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Peyton Manning adds another honor in TN Sports Hall of Fame

Jun. 15, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Peyton Manning, the former quarterback with a record five NFL MVPs among the string of awards and honors to his credit, calls his decision to attend the University of Tennessee one of the best he's ever made. That makes being inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on...

National Atomic Testing Museum in Vegas looking for new home

Jun. 15, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas has outgrown its space east of the Las Vegas Strip, according to museum officials, who are looking for a new location to expand the facility's nuclear testing exhibits. The museum, which opened in 2005 and became affiliated with the...

Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

Jun. 15, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire. Exactly two months after...

Wyoming airport rated top 'tiny airport' in US by Fodor's

Jun. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Fodor's Travel has rated Jackson Hole Airport in northwest Wyoming as the best "tiny airport" in the United States. The airport in Grand Teton National Park beat out second-place Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in neighboring Montana. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports...

Hobby horse fans show off their skills in Finland

Jun. 15, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The 400 contestants at a sports arena in Finland show jumped, barrel raced and pranced in a dressage competition. They just didn't do it with live horses. What organizers called "the biggest hobby horse event in the world" took place Saturday in Finland's western town of Seinajoki, which...

Park named after Boston Marathon bombing victim opens

Jun. 15, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds have gathered in Boston to celebrate the opening of a park named in honor of the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Gov. Charlie Baker joined Mayor Mary Walsh and members of Martin Richard's family Saturday to open Martin's Park. The park features an accessible...

Eaglecrest Ski Area eyes plan for new summer activities

Jun. 15, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Officials with Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau want to expand summer offerings to capitalize on the crowds that visit the capital city on cruise ships. Eaglecrest representatives presented the idea Monday to a Juneau Assembly committee, whose members were open to the concept, the Juneau...

Passengers subdue chaotic man on board Turkish Airlines jet

Jun. 15, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Passengers on a Turkish Airlines jetliner flying to Sudan had to subdue a man who started screaming a few minutes after takeoff and began smashing an oxygen mask box and then a cabin window before pushing flight attendants aside and rushing toward the cockpit. Associated Press...

Audubon intervenes to protect ocean monument for puffins

Jun. 15, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The National Audubon Society is getting involved in a lawsuit over the future of a national monument in the ocean off New England because of the area's importance to seabirds, especially colorfully beaked puffins. Fishing groups sued in federal court against creation of Northeast...

Utah-Detroit Delta flight makes emergency Wyoming landing

Jun. 15, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Delta flight has made an emergency landing in Wyoming after instruments detected a possible fire in the plane's cargo area. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that there were no injuries among the more than 200 passengers and crew Friday afternoon when a Delta Airbus A321 headed from...