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Early risers get best view in much of Europe

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Throughout Europe — in city squares, outdoor markets, on Alpine mountaintops and Riviera beaches — the local scene comes alive...

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Newport's iconic Cliff Walk now smoke-free
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — People are no longer allowed to smoke while strolling along Newport's iconic Cliff Walk. But Newport officials say they aren't worried about losing tourists because of the city's new ban. Councilor John Florez says they don't want to subject tourists to cigarette smoke and litter. The Cliff... Read More
New lodges replace old cabins at Yellowstone's Canyon area
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Five new lodges are under construction at Yellowstone National Park's Canyon Lodge that will replace 400 outdated cabins. Mia Bell, assistant general manager for Xanterra's Yellowstone National Park Lodges, said the five new lodges will have 73 to 87 rooms each. Three of... Read More
Cincinnati offers baseball history along with All-Star Game
CINCINNATI (AP) — The city hosting baseball's All-Star Game this year was the home of a team that played like all-stars back in 1869. The Cincinnati Red Stockings went 57-0 that year as baseball's first officially professional team. Player-manager Harry Wright's team added new players before the season, led by his... Read More
'A sacred space in Manhattan': Monument pays tribute to African slave legacy
Slavery was not practiced solely in the South. It was legal for years in New York City, but it had been largely forgotten until a surprise discovery in 1991. That history is today commemorated in Manhattan at African Burial Ground National Monument. Read More
Wild Walk gives NY museum visitors treetop view of forest
TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A new wooden walkway in New York's Adirondack Mountains takes nature lovers on a tour of the treetops to let them experience the forest from the perspective of the birds and beasts that live there. The $5.5 million Wild Walk is set on the 80 wooded acres of the Wild Center, an interactive... Read More
Ohio men warn against drunken driving as DUI punishment
ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Two men in northeast Ohio spent part of the holiday weekend promoting safe and sober driving as a judge's punishment for their repeated drunken driving offenses. Ashtabula Municipal Court Judge Laura DiGiacomo ordered 48-year-old Jeffrey Yenyo and 54-year-old Marcus Perry to stand at an... Read More
Now playing: Harpsichord of Columbus' era sounds again
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A harpsichord that entertained the elites of Italy in the mid-1500s has been restored by a South Dakota museum and will soon bring its sound to 21st-century ears. The National Music Museum in Vermilion, which acquired the instrument in 2009, worked with Chilean-born musician Catalina... Read More
Early risers get best view in much of Europe
Throughout Europe — in city squares, outdoor markets, on Alpine mountaintops and Riviera beaches — the local scene comes alive while tourists sleep, when the best sights are blissfully crowd-free. Read More
Oklahoma students take in London's theater scenes
Eleven students from Oklahoma City Community College, studying Introduction to Theater, were part of an Oklahoma Study Abroad trip to London over spring break. Read More
Southwest flight to Denver checked for security threat
DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a Southwest Airlines plane finishing a flight from Baltimore to Denver was parked in a remote area at Denver International Airport Saturday evening because of an unspecified security threat. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery tells the Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1KFB4Wc) that the... Read More
Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is "not safe" and risks collapse from further extremist attacks. With a nationwide televised address, President Beji Caid Essebsi officially... Read More
Huge American flag made of Legos on display at Smithsonian
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of visitors at the Smithsonian have helped build the largest American flag made out of Lego bricks in time for the Fourth of July. That flag was built this week at the National Museum of American History in Washington. It's constructed with more than 100,000 Lego bricks. The museum... Read More
Exhibit opens July 4 about black experience in WW2
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About to be overrun by Germans, a young black lieutenant called in an artillery barrage on his own position, knowing he'd be killed. It was the only way to hold off the enemy. The sacrifice by 1st Lt. John Fox is one of many endured by the 100,000 African-American service members during World... Read More
Illinois State Police add July 4 patrols, roadside checks
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are warning Illinois motorists not to drink and drive and to buckle up over the holiday weekend. Illinois State Police say they're joining forces with more than 270 law enforcement agencies to conduct 100 roadside safety checks and 500 "saturation patrols" across... Read More
Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny
AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia (AP) — In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby. The petroleum stench is overpowering... Read More
Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside Honolulu. His nearly 118-hour voyage from Nagoya broke the... Read More
Jefferson's iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $58 million face-lift
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site. The Rotunda face-lift is part construction zone — hardhats, safety glasses, big equipment — part art... Read More
'Redneck Riviera' no more, south Walton now draws celebs
GRAYTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Once a part of the "Redneck Riviera," the south Walton County strip along state road 30A has traded its jean shorts for designer labels, though pickup trucks remain in style. Welcome to "Nashville South," a once quiet, isolated 26-mile stretch of the Panhandle between Destin and Panama... Read More
Meditating Portuguese actor suspected of terror plot
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese actor says he was detained on suspicion of terrorism after meditating and chanting Buddhist texts aboard a plane at Paris Orly airport. Heitor Lourenco, 47, says he was reciting texts in Tibetan from his smartphone screen on the Lisbon-bound Transavia plane when police ordered... Read More
Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside Honolulu. His 120-hour voyage from Nagoya broke the record... Read More

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