• Guilty plea set for Canadian in Florida sex tourist case

    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — A Canadian man is scheduled to plead guilty to charges he traveled to Florida to have sex with someone investigators say he believed was an underage boy. A Miami federal judge set the plea change Monday afternoon for 47-year-old Rene Roberge of Sherbrooke, Quebec, who had...

  • Lost family of tourists found in Yosemite National Park

    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say deputies found a family of four that spent nearly 24 hours lost in a forested area of Yosemite National Park thanks to their GPS and texted photographs of their location. The Mariposa County Sheriff's Department says the family...

  • Arizona senators push bill to manage Grand Canyon bison

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Sen. John McCain and some of his colleagues in the Arizona delegation have revived a proposal to reduce the number of bison at the Grand Canyon and let authorized hunters keep the meat from the animals they kill. Hunting is prohibited within the park...

  • Some Tunis museum attack victims identified

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Officials, families and media reports have named some of the 20 foreign tourists killed in the Tunis museum attack. Here is a partial list of the victims who have been identified so far. ___ COLOMBIA Javier Camelo, 28, and his mother, Miriam Martinez. Camelo's father...

  • Polar bear attacks tent in Norway's Arctic, injures tourist

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AP) — A polar bear dragged a Czech tourist out of his tent as he slept on a remote Arctic island, clawing his back before being driven away by gunshots. "It was going for my head. I used my hands to protect my head," Jakub Moravec told The Associated Press from...

  • Mom who allowed boyfriend to beat toddler son granted parole

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who fled to a Florida amusement park with her boyfriend after allowing him to severely beat her 3-year-old son has been granted parole. Jessica Linscott and Roland Dow of Plaistow were arrested at Universal Orlando Resort in November 2012...

  • South Dakotans believe polygamist group wants to expand

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The brother of an imprisoned leader of a polygamous sect wants to double the amount of water available to the group's compound in South Dakota, prompting concern by neighbors and law enforcement about a possible influx of members being displaced from an enclave...

  • Busch, Tyson to be inducted into Las Vegas-area hall of fame

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — NASCAR driver and Las Vegas native Kurt Busch and heavyweight boxer and area resident Mike Tyson will head a group of five 2015 inductees into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame. Former UNLV star and Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Glenn Carano, UNLV rodeo team...

  • DHS to restart visas for seasonal workers; Broadmoor making plans to hire

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    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    The Department of Homeland Security late Tuesday announced it will restart processing H-2B visas for temporary seasonal workers. The move has allowed The Broadmoor hotel to begin making arrangements to have workers hired under the program start next month, said Jack Damioli, the...

  • Essentials for visiting Santa Monica _ more than just ocean

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Planning a trip to Southern California but don't want to fight LA's traffic? Or maybe when you hear the word Disneyland you think, "Been there, done that"? Check out the city of Santa Monica in all its picture-postcard beauty. From a funky old pier...

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