• Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland with wind gusts of up to 80 mph (130 kph) on Monday, killing at least three people, grounding planes, shutting schools and causing widespread power outages. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar urged people to stay...

  • The Latest: Storm blamed for odd odors on British flights

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The latest on how the weakened remnants of Hurricane Ophelia are affecting Ireland and the U.K. (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Several flights to British airports have been diverted because of unusual odors on board thought to be associated with the remnants of Hurricane...

  • Activist kicked off American flight charges discrimination

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    An activist who helped organize the Women's March on Washington has accused an American Airlines pilot of racial discrimination in kicking her off a flight. In a series of tweets and a Facebook Live post, Tamika Mallory said that a pilot had her removed from a Sunday flight from Miami...

  • Trump tax plan paints pretty picture for art collectors

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For art aficionados, President Donald Trump's tax plan paints a pretty picture. The president's tax overhaul proposal — which he has pitched as a boost for hardworking farmers and truckers — would repeal the federal estate tax paid by people who inherit...

  • Passengers describe terror aboard Indonesia AirAsia flight

    Yesterday

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight from Australia to the holiday island of Bali described a panicked flight crew announcing an emergency and oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling after their airliner lost cabin air pressure and rapidly descended....

  • Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

    Updated: Sun, Oct 15, 2017

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas' tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival. Analysts who closely track the finances of the city's casino companies say Las Vegas will see a short-term dip in visitors in response...

  • A German town, pop. 2,135, welcomes some 2 million visitors for Martin Luther's 500th

    By Eliot Stein The Washington Post -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 15, 2017

    It's 8 a.m. in east Germany, and Gunter, a hulking tree trunk of a man, is swinging a hammer over his head, pounding together the steel frame of a 90-foot tower resembling a Bible. "This is a big year for us!" he exclaims over a chorus of jackhammers. "The world is coming, and we want...

  • Yellowstone supervolcano may blow sooner than thought — could wipe out life on the planet

    Matthew Diebel, USATODAY
    Updated: Sat, Oct 14, 2017

    Scientists working in and around Yellowstone National Park say that the supervolcano sitting under the tourist attraction may blow sooner than thought, an eruption that could wipe out life on the planet. According to National Geographic, the researchers, from Arizona State...

  • Residents seek normalcy in California city hit hard by fire

    Updated: Sat, Oct 14, 2017

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — At Willie Bird's Restaurant near Santa Rosa's downtown, life goes on amid the haze. Saturday morning, regulars crowded the bar for bloody marys and greasy breakfasts as smoke from a wildfire billowed black and ominously outside. "You just want to get the...

  • Breaking mad: 'Breaking Bad' house gets fence to block fans

    Updated: Fri, Oct 13, 2017

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The real Albuquerque house made famous by the methamphetamine-making character Walter White in the AMC-TV hit series "Breaking Bad" is getting a fence. The owners are installing a 6-foot (2 meter) wrought iron fence on the front of the house used in the...

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