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Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, limited lodging

Aug. 14, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

Hikers and nature lovers returned to Yosemite National Park's scenic valley Tuesday after a rare 20-day closure because of smoke from wildfires. Some said they didn't mind the hazy air that obscured scenic vistas; others came prepared with eye drops and face masks. Park officials also advised visitors to expect...

UConn, Lady Vols to renew rivalry in 2019-20, 2020-21

Aug. 14, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connecticut and Tennessee plan to face each other in women's basketball during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, renewing a rivalry that has been dormant since 2007. UConn will host Tennessee during the 2019-20 season, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Pat Summitt...

Lawmakers impeach all 4 W.Va. court justices over spending

Aug. 14, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers completed the extraordinary move of impeaching all four state Supreme Court justices Monday night for spending issues, including a suspended justice facing a 23-count federal indictment. The state House of Delegates voted to impeach Justice Allen Loughry on...

Former WWE star Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies at 63

Aug. 13, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was suspected....

US commando dies after explosion in southern Afghanistan

Aug. 13, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army special forces soldier has died from wounds he received earlier this month in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province, the Defense Department said Monday. Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Sunday at a hospital in Germany. He was wounded...

Founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain dies at age 89

Aug. 12, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — William A. "Bill" Galt, the founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain who was considered a health food pioneer, has died. He was 89. Galt died Aug. 2 in Reno, Nevada, from complications after repeated surgeries to repair a broken left hip and pelvis suffered in a fall, according to...

'Babe' Schwartz, longtime Texas state senator, dies at 92

Aug. 12, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A.R. "Babe" Schwartz, a longtime liberal state senator with a reputation of being one of the most formidable orators in the Texas Legislature, has died at age 92. His son, New York Times climate reporter John Schwartz, said his father died Friday in Houston after years of health...

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

Aug. 12, 2018 4:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as "A Bend in the River" and "A House for Mr. Biswas" and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world's most admired and contentious writers, died at his London home, his family...

Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

Aug. 11, 2018 10:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as "A Bend in the River" and "A House for Mr. Biswas" and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world's most admired and contentious writers, died Saturday at his London home, his...

Toll from Greek seaside resort wildfire rises to 94

Aug. 11, 2018 9:17 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek health officials say the death toll from the July 23 fire at the seaside resort of Mati, near Athens, has risen to 94 after a 57-year-old woman in intensive care died of her injuries. The Ministry of Health announced that the woman, who died Saturday morning, is the 11th person...