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Bicyclists set to race up the highest peak in the Northeast

Aug. 17, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Hundreds of bicyclists are set to take part in a grueling race up the highest peak in the northeastern United States. The Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb on Saturday is a 7.6-mile (12-kilometer) ascent to the summit at 6,288 feet (1,915 meters). Riders deal with a...

Kilroy was here: Athens walls awash in painted squiggles

Aug. 17, 2019 3:15 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Kilroy was here, and lots of his friends too. In Athens, illicit spray-painting forays leave an often-indelible mark on the Greek capital's public and private buildings, street signs and bus stops, while public artworks and even ancient ruins are not spared. Some parts of central...

Crews reopen Denali park road, tourist buses begin to return

Aug. 17, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska (AP) — Road crews have cleared one lane in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, and buses are beginning to return about 300 stranded tourists back to the park entrance. The tourists became stranded Friday after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from...

The Latest: Crews clear lane of road, buses begin to return

Aug. 17, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on transportation problems in Alaska's Denali National Park (all times local): 9:36 p.m. Road crews have cleared one lane in Alaska's Denali National Park, and buses are beginning to return about 300 stranded tourists back to the park entrance. The tourists...

Beer named for Pacific island nuke test site draws criticism

Aug. 17, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Texas-based company is facing criticism for naming a beer after the location of nuclear tests that resulted in the contamination of a Pacific island chain, a report said. Manhattan Project Beer Company is under scrutiny by Marshall Islanders who were exposed to high levels of...

Customs and Border Protection outage snarls major airports

Aug. 16, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Travelers flying into the United States on Friday ran into long lines at major airports nationwide because of a temporary computer outage that affected the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. Airports warned travelers — both Americans returning home and foreign visitors —...

Florida vacation home invaded by vomiting vultures

Aug. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A New York couple's luxurious vacation house in Florida has been taken over by dozens of black vultures that are vomiting and defecating everywhere. The Palm Beach Post reports the Casimano family can't even visit the $702,000 home they purchased earlier this year in the Ibis...

Girl bitten by shark along Florida coast known for bites

Aug. 16, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A newspaper reports that a young girl has become the 10th person bitten by a shark in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, this year. The Daytona Beach News Journal quotes authorities as saying 9-year-old Margaret Crum of Canton, Ohio, was bitten in the right leg Friday while wading...

Mayor: Officials waited days to warn of lake chemical spill

Aug. 16, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana mayor accused state environmental officials Friday of waiting several days before notifying his city about a steel mill's spill of cyanide and another chemical that led to a fish kill and prompted the closure of beaches along Lake Michigan. Portage Mayor John Cannon said the...

Marty Brennaman 1st broadcaster In Reds Hall of Fame

Aug. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Long-time Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman will become the first inductee into the team's Hall of Fame who is not a player, manager or general manager. The team announced Friday it will honor Brennaman in April. He said in January he'll retire after this season — his...