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Robert Indiana's home transferred to Star of Hope Foundation

Sep. 20, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Four properties owned by the late pop artist Robert Indiana are now in possession of the foundation that intends to transform his Star of Hope island home into an art museum, the foundation's chairman said Friday. The Vinalhaven properties, assessed at $1.4 million, include Indiana's...

The Latest: 1 arrest, 1 detained at alien festival in desert

Sep. 20, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Authorities say one person was arrested on a charge of public urination and another was detained early Friday at a gate to Area 51 on Friday. A group of...

Harry and Meghan make 1st official tour as family in Africa

Sep. 20, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, along with their infant son, Archie, are set to take their first official tour as a family, starting Monday in a troubled South Africa whose president says women and children are "under siege" by shocking violence. South Africa is still shaken by the...

Kentucky governor faces pushback over use of state aircraft

Sep. 20, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor has run into turbulence over his use of taxpayer-owned aircraft, creating another distraction for a reelection campaign already dogged by feuds with teachers, struggles over state pensions and a legal fight with his lieutenant governor. Gov. Matt Bevin...

Mechanic pleads not guilty in airliner sabotage case

Sep. 20, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former American Airlines mechanic who prosecutors say may have some links to terrorists pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he sabotaged an aircraft with 150 people aboard. The plea came at a hearing in Miami federal court for Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, 60. He's charged with...

Broken sprinkler pipe floods historic hotel

Sep. 20, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — Flooding at the historic McMenamins Edgefield hotel in Troutdale, Oregon, may have been caused by someone hanging from a fire sprinkler pipe. KOIN reports that Gresham firefighters said a sprinkler pipe burst at the hotel Wednesday evening. Hundreds of gallons of water spilled into...

Tour operator Thomas Cook in race to avoid collapse

Sep. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is facing a race against time to stay afloat and ensure that around 150,000 British holidaymakers traveling abroad can get home. The debt-laden tour operator confirmed Friday it was seeking 200 million pounds ($250 million)...

About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained

Sep. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and at least two were detained by sheriff's deputies. The "Storm Area 51"...

Lime to close down app-based car-rental service in Seattle

Sep. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Lime will shut down its app-based car-rental service in Seattle by the end of the year to focus on electric mobility, calling the endeavor a "great learning experience" in an email to users. The Seattle Times reports the company will start reducing the number of green and white Fiat cars in...

A stitch in time: Tapestry immortalizes "Game of Thrones"

Sep. 20, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

BAYEUX, France (AP) — Famously, Arya Stark always preferred her sword Needle to needlework. Still, even she would be impressed with the giant tapestry now on show in France that recounts the plot of "Game of Thrones" in glorious and, of course, gory and salacious detail. With the award-winning saga about...