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This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the rowboat Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, of Ruihn Yu, a Chinese national, who was reportedly conducting a trans-Pacific voyage from California to port calls in China and Taiwan aboard his 18-foot vessel when he suffered communication failures and a damaged rudder. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
November 09, 2017 - 5:10 am
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a Chinese man off Hawaii who was voyaging from California to Asia in an ocean rowboat. The Coast Guard identified him as Ruihn Yu, a Chinese national who was rescued Tuesday about 35 miles northeast of the island of Maui. A Coast Guard news release says...
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This photo by KVVU reporter Kathleen Jacob shows a driverless shuttle bus after it collided with a big rig in Las Vegas Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, less than two hours after the automated ride service was launched. Police say no injuries were reported. It's not yet clear what caused the wreck. (Kathleen Jacob/KVVU-TV via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 9:43 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The robots won this one. A driverless shuttle bus was involved in a minor crash with a semi-truck less than two hours after it made its debut on Las Vegas streets Wednesday in front of cameras and celebrities. The human behind the wheel of the truck was at fault, police said. Las...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2017, file photo, a man takes a photo of a cruise ship in Havana harbor, Cuba. President Donald Trump announced a new policy in June that partially rolled back the recent diplomatic opening with Cuba. New regulations implementing that policy are being unveiled Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
November 08, 2017 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans seeking to visit Cuba must navigate a complicated maze of travel, commerce and financial restrictions unveiled Wednesday by the Trump administration, part of a new policy to further isolate the island's communist government. Now off-limits to U.S. citizens are dozens of...
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The scene of an accident between a self-driving shuttle and a truck in downtown Las Vegas, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. The accident occurred just hours after the automated ride service was launched. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 7:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a crash involving a driverless shuttle bus in Las Vegas (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Las Vegas police have cited the driver of a semi-truck that crashed with a self-operating shuttle bus on the day the driverless vehicle debuted. Officer Aden Ocampo-Gomez says the...
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FILE - This May 10, 2017 file photo shows a street in downtown Blanding, Utah. One of Utah's last "dry" communities will keep its prohibition on alcohol sales. The southeastern city of Blanding has voted to keep an eight-decade prohibition on alcohol sales, rejecting a measure that Blanding residents said might broaden the town's appeal to tourists but could threaten the city's way of life., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Michelle L. Price, File)
November 08, 2017 - 7:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of Utah's last "dry" communities appeared Wednesday on track to maintain its eight-decade prohibition on alcohol sales after voters rejected a measure to allow sales that proponents said would boost tourism and opponents said would threaten the small city's way of life...
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A human skull wearing sun glasses is displayed outside the General Cemetary chapel during the Natitas Festival in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Every year, hundreds of Bolivians carry human skulls adorned with flowers to a cemetery in La Paz, asking for money, health, and other favors as part of a festival. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
November 08, 2017 - 6:45 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Esperanza Mozon asks a marching band to play "Happy Birthday" to the two human skulls she is carrying outside a cemetery chapel in Bolivia's capital. Every year, hundreds of Bolivians like Mozon bring human skulls adorned with flowers to a cemetery in La Paz, asking for money...
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French President Emmanuel Macron waves to the cameras as he arrives for the official opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 08, 2017 - 1:35 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron joined Arab kings and other rulers on Wednesday to inaugurate the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a decade after his country signed an over $1.2 billion agreement to share the name and art of the world-famous museum. Envisioned by France's...
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Oscar the cat pokes his head out from his pet carrier travel bag on his way to John F. Kennedy International Airport Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. Oscar is a cat of the world with remote-controlled toys and his own Instagram account but there's one thing about modern life he doesn't like: flying. (AP Photo/Tali Arbel)
November 08, 2017 - 9:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar is a cat of the world. He has his own Instagram account, @Oskibabi , along with high-tech toys like a remote-controlled centipede. But there's one aspect of modern life Oscar doesn't like: flying. Rather than leave Oscar home in New York while I spent 10 days in Phoenix, I...
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This computer generated image provided by Uber Technologies on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 shows a flying taxi by Uber. Commuters of the future could get some relief from congested roads if Uber's plans for flying taxis work out. The ride-hailing service has unveiled an artist's impression of the sleek, futuristic machine it hopes to start using for demonstration flights in 2020 and deploy for ride-sharing by 2028. (Uber Technologies via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 8:47 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Commuters of the future could get some relief from congested roads if Uber's plans for flying taxis work out. The ride-hailing service unveiled Wednesday an artist's impression of the sleek, futuristic machine it hopes to start using for demonstration flights in 2020. The...
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This Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, photo, shows the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is preparing its grand opening, unveiling its treasures to the world after a decade-long wait and questions over laborers’ rights. The museum, which opens on Saturday, Nov. 11 to the public, encompasses work from both the East and West. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 07, 2017 - 11:02 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stepping into the Louvre Abu Dhabi, one of the first artworks a visitor sees is a two-headed Neolithic statue from Jordan, one of the oldest known in human history. That duality — looking back and toward the future, encompassing both East and West — is a theme...
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