• Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers. Here are some things to know about the Wilshire Grand Center: ___ HOW TALL IS TALL? The 73-story...

  • Colorado mom angry at United after infant overheats while airplane sits on tarmac at DIA

    By NOELLE PHILLIPS , The Denver Post
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    A Colorado mother is criticizing United Airlines for its response after her baby became overheated while their flight-delayed aircraft sat on the tarmac in Denver during Thursday’s heatwave. Emily France, 39, an author from Superior, said airlines should allow passengers to leave...

  • California AG bans state-funded travel to Texas, 3 other states

    By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and SOPHIA BOLLAG , Associated Press
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year. Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and...

  • The Latest: Tallest building west of Mississippi River open

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — 5 p.m. The tallest building west of the Mississippi River has opened its doors in downtown Los Angeles. A ribbon-cutting was held Friday for the Wilshire Grand Center. Including a decorative spire, it's 1,100 feet tall. That's about 80 feet higher than the nearby...

  • Paul Broadhurst shoots 63 to take PGA Tour Champions lead

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Paul Broadhurst shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions' American Family Insurance Open. The Englishman had an eagle and seven birdies — three on his final four holes — at University Ridge. He won the Senior British Open and...

  • Eco-group billboard blitz to greet Interior chief in Montana

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups plan to crash the homecoming in Montana next week of President Donald Trump's Interior Department secretary with billboards, television ads and speeches to pressure him on issues from national monuments to sage grouse. Ryan Zinke is scheduled...

  • Lawsuit seeking to save 15K trees from solar farm dismissed

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to block a Six Flags theme park in New Jersey from cutting down nearly 15,000 trees to make way for a solar farm to power the park has been dismissed. A Superior Court judge said in a ruling Monday that the local governing boards in deciding to...

  • Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light. But on Aug. 21, local officials expect this lookout point just outside the small town...

  • Billie Jean King celebrates 45th anniversary of Title IX

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King celebrated the 45th anniversary of Title IX at the New York Historical Society. King and friends of the Women's Sports Foundation gathered Thursday night at the museum, where an exhibit of her life and tennis career is featured at the Center for...

  • Attendance at international balloon museum tops 1 million

    Yesterday

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Visits made to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum since it first opened in 2005 now total more than 1 million. Officials say the attendance milestone was surpassed during an annual folk festival that was held at the museum in early...

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