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The Latest: Paris says 'non' to old cars to counter the heat

Jun. 26, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the heat wave in Europe (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Paris is banning old cars for the day as a heat wave aggravates the city's pollution. Regional authorities estimate the measure put into place Wednesday affects nearly 60% of vehicles circulating in the Paris region,...

European heat wave sees Germany put speed curbs on autobahn

Jun. 26, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A swath of western and central Europe is sweating under blazing temperatures, with authorities in one German region imposing temporary speed limits on some stretches of the autobahn as a precaution against heat damage. Authorities have warned that temperatures could top 40 degrees Celsius...

Rome doctors warn of health hazards from city's garbage woes

Jun. 26, 2019 4:07 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Doctors in Rome are warning of possible health hazards caused by overflowing trash bins in the city's streets, as the Italian capital struggles with a renewed garbage emergency aggravated by the summer heat. Trash disposal is a decades-long problem for the Eternal City. Rome was left with no...

Alaska city assembly votes to give district new Native name

Jun. 26, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The city assembly in Alaska's capital has voted to rename a district with a traditional Native name. The Juneau Empire reported Tuesday that the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted Monday to change the Willoughby District to the Aakw Kwaan Village District. The area was home to...

Alaskans consider staying in homes threatened by erosion

Jun. 26, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

AKIAK, Alaska (AP) — Alaska residents living near a riverbank threatened by erosion are facing a choice of whether to move, and some wish to remain in their homes. KYUK-AM reported Tuesday that six houses in Akiak are within 100 feet of the Kuskokwim River, with one home 20 feet from the water. Peter...

Honolulu mayor signs new law to regulate vacation rentals

Jun. 26, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's mayor has signed a bill giving the city stronger tools to regulate vacation rentals and their operators. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that Democrat Kirk Caldwell signed the bill Tuesday to allow permits for about 1,700 hosted bed-and-breakfast establishments...

Honolulu water supply board proposes removal of Haiku Stairs

Jun. 26, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu city agency has proposed removing the Haiku Stairs. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that the Honolulu Board of Water Supply has proposed spending about $1 million to remove the popular hiking staircase. The 3,922-step metal staircase that is part of the Windward...

Wyoming capitol building renovation reveals hidden paintings

Jun. 25, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Workers have discovered oil paintings hidden on six vault doors in the Wyoming Capitol Building. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the discovery of the art works uncovered during renovations in late May were announced Tuesday. Officials say EverGreene Architectural Arts workers removed...

APNewsBreak: Lawsuit claims Utah hotel exploited immigrants

Jun. 25, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the luxury Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City of luring workers from the Philippines to a program that promised training and cultural immersion but instead forced them to work long hours doing menial jobs for low pay. The hotel misused a type of visa...

Huge wooden troll reopens at new site in Colorado ski town

Jun. 25, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A giant wooden troll is ready to greet fans again after being moved and rebuilt in a Colorado ski town. The Summit Daily reports the 15-foot (4.5-meter) troll, named Isak Heartstone, reopened in Breckenridge on Tuesday. He was reconstructed last month near an ice arena in the...