• More than 500 injured as fire hits Taiwan water park party

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a Saturday night party at a Taiwan water park, injuring more than 500 people, including eight in critical condition, authorities said Sunday. The fire was sparked by an accidental explosion of a colored...

  • Nevada couple killed in Alaska crash loved outdoors, travel

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada couple killed in the crash of a sightseeing plane in Alaska looked forward to pursuing their passions for the outdoors and travel together in retirement, friends said. Raymond Apodaca, 70, and his wife, Margie, 63, of Sparks, Nevada, were among eight...

  • Terror on the beach: Tourists recount Tunisia attack horrors

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    SOUSSE, Tunisia — Tunisia's postcard destination for tourists is reeling from the terror that blighted another day of play at the Mediterranean seaside resort of Sousse. A man armed with a Kalashnikov and grenades gunned down tourists on a private beach, and then moved methodically...

  • The Latest: Germany says 1 citizen killed in Tunisia attack

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The latest news from an attack on a beach resort in Tunisia (all times local): ___ 6:30 p.m. Germany's foreign minister says one German citizen has been confirmed killed and another wounded in the attack at a beach resort in Tunisia. Frank-Walter Steinmeier...

  • Illinois auto museum to keep General Lee on display

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    VOLO, Ill. (AP) — A museum in northern Illinois plans to keep displaying one of the Confederate flag-emblazoned cars used in the TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard. Brian Grams, director of the Volo Auto Museum, says he's gotten lots queries about whether the car will stay amid calls...

  • New England states readying for range of new laws July 1

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hands-free driving in the "Live Free or Die" state and a tax on even the smallest vacation rentals in Rhode Island are just two of the new laws taking effect in New England on July 1. Connecticut is cracking down on the use of restraints on students while...

  • Man, 73, rides Ohio roller coaster for 12,000th time

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — A 73-year-old man has taken his 12,000th ride on his favorite roller coaster at King's Island amusement park in Ohio. The park says Gary Coleman of Monfort Heights took the milestone ride in the front row of the Diamondback roller coaster on Monday. The retired...

  • List: Top 10 attractions to see around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    You will never know how much cool stuff there is to do and see in the Pikes Peak region until you’re asked to list just 10 of them. Here's a list of favorites: Cave of the Winds - 100 Cave of the Winds Road, Manitou Springs, off U.S. 24; 685-5444. Terror-dactyl aerial dive, zip...

  • Bike tours planned in July along Iron Ore Heritage Trail

    Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    NEGAUNEE, Mich. (AP) — Bike tours are planned next month along a trail network that connects Upper Peninsula historic sites across the Marquette Iron Range. The tours hosted by the Michigan Iron Industry Museum take place July 10, 17 and 24. The tours begin at the museum and then...

  • Authorities identify 9 victims in deadly Alaska plane crash

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Authorities have identified the nine people killed when their sightseeing plane crashed in southeast Alaska. They are tentatively identified as 71-year-old Hal Cheney and 59-year-old Mary Doucette of Lodi, California; 31-year-old Glenda Cambiaso and 65-year-old...

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