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Iceland to keep hunting up to 2,130 whales over 5 years

Feb. 23, 2019 2:35 PM EST

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's whaling industry will be allowed to keep hunting whales for at least another five years, killing up to 2,130 baleen whales under a new quota issued by the government. The five-year whaling policy was up for renewal when Fisheries Minister Kristjan Juliusson announced...

Colorado faces meager budget in fight against ski traffic

Feb. 23, 2019 1:33 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — "Friends don't let friends drive I-70." The tongue-in-cheek mantra is often uttered by Colorado skiers and snowboarders who frequent resorts far from the crowded mountain corridor, which funnels thousands of vehicles onto two lanes west of Denver every winter weekend. "It's nightmarish. Hours...

1 dead, 4 rescued after Austria avalanche, search continues

Feb. 23, 2019 1:20 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An avalanche hit a forest in Austria near the German border on Saturday, killing one skier, Austrian police said. Four others were rescued from the snow but emergency workers kept up the search for others who may have been buried alive. The avalanche hit an off-piste forest in Reutte near the...

Tall ships to sail to Georgia's coast for public tours

Feb. 23, 2019 12:15 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A replica of the Santa Maria — the flagship from Christopher Columbus' expedition — will soon sail to Georgia for tours. The St. Marys Tall Ship Alliance is bringing the replica ship to the Brunswick Landing Marina from April 8-15, The Brunswick News reported. The Nao...

Strong winds hit Italy and Croatia, causing 3 deaths

Feb. 23, 2019 11:32 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Strong winds toppled trees and walls in Italy on Saturday, causing at least three deaths and forcing a cargo ship to run aground, while gale-force winds swept across Croatia's Adriatic coast, damaging cars, shattering windows and disrupting traffic. Croatia's weather bureau said Saturday that...

Lawmakers reach halfway mark of legislative session

Feb. 23, 2019 11:24 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's state lawmakers are working quickly to push bills through the legislature as this year's session has reached the halfway mark. Friday was legislative day 20 of 40 at the state Capitol. The past week saw movement on bills that would protect people who save dogs from hot cars from...

Haskell Cultural Center and Museum to close indefinitely

Feb. 23, 2019 11:11 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Haskell Indian Nations University's Cultural Center and Museum will close indefinitely because its operating grant expired Friday. Julia Good Fox, a college dean, said the university is working to secure more funding to reopen the center later this semester. Three people work at the...

Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens

Feb. 23, 2019 11:05 AM EST

Now there is one more place where cameras could start watching you — from 30,000 feet. Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it's likely they are also on planes used by other carriers....

Group offers lease to futuristic home along Lake Michigan

Feb. 23, 2019 10:15 AM EST

BEVERLY SHORES, Ind. (AP) — A preservation group is offering a lease for a futuristic home along Lake Michigan that was featured at Chicago's 1933 World's Fair. Indiana Landmarks says any party willing to restore the famed House of Tomorrow will be offered a 50-year lease to the residence in a partnership...

Cartoon museum acquires dozens of original Archie comics

Feb. 23, 2019 8:31 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The world's largest cartoon museum has announced the acquisition of dozens of complete original Archie Comics stories. The work by the late artist Dan DeCarlo includes stories from Betty and Me, Betty & Veronica, Veronica, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats, Cheryl...