• The Latest: Colorado mountain roads open for holiday weekend

    Updated: 42 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the opening of Colorado mountain roads for the summer (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Some of Colorado's highest elevation roads are open in time for Memorial Day weekend. Independence Pass to Aspen and Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park...

  • Kansas water park: Rides won't open until issues resolved

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The operator of a Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a giant waterslide in 2016 says the park won't open for the season until safety issues raised in a recent state audit are resolved, though it believes the audit stemmed from a "malicious effort" to "stir...

  • Delta says it will launch flights to India next year

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it will resume nonstop flights next year between the United States and Mumbai, India. The airline is crediting recent U.S. agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over alleged subsidies to three big Persian Gulf carriers that also fly to...

  • Boston-bound flight hits bird, returns safely to Buffalo

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A JetBlue flight out of Buffalo struck a bird shortly after takeoff and returned safely to the airport. JetBlue says Flight 2216 bound for Boston struck a bird shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday. The plane had been in the air for about 10 minutes. JetBlue says the...

  • Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Blue flames from burning methane are the latest natural phenomena being seen at the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Nighttime photos released Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey show the flames spouting from cracks in the pavement in the Leilani Estates...

  • Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city's world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week. If members of the union that includes hotel and food workers...

  • The Latest: Las Vegas casino strike would have ripple effect

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the contract negotiations between Las Vegas casino workers and businesses (all times local): 5 p.m. What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers go on strike at any time starting June 1. A...

  • New York City to consider ban on plastic straws

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Plastic straws and stirrers could soon be banned in bars, restaurants and coffee shops in New York City. Democratic City Councilman Rafael Espinal introduced a bill on Wednesday, saying restaurants should replace plastic with paper or metal straws. Exceptions would be...

  • Penny Chenery among 12 new members elected to Racing HOF

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and Penny Chenery are among 12 members elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Also selected Wednesday by the Hall of Fame's Pillars of the Turf Committee were: Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin, August Belmont I,...

  • Lenny Dykstra accused of putting gun to Uber driver's head

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to the head of an Uber driver when the driver declined to change the trip's destination, police said the driver told them Wednesday. Dykstra was arrested early Wednesday outside Linden police headquarters after the...

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