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Hill Air Force Base personnel conducting training in Europe

Jul. 20, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — Combat aircraft and support personnel from Hill Air Force Base in Utah are conducting training in several European countries. Hill officials said Friday the readiness exercise includes having F-35As land, refuel and re-arm with dummy munitions at forward airfields in Poland...

Gulf tanker incidents may raise shippers' costs, cut traffic

Jul. 20, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

Seizures of oil tankers and other hostile Iranian measures in the Strait of Hormuz are already raising insurance rates for shipping companies and could eventually reduce tanker traffic in the vital waterway, with a spike in global oil prices a serious risk even without war, energy and maritime experts say. On...

Glacier officials teed off over tourists' golf break

Jul. 20, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park officials are teed off over a report that tourists were hitting golf balls off Going-to-the-Sun Road during a traffic delay. NBC Montana posted a video Thursday taken by a tourist during a road construction delay that shows two men teeing off with golf clubs on...

Officials: BA suspending flights from London for 2 days

Jul. 20, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say Cairo's international airport has been notified by British Airways that the airline is suspending flights to and from London for two days. Airport officials say the decision came after British official conducted regular security checks earlier this week at the airport....

Native Hawaiians say telescope represents bigger struggle

Jul. 20, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Walter Ritte has been fighting for decades to protect Native Hawaiian rights, inspiring a new generation of activists trying to stop construction of a giant telescope they see as representative of a bigger struggle. In his early 30s, Ritte occupied a small Hawaiian island used as a military...

[Opponents hit back at toll plans for new Mobile bridge]

Jul. 20, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Opponents are hitting back at the state's plan to charge tolls of as much as $6 each way to finance construction of a huge $2 billion bridge on Alabama's coast at Mobile. The Interstate 10 bridge across the Mobile River and Mobile Bay would be one of the nation's largest, spanning about...

Opponents hit back at toll plans for new Mobile bridge

Jul. 20, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Opponents are hitting back at the state's plan to charge tolls of as much as $6 each way to finance construction of a huge $2 billion bridge on Alabama's coast at Mobile. The Interstate 10 bridge across the Mobile River and Mobile Bay would be one of the nation's largest, spanning about...

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...

Giant Hawaii telescope to focus on big unknowns of universe

Jul. 19, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Is there life on planets outside our solar system? How did stars and galaxies form in the earliest years of the universe? How do black holes shape galaxies? Scientists are expected to explore those and other fundamental questions about the universe when they peer deep into the night sky...

The Latest: Subway suspension caused by computer failure

Jul. 19, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the suspension of seven New York City subway lines (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says a failure in the computer system that powers the signals on seven New York City subway lines caused a suspension of more than an hour on those lines....