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The Latest: Tropical Storm Karen set to approach Puerto Rico

MIAMI (AP) - The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 8 p.m. Tropical Storm Karen is forecast to approach Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands in coming days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Karen formed Sunday and should be ne

The Latest: Tour bus driver in deadly crash was on 1st trip

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on a tour bus crash in Utah that left four Chinese tourists dead (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Investigators say the driver of a tour bus that crashed in southern Utah and killed four Chinese tourists and left dozens more injur

Area 51 festival wraps up in Nevada; Earthlings head home

HIKO, Nev. (AP) - The festivals are over and Earthlings from around the globe headed home Sunday after a weekend camping and partying in the dusty Nevada desert and trekking to remote gates of Area 51, a formerly top-secret U.S. military base long the focus o

The Latest: Tropical Storm Karen enters southeast Caribbean

MIAMI (AP) - The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 2 p.m. Tropical Storm Karen is moving into the southeastern Caribbean Sea, pushing gusty winds and heavy rains across the southern Windward Islands. Karen became the 11th named storm of the curren

UN agency: Tanzania not sharing details on Ebola-like cases

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional outbreak that has been declar

Sensory Safari scheduled for students with disabilities

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The annual Sensory Safari at Lincoln Children's Zoo will give students with disabilities a chance to explore through sight, sound, touch or smell. The Oct. 2 event is organized by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, along with the Lin

Travel firm Thomas Cook teeters on edge as talks continue

LONDON (AP) - More than 600,000 travelers with Thomas Cook were on edge Sunday wondering if they will be able to get home as one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies teeters on the edge of collapse. The company, which confirmed Friday it was see

UN health agency questions Tanzania's Ebola-like cases

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus. The statement Saturday says Tanzania's government has not shared its clinical d

Travel firm Thomas Cook holds talks to avoid a collapse

LONDON (AP) - Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is holding talks with shareholders in a last-ditch bid to avoid going bankrupt. A collapse could leave around 150,000 travelers from Britain stranded, along with tens of thousa

The Latest: Travel agency sends employees to help tourists

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) - The Latest on a tour bus crash in southern Utah that killed four people and injured several others (all times local): 9:05 p.m. A travel agency is dispatching employees from China to help the Chinese tourists injured in a bus crash in s

Universal's new hotel, others could put pinch on I-Drive

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - It's been a seemingly endless summer of setbacks for the Days Inn by Wyndham Orlando on International Drive. Business slowed first when Universal Studios in June debuted its first-ever «value» hotel property east of Interstat

The Latest: 4 victims in tour bus crash in Utah identified

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) - The Latest on a tour bus crash in southern Utah that killed four people and injured several others (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Officials have identified the four people killed in a tour bus crash in southern Utah. The Utah Highway Patr

Elevator briefly breaks down at reopened Washington Monument

WASHINGTON (AP) - The newly upgraded elevator at the Washington Monument stopped working just days after reopening to the public following a three-year renovation project. The National Park Service says there was a «brief interruption in service»

Venice's Ca' Sagredo Hotel: Where ancient history meets modern luxury

One of Venice’s most majestic properties, the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel sits on the bend of the Grand Canal that divides Venice’s main islands, and offers the perfect place to begin a historical and culinary tour of the famed “City of Water.&r

North Rim fire more active again due to winds, low moisture

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) - An 8-week-old wildfire that for weeks had minimal growth and smoke is now more active in and near the Grand Canyon due to strong gusty winds and below-normal moisture. The fire burning on the national park and adjacent Kaibab (KYE'-bab

Llama has dental surgery to get at root cause of past escape

DENVER (AP) - Remember Ike the runaway llama who was on the lam in Yellowstone National Park for three months last year? He made his way out by following a strategically placed herd of llamas owned by Yellowstone Llamas, which rents out the pack animals to to

Newcomb Art Museum gets $216000 to help digitize collection

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A university museum in New Orleans has received more than $216,000 to help inventory and digitize its collections. Director Mónica Ramírez-Montagut (moh-NEE-kuh rah-MEER-ez MAHN-tah-gyoo) says the grant will help Newcomb Art Museum of Tul

Lowell Observatory getting open-deck facility for viewing

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff is close to opening a new open-deck observatory, a movable-roof facility featuring six telescopes for use by researchers and the public. The Arizona Daily Sun reports that the open-deck observatory is ge

Charge against airline mechanic highlights 'insider threat'

The arrest of an airline mechanic suspected of being sympathetic with terrorists and charged with sabotaging a jetliner has renewed fear about the «insider threat» to aviation security. Despite security upgrades since the hijacking terror attacks

Deadwood gives nod to Wild West past with brothel museum

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Old West city of Deadwood is planning to acknowledge its past by opening a brothel museum. Nonprofit Deadwood History Inc. is working with a local property owner to renovate one of the former bordellos. The Argus Leader reports th

Lorena spares Los Cabos, heads up coast of Mexico's Baja

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Lorena spared the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos a direct hit, instead heading up the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Saturday prompting new warnings and watches in that coastal area. Th

Vermont Wildlife Festival happens Sunday in Dover

DOVER, Vt. (AP) - The ninth annual Vermont Wildlife Festival will be held this weekend at Mount Snow in West Dover. The free event hosted by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum takes place on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bennington Banner report

Artist Marina Abramovic opens exhibition in native Belgrade

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Performance artist Marina Abramovic is displaying her work in her native Belgrade for the first time in 44 years and she says that returning home has been highly emotional. Abramovic summoned journalists to Belgrade's Museum of Contemp

The Latest: 5 tourists still critical after deadly bus crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on a tour bus crash near a national park in Utah that killed at least 4 (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Five people remain in critical condition after a bus crash that killed four Chinese tourists and injured dozens more near a n

Vampire novelist Anne Rice's doll collection heads to Pa.

WINDBER, Pa. (AP) - The unique doll collection of best-selling author Anne Rice has found a new home in Windber. Until 2004, Rice's collection of one-of-a-kind dolls filled a three-story former orphanage in New Orleans. She had about 1,000 rare and unique dol

3 wolves moved to Isle Royale, helping rebuild population

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) - Officials say four gray wolves from Michigan's Upper Peninsula were transported for resettlement in Isle Royale National Park to help restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain, though one of them died shortly after

The Latest: Up to 15 critically injured in deadly bus crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on a tour bus crash near a national park in Utah that killed at least 4 (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Authorities say a tour bus crash near a national park in southern Utah has killed four people and critically injured up to ..

Officials say tour bus crash near Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah kills at least four pe

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Officials say tour bus crash near Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah kills at least four people.

Officials: Tour bus crash near national park in Utah kills 4

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A tour bus crashed near a national park in southern Utah, killing at least four people, authorities said Friday. The morning wreck near Bryce Canyon National Park also left a number of people seriously injured, according to the Utah High

Economists: Hawaii's economy will slow to near standstill

HONOLULU (AP) - University of Hawaii economists say the state's economy will likely slow to a near standstill. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization is forecasting economic growth will be less than 1% in

31 bison from Grand Canyon sent to Oklahoma tribe

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - Over 30 bison roaming Grand Canyon National Park's northern reaches are joining a herd in Oklahoma. Hundreds of the massive animals have made their home at the Grand Canyon in recent years, but park officials say they'

Fighting cancer a priority for Bouye and Joseph

Defensive backs AJ Bouye and Johnathan Joseph will to use the Jaguars-Texans game in London on Nov. 3 to raise awareness of the fight against cancer. Bouye and Joseph, who have both lost parents to cancer, will donate their tickets to a lucky fan in an effor

Tour operator Thomas Cook in race to avoid collapse

LONDON (AP) - Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is facing a race against time to stay afloat and ensure that around 150,000 British holidaymakers traveling abroad can get home. The debt-laden tour operator confirmed Friday i

Robert Indiana's home transferred to Star of Hope Foundation

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - Four properties owned by the late artist Robert Indiana are now in possession of the foundation that intends to transform his Star of Hope home into a museum. The home and three other properties were transferred from Indiana's estate t

Broken sprinkler pipe floods historic hotel

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - Flooding at the historic McMenamins Edgefield hotel in Troutdale, Oregon, may have been caused by someone hanging from a fire sprinkler pipe. KOIN reports that Gresham firefighters said a sprinkler pipe burst at the hotel Wednesday even

Kentucky governor faces pushback over use of state aircraft

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican governor has run into turbulence over his use of taxpayer-owned aircraft, creating another distraction for a reelection campaign already dogged by feuds with teachers, struggles over state pensions and a legal figh

Man free after 15 years in prison for crime he didn't commit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - It's been 23 years since Christopher Wickham has seen the ocean, or taken a trip beyond Utah's borders that lasted longer than a day or two. He spent nearly 15 of those years at the Utah State Prison. And since his release in 2011, his .

Tour operator Thomas Cook in race to avoid bankruptcy

LONDON (AP) - Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is facing a race against time to stay afloat. The debt-laden British-based company has confirmed it is seeking 200 million pounds ($250 million) in extra funding to avoid its c

Lime to close down app-based car-rental service in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) - Lime will shut down its app-based car-rental service in Seattle by the end of the year to focus on electric mobility, calling the endeavor a «great learning experience» in an email to users. The Seattle Times reports the company wil
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