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Super Bowl planners: Shutdown brings 'uncharted territory'

Jan. 16, 2019 1:32 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. The ongoing partial government shutdown is "uncharted territory" amid planning...

Pearl Harbor submarine museum begins $20M update project

Jan. 16, 2019 12:10 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park is undergoing a $20 million revitalization and expansion project to update its Pearl Harbor campus. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports officials broke ground Monday on the project that includes adding new exhibits and about 3,000 square feet (279...

Last year's Central American caravan dwindles, new one forms

Jan. 15, 2019 11:24 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The migrant caravan that was seized upon by U.S. President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2018 midterm election has quietly dwindled, with many having gone home to Central America or put down roots in Mexico. Despite the hard-line immigration rhetoric by the Trump administration,...

Powder horn stolen from Detroit-area museum in 1952 returned

Jan. 15, 2019 9:04 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — An oxen gunpowder container made in 1757 and stolen more than 60 years ago from a Detroit-area museum has been returned. The FBI turned the Nowlin Powder Horn over Tuesday during a ceremony at the Dearborn Historical Museum. Authorities tracked the powder horn down in November to an...

Vandalism at Denver Art Museum caused nearly $2M in damages

Jan. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An official told police the Denver Art Museum sustained nearly $2 million in losses when a vandal shattered glass and damaged other artwork last month. The Denver Post reports police arrested 18-year-old Jake Siebenlist on suspicion of felony criminal mischief in the amount of $1 million or...

APNewsBreak: New pen may allow sale of horses for slaughter

Jan. 15, 2019 6:00 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has built a new corral for wild horses in Northern California, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter. The agency acknowledged in court filings in a potentially precedent-setting legal battle that it built the pen for...

Teen dies after falling from cruise ship, landing on pier

Jan. 15, 2019 5:22 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a teenager from the South Pacific died after falling from a cruise ship onto a pier in Haiti. The Sun Sentinel reports the Broward Medical Examiner's Office on Monday announced 16-year-old Laurent Mercer's death. He'd been on a seven-day Caribbean trip with his...

FAA says it is recalling more aviation-safety inspectors

Jan. 15, 2019 4:47 PM EST

Federal officials say they are recalling more aviation-safety inspectors who were idled by the partial government shutdown. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that the agency expects to have about 2,200 inspectors back on the job by the end of this week. That is up from 500...

Buyers of Sands Bethlehem casino plan $190M in development

Jan. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — An Alabama company that's buying Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s Pennsylvania casino for $1.3 billion says it plans to build a second hotel and possibly a water park on the property. Wind Creek Hospitality said Tuesday it plans to invest $190 million in Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, which...

The Latest: Canada asks China to spare life of Canadian

Jan. 15, 2019 3:24 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-Canada tensions (all times local): 4:00 a.m. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has asked China to spare the life of a Canadian man facing a death sentence. Freeland also mentioned a long list of allies that the country has courted in its efforts to...