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Bicyclists set to race up the highest peak in the Northeast

Aug. 17, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Hundreds of bicyclists are set to take part in a grueling race up the highest peak in the northeastern United States. The Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb on Saturday is a 7.6-mile (12-kilometer) ascent to the summit at 6,288 feet (1,915 meters). Riders deal with a...

Kilroy was here: Athens walls awash in painted squiggles

Aug. 17, 2019 3:15 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Kilroy was here, and lots of his friends too. In Athens, illicit spray-painting forays leave an often-indelible mark on the Greek capital's public and private buildings, street signs and bus stops, while public artworks and even ancient ruins are not spared. Some parts of central...

Crews reopen Denali park road, tourist buses begin to return

Aug. 17, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska (AP) — Road crews have cleared one lane in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, and buses are beginning to return about 300 stranded tourists back to the park entrance. The tourists became stranded Friday after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from...

The Latest: Crews clear lane of road, buses begin to return

Aug. 17, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on transportation problems in Alaska's Denali National Park (all times local): 9:36 p.m. Road crews have cleared one lane in Alaska's Denali National Park, and buses are beginning to return about 300 stranded tourists back to the park entrance. The tourists...

Beer named for Pacific island nuke test site draws criticism

Aug. 17, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Texas-based company is facing criticism for naming a beer after the location of nuclear tests that resulted in the contamination of a Pacific island chain, a report said. Manhattan Project Beer Company is under scrutiny by Marshall Islanders who were exposed to high levels of...

Teen drowns on Lake Powell trip with group from his school

Aug. 16, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy drowned during a visit to Lake Powell with a group from his high school. The National Park Service says the Page High School student drowned Friday afternoon at Swim Beach on the western edge of the lake that spans the Arizona-Utah border. The teen's name was not...

Customs and Border Protection outage snarls major airports

Aug. 16, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Travelers flying into the United States on Friday ran into long lines at major airports nationwide because of a temporary computer outage that affected the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. Airports warned travelers — both Americans returning home and foreign visitors —...

Florida vacation home invaded by vomiting vultures

Aug. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A New York couple's luxurious vacation house in Florida has been taken over by dozens of black vultures that are vomiting and defecating everywhere. The Palm Beach Post reports the Casimano family can't even visit the $702,000 home they purchased earlier this year in the Ibis...

Girl bitten by shark along Florida coast known for bites

Aug. 16, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A newspaper reports that a young girl has become the 10th person bitten by a shark in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, this year. The Daytona Beach News Journal quotes authorities as saying 9-year-old Margaret Crum of Canton, Ohio, was bitten in the right leg Friday while wading...

Very large oversize load to travel on New Mexico highways

Aug. 16, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say a very large oversized load will be traveling at very slow speeds on several highways across part of New Mexico the next couple of days. The state Department of Transportation says the so-called "super load" will be escorted by state police as it travels Friday night,...