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Man found guilty of murdering British tourist in New Zealand

Nov. 22, 2019 1:44 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder in the death of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane. Millane died last December on her birthday after meeting the man through the dating app Tinder, going out for drinks with him, and then returning to his...

Trump pays respects to Army officers killed in Afghanistan

Nov. 22, 2019 12:23 AM EST

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid respects Thursday to two Army officers who were killed when their helicopter crashed this week in Afghanistan, holding his salute until each of the flag-draped cases containing their remains were returned to their grieving families. Trump and...

Honolulu mayor signs bill to extend beach lifeguard hours

Nov. 21, 2019 11:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has signed a bill extending lifeguard service hours from dawn to sundown. Caldwell signed the measure into law Thursday with the new hours expected to begin July 1, 2021. Officials say current lifeguard hours at most beaches are from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m....

New Zealand jurors to decide if British tourist was murdered

Nov. 21, 2019 11:10 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand jury on Friday was deliberating whether a British backpacker was murdered by a man she met on a dating app or was accidentally choked to death during sex. Grace Millane died last December on her 22nd birthday after meeting a man through Tinder, going out for...

Jet with flaming engine returns safely to LA airport

Nov. 21, 2019 9:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Philippine Airlines jet with flames spurting from one engine returned safely to Los Angeles International Airport just after takeoff Thursday. Flight 113, a Boeing 777 bound for Manila, reported a problem with the right engine after takeoff. It turned around and landed at about noon,...

The Latest: Jet with flaming engine safely returns to LAX

Nov. 21, 2019 8:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a plane that returned to Los Angeles because of an engine problem (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A Philippine Airlines jet with flames spurting from one engine has returned safely to Los Angeles International Airport shortly after takeoff. Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation...

California official fined for pocketing campaign funds

Nov. 21, 2019 6:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former California lawmaker was fined $150,000 Thursday after an audit found he spent political contributions on a vacation in Asia, personal plane tickets and remodeling his vacation home in Hawaii. The Mercury News of San Jose reports that the Fair Political Practices...

5 news notables honored by New York Journalism Hall of Fame

Nov. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EST

Five luminaries in news broadcasting, opinion writing and — for the first time — photography were inducted Thursday into the New York Journalism Hall of Fame. NBC News’ Tom Brokaw; Associated Press photographer Richard Drew; former ABC News anchor and current CBS contributor Ted Koppel;...

Hiker found dead near cliff trail at Zion National Park

Nov. 21, 2019 5:14 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A hiker has been found dead at the bottom of a popular trail bordered by steep drops at Zion National Park. Park spokeswoman Aly Baltrus said in a news release that the hiker’s body was found Thursday morning below the Angel's Landing trail. The hiker was reported missing...

Grand Teton wedding, commercial filming fees go up in 2020

Nov. 21, 2019 4:54 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The cost of getting married in Grand Teton National Park is about to go up. Park officials announced Thursday they’re increasing the cost of a wedding permit from $125 to $200. The cost of a commercial filming permit also is going up, from $275 to $325. The changes take effect...