• Philadelphia museum seeking nominees for award ceremony

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia museum is seeking nominations for its annual Awards of Valor ceremony honoring living police officers, correctional officers and firefighters in the region. The National Liberty Museum's 10th annual award ceremony shares the "inspirational" stories...

  • State won't investigate failure of theme park ride

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) — The state won't investigate the failure of a ride at a Wisconsin Dells theme park. Earlier this month, a large cable snapped on the Catapult ride just seconds before it was supposed to launch two people into the air at Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park....

  • USM dedicates 'Ray Guy Way' on Hattiesburg campus

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A street on the University of Southern Mississippi campus has been renamed in honor of USM football legend and NFL Hall of Fame punter Ray Guy. "Ray Guy Way" runs outside the Duff Athletic Center on the Hattiesburg campus. It was previously called Black and...

  • Summer snow turns Wyoming mountains into winter wonderland

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. (AP) — The middle of summer looked like the middle of winter in the mountains of western Wyoming. A cold front that moved through Monday afternoon dumped heavy rain on the valleys and snow above 9,000 feet. Officials at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort say they saw...

  • Activists warn of refugee housing crisis in German capital

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — A thousand refugees may be sleeping outside in Berlin each night because authorities in the German capital are overwhelmed with the sharp rise in asylum-seekers this year, an activist group said Wednesday. The problem is compounded by bureaucratic rules that prevent more...

  • Lifetime TV to feature several touring Broadway shows

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lifetime TV's "The Balancing Act" will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on "Kinky Boots," ''Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," ''If/Then" and "Cabaret." The shows will be included in a six-part "Broadway Balances...

  • Unique Ukrainian folk art on view at NYC museum

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — An exhibition of Ukrainian folk art inspired by an ancient ornamental painting tradition of home exteriors and interiors in central Ukraine is on view in New York City. Thirty-five paintings by 17 artists are being shown in the United States for the first time at the...

  • Brown County tourism officials debut smartphone app

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Tourism officials in southern Indiana's Brown County have released a free smartphone app to help guide visitors to the county's quaint shops, restaurants and attractions. The Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau says its Discover Brown County app will...

  • Python over 18 feet long caught in Everglades National Park

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — National Park Service officials say they captured a Burmese python over 18 feet long along a popular wildlife-watching trail in Everglades National Park. The 18-foot-3-inch python was caught July 9 along the tram road at Shark Valley in the park....

  • FAA investigating airliner that nearly ran out of fuel

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic. Allegiant said Tuesday it is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration's investigation of...

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