• Freezing rain, snow cause problems in northern North Dakota

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Freezing rain and snow are creating poor travel conditions in northwestern North Dakota. The state Transportation Department has issued a travel alert for the region that includes Williston, Watford City, Stanley and Tioga. Officials say motorists can still...

  • Backpacking trip drew Ryan Reynolds to 'Woman in Gold' role

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — If Ryan Reynolds hadn't gone backpacking in Europe in the late 1990s, he might have never ended up co-starring with Helen Mirren in the film "Woman in Gold." The 38-year-old actor says he visited Vienna's Belvedere Palace and viewed Gustav Klimt's "Portrait of Adele...

  • Tunisia: Museum hit by terrorist attack delays reopening

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The curator of the Tunisian museum targeted by a terrorist attack announced Tuesday that the reopening has been postponed, for logistical and security reasons. The government meanwhile has announced new measures to close mosques not regulated by the government...

  • US removes dozens of Cuban companies from blacklist

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has removed dozens of Cuban companies from a U.S. blacklist of terror supporters and narcotics traffickers, another step in the two countries' process to improve relations. The Treasury Department made the announcement Tuesday. Several of the...

  • AP PHOTOS: Tourists enjoy South America's Iguazu Falls

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    IGUAZU FALLS, Brazil (AP) — From above, the Iguazu Falls resemble a massive hole punched in a river and surrounded by jungle. Spray from the falls douses the nearby viewing areas where some tourists don rain ponchos while others take off their shirts and dance and hug in the drenching...

  • Russia to resume space tourism in 2018

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts. Russia had sent seven paying guests to the International Space Station since 2001 before curtailing the program in 2009. Sending a...

  • State helps launch website promoting Md. fishing and hunting

    Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The state government is joining private businesses in launching a website promoting Maryland fishing and hunting opportunities. The Maryland Office of Tourism announced the website Monday. It's called www.fishandhuntmaryland.com . Cecil County Tourism Coordinator...

  • Bears end hibernation at Grand Teton National Park

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors to Grand Teton National Park and the surrounding area are being cautioned that bears are out of hibernation and are hungry after their long rest. Park officials are asking visitors to make noise and travel in groups of three or more. They should carry bear...

  • Bighorn sheep die-off closes hunting area near Yellowstone

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A bighorn sheep die-off caused by disease has triggered the closure of hunting for the animals just outside Yellowstone National Park. Montana Wildlife officials said Monday that at least 34 bighorn sheep have died in the pneumonia outbreak that began late last...

  • Canadian man pleads guilty in Florida sex tourism case

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Canadian man has pleaded guilty to charges that he traveled to Florida to have sex with someone he believed was an underage boy. Rene Roberge of Sherbrooke, Quebec, pleaded guilty to four counts Monday during a federal court hearing in Miami. Two of the...

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