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  • Top volcano scientist comes to Hawaii from Alaska

    HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory's new scientist-in-charge is coming to Hawaii from Alaska where she has been mapping and studying active Alaskan volcanoes for more than two decades. The U.S. Geological Survey said Friday Christina Neal has been a geologist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory for nearly 25...

  • Nepal's airport to remain closed at least another day

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's only international airport will remain closed at least another day as workers attempt to remove a Turkish Airlines jet that skidded after landing, blocking the single runway, aviation officials said Friday. Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal chief Ratish Chandra Lal Suman said special equipment flown in from...

  • Town near Antietam finally ready to join tourism program

    SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — The western Maryland town that witnessed the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War is considering joining a state-sponsored tourism program it rejected 16 years ago. The Maryland Historical Trust is holding a public hearing Friday night on a proposal to include Sharpsburg in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area....

  • Tribes, Connecticut lawmakers discuss possible new casinos

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The two tribes that own Connecticut's casino resorts have been holding discussions with state lawmakers about opening new, smaller casinos near state boundaries with Massachusetts and New York to keep up with competition in the neighboring states, officials said Thursday. The discussions involving representatives from...

  • Parts of S. Indiana come to halt after heavy additional snow

    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Parts of southern Indiana have ground to a halt after as much as 10 inches of fresh snow fell. The National Weather Service had an unofficial report of 10.5 inches of snow having fallen New Salisbury in Harrison County by late Thursday morning. The weather service says 8-12 inches of snow fell in a band along the...

  • Passengers: Plane slid the moment it landed at LaGuardia

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Candeto was traveling with co-worker Amber Reid from Atlanta to New York for some routine business meetings. Their day was anything but routine. Both women say their plane began to slide the moment it landed Thursday at LaGuardia. Candeto says she felt bumps and knew they weren't on the runway anymore. She says...

  • Plane skids off LaGuardia runway; ripple effect in Denver

    NEW YORK — Officials say six people aboard a plane from Atlanta that skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing have injuries that aren't life threatening. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh) said Thursday that a preliminary count showed six people were injured. The Port...

  • CBS sponsoring Vietnam exhibit at Newseum to honor Bob Simon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CBS will sponsor an upcoming exhibit about the Vietnam war at the Newseum in Washington to honor "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon and his five decades of war reporting. "Reporting Vietnam" will open May 22 at the museum, recalling how journalists reported the war in the television era. The exhibit announced Thursday will...

  • Head start driver, bus monitor fired after kids left on bus

    BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A Head Start program in Beaufort County has fired a driver and a bus monitor after two toddlers were left on a bus unattended for three hours. Beaufort Jasper Head Start executive director Leroy Gilliard tells local media outlets that the two employees did not follow proper procedures for unloading the bus Monday....

  • Trail to Rainbow Bridge National Monument closed for repairs

    PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — The trail from Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge National Monument is closed for repairs until further notice. Glen Canyon National Recreation officials say recent flooding damaged part of the trail, making it unsafe to use. Repairs are underway. The monument is located in southeastern Utah on the south side of Lake Powell.

  • 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...

  • Arizona Senate approves bill to reopen mining museum

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Senate has approved a bill to reopen the Mining and Mineral Museum that closed in 2011. The proposal would transfer the stewardship of the museum from the Arizona Historical Society to the Arizona Geological Survey and allocate more than $428,000 for operation and maintenance costs in the budget year beginning July 1....

  • 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...

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