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  • Newseum features Nationals' first 10 years in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Washington Nationals celebrate their first decade in the nation's capital, the Newseum is opening a new exhibit spotlighting 10 of the team's most newsworthy moments. The Newseum opens "Nationals at 10: Baseball Makes News" on Friday. This weekend, the Newseum will offer discounted $10 admission for adults Saturday and...

  • Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday. In the Zimbabwean government's first official comment on the killing of Cecil the lion, the environment, water and climate minister lashed...

  • Russian Orthodox Church pushes for control over St. Isaac's

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defended its controversial bid to fully take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral, saying it's in line with the law and wouldn't hamper tourist access. The Orthodox Church, which has wielded increasing clout in Russia, has taken jurisdiction over many historic...

  • Employee dorm fire kills 1, injures 4 in Grand Teton

    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park killed one person and injured four others in the third emergency for national park concession workers in Wyoming in the past two months. The fire ignited at a two-story Grand Teton Lodge Company dorm at Colter Bay, an area of lodging and restaurants on the eastern...

  • US philanthropist to offer backing for Oxford lion project

    LONDON (AP) — A pair of U.S. philanthropists with a passion for wild cats pledged Friday to match new donations to Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit — the researchers who were tracking the movements of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Tom Kaplan, a natural resource investor whose net worth was put by Forbes magazine at $1 billion, and...

  • Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 years. The Chinese capital was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, beating Kazakh rival Almaty 44-40 in a surprisingly close vote marred...

  • Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet

    GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet. Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, Florida, was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court in Grand Island. She pleaded no contest in May to cruelly neglecting an animal, resulting in its death. A no...

  • Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

    Editors: Please note that The Associated Press welcomes editorial contributions from members for the weekly Editorial Roundup. Three editorials are selected every week. Contributions can be made by email at apsiouxfalls@ap.org. ___ The Daily Republic, Mitchell, July 28, 2015 Domes look nice, but lost luster on street It's unfortunate the...

  • Jennifer Beals criticized for leaving dog in car in Canada

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Actress Jennifer Beals is defending herself as a loving and "discerning" dog owner after she was captured by a TV reporter briefly leaving her dog inside a vehicle on a warm day in Vancouver, British Columbia. A Global News reporter filmed the "Flashdance" star returning to her car on Wednesday, showing her...

  • AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and...

  • Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

    ATLANTA (AP) — Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church. It was the latest provocative act involving the Civil War-era symbol since nine black church members were gunned down during Bible study in...

  • Parents sue Las Vegas-area water park over boy's injuries

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The parents of a 6-year-old boy who was pulled from a wave pool at a Las Vegas-area water park have filed a lawsuit claiming that the boy now has severe neurological impairments. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Clark County District Court alleges that negligent safety precautions caused the May 27 incident at Cowabunga Bay...

  • Britain limits Ai Weiwei's visit due to alleged conviction

    BEIJING (AP) — Britain has denied Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month business visa to attend a London exhibition of his work, saying he failed to disclose that he has a criminal conviction — a claim that the artist and his attorney dispute. Ai, who says a tax case against him in China was administrative and not criminal, was given...

  • Bleisure: Table for one? Dining alone on a business trip

    NEW YORK (AP) — A business trip might leave you too tired to venture out for dinner. But if you're up for something beyond room service or hotel restaurants, a good meal out is one way to brighten up long days spent in meetings. Here are some strategies for dining out while traveling for work. ___ TABLE FOR ONE? Elizabeth McCourt, a...

  • 2015 summer bucket list: Ten things to do before fall arrives

    Attention: The end of summer is (sadly) almost here. Consider this your warm-weather wakeup call. Now that July is over, your days of mountain climbing, grilling out and seeing high temperatures on your phone's weather app are numbered. Read on for 10 ideas that'll make the rest of your Colorado summer shine. Sip on a beerfest: With Coors...

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