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  • Amusement park tries to set shaved-heads record

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio amusement park hopes to set a world record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer. More than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland,...

  • Canada, Michigan name authority for border bridge

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan and Canada have appointed members of an authority to oversee construction of a $2 billion public bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Michigan's designees are Michael Hayes, Birgit Klohs and Matt Rizik. Hayes leads the Midland Center for the Arts....

  • Bolivia to require visas for Israeli travelers

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's leftist president has declared Israel a "terrorist state" because of its offensive in the Gaza Strip, and his government will now require Israeli citizens to obtain a visa to visit the Andean nation. President Evo Morales already broke off diplomatic...

  • US imposes travel ban on some Venezuelan officials

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Amid escalating tensions with Venezuela, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced a travel ban for officials of the socialist government it said committed human rights abuses during a crackdown on opposition protests. In imposing the sanctions, the...

  • Ocean safari for white sharks off Cape Cod

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Two marine conservation groups are offering a daylong ocean trip on Cape Cod to search for great white sharks, humpback whales, gray seals and seabirds in their wild habitat, billing the trip as the first of its kind and calling it a safari. Organizers say...

  • Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison so disease-free animals can be relocated to create new herds outside the park, Yellowstone officials said Wednesday. The announcement comes after the...

  • Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — European and Dubai-based airlines have begun rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe. An Emirates Airline spokesperson in Dubai told The Associated Press on Monday it will divert planes that use Iraqi airspace....

  • Teens love vacation selfies; adults, not so much

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the...

  • Passenger dies on US Airways flight to Phoenix

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency. Fire Capt. Benjamin Santillan (san-tee-YAHN') says the passenger was a woman in her 50s. Santillan says the woman lost...

  • Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. The hot weather in Paris has brought many picnicking visitors to the garden, whose...

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