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Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

Apr. 19, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years for a major renovation to help it withstand earthquakes and be more welcoming to visitors, leaders said Friday. Authorities are also keeping a careful eye on construction plans...

The Latest: Portugal confirms 29 Germans killed on Madeira

Apr. 18, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the deadly bus crash on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local): 2 p.m. Portugal's foreign ministry has confirmed that all 29 people killed in a tour bus crash on Madeira Island were German. Authorities previously said they were still working to identify the...

Researchers studying Cape Cod's sharks turn attention to bay

Apr. 13, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — Great white shark researchers are turning their attention to Cape Cod Bay. The Cape Cod Times reports Greg Skomal, a state marine biologist, and his team will once again track and tag the sharks off the famous tourist destination this summer. But rather than just monitoring the...

Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

Apr. 11, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Archaeologists who discovered fossil bones and teeth of a previously unknown human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines said Thursday they plan more diggings and called for better protection of the popular limestone cave complex where the...

US: Man inspired by IS planned truck attack near DC

Apr. 8, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland man inspired by the Islamic State group plotted to ram a stolen U-Haul truck into as many pedestrians as possible at a popular convention and tourist destination just outside the nation's capital, federal prosecutors said Monday. The allegation was made in a court filing as...

Scientists release most detailed map of Teton quake fault

Apr. 5, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Scientists have completed the most detailed map yet of one of North America's most spectacular geologic faults with the hope of providing a better understanding of the earthquake risk at a popular vacation destination. Millions of tourists visit Jackson Hole, Wyoming, every year to...

Body recovered after another Grand Canyon visitor dies

Apr. 4, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Another visitor has died at Grand Canyon National Park after a man fell 400 feet (122 meters) over the South Rim, authorities said Thursday. Park rangers responded to a call shortly before noon Wednesday that someone had fallen over the rim. The park's helicopter...

Egyptian official says province to ban single use plastics

Apr. 2, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian province on the Red Sea will impose a ban on disposable plastics, prohibiting everything from single use straws to plastic bags in an effort to fight pollution and protect the environment, its governor said Tuesday. The ban will apply to restaurants, supermarkets, grocery stores,...

Air is so dirty in northern Thailand, leader flies to see it

Apr. 2, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — The air hanging over Thailand's far north has become so polluted, the prime minister went Tuesday to see in person what is being called a severe health crisis. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrived by helicopter at an army base in Chiang Mai, a popular tourist destination...

2 Japanese teenagers found drowned in Australian lake

Mar. 30, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Two Japanese teenagers have been found dead in Australia's Lake McKenzie after being reported missing from a school tour. The boys' bodies were discovered by police divers on Saturday morning. Inspector Tony Clowes of the Queensland Police said authorities will be interviewing...