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Small plane crashes on Phoenix street; pilot, passenger dead

Aug. 21, 2018 3:58 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A homemade plane crashed in a Phoenix intersection Monday, killing the pilot and the sole passenger, authorities said. The plane went down near the city's small Deer Valley Airport and the pilot, Theodore Rich, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene, Phoenix police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said....

Report: Resort home sales in Hawaii increased last year

Aug. 21, 2018 1:20 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii housing report shows that the number of resort homes sold last year increased, reaching the highest level of sales in a decade. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports more than 1,500 residential properties at resorts in Hawaii were purchased last year, rising by 16 percent from the...

Oahu pillbox trail reopens after closing for repairs

Aug. 21, 2018 1:18 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A popular Oahu trail that takes hikers up a ridge to World War II-era pillboxes has reopened after closing for repairs this summer. The Kaiwa Ridge Trail, commonly known as the Lanikai Pillbox trail, reopened Monday following the June closure to renovate the military structures. The state...

Surf's up in California, where it's now the official sport

Aug. 21, 2018 1:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Let's go surfing now, everybody's learning how," the Beach Boys have been telling us in song since 1962. And if you haven't started listening by now — and you live in California — perhaps it's time you did. On Monday surfing became the official sport of California. So grab...

Grand Canyon to track elk movements with GPS collars

Aug. 21, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Wildlife biologists will be tracking elk at the Grand Canyon to figure out how to best manage the animals that were reintroduced to the region. Ten adult elk will be fitted with GPS collars that will gather data on their movements from late August through October....

Free amusement park admission for Ohio teachers this weekend

Aug. 21, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — An amusement park in Ohio is offering free admission to teachers for the last weekend in August to celebrate the beginning of the school year. Kings Island says teachers will receive free admission with valid school identification or teaching licenses from Aug. 24-26. WKRC-TV reports the...

Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

Aug. 20, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. As large cities dealt with unhealthy air for a second summer...

Flash flood hits hikers in gorge in southern Italy; 8 dead

Aug. 20, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers Monday in the southern region of Calabria, killing at least eight, Italy's civil protection agency said. At least another five were missing. The prefect's office said 23 people were rescued from the flash flood in the Raganello Gorge. They included...

Alligator kills woman trying to protect her dog at resort

Aug. 20, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A woman who often walked her dog near a golf course lagoon across the street from her vacation home was killed Monday by an alligator that dragged her into the greenish water at a private resort on the South Carolina coast. Authorities said 45-year-old Cassandra Cline was...

NYC commuters are spared a nightmare as road project starts

Aug. 20, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first day of a long-term road project expected to bring epic traffic jams for commuters to and from New York failed to live up to the hype Monday, giving them at least some hope that the predictions of "carmageddon" were overstated. Cars streamed along Route 495 toward the...