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After shark attacks, is Cape Cod ready for tourist season?

May. 24, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — As Cape Cod's tourist season gets underway, there's uncertainty after two shark attacks — including Massachusetts' first fatal attack since 1936 — rattled beachgoers last year and sparked a still unresolved debate about how the vacation destination should respond....

China to support airlines seeking compensation from Boeing

May. 24, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's airline industry association has thrown its support behind 13 Chinese carriers seeking compensation from Boeing for groundings of the 737 Max 8. The China Air Transport Association said in a statement Friday that the groundings and delayed deliveries of the planes were causing...

Some W.Va. road work being suspended during holiday weekend

May. 24, 2019 4:53 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some road work in West Virginia is being suspended to make travel easier during the Memorial Day weekend. Highways Commissioner Jimmy Wriston says barrels will be removed and lanes opened where possible. Work will be stopped in areas where work zones can't be removed. A...

Historic cottages could be torn down in north Mississippi

May. 24, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The National Park Service is considering dismantling some historic buildings in Mississippi because nobody has been willing to lease or restore them. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the nine cottages and two outbuildings are in the Tupelo Homestead Historic District....

Erosion causes overnight loss of buildings on Alaska river

May. 24, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

AKIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city has lost buildings overnight due to erosion along the banks of its river. KYUK-AM reported Wednesday that residents of Akiak woke Monday to find that smokehouses built along the Kuskokwim River had fallen into the water along with stretches of the riverbank in southwest...

Officials confirm 3 cases of rat lungworm disease in Hawaii

May. 24, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials say there have been three new cases of rat lungworm disease contracted by visitors. News outlets reported Thursday that the state health department received confirmation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of three unrelated cases diagnosed in visitors...

Opening of Montana highway delayed by bad weather conditions

May. 23, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The opening of the Beartooth Highway up to the Montana-Wyoming state line has been delayed by recent weather. The Billings Gazette reports the highway will be open to the Vista Point rest area Friday beginning at 8 a.m. Officials say more than three feet of snow dropped over the...

Northern Arizona gets rare dose of late-season snow

May. 23, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona had a rare dose of late-season snow. Some parts of the region received only traces. But the National Weather Service recorded inches of snow in Williams, Flagstaff and Grand Canyon Village. The weather service says measurable snowfall in Flagstaff in late May is...

FAA chief upbeat about prospects for Boeing 737 Max's return

May. 23, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — After an all-day meeting with global aviation regulators, the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration sounded more upbeat than ever about prospects for clearing the troubled Boeing 737 Max to fly again. Aviation officials from more 30 countries met with the FAA to hear the...

Theme park attendance crosses half-billion mark for 1st time

May. 23, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Worldwide attendance at the 10 biggest operators of amusement parks increased 4% last year and crossed the half-billion-visitors mark for the first time, according to an industry report released this week. The report by the Themed Entertainment Association and the Economics Practice at...