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Mexicans mourn painter Francisco Toledo, defender of culture

Sep. 6, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans left candles and flowers at impromptu offerings Friday for expressionist painter Francisco Toledo a day after his death at age 79, remembering an artist respected for his fights to preserve historic sites and green spaces. In a country where politicians talk endlessly about...

Spain: railway and airline strikes complicate holiday return

Aug. 30, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain say that about 40,000 travelers will be affected by strikes beginning Friday on rail and air services during one of the travel peaks of the year. Spain's railway operator Renfe has cancelled 360 trains scheduled for the busy weekend at the end of the holiday period...

Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

Aug. 24, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball...

Colorado Editorial Roundup

Aug. 21, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

Steamboat Pilot & Today, Aug. 20, on expanding bus services: Driving the Interstate 70 corridor from Denver into the mountains and back again can be a gauntlet on any given day but especially during the ski season. Will the car in front of you spin out and stall traffic for miles? Will I-70 remain open or...

Crews reopen Denali park road; stranded tourists leave

Aug. 17, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska (AP) — Road crews have cleared one lane in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, and buses returned about 300 stranded tourists to the park entrance safely. The tourists became stranded Friday after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to...

Vermont city ponders train storage ahead of Amtrak arrival

Aug. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — With Amtrak passenger trains slated to start rolling into Vermont's largest city in as soon as two years, officials are looking for a parking spot. A study commissioned by the Chittenden County Regional Planning that was released earlier this summer puts Burlington's Union Station at...

China issues top warning for strong typhoon nearing coast

Aug. 9, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China issued its top warning for coastal areas of Zhejiang province Friday ahead of a strong typhoon carrying heavy rain and winds and expected to send an intense storm surge up the mighty Yangzte River. Heavy rain was expected in Zhejiang, Shanghai and nearby provinces on Friday before...

Local railroad model draws international interest

Aug. 3, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A local replica is drawing people from across the globe even while in progress. The work-in-progress railroad model, at the Princeton Railroad Museum, has already drawn in thousands of guests. Measuring at a whopping 22 by 16 feet, the model is something to behold. "The farthest...

Spanish rail strike disrupts scores of summer travelers

Jul. 31, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish national rail operator Renfe has canceled hundreds of trains on one of the busiest travel days of the year due to a strike over staffing levels. The company said more than 700 scheduled services wouldn't operate Wednesday, when many people are heading off on their summer vacation....

Northwest Oklahoma cattle pasture was once an aviation hub

Jul. 29, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

WAYNOKA, Okla. (AP) — At first glance, there is nothing remarkable about the large, rectangular patch of concrete in a cattle pasture northeast of Waynoka, in Woods County. But, the unassuming appearance of the concrete slab, now used to store farm equipment and round hay bales, hides a rich history of...