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Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Riot police charged at protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after the Supreme Court sentenced 12 prominent Catalan separatists to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2017 push for the wealthy Spanish region's independence. Police used batons against the protesters who converged...

Disney cable cars resume, week after stalling

Oct. 14, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — An aerial cable car system that whisks visitors from theme parks to resorts at Walt Disney World is back operating more than a week after it unexpectedly stopped, stranding passengers for up to three hours in the air. Disney officials said the resort's Disney Skyliner started...

Trump says he'll look into case after Fox appearance

Oct. 14, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll "be looking into" the case of a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker while on a family vacation in Anguilla after the man's wife appeared on the "Fox & Friends" morning show and urged Trump to intervene. Trump tweeted shortly...

Guam avoids severe coral bleaching predicted for this year

Oct. 14, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Vulnerable coral reefs on Guam have not experienced severe bleaching that was predicted for this year, in part because of stormy weather that reduced water temperatures, officials said. The Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans said a mass coral bleaching event indicated by satellite...

Florida black bears on the move, preparing for winter

Oct. 14, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Black bears are on the move in Southwest Florida, roaming the land in search of high-calorie vittles to pack on the pounds for the coming winter months. The News-Press reports the fall is generally when bear activity ramps up in Florida. The state's Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

River otters attack, injure family dog in Anchorage park

Oct. 14, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man rescued his family's dog from an attack by river otters in a small lake at an Anchorage park, he said. Kenny Brewer waded waist-deep into Taku Lake and suffered a bite on his hand while pulling the dog away from the river otters that converged on the pet, Alaska...

Review: 'Curious Toys' has deliciously creepy setting

Oct. 14, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

"Curious Toys," Little, Brown and Co., by Elizabeth Hand An amusement park with its odd corners, dark mysterious rides, nefarious-looking characters and garish lighting makes for a deliciously creepy setting for "Curious Toys," Elizabeth Hand's atmospheric historical novel set in 1915 Chicago. Despite all that,...

Dutch court convicts asylum-seeker in station terror attack

Oct. 14, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch court on Monday convicted an Afghan asylum-seeker and sentenced him to nearly 27 years imprisonment for stabbing two American tourists in a terror attack at Amsterdam's main railway station. The 20-year-old man, identified by Dutch authorities as Jawed S, was shot by police shortly...

Union calls on Lufthansa cabin crew to strike on Sunday

Oct. 14, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A union is calling on cabin crew at German airline Lufthansa to walk off the job for five hours next weekend in a long-running dispute over pay and the union's status. The UFO union said it is urging cabin crew and pursers at Frankfurt and Munich airports, Germany's busiest, to walk out...

EU OKs $419M German loan for Thomas Cook airline Condor

Oct. 14, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says the European Union has approved its decision to grant airline Condor, a subsidiary of collapsed tour operator Thomas Cook, a 380 million-euro ($419 million) bridging loan to keep it in the air. The Economy Ministry said the EU's executive Commission gave its...