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Trump administration will keep protected status for Somalis

Jul. 19, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that Somalis granted special immigration status in the U.S. can keep the designation, making them one of the few groups permitted to stay in the U.S. under a program that has allowed them to remain here for years. Somalia was first designated for the...

Hawaii town hopes lava tourism will bring economic relief

Jul. 19, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Stunning images of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it's nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava — a fact that's squeezing the tourism-dependent local economy. Big Island businesses are...

Cape-to-Connecticut ride shows progress, bumps on Greenway

Jul. 19, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — After a white-knuckle trip over a bridge from Portsmouth into Bristol, which involved lifting our bicycles over concrete barriers and construction equipment, the police officer who pulled us over told us something we had already figured out. "You shouldn't try to cross that bridge on a...

AP Photos: Weeks later, Hawaii volcano gushes on

Jul. 19, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A tour boat accident has drawn renewed attention to Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, but for Big Island residents the erupting lava has been an ever-present force for more than two months. Molten rock is blasting from one last eruption site, a large cinder cone in a hard-hit neighborhood...

With Comcast out, how Disney's empire will look with Fox

Jul. 19, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mouse House is getting close to catching the Fox. Comcast's decision Thursday to drop its bid for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox means Disney's $71.3 billion offer for Fox is likely to prevail. Fox shareholders vote on the offer on July 27. Meanwhile, Comcast is pursuing Sky, a...

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Truffle treasures in the Drome region

Jul. 19, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) — As the Tour de France's weary cyclists get some respite after three days scaling mountains, the race enters the terrain of a truffle that is so highly prized it's nicknamed the "black diamond." Stage 13 descends from the Alps and enters the Drome region, where black truffles are...

3-D technology to be tested for carry-on bags at JFK Airport

Jul. 19, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Travelers at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York will soon experience a test of more advanced, three-dimensional imaging to screen carry-on bags. The Transportation Security Administration and American Airlines said Thursday that a test of computed-tomography scanners will start later this...

'Brady Bunch' house for sale for nearly $1.9M

Jul. 19, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch" is for sale for $1.885 million. Records show George and Violet McCallister bought the two-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1973 for $61,000. Real estate...

Archaeologists find ancient pottery workshop in Egypt

Jul. 19, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an ancient pottery manufacturing workshop dating to more than 4,000 years ago in the southern province of Aswan, the Antiquities Ministry said Thursday. The workshop, the oldest pottery workshop in the Old Kingdom, belongs to the 4th Dynasty, spanning...

Belgium airspace closed for 2 hours over technical glitch

Jul. 19, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's airspace was closed off for landings and departures for about two hours on Thursday afternoon because of a technical glitch in the data system of the air safety control center. Belgocontrol spokesman Dominque Dehaene said the control center had to execute a "clear sky" operation...