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The Latest: Officials say man linked to heist not mistreated

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Latest on the release from prison of reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe has information on a still-unsolved heist of $500 million worth of artwork from a Boston museum (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Federal pr

Police charge 89 with drunken driving over holiday weekend

PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) - Troopers in Maryland arrested 89 people on drunken driving charges and issued thousands of citations and warning over the St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend. Maryland State Police announced the outcome of the weekend's saturation patrol

Man linked to largest art heist in history freed from prison

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An elderly reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history has been released from prison and is criticizing federal government officials. Eighty-tw

French aviation experts see «clear similarities» between Boeing plane crashes by Ethiopian Airlines

PARIS (AP) - French aviation experts see «clear similarities» between Boeing plane crashes by Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air.

French aviation experts see clear links in 2 Boeing crashes

PARIS (AP) - The French civil aviation investigation bureau BEA has concluded there were «clear similarities» between this month's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane and a Lion Air plane crash last October. The French bureau said

French PM announces ban on yellow vest protests on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue following Saturday's

PARIS (AP) - French PM announces ban on yellow vest protests on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue following Saturday's rioting.

EasyJet drops out of Alitalia consortium talks

MILAN (AP) - Low-cost carrier EasyJet says it is pulling out of talks to form a consortium that aimed to take over struggling Alitalia. EasyJet said in a statement Monday that it was withdrawing from the process, which envisioned a deal with Delta Air Lines a

Crowds force California city to close super bloom viewing

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) - Overwhelming crowds forced authorities to shut down viewing of a super bloom of poppies on hills around a small Southern California city. The city of Lake Elsinore closed access to Walker Canyon and canceled shuttle service after

Wyoming grizzly bear sightings mark end of hibernation

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Officials say grizzly bears are starting to emerge from hibernation in northwest Wyoming. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports a state Game and Fish Department warden spotted a bear last Friday near the base of Steamboat Mountain - a w

Tourism chief wants to lure visitors to Wisconsin by plane

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Department of Tourism's new leader says she wants to launch a new marketing campaign to draw visitors to Wisconsin by plane. Tourism Secretary Sara Meaney said in an interview Monday that she wants to use part of the additional

Justices reject B&B owner who denied room to gay couple

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Hawaii bed and breakfast that wouldn't rent a room to a lesbian couple. The justices on Monday are leaving in place Hawaiian state court rulings that found the Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Honolul

Be Kind, Please Rewind: Oregon Blockbuster is last on Earth

BEND, Ore. (AP) - There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager - a solid member of Gen X - knows how to use. The dot-matrix printer

AP PHOTOS: World's last Blockbuster a tribute to Gen X past

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A Blockbuster Video in Oregon is the last one on the planet after the only other Blockbuster video rental shop, in Australia, announced it is closing on March 31. Employees of the dated franchise in Bend say running the store has its challen

Hawaii eruption survivors say they want to return to homes

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Survivors of a massive Hawaiian eruption say they want to return to their homes despite incomplete restoration work in the area. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Sunday that residents of the Puna district on the Big Island have begun mov

US-bound flights cancelled after fire at Toronto's airport

TORONTO (AP) - A fire at Toronto Pearson International Airport has caused officials to cancel all U.S.-bound flights from Terminal 1. The blaze broke out in the terminal Sunday evening and the area was evacuated. The airport announced in a tweet that all flig

Hawaiian Airlines to add daily San Francisco flight

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaiian Airlines plans to add an additional daily flight to San Francisco in the fall. The Garden Island reported Sunday that the airline will add a third daily service between Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and San Francis

Forest service plans large sale of Alaskan old growth timber

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is planning the largest sale of Alaskan old growth timber in years. KTOO reported Saturday that the Prince of Wales Island Landscape Level Analysis project will harvest as much as 225 million board feet (about 53,

Hawaii closes sections of start park due to high surf

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii officials have closed two sections of a state park due to a high-surf warning. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the Keawaula and Mokuleia sections of Kaena Point State Park will be closed to the public Sunday. The Hawaii Depart

Inside Miami Beach's war on short-term rentals

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In apartment 9A of a two-story 1920s Miami Beach building, a sunburned couple from Charlotte was staying the weekend after booking the apartment on Hotels.com. In 6A, three generations of women from Argentina were visiting via Despega

Forest cites land addition, road upgrades, volunteers

CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) - The caretakers of the White Mountain National Forest count among their accomplishments for 2018 a land addition, investment in roads and trails, and volunteer support. Officials say they added nearly 800 acres to the forest's boundary by

Germany: Drunk passenger demands high-speed train slow down

BERLIN (AP) - German police say a drunken man with a fire extinguisher smashed his way into the driver's cab of a high-speed train running from Frankfurt to Paris and demanded that the driver slow down. Federal police said the ICE train operated by Germany's

Conservation award presented to Yellowstone biologist

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative has awarded its Craighead Conservation Award to Yellowstone National Park biologist PJ White. White is chief of wildlife and aquatic resources at Yellowstone and has researched all the major m

It's a boy! April the Giraffe gives birth again

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - April the Giraffe has once again given birth in front of an enthralled YouTube audience. The Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, said April gave birth to a healthy male calf around 12:45 p.m. Saturday. They say more than 300,0

Indianapolis Children's Museum removes Michael Jackson items

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has removed three Michael Jackson items from exhibits after a new documentary renewed allegations of child sexual abuse committed by the late singer and Gary native. The Indianapolis Star reports a fe

Group recommends demolishing Milwaukee's Mitchell Park domes

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A task force has recommended that Milwaukee demolish its aging Mitchell Park domes and replace them with a $300 million building that would house the domes' horticultural exhibits and the city's history museum. Milwaukee County supervisors fo

Lincoln museum teaches history through escape room game

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Kevin Loope and his family only had a little bit of time left to change history, but they were stumped. They had spent the past hour in a small room solving puzzles and riddles, searching every nook and cranny for clues and running headfi

U of Nebraska at Kearney band to march in Ireland parades

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - More than three dozen members of the University of Nebraska at Kearney's marching band will be spending the next few days performing and sightseeing in Ireland. A university news release says 42 band members will perform in the annual St

New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 49 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between Christi

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum gives deep look at galleries

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is offering a series of programs to give visitors a deep look at each of its eight galleries. A free presentation examines the museum's first gallery, Mississippi Freedom Struggle, which tells about sl

5 things to know about Boeing's problems over new airplane

Investigators at a lab in France and a field in Ethiopia are looking for clues into the second deadly accident involving Boeing's newest jetliner, while DNA testing has started to identify the remains of victims. As the investigation proceeds, more details ha

AP PHOTOS: Masks at heart of Greek Carnival tradition

NAOUSSA, Greece (AP) - Springtime in northern Greece is ushered with loud and colorful festivals, many hailing from centuries-old traditions, later tied to the religious calendar. In villages across the region, there are drums, ear-piercing pipe music, custom

Appeals court to hear arguments in Trump hotel lawsuit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The outcome of a lawsuit alleging that Donald Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by profiting off the presidency could depend largely on competing definitions of an antiquated word: emoluments. At the center of the lawsuit is the em

Rare Chinese manuscript found in closet

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) - The fragile, yellowed, woodblock manuscript is in relatively good condition, remarkable considering its age and the location where it was found: in a dark, dank storage closet in the Beaver Falls Historical Museum in the bowels of th

Mississippi gov called 'despicable' for ignoring black rep

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman said Mississippi's governor is «clearly despicable» for not acknowledging work by the state's only black congressman to get the home of a slain civil rights leader named a national mo

US eliminates coveted 5-year tourist visa for Cubans

HAVANA (AP) - The U.S. State Department said Friday that it is eliminating a coveted five-year tourist visa for Cubans, dealing a heavy blow to entrepreneurs and Cuban members of divided families, who used the visas to see relatives in the United States and b

I-10 widening will not include median barriers

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) - Motorists in Arizona will not see median cables when Interstate 10 is completely widened between Casa Grande and Tucson later this year. The Casa Grande Dispatch reported on Thursday that Tucson resident Mike Humphrey has been pushin

Cattle kills prompt removal of Mexican gray wolves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Wildlife managers have removed two Mexican gray wolves from the wild and are looking for a third as they try to address conflicts with ranchers in southwestern New Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the two wolves were re

Judge dismisses indecent exposure charge against pilot

DENVER (AP) - A judge has dismissed an indecent exposure charge against a United Airlines pilot. Carolyn Tyler, a spokeswoman for the Denver district attorney, said Friday that prosecutors decided to drop the case against Andrew Collins because there wasn't

APNewsBreak: Migrant families must wait outside bus stations

PHOENIX (AP) - Greyhound Lines Inc. is no longer allowing U.S. authorities to drop off immigrant families inside bus stations, forcing those who have been released from custody to wait outside until they have a ticket. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcemen
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