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Lincoln to Thai king: Thanks but no thanks for the elephants
BANGKOK (AP) — The elephant is Thailand's national animal, so it's only natural that King Mongkut in 1861 offered to send a pair to the United States as a gift of the friendship between the two countries. President Abraham Lincoln, likely bemused and relieved at the distraction from America's then-raging Civil... Read More
Zinke supports restoration of grizzlies in North Cascades
SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government intends to restore grizzly bears in the remote North Cascade Mountains of Washington state, a goal that represents "the American conservation ethic come to life," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday. Zinke made the announcement during a visit to North Cascades National... Read More
Powerful storm brought much-needed rain to California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The storm that drenched California this week brought much-needed rain to the state, which has been slipping back into drought conditions due to a dry winter that only turned wet and snowy this month. Preliminary storm data Friday showed some stunning totals for the three-day storm, including... Read More
The Latest: Storm brought much-needed rain to California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The storm that drenched California this week brought much-needed rain to the state, which has been slipping back into drought conditions due to a dry winter that only turned wet and snowy this month. Preliminary storm data Friday... Read More
AP News Guide: Trump gets wishes on border wall - sort of
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Congress gave President Donald Trump the $1.6 billion he wanted this year for his proposed "big, beautiful" border wall with Mexico but the headline number masks what he didn't get on one of his signature campaign promises. Here are some questions and answers about the wall's status: WHAT DID... Read More
United gives $10,000 travel voucher to 'bumped' passenger
A passenger who was bumped off a full flight has scored the maximum prize — a $10,000 travel voucher. A spokesman for United Airlines confirmed Friday that a passenger got the big voucher "per our company policy." He declined to name the person. In a series of tweets, Allison Preiss of Washington, D.C., described... Read More
Group: Public in dark about cell tower plans in Grand Teton
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park has inappropriately prevented the public from learning about tentative plans for more than 50 miles of fiber-optic cable and new cellphone towers at 11 locations in the majestic preserve in Wyoming, an environmental group says. Public Employees for Environmental... Read More
California storm forces flood rescues but spares Montecito
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful storm that swelled California rivers, flooded streets and triggered water rescues throughout the state moved on early Friday, leaving only a few stray showers in its wake. Though the three-day storm had spared communities a repeat of the deadly debris flows following a deluge earlier... Read More
Gone extinct: Animatronic T-Rex bursts into flames
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — The co-owner of a dinosaur-themed park in southern Colorado thinks an electrical malfunction caused a life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex to burst into flames. Zach Reynolds says the T-Rex at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience smoldered for about 10 minutes before it caught fire... Read More
UK tourism's post-Brexit bounce appears to be wearing off
LONDON (AP) — The initial boon that the British travel and tourism sector got from the country's vote to leave the European Union appears to be wearing off. Figures from the Office for National Statistics on Friday showed that the number of overseas residents visiting the country in the last three months of 2017... Read More
Air France flights affected by strike over pay
PARIS (AP) — French airline Air France says that 30 percent of its long-haul and medium-haul flights to and from Paris are not operating Friday due to a strike over pay. The company also says in a statement that 20 percent of national flights are cancelled and warns of possible "disruptions and delays." Air... Read More
The Latest: Small dam failure averted after leaks
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A dam leak in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California prompted about three dozen people to evacuate but a full dam failure was averted. Water began leaking through the front of the Moccasin Dam on Thursday and some damage was seen... Read More
Endangered Colorado River fish no longer an extinction risk
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An endangered fish that makes its home in the Colorado River basin no longer is at the brink of extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it will consider reclassifying the humpback chub as threatened within the next year. The fish that can navigate turbulent waters and... Read More
Idaho moves ahead with possible grizzly bear hunting season
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials have started the process of opening a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male grizzly. The Fish and Game Commission in a 7-0 vote Thursday directed the Department of Fish and Game to gather public comments on the possible hunt. The... Read More
Hotel video shows Vegas gunman 'normal' before mass shooting
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hotel surveillance video from the days before the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, made public Thursday, shows the gunman as an unremarkable Las Vegas hotel guest and casino patron. Footage provided by MGM Resorts International shows Stephen Paddock interacting with Mandalay Bay... Read More
A record 965 million passengers packed US planes last year
A record 965 million airline passengers flew in the United States last year, a 3.4 percent increase over 2016. Figures from the Transportation Department show that air travel has been rising since the Great Recession that ended in 2009. The department said Thursday that air travel within the U.S. rose 3 percent... Read More
Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Bruno Mars; $4,557,133;... Read More
Defeated rebels begin leaving enclave near Syrian capital
BEIRUT (AP) — Carrying their light arms, hundreds of defeated rebels began evacuating with their families Thursday from a devastated town in eastern Ghouta, an effective surrender under a deal with the government after a long siege and bombing campaign of the enclave on the outskirts of Damascus. The departure of... Read More
Man with bomb material, copy of Anarchist Cookbook arrested
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 63-year-old Oklahoma man has been arrested after police said they found bomb-making materials and a copy of "The Anarchist Cookbook" in his hotel room. Oklahoma County jail records show Richard Paul Holt of Marlow was booked Tuesday on complaints of making a bomb threat and drug possession.... Read More
Protests and strikes across France disrupt travel, schools
PARIS (AP) — Trains, planes, schools and other public services across France were seriously disrupted Thursday as tens of thousands took to the streets to protest President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies. Nearly 50,000 demonstrators protested in Paris to call for more investment in public services. The... Read More