• Court rejects claim over goring in Olympic National Park

    Updated: 9 min ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has rejected a woman's lawsuit over her husband's fatal goring by a mountain goat that had been threatening visitors for years in Olympic National Park. However, two of the three judges on the panel suggested that plaintiff Susan Chadd...

  • Zimbabwe: American being sought for lion poaching

    Updated: 13 min ago

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. Authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will...

  • Riviera casino demolition at least 6 months away, cost $42M

    Updated: 30 min ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Riviera casino-hotel will come tumbling down but at an expected cost of $42 million and not for at least six months if a recommendation to the Las Vegas Convention and Tourism Authority is approved. An agency committee voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the...

  • Mob Museum in Las Vegas to open FIFA exhibit

    Updated: 42 min ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is setting up an exhibit dedicated to the FIFA corruption scandal. The permanent display entitled "The 'Beautiful Game' Turns Ugly" will open at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in downtown Las Vegas on September...

  • Malibu it's not, but North Korea seen as possible surf spot

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Here's a new take on gnarly. A pro surfer who coaches the Chinese National Surf Team and a tourism agency based in New Jersey plan a surfing expedition and training camp in North Korea, which has pristine beaches, virgin waves and, they say, the potential...

  • Neighborhoods: African-American history and more in Harlem

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Decades of African-American history have made Harlem one of America's most famous neighborhoods. It's also an essential destination for visitors to New York, offering art, architecture, restaurants, shopping and more. Attendance at Harlem's Studio Museum has soared...

  • Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel. The potential to help activists and scholars,...

  • Visits to Great Smoky Mountains Park up 8 percent from 2014

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park says more than 4.3 million people visited between January and June, an 8 percent increase from the first half of 2014. The park is the most visited of the national parks. More than 1 million people visited in May, the most...

  • Dozens of brilliant bronze works on display at Getty Museum

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's almost as if the dozens of exquisitely detailed, often perfectly intact bronze sculptures on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum disappeared into an ancient witness-protection program — and decided to stay there for thousands of years. "Power and Pathos: Bronze...

  • Mexico struggles to clean seaweed surge from Cancun beaches

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities on Mexico's Caribbean coast said Monday they are redoubling efforts to remove tons of sargassum seaweed that has been washing ashore in recent weeks. The state government of Quintana Roo, where the resort of Cancun is located, said there have been no...

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