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Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

Apr. 21, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade...

The Latest: Muslim organization chief condemns attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The secretary general of the world's largest organization of Muslim nations has condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday. The Organization of Islamic...

Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection

Apr. 21, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass...

Bennington Museum director is stepping down

Apr. 21, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The head of the Bennington Museum is resigning to take a similar position at a Connecticut museum. The Bennington Banner reports that Robert Wolterstorff is stepping down after nearly seven years as executive director. Wolterstorff said he's sad to be leaving because he feels his...

A look at the churches and hotels targeted in Sri Lanka

Apr. 21, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Several near-simultaneous blasts tore through three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the bloodiest outbreak of violence in the South Asian country since civil war ended a decade ago. No one has claimed responsibility. Since the decades-long conflict...

Archaeologists seek to find relics at National Park site

Apr. 21, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — There was a time when plows were drawn across the prairie by early settlers, starting lives in a new world. These early versions of the plow are long retired, and a very different piece of equipment is soon being drawn across the prairie at Homestead National Monument of America. It's...

Sri Lanka security official says 6 near simultaneous blasts hit 3 churches and 3 hotels frequented by tourists

Apr. 21, 2019 1:02 AM EDT
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka security official says 6 near simultaneous blasts hit 3 churches and 3 hotels frequented by tourists.

Well-known grizzly spotted in Grand Teton National Park

Apr. 20, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Bear No. 399 became one of the most well-known grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park after raising three cubs near Jackson Lake Lodge about a decade ago. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports that the now 23-year-old sow bruin was spotted Wednesday for the first time this year....

Tourists, Easter worshippers lament closure of Notre Dame

Apr. 20, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Tourists, devout Catholics and others looked on mournfully at Notre Dame Cathedral Saturday, regretting that they couldn't get inside the magnificent monument on this Easter weekend because of the damage caused by a violent fire. Parishioners who normally celebrate Easter at Notre Dame...

Honolulu City Council advances 2 Oahu vacation rental bills

Apr. 20, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council has advanced two bills aimed at providing regulations on short-term vacation rentals on Oahu. Both bills now go back to the Council Planning Committee, as interim Council Chairwoman Ann Kobayashi proposes a new draft of Bill 89, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser...