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Lincoln museum backers seek money to keep Illinois artifacts

Nov. 13, 2018 7:00 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Advocates for Abraham Lincoln's museum pleaded with Illinois lawmakers Tuesday to use state funds to help keep a throng of historic artifacts in his hometown despite questions about whether one of the relics — a stovepipe hat — actually belonged to the 16th president....

Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature

Nov. 13, 2018 7:00 PM EST

Boeing didn't tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S. Pilots say they were not trained in new features of an anti-stall system in...

Officials: Vegas air controller who went silent has resigned

Nov. 13, 2018 4:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An air traffic controller who became incapacitated during a solo stint on a night shift in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas last week has quit, authorities said Tuesday. The unidentified controller was no longer employed by the Federal Aviation Administration,...

Trump administration sides with tribes in drilling dispute

Nov. 13, 2018 3:48 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration plans to appeal a federal court ruling that would allow oil and gas drilling on land considered sacred to Native American tribes in Montana and Canada, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday. Zinke said it would be inappropriate to allow drilling in...

State says permit for refinery near national park justified

Nov. 13, 2018 2:23 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue. The department and...

Disney World blocks man who displayed Trump signs

Nov. 13, 2018 1:23 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man who displayed signs supporting Donald Trump is permanently not permitted at all Walt Disney World properties for violating the rules. Don Cini returned to Disney World last week after he was reminded he had violated park rules by displaying a Trump banner in the Magic Kingdom in...

Greek authorities say lost ancient city of Tenea is located

Nov. 13, 2018 12:58 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan captives of war after the sack of Troy. A ministry statement said excavations from September to early October...

Transatlantic budget flying gets a reality check

Nov. 13, 2018 6:06 AM EST

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — For those hoping for ever cheaper fares on long-haul flights, this month's takeover of Icelandic airline Wow is not good news. The struggling airline, which specializes in ultra-cheap flights between North America and Europe, was taken over by Iceland's flagship carrier,...

Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America's lands

Nov. 13, 2018 5:42 AM EST

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Wayne Smith was hardened to a certain level of chaos here, on land the American public owns. But even he was incredulous as he surveyed an area he leases for grazing, now cleared of grass and cluttered with above-ground pipelines, a drill pad for multiple wells and other oil and gas...

New blazes fan fresh fears in California as some return home

Nov. 13, 2018 12:16 AM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The sky was black and flames on the next ridge were fast approaching when Paul Rasmussen, his pregnant wife and 6-year-old daughter fled their mountainside Malibu home Friday for what they thought might be the last time. His only hope that the large home, once billed in real estate...