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Tens of thousands converge on California 'poppy apocalypse'

Mar. 18, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Like Dorothy in the "Wizard of Oz," the Southern California city of Lake Elsinore is being overwhelmed by the power of the poppies. About 150,000 people over the weekend flocked to see this year's rain-fed flaming orange patches of poppies lighting up the hillsides near the...

AP source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

Mar. 18, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were "clear similarities" in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week and a Lion Air jet in...

Cubans complain about US visa restrictions

Mar. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans have had widespread access to social media for just a few months, and they embraced it on Monday to bombard U.S. diplomats in Havana with complaints about new visa restrictions. More than 400 Cubans sent comments to the Facebook page of The U.S. Embassy in Havana, largely to complain...

Justices reject B&B owner who denied room to gay couple

Mar. 18, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place Hawaii court rulings that found a bed and breakfast owner violated the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to rent a room to a lesbian couple. The justices rejected an appeal from Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young, who...

Man linked to largest art heist in history freed from prison

Mar. 18, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history criticized government officials Monday as he adjusted to being back home after finishing a four-year prison sentence for weapons crimes. Robert...

The Latest: Officials say man linked to heist not mistreated

Mar. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the release from prison of reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe has information on a still-unsolved heist of $500 million worth of artwork from a Boston museum (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Federal prison officials say there is no evidence to...

Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens to join Country Hall of Fame

Mar. 18, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn are riding a resurgence of interest in '90s-era country music with a new album celebrating their top-selling singles, a longstanding Las Vegas residency and now an invitation to join the Country Music Hall of Fame. The duo, along with comedic...

Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

Mar. 18, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write out...

EasyJet drops out of Alitalia consortium talks

Mar. 18, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Low-cost carrier EasyJet says it is pulling out of talks to form a consortium that aimed to take over struggling Alitalia. EasyJet said in a statement Monday that it was withdrawing from the process, which envisioned a deal with Delta Air Lines and the Italian State Railway to relaunch...

French PM announces ban on yellow vest protests on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue following Saturday's rioting

Mar. 18, 2019 12:15 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French PM announces ban on yellow vest protests on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue following Saturday's rioting.