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August 11, 2018 - 12:38 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The U.S. Geological survey reports that an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 has struck northern Albania. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The tremor occurred at 5:38 p.m. (1538 GMT) Saturday, some 38 kilometers (24 miles) northeast of Tirana, the capital...
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This photo taken on Thursday, May 24, 2012 shows a view of the Dormition Church in Kondopoga, in Karelia region, in northwestern Russia. The 18th century church widely seen as one of the most remarkable examples of Northern Russia's wooden architecture was destroyed by a fire on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Vladimir Larionov)
August 10, 2018 - 9:45 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An 18th-century church widely seen as a marvel of Russia's wooden architecture has been destroyed by a fire. The blaze at the Dormition church in Kondopoga in Russia's northwestern region of Karelia erupted Friday after a group of tourists visited the building. Local officials...
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A home appears cut off as a torrent of water rushes past, in Saint Ambroix, France, Thursday Aug. 9, 2018. Heavy rain has caused flash flooding, transforming rivers and streams into torrents, the interior minister Gerard Collomb said on Thursday. (Loic Spadafora via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 9:37 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on floods and poor weather in Europe (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A British man vacationing in the southern French region of Gard has told a British broadcaster that a campsite and restaurants were completely destroyed by flash flooding on Thursday. Tom Bryan told Britain's...
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Check-in counters of Irish Ryanair airline are unstaffed at the Hahn airport, western Germany, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 when several flights were cancelled due to a strike of pilots. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 4:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — Ryanair pilots in several European countries on Friday staged a strike that prompted the budget carrier to cancel 400 flights. A walkout called by German union Cockpit accounted for many of Friday's cancelations. Strikes were also called in Sweden, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands...
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A dull haze fills the air around the San Francisco Bay Bridge and Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Blazes in Northern California and near Yosemite National Park have caused air quality to worsen in cities miles away. (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill)
August 09, 2018 - 9:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes have blanketed many California cities for two weeks, forcing summer campers to stay inside, obscuring normally bright skylines and leaving cars covered with ash. Smoky air from blowing winds is nothing new in...
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August 09, 2018 - 10:08 am
BERLIN (AP) — Frankfurt Airport has suspended takeoffs and landings because of an approaching storm. The German news agency dpa reported that operator Fraport said flights were suspended at Germany's busiest airport on Thursday afternoon. It wasn't immediately clear how long the disruption would...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 photo, yellow cabs make their way across 42nd Street outside Grand Central Terminal in New York. Responding to tales of financial woe, New York City lawmakers are considering a proposal to try and stabilize the city's iconic taxi industry by putting a temporary cap on the number of drivers working for companies like Uber and Lyft. The restrictions come after a year in which many drivers for-hire in the city have complained that the explosion in the popularity of ride-hailing services has upended regulations intended to limit competition and ensure that every driver made enough money to survive. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 08, 2018 - 11:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City moved Wednesday to regulate the explosive growth of Uber and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services. The City Council approved a package of bills that included a one-year moratorium on new licenses for for-hire...
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People observe as fire gets closer to the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Sunday, Aug. 5 2018. Over 700 firefighters were still battling a forest fire near the Portuguese town of Monchique in the southern Algarve region, a popular tourist destination. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
August 08, 2018 - 3:15 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A major wildfire blackening hills in Portugal's southern Algarve region likely will take several more days to bring under control, the country's prime minister said Wednesday. Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said that efforts to control the fire that broke out Friday...
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People cool off in the fountains of the Trocadero gardens Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 in Paris. The hottest weather was expected Tuesday in the center and northeast of France, with temperatures up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) according to national weather agency Meteo France. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
August 08, 2018 - 8:05 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on hot weather and wildfires in Europe (all times local): 1 p.m. An insect expert in Finland says the exceptionally hot summer has taken its toll on Nordic country's mosquito population and they have all but vanished from some areas, particularly so in the Lapland...
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FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, the entrance to Sea World is seen, in Orlando, Fla. SeaWorld Entertainment announced Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, that it is eliminating 125 positions, despite recent increases in attendance and revenue. SeaWorld spokesman Travis Claytor says the restructuring affects all of the company's theme parks as well as corporate offices in Orlando, Florida. Besides SeaWorld parks, the company has Sesame Place and Busch Gardens parks. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 07, 2018 - 6:48 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment is eliminating 125 positions, despite recent increases in attendance and revenue. The theme park company announced the cuts Tuesday. Interim CEO John Reilly noted in the company's earnings report Monday that the company had identified $50 million of "...
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