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February 13, 2018 - 7:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — An engine issue forced an Atlanta-bound plane to turn back and make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria. Delta Airlines says Flight 55 from Lagos to Atlanta, which took off around 10:50 p.m. local time Tuesday, returned to Lagos International Airport less than an hour later. The...
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This undated image taken from video and provided by Brand USA is from the new IMAX movie called "America's Musical Journey" and shows musician Aloe Blacc in New Orleans looking at a statue of the late Louis Armstrong. The movie premieres Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, and was produced by Brand USA, the agency that markets the U.S. to the rest of the world, along with MacGillivray Freeman Films. The movie follows Blacc as he travels around the U.S., learning about the musical heritage and genres of music associated with various cities. (Brand USA via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Can the appeal of America's music help reverse the downturn in international visitors coming to the U.S.? Brand USA, which markets U.S. tourism around the world, hopes so. The agency is behind a new IMAX movie called "America's Musical Journey" that premieres this week. The 40-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2016, file photo, Alex Carrillo Quito of Ecuador imitates the character Rocky Balboa from the 1976 movie "Rocky," on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 13, 2018 - 11:41 am
Winter had trespassed into spring the day I visited Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria, where Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp children sang and danced their way through "Do-Re-Mi." Snowflakes stuck to my nose and eyelashes and also found their icy way down my neck. Not that I cared. As a fan of...
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FILE - This Nov. 10, 2010, file photo, shows artist Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park, in Philadelphia. The sculpture, temporarily relocated in 2016 before renovations to the plaza, is set to return to its traditional location Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, ahead of Valentine's Day. The tourist attraction has been repainted to its original colors and will be installed on a new rectangular pedestal, in keeping with how Indiana's other works are displayed. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 13, 2018 - 8:37 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — "LOVE" will be back in Philadelphia, just in time for Valentine's Day. The famous 1976 Robert Indiana sculpture is returning to its home Tuesday — and will make a number of stops in a parade around Philadelphia before its reinstallation. The sculpture was temporarily installed...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, photo, emergency personnel arrive at the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. (Teddy Fujimoto via AP)
February 12, 2018 - 9:42 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A helicopter crash that killed three British tourists and left four others critically injured happened on tribal land in the Grand Canyon where air tours are not as highly regulated as those inside the national park. The group of friends was in Las Vegas to celebrate a...
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In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 photo, first responders with a backhoe work amid strong winds and heavy rain from Tropical Storm Gita to clear part of the main road at Fagaalu village in American Samoa. Officials in American Samoa began a full assessment Monday, Feb. 12, of damage caused by tropical storm Gita over the weekend. (AP Photo/Fili Sagapolutele)
February 12, 2018 - 7:38 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tonga began cleaning up Tuesday after a cyclone hit overnight, while some people in the nearby Pacific nation of Fiji began preparing for the storm to hit them. Cyclone Gita destroyed homes and churches in Tonga and caused widespread power outages after it tore...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, photo, a survivor, lower right, walks away from the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. (Teddy Fujimoto via AP)
February 12, 2018 - 7:33 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash at the west rim of the Grand Canyon (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A helicopter crash that killed three Britons happened on tribal land where air tours are not as highly regulated as those inside Grand Canyon National Park. Air tour operators at the...
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Personnel work at the scene of a AN-148 plane crash in Stepanovskoye village, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Domodedovo airport, Russia, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed Sunday near Moscow, killing everyone aboard shortly after the jet took off from one of the city's airports. The Saratov Airlines regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing from Domodedovo Airport en route to Orsk, a city some 1,500 kilometers (1,000 miles) southeast of Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 12, 2018 - 5:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Wading through knee-deep snow, hundreds of emergency workers searched a vast field near Moscow on Monday for remains of the 71 victims from the crash of a Russian airliner, and aviation experts began deciphering the jet's two flight recorders. Investigators quickly ruled out a...
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In this Dec. 13, 2017, photo, Greg Flood stands on the porch of his two-story home and talks about a proposal to allow houses to be built three-to-five stories high on his street, now dotted with bungalows and stately Craftsman homes, in Seattle. As a solution to a massive influx of new residents and an ensuing housing crunch, city officials are proposing to let developers build taller and denser in core areas across the city and require them to either include units that working-class people can afford, or pay for projects to be built elsewhere. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 12, 2018 - 5:32 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's booming tech industry has brought a massive influx of new residents with big wallets to the city. But an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents and home prices that have strained middle- and working-class families and deepened the city's homelessness crisis...
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Planes on the apron at London City Airport which has been closed after the discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb was found in the nearby River Thames, Monday Feb. 12, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
February 12, 2018 - 7:30 am
LONDON (AP) — All flights in and out of London City Airport were canceled Monday after a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) unexploded World War II-era bomb was found nearby in the River Thames. The Metropolitan Police service cleared an area within 214 meters (700 feet) of the bomb, including several...
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