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Part of Rio Carnival float collapses, injuring 11
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The top of a float collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade early Tuesday, injuring at least 11 people, officials said. The incident involved the second float of the popular samba school Unidos da Tijuca, themed around the Carnival in New Orleans. Revelers cried on the... Read More
UN defends refugee vetting as Trump mulls revised entry ban
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — In an office cubicle at the U.N. refugee agency, a Syrian woman and her three daughters took turns staring into a camera for iris scans. Their biometric registration, a first step toward possible resettlement in the West, is to be followed by interviews and background checks that can take... Read More
Utah bill loosens who sees booze poured but keeps barriers
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In heavily Mormon Utah, a lawmaker introduced a proposal Monday allowing restaurants to stop using walls or backrooms known as "Zion Curtains" that block customers from seeing alcoholic drinks being made. Supporters say the longtime requirement helps curb underage drinking by hiding the... Read More
Iranian baby with heart defect impacted by Trump doing well
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Physicians say a 4-month-old Iranian girl with a rare heart condition who was affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban is "out of the woods" and making good progress after her life-saving surgery last Friday. Fatemeh Reshad and her parents' plans to enter the United States with a... Read More
Report: Interior Dept law enforcement chief 'unprofessional'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department's law enforcement director "demonstrated a pattern of unprofessional behavior" by touching and hugging female employees and making flirtatious remarks, the agency's inspector general said in a report released Monday. Tim Lynn, Interior's director of law enforcement and... Read More
The Latest: Hawaii panel passes vacation rental study bill
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a legislation for a study on vacation rentals (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Hawaii lawmakers may create a group to collect data on how vacation rentals affect Hawaii's tax revenue, housing supply and brand as a visitor destination. The Senate Ways and Means Committee on Monday passed... Read More
1 killed, 26 injured in California tour bus crash
KRAMER, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus crossed into oncoming traffic and hit two cars head-on, killing one woman and injuring 26 others in the Southern California high desert, according to the California Highway Patrol. It's unclear why the tour bus crossed into the westbound lanes of State Route 58 near Kramer, about... Read More
The Latest: 1 dead, 26 injured in California bus crash
KRAMER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a crash between a tour bus and two cars in California's Mojave Desert (all times local): 3:40 p.m. A fire official says the number of people injured in a fatal head-on crash between a tour bus and two cars has risen to 26. San Bernardino County Fire spokesman Eric Sherwin says... Read More
Hawaiian Airlines joins international climate change study
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines says it has become the first U.S. airline to join an international research project on climate change and air quality. The airline said Monday technicians recently installed equipment on one of its Airbus A330 airplanes that will collect atmospheric air samples from takeoff to... Read More
Appeals court won't put Trump's travel ban case on hold
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request from the U.S. Justice Department to put President Donald Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new executive order. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not give an explanation for its ruling but said it would... Read More
Lawmaker pushes for state to buy sliver of Bears Ears land
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the hopes that the new Bears Ears National Monument will be rescinded, a Utah lawmaker announced on Monday that he has introduced a resolution encouraging the state to redesignate a small slice of the area and make it a state park. Republican bill sponsor Rep. Michael Noel said that the... Read More
Pittsburgh: Warhol, August Wilson and best cake in America
PITTSBURGH (AP) — If you're planning a trip to Pittsburgh, you'll need to learn a few things. Yinz is local for y'all. Carnegie is pronounced Car-NAY-gie (as in Andrew Carnegie, who made a fortune in Pittsburgh's steel industry, and whose name adorns libraries, museums and more.) And you don't get French fries WITH... Read More
Dancers dress as devil in popular Argentina carnival
UQUIA, Argentina (AP) — To the beat of drums, more than 300 people dressed as devils descend a sacred hill as one of the most singular Carnival events in South America begins. Members of the dance troupe created the costumes for nine days of performances that this year began Saturday. The annual Carnival in... Read More
Herbert to outdoor show: 'We're going to have to part ways'
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert refused to acquiesce to demands from heavy hitters of the outdoor industry to abandon his push to have the Bears Ears National Monument rescinded, reveals a newly released audio recording of a conference call that proceeded the Outdoor Retailer show announced it was leaving... Read More
Sign spinners' moves nab attention on street and at contest
LAS VEGAS (AP) — You've seen them at intersections and outside strip malls spinning an arrow-shaped sign and trying to grab the attention of drivers and passers-by. Turns out, there's more to it than just twirling the sign, and the ones with the most creative moves compete every year for the title of World Sign... Read More
In Pittsburgh, 'Fences' and August Wilson's Hill District
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fans of "Fences" may be disappointed that the film won just one of its four Oscar nominations. But a pilgrimage to playwright August Wilson's hometown, Pittsburgh, might offer some consolation. "Fences" is one of 10 plays that Wilson wrote chronicling African-American life. Nine of the plays are... Read More
Arnold Palmer memorabilia hits the road in March
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — A treasure trove of memorabilia accumulated by Arnold Palmer during his Hall of Fame career is leaving his Pennsylvania hometown of Latrobe and hitting the road. Alistair Johnson of Arnold Palmer Enterprises told the Latrobe Bulletin the collection will be on display at the Bay Hill... Read More
Maryland's Cardin hits Trump on Russia policy, immigration
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin on Monday criticized Donald Trump on a broad range of foreign policies, saying the president has failed to take on a belligerent Russia, is pursuing a border wall that is damaging relations with Mexico and is trying to impose a travel ban that violates American... Read More
Ground broken on new $1.6B terminal at Los Angeles airport
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Construction has begun on a new $1.6 billion terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city leaders helped break ground Monday on the Midfield Satellite Concourse. It will connect to the Tom Bradley International Terminal via an underground tunnel. The... Read More
Stripper sues club in popular tourist destination
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former exotic dancer at a Wisconsin Dells strip club says the club pays its dancers essentially nothing. Teriana Jones, who worked as a stripper at Cruisin' Chubbys Gentleman's Club, filed a class action lawsuit in federal court last week alleging club management required dancers to share... Read More


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Staycation in Oklahoma

Staycation in Oklahoma

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