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FILE - This March 19, 2011 photo shows the shifting dunes of White Sands National Monument near Alamogordo, N.M. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich on Friday, May 4, 2018, announced legislation that will seek to elevate the monument to a national park, which supporters say would boost visitation and recognition of the area's scenic and scientific resources. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
May 04, 2018 - 12:39 pm
A vast expanse of shifting white sand dunes in southern New Mexico would be elevated from a national monument to a national park under legislation proposed Friday by one of the state's senators. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat, made the announcement while visiting the state as part of a...
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A garland necklace made of platinum and diamonds on display in The Boudoir during the grand opening of the DIVA diamond and silver museum in Antwerp, Belgium on Friday, May 4, 2018. The museum uses interactive panels and the display of ornate objects to tell the story of Antwerp diamonds and the Flemish art of silversmithing and jewelry design. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 04, 2018 - 10:17 am
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Antwerp has long been known as the world's greatest diamond city. Now it has a new museum to go with a vibrant diamond trading scene that goes back six centuries. The DIVA museum opened its doors in the Belgian city Friday to highlight the beauty and dazzle of the precious...
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FILE - This Thursday March 5, 2015 file photo shows parked Boeing 737-800 aircrafts belonging to budget carrier Norwegian at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle on Friday May 4, 2018, rejected a takeover offer from British Airways' parent company. (Johan Nilsson/TT via AP, File)
May 04, 2018 - 9:30 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has rejected a takeover offer from British Airways' parent company. Norwegian Air Shuttle says its board "unanimously rejected" the offer because it "undervalued NAS and its prospects." No financial details were disclosed. The board...
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May 04, 2018 - 7:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two investors have reached a deal to buy a majority share of New York City's historic Plaza Hotel for $600 million. The New York Times reports that the buyers are Shahal Khan, founder of the Dubai-based White City Ventures, and Kamran Hakim of the Hakim Organization, a major New...
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In this photo taken on Friday, March 30, 2018, a view of the center of Yekaterinburg from the stands of the new the World Cup stadium, Russia. (AP Photo/Anton Basanaev)
May 04, 2018 - 6:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — On the boundary between Europe and Asia, the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg is the furthest east World Cup fans will venture. It may not be out in Siberia, but Yekaterinburg is a long way to travel. It is 880 miles (1,416 kilometers) east of Moscow, roughly the distance from...
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In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, red ash rises from the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano after a magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck the Big Island, Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The temblor Thursday is the latest and largest in a series of hundreds of small earthquakes to shake the island's active volcano since the Puu Oo vent crater floor collapsed and caused magma to rush into new underground chambers on Monday. Scientists say a new eruption in the region is possible. (Kevan Kamibayashi/U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 1:57 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the...
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Railway workers gather to protest in Paris, France on Thursday, May 3, 2018. French rail workers set up street protests across France on Thursday as they resumed their rolling strike against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to revamp national railway company SNCF. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 03, 2018 - 1:16 pm
PARIS (AP) — Rail workers set up street protests across France on Thursday as they resumed their rolling strike against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to revamp the national railway company SNCF. Rail unions held a rally in Paris' city center to "put pressure on the government" before a key...
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A boy rides his scooter on the Bir Hakeim bridge as the Eiffel Tower is seen background in Paris, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 03, 2018 - 11:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is convinced it has found a new way for young people to fall in love with neighboring countries — free train rides. The EU kicked off the DiscoverEU project Thursday to send up to 30,000 18-year-olds chugging across the continent this year, giving them free rail...
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FILE - The Nov. 13, 2013 file photo shows the Airport Berlin Brandenburg 'Willy Brandt', IATA code BER, pictured through barbwire in Schoenefeld, near Berlin, Germany. Although it hasn't handled a single passenger yet, Berlin's much-delayed airport is already planning to grow. Airport operators say they'll build an additional terminal to handle up to 28 million passengers when Berlin Brandenburg Airport opens in October 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
May 03, 2018 - 10:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — It hasn't handled a single passenger yet, but Berlin's much-delayed airport is already planning to grow. Airport operators say they'll build an additional terminal to handle up to 28 million passengers when Berlin Brandenburg Airport is scheduled to open in October 2020. The new...
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May 03, 2018 - 7:41 am
LONDON (AP) — The Victoria & Albert Museum says Paul McCartney has donated 63 photographs taken by his late wife Linda to the museum's new photography center. The collection includes Linda McCartney's portraits of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix as a well as images from nature...
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