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Verstappen wins Brazilian GP, Ferraris self-destruct

Nov. 17, 2019 4:09 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday for his eighth career victory in a race which ended disastrously for both Ferrari drivers. It also finished badly for six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes who caused Red Bull’s...

UK media: Prince Andrew’s sex claims rebuttal a PR disaster

Nov. 17, 2019 3:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British media on Sunday slammed Prince Andrew’s effort to rebut claims that he had sex with a teenager who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, branding his televised interview a complete public relations disaster. In a rare interview with BBC Newsnight that was broadcast late...

10 veterans to be added to Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame

Nov. 17, 2019 3:12 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ten veterans will be inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame. The class of 2019 inductees are scheduled to be honored during a ceremony planned for Dec. 6 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Each inductee or a family member will receive a commemorative...

Fishing pier partially collapses after loose barge hits it

Nov. 17, 2019 2:23 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Officials in a coastal Virginia city say fishing pier has partially collapsed after a barge broke loose during stormy weather and struck it. Hampton police spokeswoman Amanda Moreland told the Daily Press that nobody was injured when a portion of the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier at...

Italy’s white truffle hunters worry about climate change

Nov. 17, 2019 1:54 PM EST

ALBA, Italy (AP) — Rising global temperatures are worrying truffle hunters around the Italian town of Alba, where the most prized specimens can fetch twice the price of gold. This particularly warm October, eight out of 10 white truffles unearthed by Carlo Olivero with his trusty 3-year-old dog Steel were...

Army training: no Thanksgiving hunts in 2 Louisiana areas

Nov. 17, 2019 1:18 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Extensive Army training will close two Louisiana wildlife management areas near Fort Polk to hunters over the Thanksgiving weekend. That word comes from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. A news release Thursday said the Fort Polk-Vernon and Peason Ridge Wildlife...

Weihnachten! German Christmas Pyramid rises in Alabama city

Nov. 17, 2019 1:16 PM EST

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An enormous German Christmas Pyramid is on display for the holiday season in a northern Alabama city. A German company, Erzgebirgische Holzkunst Gahlenz, handmade the intricate pieces of the 30-foot (9-meter) tall pyramid, The Cullman Times reported. Then it shipped them to Cullman...

Hotel-stay limit sparks homeless concerns in Georgia city

Nov. 17, 2019 1:07 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A northeast Georgia city could tighten rules limiting how long someone can stay in a hotel, prompting concerns about harms to people who would otherwise be homeless. The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board recently recommended in a split vote that the Gainesville City Council...

Yellowstone looking at Wi-Fi upgrades for some buildings

Nov. 17, 2019 1:04 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials have unveiled a proposal from a company that wants to install Wi-Fi in the park’s developed areas. AccessParks, a wireless network company, has proposed upgrading internet infrastructure all over the park within buildings managed by Xanterra...

Time for hip waders: Venice sees record 3rd exceptional tide

Nov. 17, 2019 12:50 PM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venice was hit Sunday by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggled with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche. Stores and museums in Venice were mostly closed in the hardest-hit area...