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FILE - In this July 24, 2009 file photo, the Gran Telescopio Canarias, one of the the world's largest telescopes is seen at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain. A leading Spanish official said Monday Aug. 5, 2019, that the consortium pushing to build a giant telescope in Hawaii amid continued protests by locals is planning to ask for a building permit for an alternative site in Spain's Canary Islands. The notification comes as Native Hawaiian protesters enter the fourth week of blocking construction of the telescope on a mountain they consider sacred. (AP Photo/Carlos Moreno, File)
August 05, 2019 - 7:32 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The director of a Spanish research center said Monday that the international consortium that wants to build a giant telescope on Hawaii's tallest peak despite protests from Native Hawaiians has decided to seek a building permit for an alternative site in the Canary Islands...
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August 05, 2019 - 5:04 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four people are believed to have been aboard a plane that crashed in Alaska with no survivors. National Transportation Safety Board Alaska chief Clint Johnson says reports indicate four people were aboard the plane when Piper PA-22 crashed Sunday outside Girdwood. Johnson...
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IWC Silver Spitfire pilots Matt Jones, right, and Steve Boultbee Brooks with their newly restored MK IX Spitfire at Goodwood Aerodrome in Goodwood, England, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. A restored World War II Spitfire has taken off from an English aerodrome on the first leg of a planned 27,000 mile (43,000 kilometer) trip around the globe. Pilots Steve Brooks and Matt Jones hope to circle the world in about four months, with stops in 30 countries. Brooks says his biggest worry was the weather - and “landing is always the tricky part.” (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
August 05, 2019 - 11:03 am
LONDON (AP) — A restored World War II Spitfire has taken off from an English aerodrome on the first leg of a planned 27,000-mile (43,000-kilometer) trip around the globe. Pilots Steve Brooks and Matt Jones hope to circle the world in about four months with stops in 30 countries. They will take...
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Notre Dame cathedral is silhouetted as environmental groups and unionists attend a news conference to warn against lead particles polluting the air in the area, and ask for a regularly updated chart showing pollution levels in Paris, France, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Hundreds of tons of toxic lead in Notre Dame's spire and roof melted during the April fire. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 05, 2019 - 9:48 am
PARIS (AP) — Environmental groups and one of France's largest labor unions called Monday for stronger measures to ensure cleanup work at fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral does not expose workers and nearby residents to unsafe levels of lead. The Paris regional administration suspended the job of...
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August 05, 2019 - 8:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — Two people died in a rafting accident Monday on a river near the Austrian city of Salzburg, emergency services said. Officials were trying to determine whether anyone else was on board the raft that capsized. A witness reported seeing the capsized raft and two people drifting in the...
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August 04, 2019 - 11:17 pm
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Police say a passenger train was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Oregon after a man threatened to harm himself and others. The Klamath County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Mason Lira of Fresno, California, was charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 5, 2018, a plane takes off over a road sign near Heathrow Airport in London. Heathrow Airport officials and union leaders are holding last-ditch talks in hopes of averting a strike at Europe’s busiest airport. Security guards, firefighters, engineers and drivers at Heathrow plan to go on strike at one minute after midnight if negotiations on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 fail. The airport cancelled more than 170 flights scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in preparation. Members of the union Unite have voted to reject an offer Heathrow officials said provided a 7.3% pay increase over 2½ years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
August 04, 2019 - 2:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on contract negotiations for workers at London's Heathrow Airport (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A labor union that represents workers at London's Heathrow Airport says the first day of a planned two-day strike has been suspended to union leaders, airport negotiators and...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 5, 2018, a plane takes off over a road sign near Heathrow Airport in London. Heathrow Airport officials and union leaders are holding last-ditch talks in hopes of averting a strike at Europe’s busiest airport. Security guards, firefighters, engineers and drivers at Heathrow plan to go on strike at one minute after midnight if negotiations on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 fail. The airport cancelled more than 170 flights scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in preparation. Members of the union Unite have voted to reject an offer Heathrow officials said provided a 7.3% pay increase over 2½ years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
August 04, 2019 - 9:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Heathrow Airport officials and union leaders were holding last-ditch talks Sunday in hopes of averting a strike at Europe's busiest airport. Security guards, firefighters, engineers and drivers at Heathrow plan to go on strike at one minute after midnight if the negotiations fail. The...
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Search and rescue personnel work at the site of a cliff collapse at a popular beach Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Encinitas, Calif. At least one person was reportedly killed, and multiple people were injured, when an oceanfront bluff collapsed Friday at Grandview Beach in the Leucadia area of Encinitas, authorities said.(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
August 03, 2019 - 5:53 pm
ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — Officials on Saturday reopened much of a popular Southern California surf beach where a sea cliff collapsed a day earlier, killing three people while unleashing tons of sandstone. Encinitas Lifeguard Capt. Larry Giles said a lifeguard was posted near the collapse zone on...
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August 03, 2019 - 5:04 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper says a message in a bottle from Hawaii was discovered floating in California waters after traveling for more than a decade across the Pacific. The Press Democrat reported Friday that 30-year-old Eric McDermott found the message, dated 2006, in April with the...
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