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Ski resort execs, businessman, indicted on fraud charges

May. 22, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case have been indicted on multiple federal charges over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors' money. The fraud charges against former Jay Peak owner...

Interior boss: No monument changes planned, but up to Trump

May. 22, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments as recommended by his predecessor, but says it's ultimately up to President Donald Trump. Trump in 2017 shrank two sprawling Utah monuments at the recommendation of former Interior...

APNewsBreak: Theme park to star 'Hunger Games,' 'Twilight'

May. 22, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Lionsgate's most popular film franchises from "Hunger Games" to "Twilight" will be brought to life when the studio opens what it calls the world's first vertical theme park in China this summer. Lionsgate Entertainment World will offer several adventures including a virtual...

Motorist saved after car falls 450 feet off California cliff

May. 22, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A woman was rescued after the car she was driving plunged 450 feet (137 meters) down a Northern California cliff and a bicyclist just happened to witness the accident. Authorities say the car could have fallen another 800 feet (244 meters) on Tuesday but it hit a tree that stopped it. A...

New California sea dragon habitat is among world's largest

May. 22, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

LA JOLLA, California (AP) — At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale. A Southern California aquarium has built...

Wild chase of stolen RV ends with injuries in Los Angeles

May. 22, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman in a stolen recreational vehicle led authorities on a wild chase in Los Angeles on Tuesday, smashing into cars and a palm tree before finally coming to a halt with a large dog hanging out of the shattered windshield. The half-hour chase began around 7 p.m. in Santa Clarita, just...

FAA investigating after pilot injured by green laser light

May. 22, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration officials say a pilot flying from Canada to Orlando International Airport had his eyes burned by a green laser light. Spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in an email that the WestJet Airlines aircraft was about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the airport when...

3 Chinese airlines seeking Boeing compensation over 737 Max

May. 22, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is stepping up pressure on Boeing Co. as its airlines demand compensation for the grounding of 737 Max jetliners after fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. Two of three major state-owned carriers — Air China Ltd. and China Southern Airlines Ltd. — said Wednesday they...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 22, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IMPEACHMENT CALLS GROW IN HOUSE More Democrats are calling for action against Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying. 2. NORTH KOREA HURLS...

Alaska air carrier suspends operations after 2nd crash

May. 22, 2019 1:33 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said Tuesday. The halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place indefinitely, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The action comes...