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Trump administration moves ahead on shrinking Utah monuments

By BRADY McCOMBS | February 6, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government implemented final management plans Thursday for two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump downsized more than two years ago that ensure lands previously off-limits to energy development will...

The Latest: France warns against all travel to China

February 4, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):9:45 p.m.France’s government has joined Britain in warning against any non-essential travel to China and suggesting that all of its citizens in China leave while...

Hippo Fiona makes a mess of her Super Bowl pick

February 1, 2020

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bettors looking for an edge in picking Sunday's Super Bowl winner may (or may not) want to consider the selection thrown up by Fiona, the hippopotamus heartthrob at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.Zoo keepers on Thursday...

Shaquille O’Neal on Kobe Bryant: ‘We love you, brother’

By MESFIN FEKADU | February 1, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal paid tribute to his friend and former teammate, Kobe Bryant, with one of their shared favorite hobbies: music.O’Neal, who moonlights as DJ Diesel, brought his carnival-themed event “Shaq’s Fun House” to Miami...

Chinese communities rattled by virus, cancel new year events

By JOHN ROGERS | January 31, 2020

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — The rapid spread of a new virus from China has cast a pall across Chinese American communities, with people staying inside whenever possible, wearing medical masks when they must go out and canceling some celebrations for Lunar...

U.S. evacuees ‘relieved’ about quarantine on military base

By AMY TAXIN | January 31, 2020

RIVERSIDE, California (AP) — Nearly 200 Americans evacuated from China because of the new virus are "very relieved' to be quarantined at a military base in Southern California for two weeks, one of them said Friday.“All of us really want to stay here...

Abused circus animals arrive at South African sanctuary

By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME | January 31, 2020

WINBURG, South Africa (AP) — Twelve tigers and five lions have been relocated to a sanctuary in South Africa after being rescued from circuses in Guatemala following years of abuse and confinement.The animals, both cubs and adults, are among 200 that...

Atari plans to open video game-themed resorts in 8 US cities

January 31, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Atari, the arcade game company that ushered in the gaming revolution in the 1980s, is opening eight video game-themed hotels across the United States, including ones in Las Vegas and Phoenix.The company said this week it will break...

Historians: Sobibor death camp photos may feature Demjanjuk

By KERSTIN SOPKE and GEIR MOULSON | January 31, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Historians have presented a collection of photos kept by the deputy commander of the Nazis' Sobibor death camp that they say appears to include images of John Demjanjuk, the retired Ohio auto worker who was tried in Germany for his alleged...

Brexit reflections: A bumpy ride down a long, winding road

By JILL LAWLESS | January 31, 2020

LONDON (AP) — So this is the way Britain’s European Union membership ends: Not with Big Ben’s bong, but with a whimper.The bell won't toll when the moment finally comes ; Parliament's famous clock tower is undergoing repairs because it is crumbling...

Poland urged to end ‘damaging’ impasse at Jewish museum

By VANESSA GERA | January 30, 2020

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two co-founders of a prominent Jewish history museum in Warsaw urged their third partner — the Polish government — to comply with an agreement to re-appoint the museum's former director, arguing Thursday that a failure to do...

Berlin zoo’s panda twins take their 1st public tumbles

January 29, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Pit and Paule, the new star attractions at Berlin's zoo, have made their first foray into the limelight, climbing and tumbling around their cub-proof indoor enclosure to the delight of the cameras.Keepers had prepared the glass-enclosed...