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Tourist douses fire in Austrian church with holy water

Jun. 19, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Vienna's famous Dominican Church was saved from possible disaster after a tourist spotted two confessional boxes on fire and doused the flames with holy water. Austria's KAP Catholic news agency reported Wednesday the extent of the damage from the suspected arson at the church, also known as...

Thief takes Marilyn Monroe statue from Hollywood gazebo

Jun. 19, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Goodbye, Norma Jean? Officials say someone climbed a more than two-story tall Hollywood public art piece and stole a statue of Marilyn Monroe. The statue depicting Monroe in her iconic pose from the 1955 film "The Seven Year Itch" went missing early Monday from the "Four Ladies of...

Dallas Zoo giraffe named after Cowboys' Jason Witten dies

Jun. 19, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Officials say a 1-year-old giraffe at the Dallas Zoo that was named after Cowboys tight end Jason Witten died during a medical exam. Zoo officials tweeted that Witten the giraffe stopped breathing Monday during a medical exam to prepare him for transfer to a zoo in Canada for a breeding...

Flight diverted to Oklahoma City due to unruly passenger

Jun. 19, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say an American Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Dallas was diverted to Oklahoma City because of a drunken, unruly passenger. The airline says the flight landed in Oklahoma City at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and departed less than an hour later for Dallas/Fort Worth. Police body...

Moscow's Pushkin Museum presents Modernist art treasures

Jun. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Iconic art works by Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gaugin, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso went on show Wednesday in a major exhibition at Moscow's Pushkin Museum. The treasures hail from the early 20th century collection of Russian businessman Sergei Shchukin, whose collection was...

Active shooter scare at Honolulu airport delays flights

Jun. 19, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Flights were being delayed and hundreds of people were waiting to go through security screening at Honolulu's airport on Tuesday after an active shooter scare. Passengers who had already passed through screening and were boarding flights at Terminal 2 were told to go through security...

Quake shakes NW Japan, causes 21 injuries and minor damage

Jun. 18, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, causing minor injuries to 21 people and a brief evacuation of coastal homes until the risk of a tsunami passed. Store floors were littered with goods that fell off shelves, and roofs of homes showed bare spots where tiles had shaken...

Memphis City Council postpones Graceland expansion vote

Jun. 18, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — City Council members in Memphis, Tennessee, have again postponed a vote on an expansion project at Elvis Presley's Graceland. Council members on Tuesday agreed for the fifth time to delay a vote related to a plan to provide tax incentives for a $100 million expansion of the...

Man rushes Phoenix airport checkpoint; 2 officers injured

Jun. 18, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a man tried to rush through a checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and two federal officers were injured as they subdued him. Transportation Security Administration officials say the two TSA officers and Phoenix police officers assigned to the airport...

Biden visits Stonewall ahead of 50th anniversary of uprising

Jun. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden paid a visit Tuesday to the Stonewall Inn ahead of the 50th anniversary of an uprising that helped spark the gay rights movement. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president spent about 30 minutes at the New York City tavern. He mingled with patrons, went...