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August 19, 2018 - 6:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Climate change could be to blame for the collapse of bird populations in the desert along the Nevada-California border, scientists said. The number of bird species has fallen by an average of 43 percent over the past century at survey sites across an area larger than New York state...
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This photo provided by the National Park Service shows a large sinkhole at the Kilauea Overlook intersection inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Slowing activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is prompting scientists to downgrade their alert level for the mountain. (Janice Wei/National Park Service via AP
August 17, 2018 - 11:33 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Slowing activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has prompted scientists on Friday to downgrade their alert level for the mountain. The U.S. Geological Survey issued a "watch" for Kilauea's ground hazards, down from a "warning." But scientists say this doesn't mean the eruption, which...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as he shakes hands with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani prior to their talks at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on some U.S. products like cars, alcohol, and coal _ a move that is unlikely to have much economic impact but highlights the deteriorating relations with the U.S. in a feud that has already helped trigger a currency crisis. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
August 16, 2018 - 4:03 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local): 11:00 p.m. The Trump administration says Turkey could face additional sanctions if an American pastor detained on espionage and terrorism-related charges isn't quickly released. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-...
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August 14, 2018 - 10:54 am
LONDON (AP) — London's famous, festering fatberg lives on — and is getting its own livestream . The Museum of London says a chunk of oil, fat, diapers and baby wipes blasted out of a sewer last year is now part of its permanent collection. The museum said Tuesday that the "highly toxic" lump will...
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File - In this June 12, 1939 file photo, these baseball stars were pictured as they attended the dedication and their induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Front row; Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Cy Young; Rear row left to right; Hans Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Napoleon Lajoie, George Sisler and Walter Johnson. A baseball with the signatures of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and eight other legends of the game has sold for more than $600,000. The players all signed the ball on the same day in 1939, when they had gathered to become the first class to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame. SCP Auctions said Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, that it has sold for just over $623,000. That crushes the previous record of $345,000 for a signed ball, set in 2013. (AP Photo/File)
August 14, 2018 - 2:02 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and Pete Alexander, on the day...
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August 13, 2018 - 3:20 pm
TALLULAH FALLS, Ga. (AP) — Two tourists and three emergency crew members are recovering after a rescue in the north Georgia mountains. Chad Black, director of Habersham County Emergency Services Director Chad Black tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that one person was injured from a "...
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Riot police use a water canon during a charge to clear the square during protests outside the government headquarters, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Romanians who live abroad are staging an anti-government protest calling on the left-wing government to resign and an early election.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 13, 2018 - 1:05 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Israel's embassy on Monday protested to the Romanian government after four Israeli tourists were allegedly dragged out of a taxi and beaten by riot police in Bucharest during a violent anti-corruption protest. The embassy described the Friday night attack as "unacceptable...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, John Mellencamp performs on stage during the 49th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, has announced a new exhibition of paintings by rocker John Mellencamp, known for his expressionistic oil portraits and other works. “John Mellencamp: Expressionist” opens Sept. 20 and runs through Nov. 18. It will include portraits and mixed-media pieces. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
August 12, 2018 - 10:30 pm
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio art museum has announced a new exhibition of paintings by rocker John Mellencamp, known for his expressionistic oil portraits and other works. "John Mellencamp: Expressionist" opens Sept. 20 at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown and runs through Nov...
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August 12, 2018 - 11:13 am
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities on the North Carolina coast say a tourist has died after he was pulled from Bogue Sound. Emerald Isle Town Manager Frank Rush told news outlets rescue personnel responding to a call near the high-rise bridge at Emerald Isle Friday found the unidentified 29-year...
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August 12, 2018 - 9:20 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's wildlife authority says a Chinese tourist died after he was attacked by a hippo as he was taking pictures on the shores of Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley. The Kenya Wildlife Service said in a statement Sunday that another Chinese tourist was injured in the incident...
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