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Russian pilgrims mark 100th anniversary of czar's execution

Jul. 17, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russian pilgrims have walked in a procession marking the 100th anniversary of the execution of Czar Nicholas II and his family. Russia's last czar, his wife and five children were executed by Bolshevik soldiers in the city of Yekaterinburg 18 months after Nicholas abdicated in...

Historical society unearths letters from President Cleveland

Jul. 17, 2018 6:44 AM EDT

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire historical society has discovered 13 boxes of business letters and handwritten messages from former President Grover Cleveland. WMUR-TV reports officials with the Conway Historical Society discovered the papers in the building's attic, and they plan to put them on...

Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after lava injuries

Jul. 17, 2018 6:10 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people. The Coast Guard prohibits vessels from getting...

Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

Jul. 17, 2018 2:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach. "We freakin' love that beach and we're so glad she's alive," Chelsea Moore said Monday as she described the afternoon...

9 animals dead after jaguar escape at New Orleans zoo

Jul. 16, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A little girl's teary-eyed self-portrait, stuffed toys and a stick of taffy from a local street vendor, were among the items left at the entrance to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Monday — a makeshift memorial for nine animals killed by a jaguar that escaped its enclosure two...

London woman impaled by beach umbrella on New Jersey shore

Jul. 16, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Police say a London woman was impaled by a beach umbrella on the New Jersey shore. The Asbury Park Press reports 67-year-old Margaret Reynolds was at Seaside Heights Monday afternoon when part of the umbrella pierced her right ankle and was driven completely through due to the...

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

Jul. 16, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. They were aboard a tour boat that takes visitors to see lava plunging into the ocean from the long-erupting...

The Latest: Woman transported to Honolulu after lava injury

Jul. 16, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on lava injuring tour boat passengers off Hawaii (all times local): 3:40 p.m. A woman who was seriously injured when molten rock crashed through the roof of her tour boat off Hawaii has been transported to Honolulu for further treatment. Hilo Medical Center spokeswoman Elena...

Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

Jul. 16, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park shrouded the popular destination in smoke and left some tourist-dependent businesses hurting Monday, but visitors still braved trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants in the California park, officials said. Amenities were open and...

The Latest: Safety investigators eye firefighter death

Jul. 16, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park (all times local): 4:30 p.m. California workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a firefighter who was killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park. California Division of Occupational...