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TravelLab: In a forest on the trail of synchronous fireflies

Jun. 20, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

KELLETTVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Picture a moonless June evening, shortly after midnight, deep in a northwestern Pennsylvania forest. Wild sounds echo gently. Stars glow far above through the canopy of trees. Otherwise it is dark — so very dark. But wait. There — right there, to the left — a...

2nd arrest in deadly shooting at New Jersey arts festival

Jun. 19, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made a second arrest stemming from a deadly shooting at a 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey. Mercer County prosecutors say Davone White is facing three weapons charges. The 26-year-old Trenton resident was among nearly two dozen people wounded in the...

After gunfire at art event, leaders urge it be held again

Jun. 18, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An all-night art festival in New Jersey's capital city where violence broke out over the weekend should continue to be held, top city and state officials said Monday as advocates lamented the shooting but praised the event as a long-time source of pride. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy...

Van crashes into fans at Dutch festival: 1 dead, 3 injured

Jun. 18, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A van ran into a small group of pop music fans near a popular festival in the Netherlands, killing one person and injuring three others before fleeing the scene Monday. A suspect turned himself in to police hours later. Police in the province of Limburg said the suspect in the pre-dawn...

Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang out

Jun. 17, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people, including two other suspects, were injured. Of the 17 people treated for gunshot wounds,...

The Latest: Event on verge of being shut down before gunfire

Jun. 17, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a New Jersey arts festival (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say a number of fistfights broke out at an all-night New Jersey arts festival and the event was on the verge of being shut down when gunfire erupted, killing a suspect and injuring 22 other...

Gunfire erupts at New Jersey arts festival; 22 wounded

Jun. 17, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gunmen opened fire at an all-night arts and music festival early Sunday morning, sending people running over each other in the scramble to safety, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people, including two suspects, were injured. Of 17 people treated for gunshot wounds, four...

Prosecutor: 1 suspect dead and 20 people injured, four of them critically, in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

Jun. 17, 2018 7:40 AM EDT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutor: 1 suspect dead and 20 people injured, four of them critically, in shooting at New Jersey arts festival .

Warner Bros. crackdown puts Dark Mark over Potter festivals

Jun. 16, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Warner Bros. is cracking down on local Harry Potter fan festivals around the country, saying it's necessary to halt unauthorized commercial activity. Fans, however, liken the move to Dementors sucking the joy out of homegrown fun, while festival directors say they'll transfigure the...

Streaming providers aim to convert country fans at CMA Fest

Jun. 15, 2018 9:21 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The hundreds of artists appearing at the CMA Fest this past weekend weren't the only ones trying to court new fans. Streaming music providers had a larger presence at this year's festival, hoping to convert country music fans, who have been slower to adopt streaming compared with...