• Delta flight lands in Vegas with pilot locked out of cockpit

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis made an emergency landing in Las Vegas on Thursday with the co-pilot at the controls after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit. McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says none of the 168...

  • 2 loaded guns, 2 inert grenades recovered at Atlanta airport

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities say three people were found trying to take loaded guns and inert grenades onto flights departing from Atlanta's airport. TSA officials said in a statement Thursday that two loaded guns were found in carry-on bags at 6:40 and 7 a.m. Officials say...

  • Ouachita, Ozark-St. Francis forests begin prescribed burns

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — The Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis national forests will be conducting prescribed burns in Arkansas and Oklahoma over the next several months. Park authorities announced the burns on Thursday. The burns are designed to re-establish fire's natural role in the...

  • House committee OKs resolution against E. Idaho monument

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A non-binding resolution has been introduced in the Idaho House declaring that President Barack Obama shouldn't designate a national monument in eastern Idaho. Republican Rep. Paul Romrell of St. Anthony introduced the bill Thursday to the House Resources and...

  • Boozman, colleagues introduce bill to lift Cuba travel ban

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman has joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce legislation that would lift restrictions on travel to Cuba. Boozman, from Arkansas, joined seven fellow senators Thursday to introduce the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act...

  • United flight from Los Angeles to DC makes emergency landing

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — A United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., made a quick emergency landing at another Southern California airport Thursday morning after passengers reported a burning smell on board. United Flight 1181 from Los Angeles International Airport to...

  • Detroit Institute of Arts to restore museum's exterior walls

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts has been awarded two grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, including one to help pay for restoring the museum's original exterior walls. A $48,000 grant is for general operating support and a $100,000 grant is for...

  • Alibaba run-in with China regulator signals tougher scrutiny

    Yesterday

    BEIJING (AP) — For years, Alibaba faced complaints it failed to stamp out sales of counterfeit goods on its e-commerce websites. But Chinese regulators stayed silent, apparently reluctant to disrupt the rise of an Internet star even as they accused foreign automakers, dairies and...

  • Hotels mostly booked for Mardi Gras _ tent sites, too

    Yesterday

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If you want to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras and don't have hotel reservations, you may need a tent. But you might not even be able to find tent space for the 10th Mardi Gras since Hurricane Katrina flooded the city. Cheap gas and a holiday trifecta are...

  • Myanmar tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded

    Yesterday

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, including a large black seabird with a ballooning red neck sack and a tiny black and white falconet with a surprised, panda-like expression. The Great...

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