Mountains yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:03:14 -0500

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown.

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Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:52:34 -0500

Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy Southern California community running.

The Mexican brothe...  Full Story

Clark, Kim and changing of guard in Olympic halfpipe
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:27:30 -0500

The first time they met, Chloe Kim was in awe. And why not? Kelly Clark was, after all, an Olympic gold medalist and one of best snowboarders in the world.

"My parents were, like, 'Oh ...  Full Story

Paul Bocuse, modest but grandiose French chef, dies at 91
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:30:18 -0500

PARIS (AP) — He was modest about his accomplishments in the kitchen but grandiose in his dreams. Paul Bocuse credited his long reign as France's master chef to everything but himself: good pr...  Full Story

Cops: Maine man punches self in face to avoid sobriety test
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:28:08 -0500

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have accused a man of punching himself in the face three times to avoid a sobriety test.

Police in the town of Belfast say they found 27-year-old ...  Full Story

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:47:45 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the Se...  Full Story

Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news via user surveys
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:31:00 -0500

Facebook is taking another step to try to make itself more socially beneficial, saying it will boost news sources that its users rate as trustworthy in surveys.

In a blog post and a Fa...  Full Story

TV crew attempts to pass fake bomb through airport security
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:35:53 -0500

NEWARK, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say at least seven people who claimed to be working for a TV network were arrested at a New Jersey airport after they tried to film themselves passing a fake e...  Full Story

The Latest: Turkey strikes Kurdish-run air base in Syria
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:01:12 -0500

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local):

8 p.m.

Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish jets have attacked a military airport in ...  Full Story

US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:30:36 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse.

Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was alre...  Full Story