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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, March 22, 2018, an empty train platform is pictured during a railway strike at the Lyon Perrache train station, central France. France's national train company SNCF said in a statement Sunday April 1, 2018, warning that a workers' strike will disrupt train service within France and elsewhere in Europe on upcoming Tuesday and Wednesday. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, FILE)
April 02, 2018 - 1:03 pm
PARIS (AP) — Trains around France are grinding to a stop as unions stage a mass strike to challenge President Emmanuel Macron's strategy for making his country more economically competitive. Passengers are sharing cars or canceling trips after national railway SNCF said the strike will halt 85...
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This July 21, 2017 photo shows a Champion Autism Network golf cart decorated with puzzle pieces, a symbol for autism, in Surfside, S.C., with the Surfside Pier in the background. The golf cart is sponsored by area businesses who purchase puzzle pieces and get their logos printed on them. The Champion Autism Network works with local businesses and attractions in the Myrtle Beach area, including venues in Surfside, to make the destination more welcoming to visitors with kids on the autism spectrum by training workers in the hospitality industry to be sensitive to their needs. (Becky Large via AP)
April 02, 2018 - 11:17 am
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has a busy boardwalk and all kinds of attractions, from mini-golf courses and water parks to a zip line and a Ferris wheel. So it might not be an obvious destination for families with kids on the autism spectrum who may be easily overwhelmed by noise and commotion. But...
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April 02, 2018 - 9:59 am
HONOLULU (AP) — The owner of land along an isolated Molokai peninsula has evicted the company that had been operating mule rides on the Kalaupapa Trail. R.W. Meyer Ltd. announced Saturday that Kalaupapa Rare Adventures has been evicted due to failed lease negotiations. There was no immediate...
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April 02, 2018 - 9:53 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A California-based company will not be installing its proposed Hawaii satellite catapult at Pohue Bay on the southern tip of the Big Island. The company, SpinLaunch Inc., wanted to launch satellites into space using a catapult. But after community opposition, a Senate committee...
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April 02, 2018 - 8:57 am
PARIS (AP) — A doctor renowned for treating injured mountaineers died Monday after an avalanche in the French Alps. An officer with the Chamonix mountain guides service said the avalanche occurred in the Aiguilles Rouges range, near the Chamonix ski resort and across from the Mont Blanc massif...
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In this photo dated March 12, 2018, robot Robby Pepper stands at the front desk of hotel in Peschiera del Garda, northern Italy, Monday, March 12, 2018. Robby Pepper, billed as Italy's first robot concierge, has been programed to answer simple guest questions in Italian, English and German, the humanoid, speaking robot will be deployed all season at a hotel on the popular Garda Lake to help relieve the desk staff of simple, repetitive questions. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
April 02, 2018 - 7:19 am
PESCHIERA DEL GARDA, Italy (AP) — Robby Pepper can answer questions in Italian, English and German. Billed as Italy's first robot concierge, the humanoid will be deployed all season at a hotel on the popular Lake Garda to help relieve the desk staff of simple, repetitive questions. During one of...
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Rescue crews walk at an avalanche site near Fiesch, Switzerland, Sunday, April 1, 2018. Swiss police say three people have been killed in an avalanche in the Alps. Another two were taken to a hospital with light injuries. Police say the avalanche hit the group of five skiers on Saturday afternoon. The group had set off from an Alpine hut earlier in the day to cross the Aletsch glacier in southern Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
April 01, 2018 - 5:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss police say three skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the Alps and two others have been taken to a hospital with light injuries. Police in Valais canton (state) say the avalanche hit the group of five skiers on Saturday afternoon. The group had set off from an Alpine hut...
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In this image taken on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the building of Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, which hosts the first ever Casanova Museum on the 18th century Italian adventurer Giacomo Casanova, is seen, in Venice, Italy. He is known worldwide for being a womanizer but while the cliché that surrounds Casanova isn’t ignored, the museum is trying to shed some light on other parts of his life. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
March 31, 2018 - 12:42 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — A museum is opening in the Venetian hometown of Giacomo Casanova, the 18th-century adventurer and bon vivant, in hopes of educating visitors about more than just his notorious womanizing. The Giacomo Casanova Museum and Experience doesn't hide Casanova's libidinous side. In...
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March 30, 2018 - 7:15 pm
CHIMAYO, N.M. (AP) — A centuries-old pilgrimage to a tiny adobe church in northern New Mexico attracted thousands of visitors Friday, some walking through the night along desert highways on their journey. The Easter-week tradition dates back more than two centuries. Many participants trek more than...
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FILE- This undated file photo provided by the National Park Service shows water spraying from a break in an exposed section of the Grand Canyon trans-canyon waterline as a worker attempts repairs. Crews are drilling at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to test the idea of shifting the area where water is drawn to serve millions of people at the park’s popular South Rim. The national park’s water supply comes from a natural spring that flows through 12.5 miles of pipeline. But the 1960s aluminum pipeline to the South Rim twists and turns around trails and through rocky terrain, frequently breaking and leaking. (National Park Service via AP, File)
March 30, 2018 - 4:27 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Crews are drilling at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to test the idea of shifting the area where water is drawn to serve millions of people at the national park's popular South Rim. The park's water supply comes from a natural spring that flows through 12.5 miles (20...
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