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  • Hawaii school cleans, but ash still coats desks, floors

    HONOLULU (AP) — Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii’s Big Island. He… The post Hawaii school cleans, but ash still coats desks, floors appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Court: more study needed on Yellowstone-area gold mining

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A gold exploration proposal just north of Yellowstone National Park has suffered a significant setback with a court ruling released Friday that faulted Montana officials for understating mining’s potential harm to… The post Court: more study needed on Yellowstone-area gold mining appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Ash from Hawaii volcano settles in small towns

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Ash has continued to spew out from the summit of a Hawaii volcano amid intermittent… The post The Latest: Ash from Hawaii volcano settles in small towns appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list

    A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Beach topped the… The post Maui’s Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach’s best beach list appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Deal would allow limited access to disputed California beach

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A battle over public use of a stretch of California coast has led to a tentative settlement that would allow only limited access. The deal involving Hollister Ranch west of… The post Deal would allow limited access to disputed California beach appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Planning a Disney trip? Disney Parks Moms Panel can help

    Contemplating a trip to a Disney park? You may be stressing out about planning. One resource for advice is the Disney Parks Moms Panel . The 40 panelists provide customized, free answers to emailed questions.… The post Planning a Disney trip? Disney Parks Moms Panel can help appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Vegas casino workers OK strike for June or later

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Las Vegas casino workers voting on whether to go on strike (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Thousands of unionized Las Vegas casino workers have voted to authorize a… The post The Latest: Vegas casino workers OK strike for June or later appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Workers at Las Vegas hotel-casinos vote on whether to strike

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Unionized Las Vegas casino workers descended on a university arena in red T-shirts and work uniforms as they voted Tuesday on whether to call for a citywide strike that could have… The post Workers at Las Vegas hotel-casinos vote on whether to strike appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Facelift of Seattle's Space Needle nears completion

    SEATTLE (AP) — Tourism is booming in Seattle. Just take a look at the Space Needle. The family-owned landmark is set to unveil the biggest renovation in its 56-year history next month, a $100 million… The post Facelift of Seattle’s Space Needle nears completion appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: New small summit eruptions recorded at Kilauea

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the euption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 6:15 a.m. There have been two new small explosive eruptions at the summit of Kilauea volcano… The post The Latest: New small summit eruptions recorded at Kilauea appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Golden age of new theme park rides led by Orlando

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If this is a golden age for theme parks, then nowhere are new thrills more abundant than in Orlando where theme parks have been in an arms race. This year’s crop… The post Golden age of new theme park rides led by Orlando appeared first on WTOP.

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  • 'Beyond Vision': an exhibit to touch, smell and hear, too

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cutting-edge technologies and designs can make daily life better, particularly for those with sensory disabilities, a new exhibit here demonstrates. “The Senses: Design Beyond Vision” features works that invite visitors to… The post ‘Beyond Vision’: an exhibit to touch, smell and hear, too appeared first on WTOP.

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  • French public service workers strike again over job cuts

    PARIS (AP) — French public services workers have gone on strike as part of their protest a government plan to cut 120,000 jobs by 2022. In a joint call, nine unions are also seeking higher… The post French public service workers strike again over job cuts appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Charges filed against South Africa hunter over ivory import

    DENVER (AP) — The owner of a South African hunting company was indicted this month in Colorado by federal prosecutors, who accuse the man of bribing Zimbabwean government officials while guiding a Colorado tourist on… The post Charges filed against South Africa hunter over ivory import appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Hawaii volcano generates toxic gas plume called laze

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island’s southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a… The post Hawaii volcano generates toxic gas plume called laze appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Thousands of Vegas casino workers to vote on citywide strike

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week were preparing to vote on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than… The post Thousands of Vegas casino workers to vote on citywide strike appeared first on WTOP.

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  • AP PHOTOS: Fire, steam, fascination as Hawaii lava rolls on

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Cracks in the ground spit out streams of lava that are snaking through Hawaii’s Big Island, devouring homes and forests, chugging across a highway and pouring into the sea. The dangers… The post AP PHOTOS: Fire, steam, fascination as Hawaii lava rolls on appeared first on WTOP.

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  • 'Miles to go before I sleep': Robert Frost museum reopens

    SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — On a warm June morning in 1922, Robert Frost sat down at his dining room table in southern Vermont and wrote “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” one of his… The post ‘Miles to go before I sleep’: Robert Frost museum reopens appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Don't get taken for a ride this summer at the theme park

    The best way to save money at theme parks this summer is simple. Don’t go. Peak season means peak pricing. Admission discounts can be hard to find, and nearby hotels jack up their rates. Add… The post Don’t get taken for a ride this summer at the theme park appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Frontier flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Frontier Airlines flight from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to San Diego was forced to make an emergency landing in New Mexico after flight attendants smelled an unknown odor. KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma,… The post Frontier flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his neighborhood on Hawaii’s Big Island. That was more than two… The post Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on appeared first on WTOP.

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  • 'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the “Jurassic Park” movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red… The post ‘Jurassic Park’ dinosaur expert’s next big thing: holograms appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

    SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation’s most popular mountain rivers. Water… The post Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought appeared first on WTOP.

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  • WW2 museum's Bob Hope exhibit opens Friday

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National World War II Museum is about to open a new exhibit about comedian Bob Hope and his performances for American troops serving around the world. The exhibit includes wartime… The post WW2 museum’s Bob Hope exhibit opens Friday appeared first on WTOP.

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