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Denver airport drivers get stuck in mud using Google Maps

Jun. 26, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver drivers using Google Maps to get to the city's airport last weekend and trying to avoid a traffic jam were sent on a detour that took them down a narrow, muddy dirt road. Connie Monsees told KMGH-TV there were about 100 cars on Sunday lined up on the road. She says some cars got stuck...

Arrest in case of 2 run over at Washington swimming hole

Jun. 26, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of driving his Jeep through a fence at a Washington state swimming hole and running over two German tourists, killing them, has been arrested, police said Wednesday. The victims were lying on the ground Tuesday afternoon at Sandy Swimming Hole Park in Washougal near...

Refinery to close after fire; modest gas price impact seen

Jun. 26, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

The largest oil refinery on the East Coast will close after a devastating fire last week that set off explosions and damaged equipment, and consumers could see gas prices rise as summer travel hits full swing, officials and analysts said Wednesday. Philadelphia Energy Solutions has decided to shut down the...

The Latest: Gas prices could increase on refinery closure

Jun. 26, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the announcement that an East Coast oil refinery that caught fire will close (all times local): 1:30 p.m. AAA says gasoline prices may increase after the announcement that a Philadelphia oil refinery will close after a devastating fire. Spokeswoman Jana Tidwell says...

Paris prosecutor: no sign Notre Dame fire of criminal origin

Jun. 26, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A preliminary investigation found no evidence to suggest that a fire that gutted large parts of Notre Dame Cathedral was criminal, the prosecutor's office said Wednesday. The prosecutor's office said in a statement that several hypotheses about the cause of the April 15 blaze include a...

Dutch railway company to pay reparations for WWII transports

Jun. 26, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch national railway company said Wednesday it will pay reparations to Jews, Roma and Sinti whom it transported to camps in the Netherlands during World War II — from where they were sent to Nazi concentration camps. NS said in a statement that its role in...

Europe sets heat records as much of continent sizzles

Jun. 26, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Torrid weather gripped large parts of western and central Europe on Wednesday, setting new June temperature records in Germany and the Czech Republic and forcing drivers to slow down on some sections of the famously speedy German autobahns. Authorities imposed speed limits on some autobahns...

Survey indicates Hurricane Michael victims forgotten

Jun. 26, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A survey of Floridians is reinforcing the belief among victims of Hurricane Michael that they've been forgotten as they continue their recovery efforts eight months after the Category 5 storm made landfall. According to the survey of 1,000 Floridians released Wednesday, almost half...

Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser speeding up eruption cycle

Jun. 26, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park set a record earlier this month for the shortest recorded interval between eruptions, at just over three days. The Billings Gazette reports the June 15 eruption at 4:40 p.m. came three days, three hours and 48 minutes after a major...

The Latest: Germany sizzles in record June heat

Jun. 26, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the heat wave in Europe (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Germany's meteorological agency says it has registered a new national temperature record for June as large parts of Europe are gripped by a heat wave. The Deutscher Wetterdienst said Wednesday that a preliminary reading showed...