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Native Hawaiians say telescope represents bigger struggle

Jul. 20, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Walter Ritte has been fighting for decades to protect Native Hawaiian rights, inspiring a new generation of activists trying to stop construction of a giant telescope they see as representative of a bigger struggle. In his early 30s, Ritte occupied a small Hawaiian island used as a military...

Taste of the Tour: A festival of lard at high altitude

Jul. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

LA MONGIE, France (AP) — It's one of the unwritten rules of the Tour de France. When the riders go uphill, cholesterol levels do, too. Up in the Pyrenees where crops can't grow, meats replace them on the menu: Sausages, cured ham from the southwestern Bigorre region, duck breast, pork pate, duckling filet...

Hawaii officials want a peaceful end to telescope protests

Jul. 19, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials in Hawaii said Friday that they will not call up additional National Guard troops or use force on peaceful telescope protesters blocking access to the state's highest peak. Gov. David Ige said that his priority is to keep everyone in the community safe, including the activists at...

Giant Hawaii telescope to focus on big unknowns of universe

Jul. 19, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Is there life on planets outside our solar system? How did stars and galaxies form in the earliest years of the universe? How do black holes shape galaxies? Scientists are expected to explore those and other fundamental questions about the universe when they peer deep into the night sky...

The Latest: Mayor: No National Guard for telescope protests

Jul. 19, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on protests of a telescope on Hawaii mountain (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Big Island Mayor Harry Kim says the state will order National Guard to stand down and that police will not immediately use force to remove peaceful telescope protesters blocking a road to the summit of...

Alaphilippe stuns Tour with time-trial win, builds race lead

Jul. 19, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

PAU, France (AP) — A question that first seemed pie-in-the-sky is growing in credibility with each additional ride that takes him toward Paris: Could Julian Alaphilippe carry the yellow jersey glued ever more firmly to his shoulders all the way to the Tour de France finish on the Champs-Elysees? With the...

3 killed in plane crash in Austrian Alps

Jul. 19, 2019 3:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say three people have been killed in a small airplane crash in the Alps near the German border. Austrian police told the dpa news agency Friday that the identity of those killed in the Thursday evening crash was still not clear. The plane went down at about 5:30 p.m....

Hawaii telescope protesters don't back down after arrests

Jul. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Protesters didn't back down from their long-running effort to stop construction of a $1.4 billion telescope, blocking a road Thursday to the top of a mountain sacred to some Native Hawaiians a day after authorities arrested nearly three dozen people. Activists have fought the Thirty Meter...

The Latest: Telescope protest enters 4th day after arrests

Jul. 18, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on protests of a telescope on Hawaii mountain (all times local): 11:10 a.m. A protest against construction of a Hawaii telescope has entered its fourth day as activists block a roadway to the top of a mountain considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians. The action Thursday comes...

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Jul. 18, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) —        Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department to look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in...