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Updated info expected Monday about tour bus crash in Arizona

Jan. 24, 2021 2:30 PM EST

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Mohave County authorities expect to release updated information Monday about last week’s tour bus crash that killed one person and injured dozens of others, including five seriously. The Las Vegas-based bus rolled over Friday in northwestern Arizona while headed to a Grand...

Skier buried in Mount Washington avalanche survives

Jan. 24, 2021 2:19 PM EST

GORHAM, N.H. (AP) — A skier survived after getting buried in an avalanche on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, officials said. The skier was carried from near the top of Left Gully almost to the floor of Tuckerman Ravine at about 3:30 p.m. Friday, the Mount Washington Avalanche Center reported in a...

This 2020 photo provided by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department shows the worn, mostly toothless jaw of Grizzly 168. The grizzly was the oldest documented in the Yellowstone region. Bear biologists euthanized the 34-year-old grizzly due to its poor health. (Zach Turnbull/Wyoming Game and Fish Department)

Grizzly, 34, confirmed as Yellowstone region's known oldest

Jan. 24, 2021 1:42 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A 34-year-old grizzly bear captured in southwestern Wyoming has been confirmed as the oldest on record in the Yellowstone region, Wyoming wildlife officials said. Grizzly bear 168 was captured last summer after it preyed on calves in the Upper Green River Basin area. The male had just...

7 train cars derail on Cincinnati railroad bridge, leak fuel

Jan. 24, 2021 12:32 PM EST

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Seven train cars derailed on a railroad bridge in Cincinnati, leaking fuel and bringing down power lines, authorities said. The Cincinnati Fire Department said fire crews responding to a report of a butane leak Sunday morning found the train derailed on the CSX Railroad bridge in...

Hawaiian Electric to speed up rooftop solar projects

Jan. 24, 2021 11:27 AM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — An electric utility company in Hawaii has announced a new program intended to speed up rooftop solar installations and reduce costs for customers more quickly. Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. announced the Quick Connect program in response to the economic downturn caused by the...

Estimated cost of Honolulu flood project doubles to $650M

Jan. 24, 2021 11:26 AM EST

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the cost estimate for a flood prevention project in Hawaii has doubled, striking another blow to the effort. The Corps said a financial analysis on Friday has raised the cost of the Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project to more than $650...

Interstate 70 reopens in St. Louis after water main break

Jan. 24, 2021 11:25 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A section of Interstate 70 that was closed in St. Louis after a water main break stalled several vehicles on the highway has reopened. The St. Louis Fire Department said the highway was closed Saturday evening after water flowed across the road. Firefighters had to rescue a family of five...

A new glass-bottom boat for the Silver Springs attraction is being built at St. John's Shipbuilding in Palatka, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Florida attraction to get glass-bottom boat for wheelchairs

Jan. 24, 2021 3:01 AM EST

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s 150 years of treating tourists to gushing springs, lolling manatees, curious fish and emerald grasses undulating in invisible currents is about to take a turn because of a chance remark. In 2015, Paula Russo, a volunteer for the Florida State Parks Foundation, set up a...

Midtgaard carries Grand Canyon over Dixie State 81-46

Jan. 23, 2021 11:29 PM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Asbjorn Midtgaard registered 16 points and nine rebounds as Grand Canyon romped past Dixie State 81-46 on Saturday night. Alessandro Lever had 13 points for Grand Canyon (10-3, 4-0 Western Athletic Conference), which earned its sixth straight victory. Chance McMillian added 11...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 file photo, Search and rescue crews use metal rods to poke through the mud as they continue to search for a missing woman whose car was swept away by a landslide Wednesday in the Dodson area of the Columbia River Gorge, in Oregon. Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 recovered the body of an Oregon woman whose vehicle was swept away in a deep mudslide during a winter storm last week. Jennifer Camus Moore, a registered nurse from Warrendale, Oregon, was driving in the Columbia River Gorge early Wednesday when her SUV was buried under about 15 feet of mud, rock and trees.  (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP, File)

Crews recover body of Oregon woman swept away in mudslide

Jan. 23, 2021 8:37 PM EST

Sheriff's deputies and firefighters on Saturday recovered the body of an Oregon woman whose vehicle was swept away in a deep mudslide during a winter storm last week, authorities said. Jennifer Camus Moore, a registered nurse from Warrendale, Oregon, was driving in the Columbia River Gorge near the small...