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April 03, 2018 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A symphony debuting this week both captures and celebrates the distinctive sounds and sizzle of Philadelphia, from veteran radio announcer Merrill Reese's call of the Eagles' Super Bowl victory to a cook chopping steak on the grill at one of this city's iconic cheesesteak joints...
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April 03, 2018 - 7:39 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish authorities have issued a warning to civilian maritime traffic on the Baltic Sea due to the Russian Navy's military drills and missile tests this week. Marie Hallerfelt of the Swedish Maritime Administration says Tuesday that Russian artillery exercises in three separate...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2015, file photo, an Air New Zealand passenger plane flies past the moon on its way to the Los Angeles International Airport from London, in Whittier, Calif. When a drone flew within meters of a landing passenger plane on March 25, 2018, Air New Zealand said reckless drone operators should be thrown in prison. Other agencies chimed in, calling such actions inexcusable and stupid. Yet The Associated Press has found that not one of them called police. Not while it was endangering the plane, nor later to try to track down the perpetrator. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
April 03, 2018 - 6:25 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When a drone flew within meters of a landing plane last week, endangering 278 passengers and crew, Air New Zealand responded by saying that such reckless drone operators should be thrown in prison. Other agencies also sounded the public alarm. Air traffic controllers...
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April 03, 2018 - 5:33 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — A court in Singapore on Tuesday fined two men 60,000 Singapore dollars ($45,800) each for breaching laws banning short-term rentals by renting out condominium units through online services such as Airbnb, Craigslist and HomeAway. Terence Tan En Wei and Yao Songlaing had pleaded...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018 file photo, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A push to save and expand a controversial visa program unique to the Northern Mariana Islands is hitting the skids after recent cases of labor abuse and visa fraud. Murkowski and the Northern Mariana Islands' representative in the U.S. House, Gregorio Sablan, jointly introduced a bill to extend the program, but Congress failed to pass the legislation last week before it went into a two-week recess. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 03, 2018 - 2:51 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A push to save and expand a visa program unique to the Northern Mariana Islands is hitting skids after recent cases of labor abuse and visa fraud, delivering a major blow to the U.S. commonwealth's economy, which relies heavily on foreign workers. The visa classification, known as...
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April 02, 2018 - 7:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Travelers at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta can once again use free Wi-Fi to go online after a cyberattack that hit the city last month. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport sent a tweet Monday saying that its free Wi-Fi is up and running. The message adds: "To...
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In this webcam image provided by the National Park Service, a black bear seems reluctant to leave a tree hollow it used as a den this winter in Glacier National Park, Mont. Glacier National Park officials have trained a webcam on the cottonwood tree since they first spotted the bear poking its head out on March 23, 2018, and thousands have been tracking the bear's movements. The camera has captured the bear yawning, lolling about and taking brief forays onto the tree's branches before returning to the comfort of its den. (National Park Service via AP)
April 02, 2018 - 7:02 pm
WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Thousands of people are tracking the movements of a sleepy black bear who seems reluctant to leave the tree hollow it used as a den this winter. Glacier National Park officials have trained a webcam on the cottonwood tree since they first spotted the bear poking its head...
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FILE - This Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 file photo, shows a view of central London's skyline by the river Thames. Hungerford Bridge, foreground, Big Ben's clock tower and Houses of Parliament, left. The Metropolitan Police said Monday April 2, 2018, the homicide rate in London has increased each month so far this year as the British capital suffers from an increase in knife-related crime. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
April 02, 2018 - 4:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — The homicide rate in London so far has increased each month in 2018 as the British capital experiences a rise in knife-related crime. The Metropolitan Police said Monday there were eight homicide inquiries in January, 15 in February and 22 in March. Police reported another homicide on...
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April 02, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston museum robbed of $500 million worth of artwork in 1990 has published a new illustrated book about the theft that includes essays written by staffers. "Stolen" is available in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's gift shop starting Monday. The book was created in response...
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April 02, 2018 - 1:29 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's former Revel casino is moving toward its reincarnation as the Ocean Resort Casino. The Boardwalk property said Monday it's affiliating with the Hyatt hotel chain. The announcement came on the sixth anniversary of the opening of Revel. Colorado developer...
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