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Sen. Blumenthal to discuss new airline passenger protections

Nov. 18, 2018 4:36 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is planning to highlight new airline passenger protections as the holiday travel season kicks into high gear. Blumenthal will talk about new passenger protections during a noon appearance Monday at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport. The...

Yellowstone investigating illegal drone photo taken in park

Nov. 18, 2018 4:10 PM EST

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say they're investigating after a photo was posted online showing one of the park's geothermal features from a drone, which is illegal. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported the photo of Grand Prismatic Spring was posted on...

2 Pennsylvania students among latest Rhodes scholars

Nov. 18, 2018 3:30 PM EST

Two students from Pennsylvania, Harvard senior Brittany Ellis and University of Pennsylvania senior Anea Moore, are among the latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars heading to Oxford University in England next fall. "I'm still in a bit of shock, trying to process different emotions," said Harvard senior Britanny...

Plane goes partly off taxiway at Denver airport; no injuries

Nov. 18, 2018 3:17 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A United Airlines plane veered partly off a taxiway at the Denver airport, but no injuries were reported. Denver International Airport spokeswoman Mindy Crane says the incident occurred Saturday evening. She says United Flight 1941 from Tucson, Arizona, had landed and was headed toward the...

Airbnb brings $568K in tax revenue to South Dakota last year

Nov. 18, 2018 11:45 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Airbnb rentals generated more than half a million dollars in tax revenue in South Dakota during the first year of the state's tax deal with the company. Airbnb announced the vacation rental website remitted $568,000 in tax revenue through the first year of the agreement, which went...

Airport trust awards $61.9 million new concourse contract

Nov. 18, 2018 11:43 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Airport Trust has selected an Oklahoma City construction company to build a $61.9 million concourse at Will Rogers World Airport. The Oklahoman reports that Timberlake Construction Company will construct the airport's new east concourse with four gates, which will be...

Immersive art project finds permanent home in Oklahoma City

Nov. 18, 2018 11:37 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An interactive art experience modeled after Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has found a permanent home in Oklahoma City. Factory Obscura will have its first permanent location in a building known as The Womb, a project co-founded in 2011 by Flaming Lips frontman and Oklahoma City...

Forest Service's cutting of older trees draws criticism

Nov. 18, 2018 11:32 AM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Forest Service decision to cut down more than 1,300 trees that were more than 150 years old because of fears of an invasive parasitic plant is being criticized as breaking trust with backers of a thinning project. The Arizona Daily Sun reports that groups considered stakeholders...

Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

Nov. 18, 2018 10:03 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors are investigating if a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania. Four Romanians were convicted in the 2012 heist of Picasso's "Tete d'Arlequin" and six other valuable paintings from the...

AP PHOTOS: Sights of Rome include monumental eyesores

Nov. 18, 2018 3:08 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Rome's monumental problems of garbage and decay exist side-by-side with the Italian capital's glories, including the Colosseum. Associated Press photographers recently trained their cameras on some of the eyesores. With City Hall administrations often mired in scandal, Romans over the last few...