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The Latest: Drone stops Arizona blaze firefighting efforts

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. Southwest (all times local): 7:54 a.m. A drone that was spotted flying over a massive wildfire in northern Arizona temporarily grounded all firefighting aircraft Wednesday night. Officials say
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The Latest: Drone stops Arizona blaze firefighting efforts

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. Southwest (all times local): 7:54 a.m. A drone that was spotted flying over a massive wildfire in northern Arizona temporarily grounded all firefighting aircraft Wednesday night. Officials say the drone endangered the lives of firefighters and limited their ...

Whale-watching comes under scrutiny at South Africa meeting

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Whale-watching is a growing tourist business in many parts of the world, and delegates to an international whale conference in South Africa say guidelines to protect the animals are increasingly needed. Dylan Walker, CEO of the World Cetac
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Whale-watching comes under scrutiny at South Africa meeting

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Whale-watching is a growing tourist business in many parts of the world, and delegates to an international whale conference in South Africa say guidelines to protect the animals are increasingly needed. Dylan Walker, CEO of the World Cetacean Alliance, says 13 million people annually board boats to ...

Trump trashes media, cheers wins at $10 million fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican donors paid $35,000 apiece to hear familiar a message from President Donald Trump: The media, particularly CNN, keep trying to take him down, and yet Republicans just keep on winning elections. He noted with pride that his party h
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Trump trashes media, cheers wins at $10 million fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican donors paid $35,000 apiece to hear familiar a message from President Donald Trump: The media, particularly CNN, keep trying to take him down, and yet Republicans just keep on winning elections. He noted with pride that his party had won four special elections this year. The ...

Arizona braces for winds as wildfires sweep West

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - More than 600 Arizona firefighters are bracing for persistent windy conditions as they battle a northern Arizona fire that has charred 32 square miles (83 square kilometers) of dense shrubbery. The fire is burning in communities
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Arizona braces for winds as wildfires sweep West

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - More than 600 Arizona firefighters are bracing for persistent windy conditions as they battle a northern Arizona fire that has charred 32 square miles (83 square kilometers) of dense shrubbery. The fire is burning in communities around Prescott, a mountain city about 100 miles (160.9 ...

Senate bill calls for hands-free cellphone use by drivers

BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is considering a bill that would require drivers to put down their cellphones while behind the wheel. Under the measure scheduled for debate on Thursday, motorists would only be allowed to use their cellphones, or other
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Senate bill calls for hands-free cellphone use by drivers

BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is considering a bill that would require drivers to put down their cellphones while behind the wheel. Under the measure scheduled for debate on Thursday, motorists would only be allowed to use their cellphones, or other electronic devices such as GPSs, in hands-free mode. ...

Need a ride? Uber, Lyft ride-sharing apps OK in upstate NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Officials in Buffalo are welcoming the expansion of ride-sharing services as a way to reduce alcohol-related crashes. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn and local law enforcement leaders Wednesday t
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Need a ride? Uber, Lyft ride-sharing apps OK in upstate NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Officials in Buffalo are welcoming the expansion of ride-sharing services as a way to reduce alcohol-related crashes. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn and local law enforcement leaders Wednesday to praise the arrival of ride-hailing companies Lyft and Uber in upstate ...

Trump rakes in $10 million at first re-election fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump was whisked a few blocks from the White House to the Trump hotel on Wednesday night for his first re-election fundraiser, where he raised an estimated $10 million behind closed doors. Some 40 months ahead of the 2020 e
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Trump rakes in $10 million at first re-election fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump was whisked a few blocks from the White House to the Trump hotel on Wednesday night for his first re-election fundraiser, where he raised an estimated $10 million behind closed doors. Some 40 months ahead of the 2020 election, the president held court for ...

Bison rams, injures married couple at Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - A husband and wife were injured when a bison rammed them as they were taking photographs in Yellowstone National Park. Park officials say 74-year-old Theodore Schrader and 72-year-old Patsy Holmes, of Heber City, Utah, w
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Bison rams, injures married couple at Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - A husband and wife were injured when a bison rammed them as they were taking photographs in Yellowstone National Park. Park officials say 74-year-old Theodore Schrader and 72-year-old Patsy Holmes, of Heber City, Utah, were on a boardwalk at Mud Volcano when the bison ...

Proposal would make Civil War origin site a national park

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Two South Carolina lawmakers have proposed that the site where the Civil War began be raised in status to a national park. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford on Wednesday introduced legislation creating the Fort Sumter and
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Proposal would make Civil War origin site a national park

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Two South Carolina lawmakers have proposed that the site where the Civil War began be raised in status to a national park. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford on Wednesday introduced legislation creating the Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Park as the ...

Carnegie Science Center gets $7.5M donation for new wing

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Carnegie Science Center has received its largest gift, a $7.5 million donation from PPG and its corporate foundation for the interactive museum in Pittsburgh. The gift is part of more than $42.5 million being spent on a new 37,000-square
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Carnegie Science Center gets $7.5M donation for new wing

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Carnegie Science Center has received its largest gift, a $7.5 million donation from PPG and its corporate foundation for the interactive museum in Pittsburgh. The gift is part of more than $42.5 million being spent on a new 37,000-square-foot wing that will be known as the ...

National Transportation Safety Board investigating fatal track accident near Union Station in D.C.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a fatal incident Wednesday involving an Amtrak train near Washington, D.C. Two CSX employees were struck and killed by the train north of Union Station in Northeast. Their names have not been released
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National Transportation Safety Board investigating fatal track accident near Union Station in D.C.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a fatal incident Wednesday involving an Amtrak train near Washington, D.C. Two CSX employees were struck and killed by the train north of Union Station in Northeast. Their names have not been released. Amtrak riders can expect residual delays, the railway agency announced ...

US to seek more security on international flights

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department is set to announce new security measures Wednesday for international flights bound to the United States, which could lead to a lifting of a ban on laptops and other electronics from passenger cabins from cert
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US to seek more security on international flights

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department is set to announce new security measures Wednesday for international flights bound to the United States, which could lead to a lifting of a ban on laptops and other electronics from passenger cabins from certain airports. Industry and U.S. officials briefed on the ...

1.2 million Virginians expected to travel for July Fourth

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a million Virginia residents are expected to travel to celebrate July Fourth. AAA made the projection in a statement Wednesday, saying it expects 1.2 million Virginians to travel 50 miles or more from home. The projection is a 3 pe
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1.2 million Virginians expected to travel for July Fourth

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a million Virginia residents are expected to travel to celebrate July Fourth. AAA made the projection in a statement Wednesday, saying it expects 1.2 million Virginians to travel 50 miles or more from home. The projection is a 3 percent increase over 2016. One million ...

The Latest: Arizona wildfire forces hundreds from homes

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western U.S. (all times local): 7:20 a.m. California is free of extreme fire danger warnings after a long period of high heat but firefighters are still working to contain wildland blazes up and down the s
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The Latest: Arizona wildfire forces hundreds from homes

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western U.S. (all times local): 7:20 a.m. California is free of extreme fire danger warnings after a long period of high heat but firefighters are still working to contain wildland blazes up and down the state, including one that destroyed ...

Crab season shortened in Virginia, Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland and Virginia will end their respective crabbing seasons early this year, following a report indicating a drop in the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population. News outlets report that the Maryland Department of Natural Resource
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Crab season shortened in Virginia, Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland and Virginia will end their respective crabbing seasons early this year, following a report indicating a drop in the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population. News outlets report that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that its crab season will end Nov. 20, 10 ...

1 million plus DC-area residents plan July Fourth travel

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a million residents of the greater Washington metropolitan area are expected to leave the area for July Fourth. AAA Mid-Atlantic made the projection in a statement Tuesday, saying the number is a record. The group says it began tra
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1 million plus DC-area residents plan July Fourth travel

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a million residents of the greater Washington metropolitan area are expected to leave the area for July Fourth. AAA Mid-Atlantic made the projection in a statement Tuesday, saying the number is a record. The group says it began tracking the number of holiday travelers in ...

The Latest: Crews still working to repair derailment damage

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on a subway train derailment in New York City that left more than 30 people injured (all times local): 6:30 a.m. New York City transit officials say crews still are repairing tracks in a Manhattan subway tunnel where a train deraile
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The Latest: Crews still working to repair derailment damage

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on a subway train derailment in New York City that left more than 30 people injured (all times local): 6:30 a.m. New York City transit officials say crews still are repairing tracks in a Manhattan subway tunnel where a train derailed Tuesday morning, injuring ...

Little dance makes big impression during Wyoming powwow

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - The annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow entertained and delighted visitors for its 36th celebration. While spectators circled the Robbie Powwow Garden, Native dancers festooned in brightly colored attire, ranging from elaborate jingle dresse
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Little dance makes big impression during Wyoming powwow

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - The annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow entertained and delighted visitors for its 36th celebration. While spectators circled the Robbie Powwow Garden, Native dancers festooned in brightly colored attire, ranging from elaborate jingle dresses to feathered headwear, created an atmosphere that thrummed with tradition. One caught the ...

Transit agency: Human error caused subway train derailment

NEW YORK (AP) - A subway train derailment in New York City that injured nearly three dozen people and sparked major delays is being blamed on human error, not a track defect. A preliminary investigation indicates the derailment just before 10 a.m. Tuesday in
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Transit agency: Human error caused subway train derailment

NEW YORK (AP) - A subway train derailment in New York City that injured nearly three dozen people and sparked major delays is being blamed on human error, not a track defect. A preliminary investigation indicates the derailment just before 10 a.m. Tuesday in Harlem was caused by "an improperly ...

Saddleback Mountain ski area may have buyer

RANGELEY, Maine (AP) - A public relations company representing Saddleback Mountain ski area says the ski mountain is being sold after being shuttered for the past two winter seasons. The owners, Bill and Irene Berry, are expected to hold a news conference Wed
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Saddleback Mountain ski area may have buyer

RANGELEY, Maine (AP) - A public relations company representing Saddleback Mountain ski area says the ski mountain is being sold after being shuttered for the past two winter seasons. The owners, Bill and Irene Berry, are expected to hold a news conference Wednesday to announce details. The Berrys announced in ...

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