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A helicopter operates over a wildfire in Canary Islands, Spain, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. A wildfire in Spain's Canary Islands threw flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air and has forced emergency services to evacuate more than 8,000 people, authorities said Monday. (AP Photo/Arturo Jimenez)
August 19, 2019 - 9:37 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A major, out-of-control wildfire in Spain's Canary Islands was throwing flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air on Monday, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 9,000 people, authorities said. The blaze — described by the local fire department as "a monster" — was...
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This undated image made from a video provided by the IRGC/IRIB shows a ship in the Persian Gulf. Iranian forces seized the ship, which it suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, marking the Revolutionary Guard's third seizure of a vessel in recent weeks and the latest show of strength by the paramilitary force amid a spike in regional tensions. (IRGC/IRIB via AP)
August 15, 2019 - 7:41 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Iranian supertanker at center of Persian Gulf tensions (all times local): 4.30 p.m. A newspaper in Gibraltar says authorities have released an Iranian supertanker at the center of a standoff with Tehran that the U.S. had sought to seize through legal action. The Supreme...
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August 15, 2019 - 5:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Shannon Airport in western Ireland shut down briefly Thursday after a Boeing 767-300 carrying U.S. military personnel caught fire while taxiing before takeoff. Passengers and crew were evacuated. There were no reports of serious injuries. Air traffic controllers spotted flames and...
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Policemen in riot gear stand guard during a face off with protesters in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a peaceful solution to the unrest in Hong Kong amid fears China could use force to quell pro-democracy protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 14, 2019 - 11:28 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A top opposition leader imprisoned on public disorder charges was released on bail Thursday as Hong Kong's government attempts to quell a protest movement that has paralyzed parts of the territory, including its international airport, and led to hundreds of arrests. Benny Tai was...
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In this June 13, 2019 photo, truck driver Terry Button looks over his trailer during at stop in Opal, Va. The Trump administration has moved a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel. (AP Photo/Tom Sampson)
August 14, 2019 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has taken a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, winning praise from the trucking industry and drawing scorn from highway safety advocates. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety...
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August 14, 2019 - 3:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Officials at London's Heathrow Airport say a planned strike has been suspended after the union representing security guards, firefighters and other workers gave its members time to consider the company's offer. Unite union members at Europe's busiest airport planned to strike Aug. 23-...
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Travelers wait at the check-in counters in the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Protesters clogged the departure area at Hong Kong's reopened airport Tuesday, a day after they forced one of the world's busiest transport hubs to shut down entirely amid their calls for an independent inquiry into alleged police abuse. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 13, 2019 - 2:47 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Hong Kong's airport has cancelled all remaining departing flights for the second day after protesters took over the terminals. The airport authority announced early Tuesday evening that check-in services for departing...
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A man checks his smartphone while Cathay Pacific Airways planes park at the Hong Kong International Airport on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. The chief executive of Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways said Monday there will be "disciplinary consequences" for employees involved in "illegal protests," as the airline joins a slate of businesses that have appeased and apologized to China in recent days over political flaps. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 12, 2019 - 7:22 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The chief executive of Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways has warned there will be "disciplinary consequences" for employees involved in "illegal protests," as the airline joins a slate of businesses that have appeased and apologized to China in recent days. His comments in a memo...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2019, file photo, a telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii's tallest mountain is viewed. Astronomers across 11 observatories on Hawaii’s tallest mountain have cancelled more than 2,000 hours of telescope viewing over the past four weeks because a protest blocked a road to the summit. Astronomers said Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, they will attempt to resume observations but in some cases won’t be able to make up the missed research. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
August 10, 2019 - 11:30 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Asteroids, including those that might slam into Earth. Clouds of gas and dust on the verge of forming stars. Planets orbiting stars other than our own. This is some of the research astronomers say they missed out on as a protest blocked the road to Hawaii's tallest mountain, one of...
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August 09, 2019 - 10:47 am
LONDON (AP) — Large chunks of Britain, including London, were hit with a power cut Friday afternoon that disrupted train travel and snarled rush-hour traffic. Power supplier National Grid said issues with two generators had caused a loss of power across parts of the country and that they had been...
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