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Another Grand Canyon visitor dies in fall from edge

Apr. 23, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Another visitor to Grand Canyon National Park has died after falling over the edge of the South Rim, authorities said Tuesday. A 70-year-old woman fell about 200 feet (61 meters) over the rim, the second over-the-edge death this month within the confines of the...

The Latest: Type of shark that bit tourist not confirmed

Apr. 23, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a woman being bitten by a shark in Hawaii (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Hawaii officials say the type of shark that bit a tourist in the thigh has not been confirmed. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources spokesman Dan Dennison says a 65-year-old...

Dinosaur National Monument recognized as dark sky park

Apr. 23, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

JENSEN, Utah (AP) — A national monument known for dinosaur fossils has also been named one of the world's best places to view the stars. Officials at Dinosaur National Monument say the landmark has been designated an International Dark Sky Park for its "exceptional quality of natural darkness." The...

North Carolina museum announces birth of 6 red wolf pups

Apr. 23, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — For the third straight year, a North Carolina museum is announcing the birth of red wolf pups. The Museum of Life and Science in Durham says on its webpage that a litter of six red wolf pups was born on Monday. It's the fifth time in 26 years that red wolves at the museum gave birth. A...

United Airlines agent charged after racial slur accusation

Apr. 23, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A United Airlines airport agent is accused of using a racial slur against a customer and faces a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. The charge against Carmella Davano was filed in municipal court in Houston last month after a Feb. 26 incident at Bush Intercontinental Airport. United...

Ukraine police find Impressionist painting stolen in France

Apr. 23, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police have recovered a painting by French Impressionist Paul Signac stolen from a French museum. Police chief Serhiy Knyazev said the 1915 painting depicting the port of La Rochelle was found in the possession of a man who was arrested in Kiev on suspicion of involvement in...

In camp of diehard IS supporters, some women express regrets

Apr. 23, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

AL-HOL CAMP, Syria (AP) — The women say it was misguided religious faith, naivete, a search for something to believe in or youthful rebellion. Whatever it was, it led them to travel across the world to join the Islamic State group. Now after the fall of the last stronghold of the group's "caliphate," they...

Cleveland airport seeks FBI help for information screen woes

Apr. 23, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's main airport has asked the FBI for help in determining why system problems have led to its flight and baggage claim information screens going blank. WEWS-TV reports the FBI confirmed Tuesday it had been contacted by officials from the city of Cleveland and Cleveland Hopkins...

Alaska considers adding additional terminal for new ferries

Apr. 23, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is considering adding another terminal to accommodate the short range of a new class of ferries, officials said. The administration of Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy may propose a new Juneau terminal 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of an existing terminal for the new Alaska Class...

Nonprofit to support 3 national parks along Outer Banks

Apr. 23, 2019 4:30 AM EDT

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — A nonprofit is beginning to support the three national parks along North Carolina's Outer Banks. Outer Banks Forever says in a news release that it will work with Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and the Wright Brothers National Memorial....