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Crack in rock at Grand Teton tourist site appears stable

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A crack in rock that forced the closure of a popular waterfall tourist viewing area in Grand Teton National Park hasn't grown over the past week. In addition, the National Park Service says the crack may have begun to expand last fall an
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Crack in rock at Grand Teton tourist site appears stable

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A crack in rock that forced the closure of a popular waterfall tourist viewing area in Grand Teton National Park hasn't grown over the past week. In addition, the National Park Service says the crack may have begun to expand last fall and it's uncertain when ...

Trump administration will keep protected status for Somalis

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration said Thursday that Somalis granted special immigration status in the U.S. can keep the designation, making them one of the few groups permitted to stay in the U.S. under a program that has allowed them to remain her
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Trump administration will keep protected status for Somalis

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration said Thursday that Somalis granted special immigration status in the U.S. can keep the designation, making them one of the few groups permitted to stay in the U.S. under a program that has allowed them to remain here for years. Somalia was first designated ...

With Comcast out, how Disney's empire will look with Fox

NEW YORK (AP) - The Mouse House is getting close to catching the Fox. Comcast's decision Thursday to drop its bid for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox means Disney's $71.3 billion offer for Fox is likely to prevail. Fox shareholders vote on the offer on J
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With Comcast out, how Disney's empire will look with Fox

NEW YORK (AP) - The Mouse House is getting close to catching the Fox. Comcast's decision Thursday to drop its bid for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox means Disney's $71.3 billion offer for Fox is likely to prevail. Fox shareholders vote on the offer on July 27. Meanwhile, Comcast ...

3 wolves killed in central Idaho after sheep attacks

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Three wolves have been killed by federal authorities in central Idaho near Stanley, an action blasted by an environmental group. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services on Wednesday said it killed the wolves over several day
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3 wolves killed in central Idaho after sheep attacks

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Three wolves have been killed by federal authorities in central Idaho near Stanley, an action blasted by an environmental group. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services on Wednesday said it killed the wolves over several days earlier this month at the request of the Idaho ...

Cape-to-Connecticut ride shows progress, bumps on Greenway

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) - After a white-knuckle trip over a bridge from Portsmouth into Bristol, which involved lifting our bicycles over concrete barriers and construction equipment, the police officer who pulled us over told us something we had already figured o
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Cape-to-Connecticut ride shows progress, bumps on Greenway

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) - After a white-knuckle trip over a bridge from Portsmouth into Bristol, which involved lifting our bicycles over concrete barriers and construction equipment, the police officer who pulled us over told us something we had already figured out. "You shouldn't try to cross that bridge on a ...

Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine immigration bureau on Thursday ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies, but her lawyers called the move «persecution» and said they wou
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Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine immigration bureau on Thursday ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies, but her lawyers called the move «persecution» and said they would appeal. The Bureau of Immigration also wants to prohibit Sister Patricia Anne Fox ...

How to Get Better Vacation Photos, No Selfie Stick Required

If you find yourself vacationing in Budapest, Hungary, you could preserve travel memories by taking a few arm-length, low-quality cellphone selfies that will fail to capture the magic of your visit. Or you could hire someone like Dana J. Ardell, a Budapest-ba
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How to Get Better Vacation Photos, No Selfie Stick Required

If you find yourself vacationing in Budapest, Hungary, you could preserve travel memories by taking a few arm-length, low-quality cellphone selfies that will fail to capture the magic of your visit. Or you could hire someone like Dana J. Ardell, a Budapest-based professional photographer who knows photo spots you'll never ...

'Brady Bunch' house for sale for nearly $1.9M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of «The Brady Bunch» is for sale for $1.885 million. Records show George and Violet McCallister bought the two-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level home in the Studio City neigh
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'Brady Bunch' house for sale for nearly $1.9M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of «The Brady Bunch» is for sale for $1.885 million. Records show George and Violet McCallister bought the two-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1973 for $61,000. Real estate agent ...

Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

HONOLULU (AP) - Stunning images of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it's nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava - a fact that's squeezing the tourism-dependent local
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Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

HONOLULU (AP) - Stunning images of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it's nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava - a fact that's squeezing the tourism-dependent local economy. Authorities on the Big Island want to set up ...

Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Chinese mobile service giant Didi Chuxing and Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. have set up a joint venture for taxi-hailing in Japan. The companies announced the plan Thursday for a service that uses artificial intelligence and data analysis on a techn
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Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Chinese mobile service giant Didi Chuxing and Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. have set up a joint venture for taxi-hailing in Japan. The companies announced the plan Thursday for a service that uses artificial intelligence and data analysis on a technology platform available for free to all taxi companies ...

'Big Hunk o' Love' for Elvis could connect 2 distant cities

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Elvis Presley's Mississippi hometown could create a tourism partnership with the German city where he lived while serving in the U.S. Army. Presley was born in 1935 in Tupelo. From 1958 to 1960, the king of rock 'n' roll lived in Bad Nauh
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'Big Hunk o' Love' for Elvis could connect 2 distant cities

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Elvis Presley's Mississippi hometown could create a tourism partnership with the German city where he lived while serving in the U.S. Army. Presley was born in 1935 in Tupelo. From 1958 to 1960, the king of rock 'n' roll lived in Bad Nauheim (bahd NOW-hime), near ...

Police: 2 children suffer bites in possible shark attacks

ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) - Two children were bitten in the leg in the waters off New York's Fire Island on Wednesday in possible shark attacks, prompting beach closings, authorities said. Suffolk County police said they were investigating the separate incidents, whic
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Police: 2 children suffer bites in possible shark attacks

ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) - Two children were bitten in the leg in the waters off New York's Fire Island on Wednesday in possible shark attacks, prompting beach closings, authorities said. Suffolk County police said they were investigating the separate incidents, which occurred less than 5 miles (8 kilometers) apart at ...

Palestinians protest US visa denial to experts to come to UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Palestinians are protesting the U.S. refusal to grant visas to six experts from the prime minister's office to come to the United Nations to present a report on Palestinian implementation of U.N. goals for 2030. The Palestinian U.N.
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Palestinians protest US visa denial to experts to come to UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Palestinians are protesting the U.S. refusal to grant visas to six experts from the prime minister's office to come to the United Nations to present a report on Palestinian implementation of U.N. goals for 2030. The Palestinian U.N. ambassador, Riyad Mansour, told two reporters Wednesday ...

Scenic California highway near Big Sur reopens after slide

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive landslide, officials said. The newly built, two-lane stretch of road i
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Scenic California highway near Big Sur reopens after slide

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive landslide, officials said. The newly built, two-lane stretch of road in Big Sur opened two ...

Growing fire shows potential for explosive Northwest season

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A fast-moving grass fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare an emergency Wednesday. The flames near the city of The Dalles started T
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Growing fire shows potential for explosive Northwest season

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A fast-moving grass fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare an emergency Wednesday. The flames near the city of The Dalles started Tuesday and expanded overnight to more than ...

Study links air pollution to drop in national park visitors

DENVER (AP) - Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers at Iowa State and Corn
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Study links air pollution to drop in national park visitors

DENVER (AP) - Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities looked at more than two decades ...

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company has shot a capsule higher into space than it's ever done before. The company's New Shepard rocket blasted off Wednesday on a test flight from West Texas. Once the booster separated, the capsul
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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company has shot a capsule higher into space than it's ever done before. The company's New Shepard rocket blasted off Wednesday on a test flight from West Texas. Once the booster separated, the capsule's escape motor fired, lifting the spacecraft ...

Minnesota State Fair announces dozens of new attractions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota State Fair announced dozens of new attractions Wednesday for the 2018 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. The fair runs from Aug. 23 through Labor Day, Sept. 3. Here's just a small sampling of what's new: NEW RIDES: T
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Minnesota State Fair announces dozens of new attractions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota State Fair announced dozens of new attractions Wednesday for the 2018 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. The fair runs from Aug. 23 through Labor Day, Sept. 3. Here's just a small sampling of what's new: NEW RIDES: Thrill-seekers will find seven new rides, including ...

Airline group faults Europe traffic controllers amid delays

GENEVA (AP) - Noticing more delays at Europe's airports? The leading trade group for global airlines is criticizing air traffic control agencies in Europe for seeking «super-normal profits» instead of investing to improve performance at a time whe
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Airline group faults Europe traffic controllers amid delays

GENEVA (AP) - Noticing more delays at Europe's airports? The leading trade group for global airlines is criticizing air traffic control agencies in Europe for seeking «super-normal profits» instead of investing to improve performance at a time when air travelers are facing longer waits. The swipe by the International Air ...

Baseball, beer help Wright Brothers' hometown rise again

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - When I was growing up in greater Dayton, Ohio, in the 1960s and '70s, the city already had been to the top of prosperity hill and was coasting down the other side. Early 20th century Dayton was a metropolis that hummed with innovation and
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Baseball, beer help Wright Brothers' hometown rise again

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - When I was growing up in greater Dayton, Ohio, in the 1960s and '70s, the city already had been to the top of prosperity hill and was coasting down the other side. Early 20th century Dayton was a metropolis that hummed with innovation and commerce. Population ...

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