• Slovakia's Peter Sagan takes Tour of California lead

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Slovakia's Peter Sagan took the Tour of California lead Friday in the sixth stage, racing to a dominating victory in the rescheduled and shortened individual time trial. Sagan, the Tinkoff-Saxo rider who also won the fourth stage, completed the 6.6-mile...

  • LA police warn about Disneyland ticket scam

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are warning people about a crook who sells phony tickets to Disneyland. He's taken in several people since March and netted thousands of dollars. Investigators say the scam artist offers the tickets through Craigslist for about half the admission...

  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to repatriate, rebury remains

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and its Ziibiwing Cultural Society are working to repatriate and rebury the remains of 43 Native Americans. The groups next week will acquire the remains 41 people from the American Museum of Natural History in...

  • Montana looks at trapping restrictions near parks

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials are considering stricter regulations in an effort to reduce the chances of Canada lynx being caught in traps set for other animals outside Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. The plan presented to the state Fish and Wildlife...

  • Rare spring storm dumps snow on Flagstaff area

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    BELLEMONT, Ariz. (AP) — A rare springtime snowstorm hit a small town just west of Flagstaff, dumping more than 7 inches of snow. The Flagstaff airport has seen more than 3 inches of snow on May 15 or later only a handful of times. Flagstaff and Bellemont have similar climatology, but...

  • Traffickers swindle migrants, sending them back to Greece

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — After a seven-month quest to escape war in Syria, Dia Kasam thought she and her two sons were finally on their way, headed by train into Serbia and from there on to Germany to reunite with her sick husband and their three other children. Instead, tricked by...

  • New exhibits and theater mark 20th anniversary of Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., free; 634-6666, gardenofgods.com. The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center got a multimillion dollar makeover just in time for its 20th birthday. A free anniversary celebration on...

  • Official artist captures the frenzy of Cannes, in paint

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    CANNES, France (AP) — Amid the wheelers, dealers, oglers and stars, a man with a sketchbook is capturing the carnival that is Cannes. The world's most prestigious film festival already attracts thousands of reporters, photographers and camera crews. Now, for the first time in its 68...

  • Florida woman convicted of killing puppy at Nebraska airport

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A July sentencing has been scheduled for a 57-year-old Florida woman convicted of drowning a puppy in a Nebraska airport restroom. Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, pleaded no contest on Thursday and was convicted of cruel neglect of an animal resulting in its...

  • Entrance fees at Grand Canyon National Park going up

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon has raised the price to enter the national park and camp overnight in the backcountry areas. Park officials announced a proposal last year to increase the entrance fees that have been in place since 2006. Starting June 1, a...

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