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What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that...

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The Latest: Lava flows, stalls on geothermal plant property

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):5 p.m.Hawaii officials say lava...

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Man kills himself at San Francisco airport in mezzanine jump

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say a man killed himself in front of hundreds of passengers at San Francisco International...

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Thousands of Vegas casino workers to vote on citywide strike

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week were preparing to vote on...

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Interior moves to lift restrictions on hunting bears, wolves

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska...

Business

Drilling rig topples near Phoenix airport, worker is trapped

PHOENIX (AP) — Cranes, back hoes and other heavy equipment are being set up to move a drilling rig that toppled on its side...

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AP PHOTOS: Fire, steam, fascination as Hawaii lava rolls on

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Cracks in the ground spit out streams of lava that are snaking through Hawaii's Big Island, devouring...

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___Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workersWASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court has ruled that businesses...

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Video captures bus driver counting cash while driving

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Transit officials will investigate a New Jersey bus driver who was seen on video allegedly counting cash...

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Judge: Teen must repay $37M for starting Oregon wildfire

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered...

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$3.5 million later, Medal of Honor Museum will be re-drawn

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Planners of a National Medal of Honor Museum in South Carolina have agreed to start over on the...

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St. Louis Blues' arena changing name to Enterprise Center

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The home of the St. Louis Blues is getting a new name: Enterprise Center.The NHL team on Monday announced a...

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Don't get taken for a ride this summer at the theme park

The best way to save money at theme parks this summer is simple. Don't go.Peak season means peak pricing. Admission discounts...

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'Miles to go before I sleep': Robert Frost museum reopens

SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — On a warm June morning in 1922, Robert Frost sat down at his dining room table in southern Vermont and...

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Frontier flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Frontier Airlines flight from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to San Diego was forced to make an emergency landing...

Business

Los Angeles for tourists: Hollywood, beaches _ and pot?

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California this year, and the industry is targeting...

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Ex-Yugo autocratic leader's iconic yacht given new life

RIJEKA, Croatia (AP) — Decades of rust are covering its hull, the furniture is broken in its once luxurious salons, its...

Business

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the...

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Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild...

Business

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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The next life saved by a seat belt could be yours

Nationwide enforcement campaign to remind people to wear their seat belts kicks off. Most understand the lifesaving value of...

One thing women are putting off longer these days

NewsMay 13, 2018

More women are delaying motherhood. The median age of new mothers in the U.S. is 26 years old, compared to 23 in 1994, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center.

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The Latest: Hazardous cloud spreads from where lava hits sea

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):12:50 p.m.Scientists say a...

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Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent...

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Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his...

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Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet

LONDON (AP) — Unwilling to kiss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding goodbye just yet, Britain basked Sunday in the scale...

Business

'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants...

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Iraqi, Syrian guides bring views to Philadelphia museum

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three Iraqi natives and a Syrian woman have been enlisted as guides to share a modern cultural perspective...

Business

Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of...

Business

City hopes for revitalization in aftermath of fraud case

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A remote Vermont community down on its luck had looked forward in 2012 to a downtown hotel, office and...

Life

Opportunities abound for hiking in Oklahoma

There are so many places where you can go hiking, biking and horseback riding throughout the state.

Life

Kansas City offered nice break for celebration

Family comes together to celebrate their mother's 80th birthday in Kansas City.

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WW2 museum's Bob Hope exhibit opens Friday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National World War II Museum is about to open a new exhibit about comedian Bob Hope and his performances...

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Americans fete royal wedding in pubs, hotels and homes

NEW YORK (AP) — From pubgoers in pajamas to merrymakers in finery at a posh hotel, Americans cheered and teared up Saturday as...

Business

Hawaii officials warn residents about latest lava flow

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii officials warned residents that fast-moving lava was approaching an area near homes that were...

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The Latest: Hawaii authorities warn of fast-moving lava

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):5:45 p.m.Hawaii...

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Pregnant woman says man punched her and service dog on plane

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A deaf woman who is 5 months pregnant says a man punched her in the stomach and hit her service dog during...

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Windsor gears up for royal wedding, embraces Harry, Meghan

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Meghan Markle will have an heir to the British throne walk her down the aisle — and have her mother and...

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Paramount costume exhibit in Ohio satisfies 'new nostalgia'

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Costumes play a leading role as movies transport viewers to other times, open doors to foreign cultures,...

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USS Constitution pays tribute to Vietnam War veterans

BOSTON (AP) — The USS Constitution has paid homage to Vietnam War veterans with a 21-gun salute in Boston.The world's oldest...

Sports

Several World Cup arenas risk becoming white elephants

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Russia looks set to pack fans into the stadiums for the World Cup. But what happens then?Several of...

Business

New attractions in Orlando power jump in park attendance

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The arms race to build new theme park attractions in Orlando is paying dividends.A new report released...

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Major Swiss road tunnel closed after German bus catches fire

BERLIN (AP) — A major road tunnel in the Swiss Alps has been closed after a fire aboard a German bus that left two people...

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Artists offer stories to travelers at LaGuardia Airport

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City artists are hoping to give travelers at LaGuardia Airport something to look forward to with...

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NYC transportation officials call for parking rate increases

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say parking meter rates will go up citywide by the end of 2018 under a new plan.City...

Business

'Excited and scared': Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted anew Thursday with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a...

Business

The Latest: Residents say ash not bad near volcano summit

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the summit eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):4:45 p.m.A...

Business

School bus torn apart in dump truck collision, killing 2

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — A school bus taking children on a field trip to a historic site collided with a dump truck on...

Health

Rhino in San Diego pregnant, could help save subspecies

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A southern white rhino has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park —...

Business

Glacier park says rebuild won't permanently harm wildlife

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Rebuilding a Glacier National Park backcountry dormitory that burned in a fire last year may temporarily...

Crime

The Latest: Crews move school bus wrecked in deadly crash

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a school bus crash with a dump truck in New Jersey (all times local):8:25 p.m.Cleanup...

Business

Miami-Dade approves megamall that would be largest in US

MIAMI (AP) — A gigantic $4 billion retail and entertainment complex won government approval Thursday after years of debate,...

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...

Employment falls as the oil industry becomes more efficient

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A heightened focus on technology and efficiency gains over the past four years has allowed the oil and natural gas industry to return to profitability and recover from the deepest industry downturn in a generation. But not all of the industry...

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Archaeologists find street of balconies in Italy's Pompeii

ROME (AP) — Archaeologists excavating an unexplored part of Italy's volcanic ash-covered city of Pompeii have discovered a...

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The Latest: Some Hawaii residents leave as Kilauea spews ash

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the summit eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):8:30 a.m.The...

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Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, shooting plume of ash

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into...

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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, sending a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, sending a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into...

Business

New Jersey again loses logo suit with Florida pizza shop

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey once again has been told to hit the road in its legal battle with a Florida-based pizza...

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Restored WWII bomber Memphis Belle makes public debut

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Robert K. Morgan Jr.'s voice wavered with emotion when he talked about seeing the Memphis Belle all put...

Business

In Denmark, Airbnb to report hosts' rent to tax authorities

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark says online room-rental platform Airbnb will start to automatically report its users' deals...

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When lava flows, a Hawaiian goddess' name is invoked

HONOLULU (AP) — In rural Hawaii neighborhoods where lava from Kilauea volcano has burned down or threatened to consume the...

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The Latest: National Guard ready to evacuate people

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii (all times local):5:35...

Crime

Guilt for gilt: Jury convicts Goldman in theft of gold bar

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Two thieves await sentencing for stealing a 17th-century gold bar from a museum in Key West.Jarred...

Health

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___May 16Sun Sentinel on the reality for Israel after the...

Health

Yellowstone launches program to establish new bison herds

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park is launching a new program to capture and quarantine wild bison with the goal of...

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Lynching memorial may be game-changer for Montgomery tourism

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — A memorial to the victims of racial lynchings and a new museum in Montgomery, Alabama, have gotten a...

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'People's forest' marks 100 years, seeks new connections

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's most iconic attraction had been decimated by forest fires and logging when President...

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Rockwell work at center of dispute going back on display

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Norman Rockwell painting at the center of a contentious legal dispute over a Massachusetts museum's...

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Where 'Great Gatsby' writer lived, a museum with an Airbnb

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As she sat in the house where "Great Gatsby" writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, once...

Business

System outage causes flight cancelations in Frankfurt

BERLIN (AP) — A technology failure at Frankfurt airport has caused the cancellation of dozens of flights at Germany's busiest...

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Heading to Montgomery? Make time for Atlanta's King sites

ATLANTA (AP) — Two new sites in Montgomery, Alabama — a memorial to lynching victims and a museum — are attracting a lot of...

Crime

German museum returns looted art to indigenous Alaskans

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin museum has returned ancient wooden masks, an idol and other spiritually significant artifacts plundered...

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Tour bus crash in Portugal injures 15 British tourists

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Officials in Portugal say a bus carrying British tourists in the southern Algarve region has rammed...

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Painting newly attributed to Rembrandt on show in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A painting newly attributed to Dutch Golden Age master Rembrandt van Rijn went on display Wednesday in an...

Life

Where the real magic happens in Orlando

Ground transportation at Orlando International Airport is designed to persuade visitors to proceed directly to the...

Business

Homeowners scramble as Hawaii volcano spews ash, lava

HONOLULU (AP) — Patricia Deter moved from Oregon to Hawaii to be closer to her two daughters, but the Kilauea volcano burned...

Business

Trump Indonesia project gets Chinese government partner

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese government-owned company has signed on to build a theme park in a vast development in Indonesia that...

Business

China, Airbus investigating blown-out windshield on plane

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why a plane's windshield blew out midflight, forcing an...

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Chinese tourists spark anger in Vietnam over map on shirts

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country's territorial claims in the disputed...

Sports

Australia says some Comm Games athletes seeking new visas

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian Border Force says it is aware some foreign athletes have remained in the country...

Business

Passenger helps subdue naked man on flight to Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska, looked up from his audio...

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The Latest: Judges skeptical they can't review Trump policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court hearing in California on the battle over an Obama-era policy that...

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Popular science center that featured sharks, Titanic closing

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A popular science center that has attracted traveling exhibits to Maine's largest city is closing its...

Business

Man who used wine bottle in flight brawl gets 2 years prison

SEATTLE (AP) — A Florida man who wielded a wine bottle in a brawl last year with flight attendants and passengers as he tried...

Business

Lawsuit contends energy lease sales will affect environment

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups and three Montana landowners sued Tuesday to cancel hundreds of recent oil and gas...

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NYC designates Coney Island boardwalk a Scenic Landmark

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn's iconic Coney Island boardwalk, which has attracted generations of New Yorkers and tourists who come...

How did the Oklahoma state health department build a slush fund worth millions?

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health appeared bankrupt because no one at the top fully understood the accounting mechanisms that had built up a “slush fund” worth millions, according to a grand jury and the state’s auditors.

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Greece changes asylum rules to fight camp overcrowding

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament approved legislation Tuesday that is designed to speed up the asylum process for...

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Poland ready to end extensive logging in pristine old forest

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's environment minister has decided to stop the extensive logging in one of Europe's oldest forests...

Business

Cuomo: Finger Lakes trash incinerator should be rejected

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he opposes plans for a massive trash incinerator in the Finger Lakes...

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Honors for Iraq vet, K-9 portrayed in film 'Megan Leavey'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and the military dog she served with during the Iraq War have been inducted...

Business

Air France-KLM appoints temporary CEO amid labor standoff

PARIS (AP) — Air France-KLM has appointed finance chief Frederic Gagey as interim CEO, following the resignation this month of...

Business

Putin opens bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin drove a large construction truck Tuesday to road test the much-anticipated...

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Repairs to leave part of Statue of Liberty dark

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers will be turning off some lights for repairs to the Statue of Liberty's electrical system.The system...

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The Latest: Greek lawmakers try to stem migrant overcrowding

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on migrant topics in Europe (all times local):___2:50 p.m.Lawmakers in Greece are preparing to vote...

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Monday's Sports In Brief

WASHINGTON (AP) — SPORTS BETTINGThe Supreme Court cleared the way for states coast to coast to legalize betting on sports,...

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Ex-lawmaker: Naked man tackled on Alaska Airlines flight

SEATTLE (AP) — A retired Alaska state lawmaker says a naked passenger was tackled and detained on an Alaska Airlines flight...

Business

Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — People nixing vacations to Hawaii's Big island has cost the tourism industry millions of dollars as the...

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The Latest: Hawaii volcano's sulfur dioxide threatens health

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii (all times local):5...

Business

Official: Lyft drivers at Disney World can join union

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The drivers are summoned by a Lyft app. They are expected to entertain with storytelling as they whisk...

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Group behind Theodore Roosevelt library scraps 2-site plan

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The foundation working to build a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in western North Dakota on...

Business

Supreme Court greenlights driver rights in rental car case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that people who borrow rental cars from friends or family are generally...

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Lincoln museum to sell Marilyn dress, photos to repay loan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The foundation that supports the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield,...

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Russia hails security ties with Egypt, promises more flights

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says close cooperation with Egypt on security issues will help restore a direct air...

Life

Westminster is a wreck, its caretakers say

Earlier this year, British lawmakers approved one of the most ambitious restoration projects of the modern age, a $5 billion...

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Another O'Keeffe emerges for exhibit: Georgia's sister Ida

DALLAS (AP) — The abstract painting of a lighthouse caught the eye of Dallas Museum of Art curator Sue Canterbury as she...

Business

Staid Singapore prepares for historic Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Singapore, a highly manicured city-state shaped by skyscrapers and luxury hotels, is preparing for...

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Searchers recover body of missing Montana backcountry skier

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Searchers have recovered the body of a northwestern Montana physician who went missing while...

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Noisy Hawaiian volcano lava fissure prompts more evacuations

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A new fissure in Hawaii's Puna District sent gases and lava exploding into the air, spurring officials to...

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Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser erupts for 5th time this year

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The world's largest active geyser has erupted again in Yellowstone National Park.The...

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The Latest: Volcano's fissures downgraded to 17, not 18

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii (all times local):12:15 p.m.Scientists say the...

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2 British tourists freed after being kidnapped in Congo

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Two British tourists have been released in eastern Congo two days after being kidnapped, according to...

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Awe and fear: Lava in Hawaii sloshes, oozes, crackles, roars

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The lava hisses, crackles and sizzles.It roars like an engine, the sheer force causing an audible whoosh...

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Niagara Falls Aquarium begins building jellyfish exhibit

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The Niagara Falls Aquarium in New York has started construction of a jellyfish exhibit that will be...

Business

Deal could restart stalled NYC Ferris wheel tourism project

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a soaring idea, intended to put the city's least-populous, least-visited borough on the tourism map.But...

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Memphis Belle's rebirth: Rehabbed WWII bomber rolling out

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Memphis Belle took off from England on the morning of May 17, 1943, with a wave of 159 B-17s to drop...

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The Latest: New fissure spatters lava from Hawaii volcano

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii (all times local):9:45 a.m.A new lava fissure...

Life

Oklahoma is filled with Memorial Day events

It doesn’t matter where you are in Oklahoma during the Memorial Day weekend, chances are you will not be far away from food,...

Life

Float on

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, the Schlitterbahn's flagship water park and resort, lives up to its reputation as a place where...

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Hawaii volcano spawns new fissure near geothermal plant

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spawned a new lava fissure Saturday, emitting minor lava spatter less than a...

A 10-year-old kid just wrote one of Oklahoma's newest laws

NewsMay 14, 2018

Fifth-grader Ephraim Bowling noticed that Oklahoma didn't have an official state raptor. On Nov. 1, his bill becomes law.

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Dragons and fire? Sure. Dragon on fire? Really special

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Dragons and fire — not unusual.A dragon on fire? That's really something special.A float...

Business

Portrait of a casino: Back in the black after 40 years

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When Resorts became the first casino in the United States to open outside Nevada, gamblers...

Sports

WORLD CUP: Moscow a vast and varied destination

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is one of the world's largest cities with a population of at least 12 million people — more than many of...

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2 trips to North Korea with top US diplomat, 18 years apart

WASHINGTON (AP) — It began with quiet words from State Department officials: Apply for a new passport immediately. You may soon...

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Traveling with Pompeo on secret mission to North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — It began with quiet words from State Department officials: Apply for a new passport immediately. You may soon...

Business

As lava oozes, Hawaii officials say rest of island is open

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — Warnings that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could shoot boulders and ash out of its summit crater are...

Health

The Latest: Trump declares disaster for Hawaii eruption

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a Hawaii volcano eruption (all times local):4:30 p.m.Hawaii Gov. David Ige says President...

Business

APNewsBreak: US, Emirates strike deal resolving airline spat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the United Arab Emirates signed a deal Friday to resolve a years-old spat over alleged...

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Hawaii officials plead for visitors to keep travel plans

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — Warnings that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could shoot boulders and ash out of its summit crater are...

News

Debt may force Lincoln library and museum to sell artifacts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The foundation that supports the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum says it might have to...

Business

New York City loft-dweller fined $185K for tourist rentals

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City artist is facing eviction and a $185,000 fine after renting out her rent-regulated loft to...

Business

At 40, are Atlantic City casinos healing or courting danger?

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Having lost five of its 12 casinos over the past four years, Atlantic City will mark its 40th...

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Guard killed, 2 British tourists and driver abducted in Congo's Virunga National Park

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Guard killed, 2 British tourists and driver abducted in Congo's Virunga National Park.

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Why Rihanna got a criminal sense of deja vu at the Met Gala

NEW YORK (AP) — When Rihanna attended this week's glitzy Met Gala, she was actually returning to the scene of the crime.The...

Sports

WORLD CUP: Saransk known for Depardieu and odd architecture

MOSCOW (AP) — If you have never heard of Saransk, you're not alone — many Russians haven't either.The provincial city of just...

Business

Royal retreat of Windsor ready to party for Harry, Meghan

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Few towns are as quintessentially English as Windsor, the bucolic riverside locale where Prince Harry...

Business

Pilots warn of weak taxiways at Bangkok's busy airport

BANGKOK (AP) — A pilots' organization is warning that soft ground conditions at Bangkok's main international airport, a major...

News

North Korea tells UN aviation group no more ICBM tests

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has informed a United Nations aviation agency that it will not conduct unannounced missile tests or...

Health

Smithsonian museum to install Henrietta Lacks portrait

WASHINGTON (AP) — A portrait of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were taken without her consent and widely used in groundbreaking...

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Idaho wildlife officials approve limited grizzly bear hunt

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in...

Crime

Hawaii volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — If Hawaii's Kilauea volcano blows its top in the coming days or weeks, as experts fear, it could hurl ash...

Business

What's that smell? Flower town's shift to pot creates stink

CARPINTERIA, Calif. (AP) — This picturesque coastal town cradled by mountains and sandy shores is a scene out of a Southern...

Crime

US officials discover Hungary passport fraud scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have identified a passport fraud scheme in Hungary that has allowed people to enter the U.S....

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In tearful interview, Weinstein's wife says she didn't know

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's estranged wife, Georgina Chapman, has given her first interview since scandal erupted around...

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Tanzania's Maasai evicted in favor of tourism, group says

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Tens of thousands of Tanzania's ethnic Maasai people are homeless after the government burned their...

Business

Marley's granddaughter wants accountability for police stop

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Marley's granddaughter said Thursday that she felt like her life was put in danger when a woman saw her and...

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Museum to display mummified monkey found in air duct

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A mummified monkey that was found in the air ducts of a former department store in downtown Minneapolis last...

Business

Record 72 million tourists came to Orlando last year

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even though Hurricane Irma forced the closures of its theme parks and airports and filled its hotels with...

Sports

WORLD CUP: Sochi is a summer and winter tourist attraction

MOSCOW (AP) — Visiting Sochi is a mouthwatering prospect for World Cup fans, with beaches, blue skies and arguably the best...

News

Beloved Tucson zoo elephant dies suddenly of 'twisted gut'

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Officials say a beloved 11-year-old male elephant died suddenly at Tucson's zoo after it suffered an...

News

Newfoundlanders call out Bourdain show for 'offensive' word

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's TV show has angered some Newfoundlanders after using a...

Crime

UK teen accused of plotting grenade attack on British Museum

LONDON (AP) — A London teenager went on trial Thursday for allegedly plotting a grenade attack on the British Museum after...

Business

US watchdog will review FAA safety oversight of airlines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department is reviewing federal oversight of maintenance at Allegiant Air and American...

Oklahoma Baptists weigh in on beleaguered seminary leader

LifeMay 13, 2018

Oklahomans are among those weighing in for and against Southwest Baptist Theological President Paige Patterson, a prominent and influential Southern Baptist Convention leader who is currently embroiled in controversy surrounding past remarks he...

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Petal power: Group works to preserve wild Louisiana irises

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Vast stands of wild Louisiana irises — vibrant purple, blue, red, yellow and orange flowers that thrive in...

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Music mural displayed for 1st time since Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A mural that covered the wall of a pioneering New Orleans bar is back on display for the first time since...

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Australian, 104, dies in assisted suicide in Switzerland

LIESTAL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian biologist who drew international attention to his right-to-die case ended...

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Volunteers work to save vintage train simulator in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Hydraulic systems jerk and pull the metal train cab back and forth as the driver pilots it along the tracks of...

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Scientists: Kilauea volcano may have explosive eruption

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks...

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The Latest: Volcano park to close ahead of explosive threat

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii (all times local):7 p.m.Hawaii Volcanoes National...

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Kim breaks with his flight-phobic father, travels by plane

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Unlike his dictator father, who famously shunned air travel, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un jetted...

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50,000 Vegas casino workers to vote on strike over contract

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing 50,000 Las Vegas casino employees whose contracts will expire at the end of the month...

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Afghan detained despite helping US is freed after 14 months

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Afghan man detained in New Jersey for more than a year despite having a special visa for people who...

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The Latest: Delta: Dripping fluid to blame for smoke

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on smoke that forced the evacuation of a Delta Air Lines flight (all times local):2:55 p.m.Delta Air...

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Russia marks wartime victory at World Cup stadium

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — In a World Cup soccer stadium built on the Stalingrad battlefield, Russia remembered its wartime dead...

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Hard Rock granted casino license in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hard Rock had an easy time with New Jersey gambling regulators on Wednesday, gaining a license to...

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Lonely Planet CEO departs; reports of a possible sale

The wunderkind CEO of Lonely Planet has departed, the company confirmed Wednesday, amid reports that the travel brand and...

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Analysis: Smoky Mountains visitors spent nearly $1B in 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park spent nearly $1 billion in nearby communities last...

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Delta flight evacuated in Denver because of smoke in cabin

DENVER (AP) — A Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Denver was evacuated after passengers reported smoke in the...

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Michigan-based Boyne completes purchase of 6 ski resorts

Michigan-based Boyne Resorts has completed its purchase of six ski resorts it was operating under long-term lease agreements...

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Tucson offers taste of past, modern fare

The restaurant scene has expanded in step, but vestiges of the Old West remain, along with traces of Tucson's history as a...

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The Latest: Delta flight evacuated because of smoke in cabin

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Denver that was evacuated because of smoke in the cabin...

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Lingering residents forced to evacuate as lava cracks spread

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Edwin Montoya's family carved their farm on the slopes of the Kilauea volcano out of "raw jungle,"...

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The Latest: 2 new lava vents prompt evacuation order

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on lava pouring out from fissures caused by Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii (all...

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Hawking's family offers lottery for Westminster tickets

LONDON (AP) — The family of the late Stephen Hawking is holding a lottery to choose 1,000 people who will get a free ticket to...

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NASA, Uber team up to get flying taxis off the ground

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA and Uber have signed an agreement to explore putting flying taxis in the skies over US cities.NASA said...

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Disney seeks new frontiers as more people watch video online

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is seeking new frontiers.The media company launched its $5-a-month sports streaming service, ESPN Plus,...

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Tony Dungy next inductee into Buccaneers Ring of Honor

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Super Bowl-winning Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy is the next inductee into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Ring of...

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Egypt discovers tomb of ancient pharaonic general near Cairo

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian archeologists say they have discovered a tomb of a "great army general" under Ramses II at the Saqqara...

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WORLD CUP: Samara famed for Volga river and Soviet beer

MOSCOW (AP) — Samara is a city defined by the vast Volga River, which has held a unique position in Russian culture for...

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Man on quest for WWII monument will march in Russian parade

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man who wants his Virginia museum to be the home of a monument honoring a secret World War II spy...

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Inside the Met Gala: Real-life cardinal gets star treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — It was cocktail hour at the Met Gala, the most glittery and exclusive event on the New York social calendar,...

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Museum on broken relationships comes to Kosovo

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Dolls, a memory jar, a magnifying glass, a used condom: Each a memento of heartbreak contributed by an...

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A look at the new Norwegian Bliss cruise ship

NEW YORK (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, has begun its U.S. inaugural tour with stops in New York,...

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Indian tourist dies in stone-throwing protest in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An Indian tourist was killed during a stone-throwing protest in Kashmir, officials said Tuesday, as the...

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5 survival strategies for camping on a budget

Exploring nature and sleeping under the stars can be viewed as an economical vacation. But buying gear and booking campsites or...

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Is it art or is it decor? A British artist's playful work

NEW YORK (AP) — The furniture, drapes, wall coverings, ceramics, textiles and other works by London-based artist Marc Camille...

Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

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“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

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Southwest plane makes unscheduled landing in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says a flight from Nashville, Tennessee, had to make an unscheduled landing in Dallas.News...

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Leopard grabs, kills toddler in Uganda national park

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A wildlife official says a leopard has attacked and killed a toddler in a protected area popular with...

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Holy haute couture: Divine designs grace carpet at Met Gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Divine designs floated up the red carpet at Monday's religion-themed Met Gala in shimmering golds, reds and...

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Slopes of volcano offer affordable piece of paradise, risks

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — As lava crawled down Leilani Road in a hissing, popping mass, Cheryl Griffith stood in its path and placed...

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The Latest: Scarlett Johansson wears Marchesa to Met Gala

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (all times local):9:15 p.m.Scarlett Johansson walked...

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Dinosaur tracks at Utah park dislodged, thrown into lake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Visitors at a Utah state park have been dislodging dinosaur tracks imprinted in sandstone and throwing...

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Children's museum cancels book reading with Junot Diaz

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Children's Museum has canceled a book reading by author Junot Diaz, who is facing allegations of sexual...

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'Hamilton' exhibit to debut in Chicago this fall

CHICAGO (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda and the producers of his hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" are bringing an exhibit to Chicago...

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Arizona man falls to his death at off cliff at Glen Canyon

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a man has accidentally fallen about 800 feet (243 meters) to his death at the Glen Canyon...

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Ocean Resort Casino to open same day as Hard Rock

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino says it will open on the same day as the Hard Rock casino.Bruce...

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Vatican bling takes center stage at new Met fashion exhibit

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiaras encrusted with thousands of diamonds, emeralds and rubies. Papal cloaks and vestments with golden...

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Ohio patrol uses drug dogs more often with black drivers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol uses drug-sniffing dogs on Ohio stops involving black drivers at a...

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Ohio thrill ride accident spurs look at increasing oversight

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers will consider whether to increase oversight of carnival rides, including hiring more...

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Pickup truck strikes Southwest plane at Baltimore airport

BALTIMORE (AP) — Passengers on board a Southwest Airlines flight from Florida say a pickup truck hit their plane on the runway...

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Trip with mom to Kauai and Maui rekindles happy memories

PRINCEVILLE, Hawaii (AP) — My mother has always had a special connection to Hawaii.Her father flew there nearly 200 times as a...

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Lego-obsessed crowd packs convention every June near Chicago

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — If you think five straight days of Lego are for the kiddie set, think again.Brickworld Chicago is a...

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WORLD CUP: Sun never sets in a St. Petersburg summer

MOSCOW (AP) — Known as Russia's "Window on Europe," St. Petersburg is a city like no other.Imperial palaces line its network of...

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French train standoff: Strikes to resume, despite talks

PARIS (AP) — A powerful French union is vowing to push ahead with strikes that have hobbled nationwide train services, even as...

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Air France's stock sinks as government warns on its future

PARIS (AP) — Air France's share price dived Monday after its CEO quit and the French government warned that the country's...

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China slams US criticism of its 'Orwellian' Taiwan demand

BEIJING (AP) — China has dismissed White House criticism of its "Orwellian" demand that foreign airlines not refer to...

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Family Talk: Planning won't promise perfect vacation

Planning a perfect vacation? Don't count on it. Roll with it.

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Springsteen escorts Van Zandt in to New Jersey Hall of Fame

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Oh what a night: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were inducted Sunday into the New Jersey Hall of...

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Officials: 26 homes, 4 other buildings destroyed by volcano

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The number of homes destroyed by Hawaii's Kilauea volcano jumped to 26 on Sunday as scientists reported...

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The Latest: 26 homes, 4 other structures destroyed by lava

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii (all times local):6:20 p.m.The number of...

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The Latest: Bruce inducts Van Zandt into Jersey hall of fame

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the induction ceremony for the New Jersey Hall of Fame (all times local):10:15...

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UK airports to add explosive detection dogs to screen cargo

LONDON (AP) — British officials say dogs trained to detect explosives are being deployed at airports to screen cargo for...

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Egypt says no hidden rooms in King Tut's tomb after all

CAIRO (AP) — New radar scans have provided conclusive evidence that there are no hidden rooms inside King Tutankhamun's burial...

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House where Lizzie Borden lived after acquittal opening soon

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts mansion where Lizzie Borden lived after being acquitted of the ax murders of her...

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Correction: Jazz Fest story

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story May 5 about the New Orleans Jazz Fest, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an...

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'It's ruthless out there': Quilts honor dead migrants to US

BOSTON (AP) — A powerful exhibition of quilts memorializing migrants from Mexico and Central America who have died in the...

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Water line break floods 50 staterooms on Carnival cruise

MIAMI (AP) — A water line break flooded 50 staterooms aboard a Carnival Cruise Line ship as it sailed through the Caribbean.In...

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NYC's historic Trinity Church to partially close for 2 years

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Trinity Church, a tourist attraction loved for its ties to colonial America and links to a...

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New way to see art? Paris museum welcomes naked visitors

PARIS (AP) — Visitors at a leading contemporary art museum in Paris didn't leave only their coats in the cloakroom — they left...

Great expectations

LifeMay 12, 2018

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has raised more than half the funds needed to build a 2000-seat church and Stanley Rother shrine in south Oklahoma City.

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Columnist finds refreshment, release in Coastal Alabama

There’s something way welcoming about Alabamians, whether they’re die-hard “Roll Tide” University of Alabama or “War Eagle”...

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Lava burns 5 homes as Hawaii prepares for long eruption

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The number of homes destroyed by lava bursting out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has climbed to five.The...

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Hawaii braces for long upheaval as erupting Kilauea boils

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hundreds of anxious residents on the Big Island of Hawaii hunkered down Saturday for what could be weeks...

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Lyft, Aptiv to launch self-driving car program in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ride-hailing service Lyft is partnering with an automotive technology company to deploy a fleet of 30...

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Arizona museum explores cultural significance of Route 66

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people visit the Arizona Route 66 Museum each year, aiming to get a feel for what it...

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Doctors reject Trump's 'war zone' comments on London crime

LONDON (AP) — Some British doctors and legislators reacted angrily Saturday to President Donald Trump's pro-gun comments at an...

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Video shows police stop of Native American teens on tour

DENVER (AP) — Police body camera footage and telephone recordings captured an incident in which two Native American teenagers...

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Tour hurricane hunter airplane at 5 Gulf Coast cities

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AP) — People in five Gulf Coast cities can go into an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter...

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Egypt moves last chariot of King Tut to new museum

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt moved the sixth and last chariot of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun on Saturday to the boy king's vast collection...

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Scientists say fossilized footprints tell tale of sloth hunt

WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. (AP) — Researchers studying a trail of fossilized footprints on a remote New Mexico salt...

Life

Route 66 monument set on El Reno street corner

The new 'America's Mother Road' monument was set in place Wednesday just in time for the 30th Fried Onion Burger Day Festival,...

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Quakes, lava and gas: Hawaii residents flee volcanic threats

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Many rural residents living on an erupting volcano in Hawaii fled the threat of lava that spewed into the...

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The Latest: Colorado State makes changes to campus tours

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on ordeal of two Native American teens who were pulled from a Colorado State University...

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The Latest: Hawaii's magnitude-6.9 quake biggest since 1975

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of a Hawaii volcano that sent molten lava through forest land and bubbling up...

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World-renowned climber rescued from Yosemite's El Capitan

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A world-renowned speed climber was rescued from Yosemite National Park's El Capitan by...

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Italy recovers 3 paintings stolen from Bologna-area museums

ROME (AP) — Italy's art police say they've recovered three paintings stolen in recent months from three small Bologna-area...

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Air France CEO resigns after employees reject wage offer

PARIS (AP) — Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac announced his decision to resign Friday as Air France crews and ground...

Business

Hotel rooms by the hour _ or the minute

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Most hotels already offer quick checkout. Now, a growing number are selling briefer stays, too.Through an...

Business

Bill seeks park status for New Mexico's stunning white dunes

A vast expanse of shifting white sand dunes in southern New Mexico would be elevated from a national monument to a national...

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Meghan Markle's parents to visit queen, have wedding roles

LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle's divorced parents will meet with Queen Elizabeth II and other royals before her May 19 wedding to...

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Diamond city of Antwerp now has a sparkling diamond museum

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Antwerp has long been known as the world's greatest diamond city. Now it has a new museum to go with a...

Business

Norwegian Air turns down British Airways offer

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has rejected a takeover offer from British Airways' parent...

Business

2 investors reach deal to buy NYC's historic Plaza Hotel

NEW YORK (AP) — Two investors have reached a deal to buy a majority share of New York City's historic Plaza Hotel for $600...

Business

WORLD CUP: Yekaterinburg, on the border of Europe and Asia

MOSCOW (AP) — On the boundary between Europe and Asia, the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg is the furthest east World Cup...

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With Taj Mahal turning a bit green, Indian court gets mad

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Taj Mahal, that shining white monument to love, is turning a little ... green. And yellow. And black.And...

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Hotels giving the royal treatment in honor of royal wedding

LONDON (AP) — Looking for the royal treatment? Check into a hotel the weekend of May 19.Upscale hotels on both sides of the...

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Hawaii volcano shoots lava into sky; evacuations ordered

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and...

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The Latest: Hawaii governor frees up money as lava flows

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (all times local):8:30 p.m.Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed...

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Show celebrates art by Mad Magazine's 'Usual Gang Of Idiots'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — First there was "Saturday Night Fever," the 1978 drama about New York, disco and living your dream that...

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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano releases lava into residential area after days of earthquakes, county orders evacuations

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Kilauea volcano releases lava into residential area after days of earthquakes, county orders evacuations.

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5.0-magnitude earthquake rattles Hawaii's Big Island

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 5.0-magnitude earthquake has struck Hawaii's Big Island.The temblor...

Business

Report: Pilots struggled to control crippled Southwest jet

DALLAS (AP) — The pilots of a Southwest Airlines jet struggled to handle the plane after an engine blew apart at 32,000 feet...

Business

'Iron Chef' announces bankruptcy, sale of restaurant empire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An "Iron Chef" from Philadelphia has announced he's filing for bankruptcy and selling his restaurant...

Technology and efficiency gains have boosted the oil industry

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After a career in operations, Jason Pigott suddenly found himself in charge of information technology at Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. "At first I had no idea why I was leading IT, but putting operations and IT together has...

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NJ Transit to reduce trains to try and meet safety deadline

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit said Thursday it will reduce its train service over the next several months as it tries...

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Police: Man fatally stabs co-worker at Philadelphia airport

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say an argument over a break room light led to a deadly stabbing involving three workers at...

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Erosion unearths bones on New York's island of the dead

NEW YORK (AP) — Storms and the tides are unearthing the long-hidden bones of Hart Island, creating eerie scenes of skulls,...

Business

Rail workers strike across France to protest labor changes

PARIS (AP) — Rail workers set up street protests across France on Thursday as they resumed their rolling strike against...

Business

EU to give young people free train tickets to explore Europe

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is convinced it has found a new way for young people to fall in love with neighboring...

Business

Amtrak service between Philly, Washington slowly resuming

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak service is slowly being restored between Philadelphia and Washington after a freight train...

Business

Saudi Arabia opens second movie theater with region's Vox

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia opened its second movie theater this week with tickets expected to go on sale...

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Chad gets 6 rhinos nearly 50 years after losing the species

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — Six critically endangered black rhinos are being transported from South Africa to Chad,...

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'John Madden Football' scores spot in World Video Game hall

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame has inducted "John Madden Football," a giant of the...

Business

Berlin's much-delayed 'ghost airport' plans expansion

BERLIN (AP) — It hasn't handled a single passenger yet, but Berlin's much-delayed airport is already planning to grow.Airport...

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Tunisia's "a land of peace" PM tells Djerba Jewish meeting

DJERBA, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's prime minister has opened a conference on dialogue between religions on the island of Djerba...

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Ex-Beatle Paul donates Linda McCartney photos to V&A museum

LONDON (AP) — The Victoria & Albert Museum says Paul McCartney has donated 63 photographs taken by his late wife Linda to the...

Crime

Police called to investigate Native Americans on campus tour

DENVER (AP) — Colorado State University officials say two Native American prospective students touring campus were questioned...

Business

The Latest: 'No panic' on flight after window crack

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a cracked window on a Southwest Airlines jet (all times local):3:15 p.m.Passengers are...

Business

Passengers heard window popping on Southwest plane

CLEVELAND (AP) — Passengers on a Southwest Airlines plane first heard a loud pop and then scurried away when they saw a jagged...

Business

Heavy rains destroyed or severely damaged 115 Hawaii homes

HONOLULU (AP) — Last month's record rains destroyed or did major damage to 115 homes on Kauai and Oahu islands, the state of...

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Union: Caesars rejects 'Do Not Disturb' sign policy change

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas on Wednesday said Caesars Entertainment has...

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Oldest male dolphin in the US dies at California park at 54

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Semo, the oldest known male bottlenose dolphin in the United States, has died at a Northern California...

Business

Hawaii poised to ban sale of some sunscreens that harm coral

HONOLULU (AP) — Many sunscreen makers could soon be forced to change their formulas or be banned from selling the lotions in...

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Autopsy: Burns, smoke killed Grand Canyon helicopter victims

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Three British tourists killed in a fiery helicopter crash at the Grand Canyon earlier this year died of...

Business

The Latest: Experts: San Francisco airport challenges pilots

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on investigations into several close call incidents at San Francisco International Airport (all...

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Agency: Pilots caused 3 San Francisco airport close-calls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pilot error was responsible for three of the five close-calls involving aircraft reported in the past 16...

Business

Ancient artifacts seized from Hobby Lobby returned to Iraq

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thousands of ancient clay tablets, seals and other Iraqi archaeological objects that were smuggled into...

Business

Push for return of Connecticut's tolls looks unsuccessful

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tractor trailer that slammed into four cars and killed seven people at a Connecticut tollbooth three...

News

Benedict Arnold's hair to be displayed at fort he captured

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A rarely displayed lock of American traitor Benedict Arnold's hair will be exhibited at the New York fort...

Business

The Latest: Not enough votes for Connecticut tollbooth law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to bring tolls back to some Connecticut highways (all times local):2:50...

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AP review: Judges split along party lines on travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump has called courts unfair and political and repeatedly assailed the 9th Circuit, the...

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Yellowstone bison rams Idaho woman, tosses her off trail

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A bison rammed a 72-year-old Idaho woman and tossed her off a trail as she walked in...

Business

Texas freight train derailment knocks out power, no one hurt

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A freight train has derailed in Fort Worth, knocking out power to the area.About 40 train cars were...

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Birthright Israel marks 18 years of trips for young Jews

Taking a trip with an organization called Birthright Israel has almost become a rite of passage for some young Americans with...

Business

Amid protests, Greece vows to reduce migrants on islands

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials on Wednesday vowed to reduce severe overcrowding at migrant camps on Greece's islands,...

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Iran detains British-Iranian, Iranian with British Council

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-British national and an Iranian working for the British Council who traveled to...

Business

Southwest Airlines plane with cracked window makes emergency landing in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Southwest Airlines plane with cracked window makes emergency landing in Cleveland.

Dozens of schools built safe rooms following Moore tornado

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At least 65 school districts across the state have constructed safe rooms since 2013, according to a survey conducted by The Oklahoman.

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Germany: Looted art restitution project shows first results

BERLIN (AP) — Several German cultural institutions and the American heirs of a German-Jewish family on Wednesday presented the...

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WORLD CUP: Kaliningrad cut off from the rest of Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Kaliningrad is the capital of a small territory isolated from the rest of Russia and sandwiched between Poland...

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Lion that mauled man in enclosure in South Africa is killed

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lion has been killed after attacking the owner of a wildlife center in South Africa, a mauling recorded...

Business

Tourists flocking to Peru's newfound 'Rainbow Mountain'

PITUMARCA, Peru (AP) — Tourists gasp for breath as they climb for two hours to a peak in the Peruvian Andes that stands 16,404...

Life

Where to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in New Orleans

Everybody in New Orleans has an opinion about where you should eat. Ask a dozen locals, and you are likely to get a dozen...

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Chinese imports threaten ancient craft of Dutch reed cutters

WEERRIBBEN-WIEDEN NATIONAL PARK, Netherlands (AP) — The drone of his small outboard motor cuts through the early morning...

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National Racing Hall of Fame showcasing NYRA history

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is showcasing the history of the New York Racing...

Business

Caviar sandwich returns to Grand Central Terminal restaurant

NEW YORK (AP) — An affordable way for New Yorkers to eat caviar is back on the menu at a Grand Central Terminal restaurant.The...

Business

Bank takes ownership of Schlitterbahn water park at auction

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A bank that held roughly $32 million in debt by the Schlitterbahn Riverpark & Resort in Texas' North Padre...

Business

Universal Studios Japan coaster stalls with riders hanging

TOKYO (AP) — Sixty-four passengers were left hanging in the air for up to two hours after a roller coaster made an emergency...

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Rosenstein: Justice Department won't be extorted by Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday lashed out at Republican allies of President Donald Trump...

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The Latest: Officials: Illegal campfire sparked Arizona fire

CLINTS WELL, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire burning in Arizona (all times local):5:05 p.m.Authorities say an illegal...

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Activity on Hawaii volcano could indicate new eruption

HONOLULU (AP) — A series of earthquakes and the collapse of the crater floor at the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano...

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Arizona wildfire grows but weather conditions improve

CLINTS WELL, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in Arizona grew but improved weather conditions Tuesday could help firefighters in the...

Business

FAA widens inspection of engines after Southwest accident

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are expanding an emergency order for airlines to inspect fan blades in the engines of...

Business

United will resume shipping pets but with some breeds barred

United Airlines plans to resume shipping pets as cargo in July but will ban animals such as snub-nosed dogs that face bigger...

Business

Trump hails bravery of crew, passengers aboard damaged plane

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed the "tremendous bravery" of the crew and passengers aboard a damaged...

Crime

Records: Ex-pension head filed false reimbursement claims

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office has accused the former executive director of the Oklahoma Police...

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The Latest: San Francisco designates gay, leather district

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a gay and leather cultural district in San Francisco (all times local):2:25 p.m.Supervisors...

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California sues over plan to scrap car emission standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and 16 other states sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its plan to scrap Obama-era...

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Study: Invasive fist-sized treefrogs in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Invasive, noxious Cuban treefrogs that eat smaller frogs and grow as big as a human fist have established a...

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California eyes fall reopening of Highway 1 near Big Sur

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — California transportation officials are targeting mid-September for reopening a stretch of iconic...

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Swiss police say 6th hiker dies after snowstorm in Alps

GENEVA (AP) — The death toll among a group of hikers trapped by an unexpected snowstorm in the Swiss Alps rose to six Tuesday,...

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The Latest: Brown pledges fierce fight on vehicle emissions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California lawsuit over vehicle emissions standards (all times local):10:30...

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Audit finds security lapses at Philadelphia's Amtrak station

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An audit has found a number of security vulnerabilities at Philadelphia's main train station, including...

Business

Chinese influx transforming Myanmar's quintessential city

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's last royal capital harbored the most learned Buddhist monks and exquisite artists, citizens...

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Even as spring arrives, backcountry skiing thrives

BARTLETT, N.H. (AP) — Standing at a scenic vista, Tyler Ray looks out at 2,661-foot Bartlett Mountain and envisions a network...

Business

Korean Air heiress apologizes before police questioning

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Korean Air heiress apologized Tuesday for causing trouble in her first public appearance as a...

News

Exhibit showcasing Stanley Kubrick's photography set to open

NEW YORK (AP) — A new museum exhibit opening this week in New York City will focus on the early photography work of film...

Business

Keeping up with The Roaming Stones

Renzi Stone, CEO of the Oklahoma City public relations and marketing firm Saxum, is traveling around the world with his family...

Business

Panasonic to pay $280M to settle federal corruption probe

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) — Panasonic Corp. will pay about $280 million to resolve federal charges that executives at its...

Business

Nevada gambling revenue tops $1B for third straight month

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos in Nevada crossed the $1 billion revenue mark for the third consecutive month in March, a streak that...

News

Scientists hope bug experiment fattens Colorado River fish

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Any great fishing hole depends on the health and well-being of its bugs.In a key stretch of the...

Oklahoma schools plagued by low funding as student needs increase

NewsMay 6, 2018

Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer classroom resources. But it has come at the same time the rate of students dealing with a slate of social challenges have...

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Business

Drivers facing most expensive driving season in years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Get ready for a little bit more pain at the pump this summer.Crude oil prices are at the highest level in...

Crime

Man gets 10 years for terror plot involving older brother

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who admitted discussing plans to explode bombs in Times Square and other New York locations received...

News

Meryl Streep to skip New Jersey Hall of Fame induction

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Award-winning actress Meryl Streep won't be there when she's inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame...

Business

Royal wedding: At hotels, $50K packages, Union Jack condoms

NEW YORK (AP) — Hotels are getting in on royal wedding mania, offering $50,000 packages fit for a queen, handing out condoms...

News

Tolerant San Francisco fed up with dirty, smelly streets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Though known for its compassion to the needy, San Francisco may have hit peak saturation with tent camps,...

Sports

Olympic-funded North Korea team wins at table tennis worlds

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A North Korea women's table tennis team funded by the International Olympic Committee scored an...

Sports

Awesome! Brazilian surfs record 80-foot wave in Portugal

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A Brazilian surfer rode a monster wave off Portugal to set a world record.The World Surf League...

News

4 climbers die in Swiss Alps after unexpected storm

GENEVA (AP) — An unexpected snowstorm coupled with high winds killed four climbers in the Swiss Alps and left five others in...

News

Traditional Czech open-faced sandwiches may be coming to US

PRAGUE (AP) — Open-faced sandwiches have been a popular Czech tradition since 1916.The sandwiches have become part of everyday...

News

Alaska's SeaLife Center gets 3rd baby octopus raising chance

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's SeaLife Center is getting its third shot at raising thousands of octopus hatchlings, hoping at...

News

Man won't face felony charges for Washington state park cave

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A homeless man who lived for a year in a self-dug cave at a state park in eastern Washington state won't...

News

For fans of British royals, a sightseeing itinerary

LONDON (AP) — You got up in the wee hours to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot in 2011. (And, if you're of a...

Business

Marriott Vacations buying ILG in $4.7B cash-and-stock deal

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Marriott's timeshare business is buying rival ILG in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $4.7...

Business

Off to the pasture: Spring horse run delights German crowds

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of Haflinger horses are enjoying their first days out on the pasture in Germany after a public run...