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Experts: Humpback whale in San Francisco Bay appears ill

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A humpback whale that has become an unusual presence in San Francisco Bay may be ill. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that the humpback has remained in the waters near Alameda for more than two weeks. Biologists say the whale
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Experts: Humpback whale in San Francisco Bay appears ill

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A humpback whale that has become an unusual presence in San Francisco Bay may be ill. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that the humpback has remained in the waters near Alameda for more than two weeks. Biologists say the whale, which has been nicknamed «Allie,» ...

Delaware traffic stop leads to firearms charges

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware say a traffic stop led to multiple weapons charges against a man. The Delaware State Police say that 33-year-old Antonio Williams of Philadelphia was charged with multiple firearms counts. The charges range from aggressi
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Delaware traffic stop leads to firearms charges

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware say a traffic stop led to multiple weapons charges against a man. The Delaware State Police say that 33-year-old Antonio Williams of Philadelphia was charged with multiple firearms counts. The charges range from aggressive driving to receiving a stolen firearm. A news release ...

WKU kicks off commemoration of 19th Amendment

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - As she stood with fellow elected officials commemorating the 100th anniversary of Congress' passage of the 19th Amendment, Bowling Green City Commissioner Dana Beasley-Brown shared an experience she said she will never forget. One Sa
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WKU kicks off commemoration of 19th Amendment

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - As she stood with fellow elected officials commemorating the 100th anniversary of Congress' passage of the 19th Amendment, Bowling Green City Commissioner Dana Beasley-Brown shared an experience she said she will never forget. One Saturday afternoon last year, while Beasley-Brown was knocking on doors as ...

Boeing CEO acknowledges 'mistake' in handling of cockpit warning problem before Max jet crashes in E

PARIS (AP) - Boeing CEO acknowledges 'mistake' in handling of cockpit warning problem before Max jet crashes in Ethiopia, Indonesia.
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Boeing CEO acknowledges 'mistake' in handling of cockpit warning problem before Max jet crashes in E

PARIS (AP) - Boeing CEO acknowledges 'mistake' in handling of cockpit warning problem before Max jet crashes in Ethiopia, Indonesia.

Hawaii's stunning Kalalau Trail and Haena State Park reopen

HONOLULU (AP) - The popular Kalalau Trail and Haena State Park are reopening on the Hawaiian island of Kauai this week but will have fewer people. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports only 900 visitors a day will be allowed inside the park starting Monday. Th
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Hawaii's stunning Kalalau Trail and Haena State Park reopen

HONOLULU (AP) - The popular Kalalau Trail and Haena State Park are reopening on the Hawaiian island of Kauai this week but will have fewer people. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports only 900 visitors a day will be allowed inside the park starting Monday. That's down from an estimated 3,000 people ...

Hawaii County vacation rentals registered under new law

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Vacation rental registrations have been coming in to Hawaii County faster than workers can process them as the county implements a new law. The county Planning Department processed 226 registrations as of early last week, West Hawai
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Hawaii County vacation rentals registered under new law

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Vacation rental registrations have been coming in to Hawaii County faster than workers can process them as the county implements a new law. The county Planning Department processed 226 registrations as of early last week, West Hawaii Today reported . Paper application forms were stacked in ...

Florida firefighters rescue 7 stuck on ride

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Firefighters in Florida rescued seven passengers from an amusement park ride. The Orlando Fire Department tweeted that the agency's «high angle» team rescued the passengers at the Fun Spot America amusement park in the heart o
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Florida firefighters rescue 7 stuck on ride

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Firefighters in Florida rescued seven passengers from an amusement park ride. The Orlando Fire Department tweeted that the agency's «high angle» team rescued the passengers at the Fun Spot America amusement park in the heart of Orlando's tourist district after the park's «Screamer» ride became stuck ...

Ulysses S. Grant's Detroit home to be moved, renovated

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit home of President Ulysses S. Grant is being moved from the former Michigan State Fairgrounds to the Eastern Market, where it will be refashioned as a public education and resource center. Sandra Clark, the director the Michigan Hist
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Ulysses S. Grant's Detroit home to be moved, renovated

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit home of President Ulysses S. Grant is being moved from the former Michigan State Fairgrounds to the Eastern Market, where it will be refashioned as a public education and resource center. Sandra Clark, the director the Michigan History Center, said Thursday that the two-story white ...

Summer camp is newest front in battle with measles outbreak

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The battle to contain the worst U.S. measles outbreak in 27 years has a new front: summer camp. Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City that annually fill up with k
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Summer camp is newest front in battle with measles outbreak

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The battle to contain the worst U.S. measles outbreak in 27 years has a new front: summer camp. Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City that annually fill up with kids from the Orthodox ...

Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) - A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, «European-style» water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a night. After months of turmoil and uncertainty, Wynn Resorts' flamboyant Encore
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Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) - A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, «European-style» water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a night. After months of turmoil and uncertainty, Wynn Resorts' flamboyant Encore Boston Harbor casino opens June 23 just over the city line in ...

Money will preserve part of Civil War site in Mississippi

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A grant will buy a tract of land to help preserve a Civil War battlefield in central Mississippi. The Vicksburg Post reports that the Mississippi Department of Archives and History is receiving nearly $110,000 from the National Park Se
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Money will preserve part of Civil War site in Mississippi

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A grant will buy a tract of land to help preserve a Civil War battlefield in central Mississippi. The Vicksburg Post reports that the Mississippi Department of Archives and History is receiving nearly $110,000 from the National Park Service. The money from the American Battlefield Trust ...

Extinction Rebellion postpones Heathrow drone protest plan

LONDON (AP) - The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has postponed a plan to shut down London's Heathrow Airport with drones after it was criticized by politicians and police. The anti-climate change group said Sunday it would "not be carrying
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Extinction Rebellion postpones Heathrow drone protest plan

LONDON (AP) - The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has postponed a plan to shut down London's Heathrow Airport with drones after it was criticized by politicians and police. The anti-climate change group said Sunday it would "not be carrying out any actions at Heathrow Airport in June or July ...

2 killed in heavy storms in Switzerland, France

BERLIN (AP) - Authorities say a tourist has drowned in Switzerland's Lake Geneva after her boat capsized in a driving storm, and another was killed in nearby France after high winds brought down a tree on her campsite. The Swiss news site 20 Minuten reported
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2 killed in heavy storms in Switzerland, France

BERLIN (AP) - Authorities say a tourist has drowned in Switzerland's Lake Geneva after her boat capsized in a driving storm, and another was killed in nearby France after high winds brought down a tree on her campsite. The Swiss news site 20 Minuten reported Sunday the previous day's storm ...

Aging grand hotel highlights the ethnic division in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - With Italian chandeliers still hanging in the lobby, the Ledra Palace Hotel in Cyprus still manages to hold onto a flicker of its old majesty despite the shell craters and bullet holes that scar its sandstone facade. It's been 45 years
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Aging grand hotel highlights the ethnic division in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - With Italian chandeliers still hanging in the lobby, the Ledra Palace Hotel in Cyprus still manages to hold onto a flicker of its old majesty despite the shell craters and bullet holes that scar its sandstone facade. It's been 45 years since the pitter-patter of glitterati ...

UN anti-terror official makes controversial trip to Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) - The U.N. counterterrorism chief visited Xinjiang last week despite protests from the U.S. and a rights group that the trip would be inappropriate in light of the human rights conditions in China's far west region. Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov tr
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UN anti-terror official makes controversial trip to Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) - The U.N. counterterrorism chief visited Xinjiang last week despite protests from the U.S. and a rights group that the trip would be inappropriate in light of the human rights conditions in China's far west region. Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov traveled to Beijing and Xinjiang from Thursday to Saturday ...

Report: Santa Fe losing millions thanks to Airbnb, others

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A new report says Santa Fe is missing out on about $3.8 million in lodger and gross receipts taxes annually thanks to short-term rental units. The Albuquerque Journal says the report issued Wednesday by the nonprofit group Homewise Inc.
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Report: Santa Fe losing millions thanks to Airbnb, others

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A new report says Santa Fe is missing out on about $3.8 million in lodger and gross receipts taxes annually thanks to short-term rental units. The Albuquerque Journal says the report issued Wednesday by the nonprofit group Homewise Inc. says hosts from apps like Airbnb ...

National Atomic Testing Museum in Vegas looking for new home

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas has outgrown its space east of the Las Vegas Strip, according to museum officials, who are looking for a new location to expand the facility's nuclear testing exhibits. The museum, which opened
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National Atomic Testing Museum in Vegas looking for new home

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas has outgrown its space east of the Las Vegas Strip, according to museum officials, who are looking for a new location to expand the facility's nuclear testing exhibits. The museum, which opened in 2005 and became affiliated with ...

Wyoming airport tabbed top 'tiny airport' in nation

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Fodor's Travel has rated Jackson Hole Airport in northwest Wyoming as the best «tiny airport» in the United States. The airport, which is located within Grand Teton National Park, beat out second-place Bozeman Yellowstone Inte
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Wyoming airport tabbed top 'tiny airport' in nation

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Fodor's Travel has rated Jackson Hole Airport in northwest Wyoming as the best «tiny airport» in the United States. The airport, which is located within Grand Teton National Park, beat out second-place Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in neighboring Montana. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports ...

Eaglecrest Ski Area eyes plan for new summer activities

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Officials with Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau want to expand summer offerings to capitalize on the crowds that visit the capital city on cruise ships. Eaglecrest representatives presented the idea Monday to a Juneau Assembly committee, wh
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Eaglecrest Ski Area eyes plan for new summer activities

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Officials with Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau want to expand summer offerings to capitalize on the crowds that visit the capital city on cruise ships. Eaglecrest representatives presented the idea Monday to a Juneau Assembly committee, whose members were open to the concept, the Juneau Empire ...

Audubon intervenes to protect ocean monument for puffins

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The National Audubon Society is getting involved in a lawsuit over the future of a national monument in the ocean off New England because of the area's importance to seabirds, especially colorfully beaked puffins. Fishing groups sued i
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Audubon intervenes to protect ocean monument for puffins

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The National Audubon Society is getting involved in a lawsuit over the future of a national monument in the ocean off New England because of the area's importance to seabirds, especially colorfully beaked puffins. Fishing groups sued in federal court against creation of Northeast Canyons and ...

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