• Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot." The White House on Wednesday ended a long-standing ban on tourists taking photos or using social media during public tours of the...

  • Vegas Strip pedestrian bridges to get $26 million upgrade

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pedestrian bridges linking four Las Vegas casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip at Tropicana Avenue are getting a $26 million upgrade. The Nevada Department of Transportation said Wednesday the renovated bridges linking the Excalibur, New York-New York, the Tropicana...

  • Lions returned to Rwanda 15 years after population wiped out

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, South Africa (AP) — The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the...

  • Jim Caviezel to receive award from Jimmy Stewart Museum

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Jim Caviezel is being honored by a Pennsylvania museum dedicated to actor Jimmy Stewart. Caviezel stars in the TV series "Person of Interest" and became widely known for his role in the movie "The Passion of the Christ." He will receive the Harvey Award at an Aug....

  • Father: American burned in Taiwan park fire fights for life

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The father of an American who was badly burned in a fire at a Taiwan water park said Wednesday that the family is anxious about how the young man will fare in the next few days. Roger Haas of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, said his son Alex Haas, 26, is fighting for...

  • Indonesia plane crash death toll 141 as search effort ends

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's air force promised Wednesday to investigate whether the aging transport plane that crashed into a city neighborhood, killing 141 people, was violating rules by carrying non-military passengers who paid for their flights. A local military commander...

  • With great fanfare, Pyongyang opens new airport terminal

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang's international airport on Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of a celebration of a major anniversary of the founding of its ruling party in...

  • Gushiken at last happy as boxer after Hall of Fame induction

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — It was a long fight for Yoko Gushiken to find life after boxing. Or rather, to find his life was all about boxing, after all. It took his induction last month into the International Boxing Hall of Fame - an honor only two other Japanese have received - to allow him to...

  • World War I Museum in Kansas City hosts Australia exhibit

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City is hosting an upcoming exhibit about Australian War Art. The museum says "A Centenary of Australian War Art" opens in Kansas City on July 17 and features the most comprehensive collection of Australian...

  • Ga. troopers ramping up enforcement during holiday weekend

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia state troopers say they're planning to beef up enforcement during the upcoming July 4 holiday travel period. GSP officials said in a statement that troopers will execute concentrated patrols and road checks throughout the state between Thursday evening and...

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