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  • Low snow shuts down Eastern Sierra winter recreation zone

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The sorry state of the snowpack in the Sierra has forced a ban on snowmobiling at a popular recreation area near the California-Nevada line until further notice. It’s one of the earliest seasonal closings ever at the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Officials said 2018 would […]
  • Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to victory lane at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Dillon put the No. 3 back in victory lane in the Daytona 500. Dillon drove the iconic car number made famous by Dale Earnhardt to the win 17 years to the day the Hall of Famer was killed in an accident on the final lap of the Daytona 500. […]
  • 4 survivors of Arizona helicopter crash still critical, authorities say

    Authorities say the four survivors of the crash of a helicopter in northern Arizona earlier this month remain hospitalized in critical condition in Nevada.
  • Buffalo gores camper on Southern California island

    AVALON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a buffalo has gored a man camping on Southern California’s Catalina Island. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say the man was sitting on a log Saturday evening and the buffalo was grazing nearby. Sgt. Ray Ward says that when the buffalo came closer, the man tried to move away […]
  • First hippopotamus born at new Dallas Zoo exhibit dies

    DALLAS (AP) — The first baby hippopotamus born at a new Dallas Zoo exhibit has died. The Dallas Morning News reports that zoo officials said a female hippo gave birth early Saturday to her first calf, but she did not help the newborn to the surface of the pool soon enough. Dallas Zoo vice president […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump roars on Twitter about Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite his plentiful record of voicing doubts on that question. Resurrecting an old tale from […]
  • Penn State students raise more than $10M in dance marathon

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon. The $10,151,663.93 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, billed as the world’s largest student-run philanthropy. […]
  • Winners of the 2018 British Academy Film Awards

    LONDON (AP) — Winners of the 2018 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday: Film — “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” British Film — “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Director — Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” Actor — Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” Actress — Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Supporting Actor — […]
  • 4 survivors of Grand Canyon helicopter crash still critical

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition. Three British tourists were killed on Feb. 10 when the helicopter from Las Vegas went down on tribal land outside Grand Canyon National Park. The pilot and […]
  • Plane lands on California highway median; no one injured

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has landed on the median of a Northern California highway but that no injuries have been reported. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the pilot reported engine trouble before bringing the plane down Sunday on a grassy strip dividing State Route 101 in Santa […]