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Serbia police detain man over Lufthansa bomb scare

Jul. 18, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say they have arrested a man over a bomb scare that forced the evacuation of a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt and caused a long delay. Police said Thursday that the man, born in 1954, faces charges of causing panic and unrest. They say he phoned the Belgrade airport...

Notre Dame's melted lead prompts deep clean for schools

Jul. 18, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The city of Paris has ordered a deep cleaning for schools nearest to Notre Dame, whose lead roof melted away in the cathedral's devastating fire in April. The announcement Thursday comes after a French investigative site reported that lead levels at many schools were far higher than considered...

ReachNow shutters car-rental in Seattle, Portland

Jul. 18, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — ReachNow announced it will shut down its car-rental services in Seattle and Portland this week. The Seattle Times reports the company offered short-term rentals of BMWs and Mini Coopers, and launched a ride-hailing service last year. ReachNow announced in May to some of its customers that it...

Jet2 sends big bill to passenger for flight return to London

Jul. 18, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A passenger accused of severe misbehavior on a Jet2 flight that had to return to London's Stansted Airport in June has received a huge bill from the airline. The airline has accused Chloe Haines of "aggressive, abusive and dangerous behavior" on a flight and sent her a bill for 85,000 pounds...

Louvre in Paris removes Sackler name after opioid protests

Jul. 18, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's Louvre Museum in Paris has become the first major institution to remove the Sackler family name after protests erupted against the family that is blamed for the deadly opioid crisis in the United States. At the Louvre's Oriental Antiquities gallery, an Associated Press photographer...

'It: Chapter Two' cast talks intense shoot at Comic-Con

Jul. 18, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — "It: Chapter Two" is not taking it easy on the grown losers' club if the new trailer is any indication, and the shoot itself doesn't sound much calmer than battling a demonic clown either. A theater of fans got a sneak peek at the latest promo for the horror sequel at a Comic-Con event...

US heat wave just warming up for long and scorching weekend

Jul. 17, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering buildings as cooling centers and asking residents to check in on relatives and...

Yellowstone park lookout tower burns after lightning strike

Jul. 17, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A fire lookout tower in Yellowstone National Park has burned after being struck by lightning. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the employee manning the Mount Holmes Fire Lookout reported the fire Tuesday. Officials say the tower sat on top of Wyoming's Mount Washburn, more than 100...

US sets tight travel limitations for Iran's UN diplomats

Jul. 17, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. is tightly limiting travel by Iranian officials visiting or assigned to the United Nations, sparking concern from the world body. Representatives to the U.N. from Iran and some other countries have long had some limitations on their movements. But the new rules for Iranians...

Authorities ID Denver man who died after lightning strike

Jul. 17, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the Denver man who died after he was struck by lightning while hiking on a mountain. The Daily Camera reported Wednesday that the Boulder County Coroner's Office identified the 36-year-old man as Peter Jornroth. Authorities say Jornroth and his wife were a...