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Easter Sunday blasts kill at least 207 in Sri Lanka

Apr. 21, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 207 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: Dutch citizen among Sri Lanka attack victims

Apr. 21, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok says a Dutch national is among the dead after a series of blasts in Sri Lanka. Blok in a Twitter posts gives no details and says he is "horrified by the terrible...

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...

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.

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...

Louisiana spring festival to feature Poverty Point

Apr. 20, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

OAK GROVE, La. (AP) — A spring festival in northeast Louisiana festival will celebrate will celebrate the Poverty Point World Heritage Site instead of sweet potatoes. The prehistoric complex of Indian mounds known as Poverty Point in West Carroll Parish was made a UNESCO world heritage site in 2014. It was...

Eaglet welcomed as new addition at Dollywood

Apr. 20, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton's Dollywood has welcomed a fluffy addition to the amusement park — an eaglet. Media outlets report the eaglet hatched Wednesday. The eaglet is part of the park's Eagle Mountain Sanctuary, a 30,000-square-foot aviary. The park has a live cam labeled "Grant...

German plane evacuates 15 injured in Madeira bus crash

Apr. 20, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — A German military plane on Saturday evacuated 15 German tourists who survived this week's bus crash on the island of Madeira that claimed 29 lives, Germany's Foreign Ministry said. The injured were put on a German air force plane and flown out of the Cristiano Ronaldo international...

Boy Scout ranch focuses on wildfire recovery as season nears

Apr. 20, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tucked away in the foothills of the southern Rockies, the Philmont Scout Ranch has become a holy grail, its stretches of untamed wilderness and challenging backcountry treks drawing more than 1 million Boy Scouts and other adventurers from across the United States over the past 80...

Idaho, Utah passengers had possible hepatitis A exposure

Apr. 19, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Health officials in Idaho say anyone who used an on-board restroom during a Greyhound bus trip from Salt Lake City to Boise on April 10 might have been exposed to hepatitis A. The Central District Health Department in Idaho is asking anyone who used the restroom to contact them to get...