• North Carolina shark attack victim says fortunate to survive

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest survivor in a record-breaking string of seven North Carolina shark attacks said Thursday he's very fortunate to be alive and thankful for the emergency help he received after struggling ashore. The shark attack was frightening and painful, said Andrew...

  • Yellowstone bison gore woman, injure teen in latest run-ins

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Bison gored a woman and tossed a teenager into the air in Yellowstone National Park, the latest run-ins with the massive animals during tourist season in the popular landmark. The National Park Service says a bison gored a 68-year-old woman...

  • Leopard mauls guide's arm in attack in South African park

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A leopard mauled a guide in an attack on an open tourist safari vehicle in South Africa's flagship wildlife park Thursday, authorities said. The attack happened in Kruger National Park as a guide and his passengers watched a leopard about 6.5 feet (two meters) from...

  • Cuomo: Tourism economic impact in NY state hit $100B in '14

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the total economic impact of New York state's tourism topped $100 billion last year for the first time. The governor says Thursday an economic impact report conducted by the research firm Tourism Economics found that tourism's overall impact...

  • Barcelona mayor halts new tourist accommodation licenses

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    MADRID (AP) — Barcelona's new leftist mayor Thursday temporarily halted the issuing of new licenses for tourist accommodation while new regulations are drawn up to govern a sector some say has grown too big in recent years. A town hall statement said the suspension would apply to...

  • Field Museum to offer glimpse of life in ancient Greece

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 500 artifacts offering a glimpse of life in ancient Greece are coming to The Field Museum in Chicago this November. The exhibition is titled "The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great." The pieces are drawn from the collections of nearly two dozen...

  • Atlanta airport anticipates busy holiday travel weekend

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International officials say the airport will host a projected 327,170 passengers during the holiday weekend. In a statement Wednesday, the airport says this represents a 14 percent increase over the same four-day period last year when 285,606...

  • 2 Ohio theme parks offer free military admission for holiday

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Two amusement parks in Ohio are offering free admission for U.S. military personnel over the Fourth of July holiday period. Kings Island in southwest Ohio and Cedar Point in northwest Ohio say active, retired and honorably discharged members of the U.S. military with...

  • 2nd person dies in Taiwan water park fire

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The death toll from a blaze at a Taiwan water park party over the weekend rose to two on Thursday, with more than 200 injured still in intensive care. Taiwan's Central News Agency said 19-year-old college student Liu Chih-wei died early in the morning after...

  • Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows. The U.S. Geological Survey, the Interior Department's research arm, said updated scientific models don't...

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