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In this Aug. 15, 2017 photo, paleontologist Ashley Leger shows the skull of a young Columbian mammoth found at the construction site of the Metro Purple Line extension in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles subway system is expanding and so too are the number of prehistoric fossils being recovered as crews dig beneath the city. Since work on one extension began in 2014, workers have routinely turned up fossilized remains of rabbits, camels, bison and other creatures that roamed the region during the last Ice Age. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 11, 2017 - 3:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by. When her phone buzzes, she quickly dons a neon vest, hard hat and goggles before climbing deep down into a massive construction site beneath a...
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In this early morning Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 photo released by Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames are seen behind Carpinteria, Calif. A flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns. Crews with help from water-dropping aircraft saved several homes as unpredictable gusts sent the blaze churning deeper into foothill areas northwest of Los Angeles that haven't burned in decades. New evacuations were ordered in Carpinteria, a seaside city in Santa Barbara County that has been under fire threat for days. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 11:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:45 a.m. A growing Southern California wildfire is threatening the wealthy seaside enclave of Montecito, where celebrities have evacuated estates perched on hillsides below heavy flames. Smoke shrouded Rob Lowe's home and the...
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December 11, 2017 - 11:00 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Nearly 192,000 people traveled to Wyoming to view last summer's total solar eclipse, boosting the state's economy by an estimated $63.5 million, according to an analysis released Monday by the state Tourism Office. "That's phenomenal when you have all of this new money being...
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December 11, 2017 - 8:33 am
Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas. Hanukkah begins Tuesday night and lasts for eight days. If you're traveling or vacationing during the holiday,...
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December 11, 2017 - 8:29 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Looking for a city with great sightseeing, shopping, food and wine? Consider Savannah, Georgia. If you stay anywhere near the historic district, you probably won't need a car. Just hop on the free purple line trolley, which makes 12 stops around the area. Or walk, taking breaks...
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A snowman and dog on a bench in Worcester, England, Sunday Dec. 10, 2017, as heavy snow falls across parts of Britain. Snow is causing travel disruptions across central England and northern Wales, grounding flights, shutting down roads and causing traffic accidents. (David Davies/PA via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 4:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. With temperatures dropping overnight as low as minus 11.6 Celsius (11 degrees Fahrenheit), hundreds of schools were closed Monday. Europe'...
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In this grab taken from video, a tug boat tries to tow The Pride of Kent ferry, in Calais, France, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Authorities prepared the emergency evacuation of a ferry carrying 313 people that ran aground at the French port city of Calais Sunday interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel, according to authorities. (AP)
December 11, 2017 - 2:14 am
PARIS (AP) — A ferry carrying 313 people ran aground Sunday amid high winds off the French port of Calais, interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel. Authorities safely evacuated those on board. A towing operation, aided by a rising tide, managed to unstick the ferry from a pebble bank...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, some 30 protesters gather outside of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass., holding signs bearing pleas to "save the art" and thanking Attorney General Maura Healey for her office's last minute appeals court filing that was successful in delaying the first sale of 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell. The intensifying legal tussle over whether the museum should be allowed to auction the 40 works of art has raised questions about when, if ever, it's appropriate to unload the collection. (Stephanie Zollshan/The Berkshire Eagle via AP, File)
December 11, 2017 - 12:53 am
BOSTON (AP) — The intensifying legal tussle over whether a struggling Massachusetts museum should be allowed to auction 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell, has raised questions about when — if ever — it's appropriate to unload the collection. A look at the arguments for and against,...
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In this grab taken from video, a tug boat tries to tow The Pride of Kent ferry, in Calais, France, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Authorities prepared the emergency evacuation of a ferry carrying 313 people that ran aground at the French port city of Calais Sunday interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel, according to authorities. (AP)
December 10, 2017 - 5:36 pm
PARIS (AP) — Authorities evacuated a ferry carrying 313 people that ran aground Sunday at the French port city of Calais, interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel. A towing operation, aided by a rising tide, managed to unstick the ferry from a pebble bank it struck just after noon...
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In this Dec. 6, 2017 photo, an employee walks through Primrose, a new restaurant at the Monte Carlo hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The Monte Carlo is undergoing renovations to become the Park MGM. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 10, 2017 - 1:27 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The transformation of the antiquated Monte Carlo casino-hotel in Las Vegas into two higher-end properties is well underway. With a robust art collection, rooms that have a residential feel and an overall romantic atmosphere, the renovation of the property contrasts sharply with the...
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