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Trump impeachment hearing spurs shadow spin war

Nov. 13, 2019 5:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The online spin began even before Wednesday’s impeachment hearing got underway. Moments before House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff could welcome witnesses to the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to dismiss the...

Since losing ’18 final, Golden Knights look more like Caps

Nov. 13, 2019 3:09 PM EST

Almost 18 months since the Vegas Golden Knights’ improbable inaugural season ended, they look much more like the team that vanquished them in the Stanley Cup Final. If you can’t beat ’em, be more like ’em. Once a ragtag group relying on more will than skill, Vegas is beginning to...

Kansas City mayor seeks ideas from public to honor King

Nov. 13, 2019 11:52 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is asking people interested in honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to submit ideas to the city’s parks board within 90 days. Lucas’ announcement on Tuesday comes a week after voters chose to restore The Paseo name to a boulevard...

Paella for one: Barcelona dazzles when you're traveling solo

Nov. 12, 2019 10:49 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — They were on girls' trips, guys' trips, family vacations and honeymoons. They were on the train, sharing massive platters of seafood paella and packed into Anton Gaudí's mind-bending architectural jewels. And then there was me. The solo female traveler in Barcelona. If you're...

A present for the earth? How to cut holiday waste

Nov. 12, 2019 10:02 AM EST

While the holiday season is a time of giving and thoughtfulness, it can also be a time of excess and waste. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year's — about a million extra tons of garbage each week, according to the National Environmental Education...

Zimbabwe says 200 elephants have now died amid drought

Nov. 12, 2019 9:12 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, Zimbabwe's parks agency said on Tuesday, and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion. Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said at least 200 elephants have died...

Romanian president to face former PM in presidential runoff

Nov. 11, 2019 9:27 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian election authorities say President Klaus Iohannis will face Viorica Dancila, the recently ousted former prime minister, in the Nov. 24 presidential runoff. The Permanent Electoral Authority said Monday that the center-right Iohannis got 36.9% of the valid votes, while...

Romania presidential vote seen heading to Nov. 24 runoff

Nov. 10, 2019 5:39 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Exit polls from Sunday's balloting showed a runoff will be needed Nov. 24 to decide Romania's presidential contest. Official results are not expected before Monday, though two exit polls found center-right President Klaus Iohannis collecting nearly 40% of the votes, followed by...

The Latest: Exit polls see runoff in Romania president vote

Nov. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Romania's presidential election (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Two exit polls show President Klaus Iohannis picking up nearly 40% of the votes in the first round of Romania's presidential election, followed by Viorica Dancila, the recently ousted prime minister, with...

Kenmore Air, Lake Union neighbors clash over crowded waters

Nov. 10, 2019 10:06 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Lake Union community group is raising the alarm over what it says are plans for a permanent, 3,000-foot-long seaplane-landing zone down the center of Lake Union that would be off-limits to boaters and other users. But Kenmore Air, which operates regular flights from the lake to Vancouver,...