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Hundreds in New Zealand hold vigil for slain British tourist

Dec. 12, 2018 2:39 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — More than 1,000 people across New Zealand have turned out for candlelight vigils held to commemorate British tourist Grace Millane, who police say was murdered earlier this month. The 22-year-old backpacker's death has struck a deep chord in a country where many young people...

Washington state combats collisions with new wildlife bridge

Dec. 12, 2018 1:14 AM EST

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands. For countless wildlife species, the busy highway is a border, constraining their movements and posing a fatal risk should...

Chao announces $1.5 billion in infrastructure grants

Dec. 11, 2018 6:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department announced Tuesday that it will disperse $1.5 billion to fund 91 infrastructure projects around the country. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the grants are part of her department's BUILD infrastructure support program and will fund road, rail and...

Airline group says Christmas travel will rise 5.2 percent

Dec. 11, 2018 3:57 PM EST

U.S. airlines expect a 5.2 percent increase in air travel during the Christmas and New Year's break, to more than 2.5 million people a day. The busiest day is expected to be the Friday before Christmas. The trade group Airlines for America said Tuesday it forecasts that 45.7 million passengers will fly on a U.S....

Jayson Stark wins Hall of Fame's Spink Award

Dec. 11, 2018 1:21 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jayson Stark, acclaimed for mixing humor with impeccable knowledge during more than four decades of commentary, has won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. He will be honored during the Hall of Fame's induction weekend from July 19-22 in...

Apparent Grinch on video driving through Christmas display

Dec. 11, 2018 9:49 AM EST

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — An apparent Grinch was spotted on surveillance video plowing through a Christmas display outside a suburban Indianapolis home and tips are being sought to find the man. WRTV broadcast the video recorded Sunday night by a neighbor's camera in Greenwood. The video starts with a man...

Courtyard gardens: a kind of paradise behind faded walls

Dec. 11, 2018 8:29 AM EST

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico (AP) — Step off the dusty cobblestone streets and peek behind nondescript, weather-worn, faded, even grimy brick facades, and encounter the startlingly beautiful courtyard gardens of this central Mexican colonial town. These oases of beauty and calm claim their roots in the...

Shaquille O'Neal bringing Shaq's Fun House to Super Bowl

Dec. 11, 2018 4:05 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal has been to enough parties before Super Bowls to know that he can do much better. "I've been to a million Super Bowl parties the past 15 years, and they're all boring," O'Neal said. "So this is Atlanta, I'm bringing the party to Atlanta. I wanted to do something big, so I...

Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

Dec. 11, 2018 1:02 AM EST

Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car. Clear hopes it will lead more travelers to its platform, which has 3 million...

Cubans fly around the world hunting shopping bargains

Dec. 11, 2018 12:47 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Most people don't think of Haiti as a shopping destination. Unless they're Cuban. Every afternoon, hundreds of Cubans swarm a rutted crossroads in the capital of the hemisphere's poorest nation, hunting clothes, light bulbs, perfume and other goods that are in short supply back...