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Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of Benin Bronzes

Jul. 01, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Nigeria on Friday signed an agreement paving the way for the return of hundreds of artifacts known as the Benin Bronzes that were taken from Africa more than 120 years ago — an accord that Nigerian officials hope will prompt other countries to follow suit. ...

Pre-pandemic sized crowds descend on US airports for holiday

Jul. 01, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic. Travelers seemed to be experiencing fewer delays and canceled flights early Friday than they did earlier this week. The Transportation...

Medal of Honor recipient to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Jul. 01, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Medal of Honor recipient from West Virginia who died this week has been chosen as the first inductee into the West Virginia Military Hall of Fame, Gov. Jim Justice said. Hershel “Woody” Williams, 98, died Wednesday, and Justice said Thursday he had...

Reports chart good month in May for Nevada casinos, tourism

Jun. 30, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A trio of economic reports show that May was a good month for Nevada tourism and gambling, including passenger traffic characterized as the third-busiest ever at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday that...

2nd visitor in 3 days gored by Yellowstone park bison

Jun. 30, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — For the second time in three days, a visitor to Yellowstone National Park was gored by a bison, park officials said Thursday. A 71-year-old woman from West Chester, Pennsylvania and her daughter inadvertently approached the bison Wednesday as...

Prosecutors: 'Tiger King' star trafficked endangered animals

Jun. 30, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with buying or selling endangered lemurs, cheetahs, and a chimpanzee without the proper paperwork, federal prosecutors in South Carolina said Thursday. The latest charges are on top of money...

All eyes on airlines as July Fourth holiday weekend nears

Jun. 30, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines that have stumbled badly over the last two holidays face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle big crowds when July Fourth travelers mob the nation's airports this weekend. Problems were popping up well before the weekend, with some disruptions...

Coney Island's Luna Park to expand, introduce 3 attractions

Jun. 30, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up and witness Coney Island’s Luna Park like you’ve never seen it before. The beachfront tourist destination will soon be introducing three new attractions and pedestrian plazas on several acres along the iconic...

COVID restrictions ease in Shanghai as case numbers drop

Jun. 30, 2022 05:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai is moving to allow in-person dining and reopening its Disney Resort theme park as domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 in China’s largest city remain at zero following a more than two-month lockdown. Chinese officials hail their hardline...

Big cats in urban jungle: LA mountain lions, Mumbai leopards

Jun. 30, 2022 02:43 AM EDT

Los Angeles and Mumbai, India, share many superlatives as pinnacles of cinema, fashion, and traffic congestion. But another similarity lurks in the shadows, most often seen at night walking silently on four paws. These metropolises are the world’s only megacities of 10 million-plus...