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February 07, 2018 - 7:48 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, took off all his clothes, and refused to follow crew instructions. Kate Danyluk, a passenger on the flight, told The Associated Press she...
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In this late Sunday, Feb.4, 2018 photo, Maldivian opposition supporters shout slogans during a protest as they the urge the government to obey a Supreme Court order to release and retry political prisoners, including an ex-president in Male, Maldives. The political crisis in the Maldives deepened Monday, as the government of the island nation said it would not obey a Supreme Court order to free a group of imprisoned opposition leaders. Placards in Divehi language from left, to right, read, "protect the citizens , carry out the supreme court's order, free political prisoners and to uphold justice". (AP Photo/ Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 07, 2018 - 2:47 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of imprisoned politicians that sparked the crisis, the country's acting police chief said...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rides a horse in the new Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah. Much of Bears Ears is on land administered by the Bureau of Land Management, which is part of Zinke's department. Western lawmakers are arguing that BLM headquarters should be moved from Washington, D.C., to the West because of its influence there. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP, File)
February 06, 2018 - 5:51 pm
DENVER (AP) — From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management oversees some of the nation's most prized natural resources: vast expanses of public lands rich in oil, gas, coal, grazing for livestock, habitat for wildlife, hunting ranges, fishing streams and hiking...
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FILE - In a Sept. 12, 2017 file photo, Brandon Bostian, the Amtrak engineer charged in a Philadelphia derailment that killed eight in 2015, arrives for a preliminary hearing at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia. Bostian has been ordered to stand trial on criminal charges for the deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia. A judge on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 reinstated involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges against Bostian. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 06, 2018 - 4:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian sat stunned Tuesday as a judge reinstated twice-rejected criminal charges and ordered him to stand trial for a deadly 2015 train wreck in Philadelphia. Judge Kathryn S. Lewis ruled that another judge erred in dismissing the reckless endangerment...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2015 file photo, South Korean girl group Girls' Generation pose for the media during a presentation to promote their new reality TV program "Channel Girls' Generation" in Seoul, South Korea. The clothes, the hair, the confidence , the look of Korean pop-music, or K-pop, can either feel like high fashion or just plain quirky. But that’s what draws in fans to South Korea’s most famous export. It will be hard to bypass this cultural phenomenon during the upcoming 2018 Olympic Winter Games.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 06, 2018 - 1:37 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The clothes, the hair, the confidence — the look of Korean pop music can feel like high fashion or just plain quirky. But that's what draws fans to South Korea's most famous musical export. As much as the music and lyrics themselves, the perfectly symmetrical stars and the meticulous...
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Maldives policemen clear the area of supreme court after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 06, 2018 - 1:13 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Three Maldives Supreme Court justices on Tuesday annulled their own order to free a group of imprisoned opposition politicians after two of the court's justices were arrested amid a political crisis in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation. The new ruling came as President...
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In this July 22, 2016 photo, tourists are dwarfed by El Castillo at the Chichen-Itza ruins in Yucatan, Mexico. While beach destinations remain popular for spring break, travel agents say customers are also demanding unique cultural experiences and active outdoorsy adventures. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 06, 2018 - 12:30 pm
Spring break isn't just about "fly and flop" anymore — heading to a beach where you lie in the sun all day drinking pina coladas. These days travelers want to balance relaxation with experiences, whether it's tours that offer cultural immersion, yoga retreats or hiking adventures. Beach...
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February 06, 2018 - 12:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower has been closed because of bad weather conditions amid snowfall that has covered the French capital. Visitors had to admire the snow-covered wrought iron lattice tower from the now-white fields covered near the Paris monument, clutching umbrellas as the snow continued...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 photo, people fill the street during the Bicho Maluco Beleza carnival "bloco" parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In the past few years, Sao Paulo has experienced an explosion of "blocos," the singing and dancing parties normally associated with Carnival in Brazil's northeast and, more recently, Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
February 06, 2018 - 9:07 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — For Dayana Barros, Carnival always meant leaving Sao Paulo for the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador, where she participated in its famous street parties throughout her childhood. But in the past few years, Sao Paulo has experienced an explosion of "blocos," the singing and...
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Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, center, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 06, 2018 - 1:16 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Security forces in the Maldives stormed the Supreme Court overnight, arresting two judges and later a top opposition politician, after the government declared a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean nation famous its luxurious resorts. The government of President Yameen Abdul...
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