever at US airports

TSA just missed a record for the number of people screened at airport checkpoints as the July 4 holiday travel period started...

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Group wants Route 66 on list of National Historic Trails

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A national nonprofit says it will push for Historic Route 66 to be designated as a National Historic...

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Professor Fiona? Famous baby hippo an educational force

CINCINNATI (AP) — Just call her Professor Fiona.The Cincinnati Zoo's famous premature baby hippo does more than delight social...

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Badlands and history in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — For travelers looking to visit all 50 states, North Dakota is often one of the last to be checked off. It's...

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The Latest: Cruise worker stable after 22 hours in water

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on a cruise ship worker who went overboard and was rescued by the crew of another cruise line (all...

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Idaho: Huckleberry beer, Craters of the Moon and Sun Valley

ARCO, Idaho (AP) — Huckleberry beer, Craters of the Moon park and Sun Valley: It was a trio of unique Idaho experiences.My...

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Montana: See the vanishing glaciers and carry bear spray

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Montana (AP) — I had a lot of expectations heading to Montana last summer. I expected to check off my...

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Life of Abe Lincoln's son on display at Hildene in Vermont

MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — The "Land of Lincoln" is the state slogan for Illinois, but there's a Lincoln family outpost in the lush...

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Muslim Arabs find warm welcome in Russia's remote Grozny

GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Even during the World Cup, which brought hordes of foreigners to Russia, the capital of Chechnya remained...

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US travel ban leaves far-flung Syrian family in limbo

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Tired and aching with arthritis, Dahouk al-Omar lugs a purse stuffed with all her personal documents to...

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Passengers cheer as passing ship rescues cruise ship worker

MIAMI (AP) — Cellphone video captured passengers cheering as a cruise ship worker from another ship was found some 22 hours...

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SoftBank invests in 'handy Japan' hotel technology service

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank is investing in a mobile device service for hotel guests, called handy...

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Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, the Louvre, are tops in visitorship survey

A recent survey on theme parks and museums would make the Mona Lisa smile: The Louvre was the world's most-visited museum last...

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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in...

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UK forecaster issues 1st ever thunderstorm alert

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Met Office weather forecasting service has issued its first thunderstorm alert in the agency's 164-year...

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Raging wildfire threatens moorlands in northern England

LONDON (AP) — Some 120 firefighters are trying to contain a wildfire that has been declared a "major incident" as it spreads in...

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Nizhny Novgorod: Soviet 'closed city' teems with tourists

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — It's hard to fathom for 21-year-old Valeria Kashnikova as she delivers pizzas to tables jammed...

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World Cup fans rev up revenues for sanctions-hobbled Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow's beer kegs are emptying fast and demand for Vladimir Putin T-shirts is overwhelming St. Petersburg street...

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All aboard Hello Kitty: Pink bullet train debuts in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A Hello Kitty-themed "shinkansen" bullet train has debuted in Japan. Adorned with the cartoon icon inside and out,...

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Pot businesses urge California to delay strict testing rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 150 marijuana businesses in California warned Friday that they could face crippling financial losses...

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Mexican players and coach go sightseeing in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — In the past few days, Mexican players have insisted that they are not afraid to face Brazil in the round of 16 in...

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Spain creates Mediterranean Sea reserve for whale migration

MADRID (AP) — Spain is creating a marine wildlife reserve for the migrations of whales and dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea...

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UN migration agency snubs Trump's nominee to lead it

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s migration agency snubbed the Trump administration's candidate to lead it on Friday, a major blow to...

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To Infinity: Toy Story Land opening at Disney in Florida

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — For children of the mid-1990s, Disney's new Toy Story Land offers the opportunity to visit the...

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TSA expects record crowds as July 4 holiday period starts

If you're traveling this weekend, leave extra time for getting through the airport security line.The TSA projected that Friday...

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NBA's Antetokounmpo in Greek tourism campaign

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo is appearing in a tourism campaign to promote his native Greece.He's in a...

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The Latest: UN migration agency picks new, Portuguese leader

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. migration agency's rejection of (all times local):4:00 p.m.The U.N.'s migration agency has...

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Gods of soccer: Ronaldo, Messi like you've never seen them

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Looking regal in his Russian uniform, Cristiano Ronaldo gazes out pensively with his arms folded...

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New app offers interactive experiences for Disney guests

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With the opening of Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studies, Walt Disney World is also offering...

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Serbia reopens National Museum after 15-year renovations

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has reopened the country's main museum, 15 years after it was closed for renovation following...

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Bali airport closed as Agung volcano gushes column of ash

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian tourist island of Bali closed its international airport Friday, stranding thousands...

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Hemingway's life and legacy inspire new JFK Museum display

BOSTON (AP) — A new Ernest Hemingway exhibition puts a fresh spin on the author's colorful life and legacy by displaying his...

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What Disney got right – and wrong – with Pixar Pier

Will Pixar Pier endure as a hit or fade after this early burst of interest?

Oklahoma camp offers help for childhood trauma victims

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Prosecutors eye charges over taking of rare Hawaii plants

HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are considering charges against two people seen taking rare, federally...

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AP PHOTOS: Climate change pushes wineries to take action

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — From South Africa's drought-stricken vineyards, to France's noble chateaus, to sunny vineyards in Australia...

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On the road or on the water: Operators headed for trouble when drinking and driving

Who’s heading to the lake for the Fourth of July? For many of us the upcoming holiday means boating, grilling out, and fun in...

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New Airbus transport aircraft BelugaXL sports whale's grin

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — A whale of a transport aircraft will be flying high later this summer sporting the grin of a Beluga...

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Atlantic City welcomes back 2 shuttered casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Movie stars lent an air of celebrity glitz to a gritty seaside gambling resort Thursday as Atlantic...

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Finnish neutrality key to Helsinki hosting US-Russia summit

HELSINKI (AP) — Helsinki, the capital of Finland, will host a July 16 summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S....

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‘Unbearable’ smelling passenger that caused plane’s emergency landing dies from tissue necrosis

A man who caused a Transavia flight that originated in the Spanish island of Gran Canaria to make an emergency landing in...

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Australian man pleads guilty for Fiji flight disturbance

HONOLULU (AP) — A passenger whose behavior prompted the diversion of a Fiji Airways flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu has...

Sports

Correction: Sports Exhibit-9/11 story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 27 about a sports exhibit at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, The Associated Press...

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China rebuffs US request to discuss airline 'Taiwan' demand

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials have rejected a U.S. request to discuss their demand that airlines describe self-ruled Taiwan...

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From Barcelona to Seattle, historic markets ally to survive

LONDON (AP) — City food markets that have been around for centuries are threatened by online shopping, rising costs and even...

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5 of 7 nations hit by US travel ban are majority Muslim

The seven nations under the Trump administration's travel ban — upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — include five majority Muslim...

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Oklahoma business briefs for June 28

Oklahoma business briefs for June 28.

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Detectives probe previous shootings near California campsite

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives investigating the death of a man shot while camping with his two young daughters are reviewing...