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  • Passengers exit plane on chutes after emergency landing at DIA

    Video postd by CalNinjaMonkey   DENVER — Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, were forced to slide off the plane on emergency chutes soon after landing in Denver on Wednesday. The plane, operated by U.S. Airways, was taxiing to the gate at Denver International Airport when smoke was reported in the...

  • Dubai to curate next hot thing in 'Museum of the Future'

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The flashy Gulf city with a skyline that looks like something out of a science fiction movie is embracing its love of all things new with plans for a "Museum of the Future." Emirati Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammed al-Gergawi told reporters Wednesday the museum in Dubai will showcase innovations in design...

  • British government sells Eurostar interest for $1.1 billion

    LONDON (AP) — The British government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London with Paris and Brussels through a tunnel under the English Channel, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), a move that's prompted accusations that it is selling the family silver. The Treasury said Wednesday that a...

  • New Malaysia Airlines CEO a "battle hardened" veteran

    HONG KONG (AP) — When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as "The Terminator" to take on what's been dubbed the toughest job in aviation. Christoph Mueller, 52, comes to the post fresh from a stint reviving Ireland's Aer Lingus. He'll be...

  • Searches focus on rings to help Chinese women have US babies

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Women who come to the U.S. from China to give birth to automatic American citizens may not be breaking the law by doing so, but it's illegal to lie about why they're coming into the country. That was the clear message federal agents sought to send when they searched three dozen California homes Tuesday in what may have...

  • Lone wolf following snowmobilers in Voyageurs National Park

    INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Several miles of trail have been closed and rerouted at Voyageurs National Park due to a lone wolf that has been following snowmobilers. Superintendent Mike Ward says the wolf has trailed or run alongside snowmobilers in three separate incidents over a 10-day period in the park's Ash River area. He says the...

  • James scores 27 on milestone night, Cavs cruise past Celtics

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James doesn't usually spend a lot of time talking about personal accomplishments, but he made an exception Tuesday night. James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA's career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics. James, who has 24,508 career points, moved...

  • Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens. The investigation of three alleged birth tourism rings may be the biggest...

  • Red Mountain Pass reopens after crews clear avalanche

    DURANGO — Red Mountain Pass in southwest Colorado has reopened after crews cleared an avalanche that left a debris pile 6 feet deep and 200 feet long. Nancy Shanks, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation, says U.S. Highway 550 south of Ouray reopened at about 5 p.m. Tuesday and that avalanche mitigation work went well....

  • Forest Services sets meetings on proposed BWCA land swap

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a series of open houses on a proposal to swap 30,000 acres of state-owned land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for about 39,000 acres of federal land elsewhere in the Superior National Forest. The Forest Service says the exchange would benefit both sides because it would allow...

  • Walters Art Museum raises $30 million for endowment

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Walters Art Museum has raised $30 million in its Sharing the Gift fundraising campaign. Walters board of trustees president Ellen N. Bernard said in a news release Tuesday that the campaign was launched in 2008 and raised money for endowment and operations. Revenue from endowment makes up a third of the museum's annual...

  • Teachers charged with giving cocaine to students during trip

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two teachers have been charged with having sex with students and providing alcohol and cocaine to them during an overnight beach camping trip in Southern California. Thirty-eight-year-old Melody Lippert and 30-year-old Michelle Ghirelli are each charged with unlawful sexual intercourse and giving a controlled substance...

  • Serenity Now: Apalachicola offers flavors of Florida's past

    APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) —  Tiny Apalachicola is often overlooked by Florida visitors lured by the state's bigger tourist draws such as Disney World, South Beach and Key West. Getting here isn't as easy as getting to the tourist hotspots. The closest commercial airports are a two-hour drive north to Tallahassee or a two-hour drive west to...

  • US first lady plans mid-March visit to Japan, Cambodia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-March visit to U.S. ally Japan, and to Cambodia, a place where the government's record on human rights gave her husband pause during a reluctant visit a few years ago. She will visit Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, from March 18-20 and Siem Reap in northwestern...

  • Greece poised for recession as uncertainty takes its toll

    LONDON (AP) — Barely a year after emerging from a savage recession comparable in its intensity to the Great Depression in the U.S., Greece's economy is shrinking again. The uncertainty generated by January's general election and the drama over extending Greece's financial lifeline is helping to push the economy back toward recession despite...

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