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Washed out: Water woes scuttle Phish's 3-day music festival

Aug. 16, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — A three-day Phish music festival was scuttled by dirty water from torrential rains on Thursday, with health officials denying a permit just as the rock band was about to go onstage for its traditional sound check jam. "We are still in shock," the band said in a statement on its...

The Latest: Survivors describe Italy bridge collapse

Aug. 16, 2018 1:15 AM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — The latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local): 8:05 p.m. A survivor of the Italian bridge collapse has described the highway falling out from under him. Another described trying to abruptly flip her car into reverse, and then...

3 Jordan policemen killed in storming of militants' hideout

Aug. 11, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Three members of Jordan's security forces were killed Saturday when they stormed a hideout of suspected militants that had been rigged with explosives, the government spokeswoman said. The officers had been chasing suspects in an explosion a day earlier in which a policeman was killed....

The Latest: Jordan official says 3 police killed in raid

Aug. 11, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Jordan (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Jordan's government spokeswoman says the number of police officers killed in the storming of a suspected militants' hideout has risen to three. Police had been chasing suspects in a bombing attack Friday in which a...

Artists, fans push music festivals to tackle sex harassment

Aug. 11, 2018 10:27 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Emma Friedman went to her first rock festival at the age of 17, she was so excited to get to see bands she loved in a festival environment. But as she was leaving, she recalls her mom making a comment like, "Are you sure you want to wear those shorts?" Friedman didn't think...

Teen reported missing after Lollapalooza killed by train

Aug. 7, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager reported missing after last being seen at the Lollapalooza music festival was fatally struck by a commuter train. Seventeen-year-old Sincere Ash was reported missing by his friends, who circulated a flyer about his disappearance on social media. Remains later identified as...

Crowds outlast rain, heat at Newport Jazz Fest

Aug. 6, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Crowds battled the elements for a variety of performances at this year's Newport Jazz Festival. The festival, which took place last weekend, was hit by heavy rains Saturday and blazing heat Sunday, but that didn't stop people from coming out and jamming to their favorite bands....

Peace, music, pictures: Woodstock archive takes online stage

Aug. 3, 2018 8:25 AM EDT

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — A collection of photos and movies from the 1969 Woodstock music festival have been posted online . The Museum at Bethel Woods posted the archival images for the first time, two weeks before the 49th anniversary of the famous concert. The archive features photos and video from almost 30...

The Latest: Anti-violence marchers take message to ballpark

Aug. 2, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on protest demanding government action on gun violence, resignation of mayor and police superintendent (all times local): 7:15 p.m. About 200 anti-violence protesters took their message to an affluent neighborhood on Chicago's North Side, briefly shutting down Lake Shore Drive and...

Leaked chats show alleged Russian spy seeking hacking tools

Aug. 1, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Six years ago, a Russian-speaking cybersecurity researcher received an unsolicited email from Kate S. Milton. Milton claimed to work for the Moscow-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky. In an exchange that began in halting English and quickly switched to Russian, Milton said she was impressed by...