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Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions

Jun. 22, 2018 6:33 AM EDT

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Valerie Fayzullina expresses a hopeful sense of wonder as she stands near a wire sculpture of a soccer player, in the shadows of eight new apartment high-rises and a freshly finished stadium that will host stars as big as Cristiano Ronaldo this month. Like many Saransk residents,...

Warren Buffet's son funds central Illinois zoo train

Jun. 22, 2018 5:44 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — It's full steam ahead for a $2 million train track expansion at a zoo in central Illinois thanks to the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffet. The train route at the Scovill Zoo in Decatur will now stretch alongside the lake shoreline and take passengers to the nearby children's...

Kansas couple helps homeless donkeys find families

Jun. 22, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — It all began on a whim. It ended with Jay Ellis and Stacy Ellis sheltering 12 homeless donkeys — and loving every minute of it. For the last year, the couple have operated a satellite branch of the Texas-based Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue on their 10-acre spread south of...

Arizona-to-Hawaii flight returns to airport with gauge issue

Jun. 21, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say an American Airlines flight from Arizona to Hawaii had to return to the Phoenix airport because of a problem with an exhaust gas temperature gauge. They say Flight 692 circled Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport a few times Thursday to burn off fuel so an emergency...

Gov. Mead signs off on Wyoming's 1st griz hunt in 44 years

Jun. 21, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has signed off on the state's first hunt for grizzly bears in 44 years. Mead approved the rules Thursday that pave the way for the fall hunt, which will be the biggest in the lower 48 states since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed protections for...

New management for Sci-Port Discovery Center in Shreveport

Jun. 21, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana science center and children's museum that has been on financial life support and opened on a limited basis will get new management. A new nonprofit backed by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana will take over the Shreveport-owned building that houses the Sci-Port...

Correction: Montana-Tribal Tourism story

Jun. 21, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — In a story June 19 about tribal tourism, The Associated Press reported erroneously a goal of the program. It is to benefit underserved areas of the state, not undeserved areas. A corrected version of the story is below: Montana officials work to boost tribal tourism Montana officials...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Jun. 21, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Phil Collins; $3,166,332;...

Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens

Jun. 21, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's busiest airport will be the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, officials said Thursday, a move that pleases airport executives but worries privacy advocates. Officials at Orlando International Airport...

Report: Former Acadia park director accepted illegal gifts

Jun. 21, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Acadia National Park superintendent accepted an illegal gift of a Caribbean family vacation valued at more than $14,000 months before his retirement in 2015, according to a report released Thursday. The report was issued by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of the...