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Bismarck man who revolutionized walleye fishing honored

Jul. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man whose invention in 1964 revolutionized walleye fishing is being inducted into the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame. The bottom bouncer today is a staple of most anglers' tackle boxes, for fishing lakes or rivers with weedy or rocky bottoms that can cause a lot of lost...

Currier Museum in New Hampshire to launch summer block party

Jul. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — An art museum in New Hampshire is launching a free summer block party featuring food, drinks and family friendly activities. The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester will hold what they call "Twilight at the Currier" on Saturday rain or shine from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event —...

AirVenture marks 50 years in Oshkosh

Jul. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Steve Wittman made a pitch. The airport he ran here had two runways, one that ran east-west and another north-south. Equally important in his 1969 proposal to Paul Poberezny was the land that surrounded the air strips. It would provide ample room to park planes and campers from around...

Service resuming after 7 New York City subway lines stopped

Jul. 20, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About a third of New York City's subway lines were suspended for more than an hour during Friday's hot evening commute, and the head of the city's Transit Authority acknowledged that the agency "did not know exactly where our trains were." A computer system failure that resulted in the...

1 killed, 4 injured when Alaska flight aborted on takeoff

Jul. 19, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Maryland man visiting Alaska with his family was killed and one of his three children was critically injured Friday after their floatplane's takeoff was aborted. Alaska State Troopers identified the deceased man as Joseph Patenella, 57. No hometown was disclosed. The critically...

Judge to give Motel 6 settlement preliminary nod in suit

Jul. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge told Motel 6 and civil rights attorneys Friday he plans to give his preliminary nod to a settlement in the case involving thousands of guests said to have had their privacy violated when the national chain gave their information to immigration authorities. Judge David...

The Latest: Judge to give nod to Motel 6 settlement

Jul. 19, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a preliminary agreement in Motel 6 immigration lawsuit (all times local): 3 p.m. A federal judge says he'll give the preliminary nod to a settlement in the lawsuit by Motel 6 guests who say the chain invaded their privacy by giving their information to...

Sandra Day O'Connor's Arizona home makes National Register

Jul. 19, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Before she was hearing cases on the U.S. Supreme Court, former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was bringing people together in her historic Arizona home. The 1950s adobe, where the first woman on the nation's highest court loved to cook and serve meals across party lines, was added Friday to the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 19, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Photo shows a member of the U.S. women's soccer team giving a Nazi...

Court deals major blow to hydropower transmission line

Jul. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

The New Hampshire Supreme Court dealt a possibly fatal blow Friday to plans for a hydropower transmission line that has raised concerns among communities and environmentalists that it would harm tourism and property values. In its unanimous ruling, the court upheld a state committee's rejection of the Northern...