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Stealth fighter display opens at California's Reagan library

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - An exhibit displaying the first operational stealth fighter opened at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter was unveiled during the Reagan National Defense Forum at the museum in Sim

Air Force: More airspace needed around Holloman for F-16s

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - The Air Force is seeking more airspace for training F-16 fighter pilots at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports the Air Force is proposing three options for expanding its existing military operations a

Museum of Idaho receives $500,000 donation for new exhibit

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The Museum of Idaho has received a $500,000 donation that will be used to create a permanent exhibit telling the history of eastern Idaho. The Post Register reports that Westmark Credit Union made the donation Friday at the museum i

Historic Lincoln mansion gets Hollywood makeover

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The newest owner of Lincoln’s oldest bed and breakfast has a few changes planned for the historic home. Outside, Janel Faraci is going to get more use out of the corner lot, hosting gatherings and get-togethers. She took out a pair of m

Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston marks Pearl Harbor attack

BOSTON (AP) - The National Park Service is commemorating the anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with a service and a wreath-laying ceremony at Boston's Charlestown Navy Yard, the home of the USS Constitution. There are three parts to Satu

Santa Claus House: Everything is merry year round

NORTH POLE, Alaska (AP) - Santa Claus House operations manager Paul Brown says that the business is almost like an «Alaska house.» «You know, in Alaska, as you have a new kid, you just add a bedroom to the house?» Brown said during a r

Junk mail helps woman discover her home had been stolen

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) - Rohina Husseini had no idea someone could steal a house, but the first small clue that the home she owned for nearly a decade was no longer hers was a piece of junk mail that most of us ignore. The Springfield mother said she initiall

Beshear chooses Cameron to fill remainder of his term as AG

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Reaching across party lines, Democratic Gov.-elect Andy Beshear said Friday that he will appoint Republican Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron to become Kentucky's top law enforcement officer a few weeks early. Cameron's selection to

Protesters plan on gathering in Tucson to oppose border wall

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Protesters plan to gather in Tucson on Saturday in opposition of more border barriers that are being built in the southern Arizona desert. The protesters will include U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Tucson Democrat and opponent of President D

Beshear fills more high-level jobs for his administration

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear filled more high-level jobs in his upcoming administration on Friday, including giving his general counsel a second key role as his chief of staff. In selecting La Tasha Buckner for the role as chief of s

Police chief shot in central Mexico city of Cuernavaca

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Armed attackers shot to death the acting police chief in the central Mexico city of Cuernavaca, a once-tranquil tourist destination just south of Mexico City, city officials said Friday. The killing late Thursday was the latest in a serie

Visitor fees going up at Haleakala National Park on Maui

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Visitor entrance fees at Haleakala National Park on Maui will increase on New Year's Day the National Park Service announced. Park officials said the rate increase will begin Jan. 1, The Maui News reported. A $5 increase will raise the

Kosovo leader says EU has double standards on Kosovo, Serbia

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo's president accused the European Union on Friday of maintaining double standards for blocking a visa-free travel deal with his country but opening new chapters in Serbia's integration process despite its affiliation with Russia

Grand Canyon on lookout for fungus that can kill bats

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - Grand Canyon National Park says it will increase surveillance for a fungus that spreads rapidly among bats and can kill them. The park has been sampling bats and bat droppings for years and hasn't found any infected w

Cowboys for Trump take national monument sand to DC

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico group Cowboys for Trump is facing criticism after members brought iconic gypsum sands from White Sands National Monument to Washington for a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony - a possible violation of federal law. Otero C

Joe Gibbs honored with NASCAR's award of excellence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Joe Gibbs was honored with the Bill France Award of Excellence, capping a year in which he was elected to NASCAR's Hall of Fame, won his fifth Cup championship as a car owner and thoroughly dominated the competition. Gibbs was surpris

Study says warming world could devastate fisheries, reefs

BERLIN (AP) - A study commissioned by 14 seafaring nations predicts that unchecked climate change could devastate fishery industries and coral reef tourism, causing hundreds of billions of dollars in losses by 2050. The report to be published Friday on sideli

CEO of Alabama Space & Rocket Center to resign

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The chief executive of one of Alabama's top tourist attractions, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, is resigning after nine years. The Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission, which oversees the space museum, announced Thursday that D

CEO: Virgin Galactic marks 'incredible' year of milestones

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Virgin Galactic is on the verge of making more history in 2020 following an “incredible” year of progress, the chief executive of billionaire Richard Branson's space tourism venture said Thursday. CEO George Whitesides said this y

Plane diverted to Denver because of disruptive passenger

DENVER (AP) - A Frontier Airlines plane was diverted to Denver after a passenger became disruptive during the flight, airline officials said Thursday. Law enforcement officers removed the passenger Wednesday evening when the plane traveling from Cincinnati,

Experts say Mekong River’s new color a worrying sign

BANGKOK (AP) - The Mekong River has recently acquired an aquamarine color that may beguile tourists but also indicates a problem caused by upstream dams, experts in Thailand say. The river usually has a yellowish-brown shade due to the sediment it normally ca

At least 3 injured in Greece hotel fire in capital

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A fire broke out at a luxury hotel in the Greek capital Thursday, with firefighters using ladders to help evacuate the building. At least three people were injured, authorities said. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the blaze a

The Latest: French protesters set fires amid strikes

PARIS (AP) - The Latest on strikes in France (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Small groups of protesters are hurling flares, smashing store windows and setting fires in eastern Paris amid mass strikes over the government’s retirement reform. Associated Press re

Fire breaks out at luxury hotel in Greece’s capital

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A fire broke out at a luxury hotel in the Greek capital Thursday, with fire crews evacuating the building and using ladders to rescue several people. It was not immediately clear what caused the blaze at the Athenaeum Palace or how many

Cape Hatteras National Seashore gets accessible duck blind

BODIE ISLAND, N.C. (AP) - The Cape Hatteras National Seashore has a new wheelchair accessible duck blind. The Bodie Island, North Carolina, structure near state Highway 12 is the seashore's first accessible blind and among few found elsewhere, The Virginian-

Tennesseans invited for holiday tour of governor's mansion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennesseans are invited to visit the governor's mansion this holiday season for self-guided tours. This year's decorations are themed “Songs of the Season," with each tree decorated to represent a different classic Christmas carol.

Mass strike over pensions tangles transport across France

PARIS (AP) - France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still Thursday, schools across the country shut down and the Eiffel Tower warned visitors to stay away as unions held nationwide strikes and protests over the government’s plan to overhaul the retireme

New Zealand leader finds perfect spokesman: Stephen Colbert

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand has relied on hobbits, bungy jumping and rugby to entice tourists in the past. Now Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern may have found the perfect spokesman to embrace all of the above and more: American comedian Stephen Co

No Lincoln artifacts auction, foundation extends $9M debt

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Hundreds of artifacts belonging to Abraham Lincoln and his family will remain in Illinois' hands with the refinancing of a loan used to buy them. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Foundation announced Wednesday tha

Protesters rally for detained Uzbek immigrant, a father of 3

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Over a dozen people gathered Wednesday in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Hartford to protest the nearly 2-year-long detention of a Connecticut immigrant marked for deportation. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin join

Hundreds of Yellowstone bison to be culled this winter

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - National park officials in Wyoming have announced plans for the selective slaughter of between 600 and 900 Yellowstone bison this winter to help manage population numbers. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Tuesday that the officials

Proposed RV park outside Zion National Park rejected

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) - A proposal to build an RV park, hotel and gas station near the northwest entrance to Zion National Park has been rejected by county commissioners who said the rural area wasn't equipped to handle that kind of commercial development. W

Rangers honor retired jerseys with dimensions at new stadium

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The dimensions at the new Texas Rangers' ballpark will be similar to their old stadium, with slightly altered distances designed to honor the team's retired jersey numbers. The left field pole will be 329 feet from home plate, the 29

Much anticipated Star Wars-based ride debuts at Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The resistance is rising. “Rise of the Resistance,” the highly anticipated Star Wars-based ride at Walt Disney World is debuting Thursday, three months after a land opened at the theme park resort based on the galaxy far, far away. Th

Ryanair closing 2 bases due to Boeing plane grounding

LONDON (AP) - Europe’s busiest airline, budget carrier Ryanair, says it is closing bases in Nuremberg, Germany, and Stockholm, Sweden, because of delays to deliveries of Boeing 737 Max airplanes, which have been grounded for months over security concerns. T

DHS may require US citizens be photographed at airports

DALLAS (AP) - Federal officials are considering requiring that all travelers - including American citizens - be photographed as they enter or leave the country as part of an identification system using facial-recognition technology. The Department of Homelan

Homeland Security may require all travelers be photographed at airports

DALLAS — Federal officials are considering requiring that all travelers - including American citizens - be photographed as they enter or leave the country as part of an identification system using facial-recognition technology. The Department of Homelan

Asylum seekers jam US border crossings to evade Trump policy

PHOENIX (AP) - For months, asylum seekers have been prohibited from filing their claims at U.S. border crossings under a much-criticized Trump administration policy. Now some are sprinting down vehicle lanes or renting cars to try to make it inside the U.S. O

Intense monitoring and care lift mountain gorilla numbers

KINIGI, Rwanda (AP) - Deep in the rainforest of Volcanoes National Park, a 23-year-old female gorilla named Kurudi feeds on a stand of wild celery. She bends the green stalks and, with long careful fingers, peels off the exterior skin to expose the succulent
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