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Morocco arrests suspect after deaths of 2 European tourists

Dec. 18, 2018 5:23 AM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities say one person has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two female Scandinavian tourists in the Atlas Mountains, a popular hiking destination. The Interior Ministry says the two women, from Denmark and Norway, were discovered Monday "with evidence of...

New Mexico rancher who trapped wolf to appeal loss of permit

Dec. 17, 2018 9:02 PM EST

A New Mexico rancher who trapped an endangered Mexican gray wolf and hit it with a shovel said he plans to appeal the loss of his grazing permit. Craig Thiessen told The Arizona Republic that he has no livelihood without the permit and will have to sell off his cattle. "If I lose it, I'll have nothing," Thiessen...

Statue of Liberty climber convicted in July 4 protest

Dec. 17, 2018 5:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on July 4 to protest the separation of families at the Mexican border was convicted Monday of misdemeanor charges by a judge who said a person's viewpoint can't be a factor in whether laws are enforced. The verdict by U.S. Magistrate...

Kansas wants to charge $50 fee at new state park

Dec. 17, 2018 4:45 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism wants to charge $50 a day for access to fragile rock formations at the state's newest park. The department is proposing a $50 permit for anyone who wants "backcountry access" in the Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park in Logan...

Tucson panel rejects request to remove Pancho Villa statue

Dec. 17, 2018 4:15 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A statue of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa will remain in downtown Tucson despite an effort by a conservative watchdog group to remove it. Members of the Public Art and Community Design Committee last week unanimously rejected a removal request by Washington, D.C.-based Judicial...

Airbnb says it hasn't reversed West Bank policy

Dec. 17, 2018 3:36 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Airbnb says it hasn't reversed its plan to stop listing properties in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Earlier Monday, Israel's tourism minister, Yariv Levin, said Airbnb pledged "not to implement" its decision during a meeting between the two sides. Airbnb's plan would...

2 Scandinavian women found dead in Morocco's Atlas Mountains

Dec. 17, 2018 2:48 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Authorities in Morocco say the bodies of two Scandinavian women have been found in the Atlas Mountains, a popular hiking destination. According to a statement from the Interior Ministry, the women from Denmark and Norway were discovered on Monday with "evidence of violence on their...

Kosovo betrayed by EU on visa-free travel, premier says

Dec. 17, 2018 1:52 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister said Monday the country feels betrayed by the European Union, which it is aspiring to join one day, because of the bloc's delays on enacting visa-free travel for its citizens. Ramush Haradinaj's comments came in a speech he made in Brussels at a meeting with senior...

UK police evacuate city street after hotel 'threat'

Dec. 17, 2018 1:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Police in Britain say they have evacuated part of a main street in the Welsh capital, Cardiff, after a hotel received threats. The South Wales Police force says it was informed at about 3:15 p.m. on Monday (1515GMT) that "threats had been made to people in a hotel" in St. Mary St., one of...

Nenana Native Association gets $9M grant for bridge project

Dec. 17, 2018 10:05 AM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Nenana Native Association has been awarded a $9.1 million grant to complete a long-awaited bridge project in the Alaska town of Nenana. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced last week the funding to construct two permanent fixed bridges over the Nenana River and...