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A United States Park Police officer, center, locks a gate leading to a Statue of Liberty ferry, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations." Late Friday, the Senate failed to approve legislation to keep the government from shutting down after the midnight deadline. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 20, 2018 - 12:03 pm
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. But across the country in New York, the nation's most famous monuments to immigration — the Statue of Liberty...
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January 20, 2018 - 9:29 am
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A landmark 90-year-old hotel in the Adirondacks has reopened after a four-year, $35 million restoration. The Hotel Saranac in the village of Saranac Lake began accepting guests earlier this week after being closed since 2013. The property was purchased by the Wilton, New...
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FILE This Thursday June 5, 2014 file photo shows former US Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, left, as she listens to park service rangers during a tour of Jamestown Island in Jamestown, Va. A power company is getting set to build 17 transmission towers in Virginia near colonial Jamestown Island. And already the utility has begun paying out $90 million for projects to blunt the impact on significant historic areas. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 20, 2018 - 9:14 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A big change is looming on the horizon near Jamestown Island, site of Britain's first permanent settlement in North America: 17 transmission towers — four nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty — are set to rise to help meet Virginia's growing energy appetite. But not everyone...
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January 20, 2018 - 9:05 am
LONDON (AP) — A British Airways pilot has been removed from the cockpit of a flight amid fears he was drunk. The Sun newspaper reported Saturday that police "rushed on the plane and headed straight for the cockpit. The first officer was cuffed and led away." The newspaper says worried airline...
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Hawaii Gov. David Ige answers questions during a hearing in Honolulu, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Lawmakers want to learn the circumstances of an emergency alert mistakenly sent over the weekend that warned island residents and visitors of a ballistic missile attack.(AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher).
January 19, 2018 - 9:01 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard's top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn't tell the public until 15 minutes later. Maj. Gen. Arthur "Joe" Logan told state lawmakers at a hearing...
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January 19, 2018 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists would have to shell out $11.52 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan under a new proposal floated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ease traffic congestion and raise vital funds for mass transit. Trucks would pay even more — $25.34 — while taxi cabs, Uber rides and for-hire...
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January 19, 2018 - 9:40 am
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The main span of the Goethals (GAH'-thuhlz) Bridge is headed to the scrap yard. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has released a time-lapse video that shows workers removing the 350-foot cantilever span, which has connected Elizabeth with Staten Island since 1928...
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President Donald Trump walks along to colonnade to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, as he returns from Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 19, 2018 - 8:14 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — First, there was outrage in Africa at President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent. Now some governments and tourism operators are humorously exploiting it to promote Africa's many attractions. Trump referred to African nations as "shithole countries" last week...
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Blythe Kiser, 8, enjoys a ride on a saucer sled Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, N.C. (Alan Campbell/The Rocky Mount Telegram via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 7:06 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Southerners awaited a big thaw that would end days of icy roads, broken pipes, snow and numbing cold after a fierce winter storm blasted their normally mild region. For the third straight night, state troopers warned of ice making roads and highways treacherous after the snow...
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Blythe Kiser, 8, enjoys a ride on a saucer sled Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, N.C. (Alan Campbell/The Rocky Mount Telegram via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 6:25 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Southerners awaited a big thaw that would end days of icy roads, broken pipes, snow and numbing cold after a fierce winter storm blasted their normally mild region. For the third straight night, stare troopers warned of ice making roads and highways treacherous after the snow...
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