• AP PHOTOS: Segregated soldiers toiled on highway during WWII

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is commemorating 75 years since nearly 4,000 segregated black soldiers toiled in harsh weather and terrain to help build a highway across the state and Canada.

  • Fourth of July fireworks discouraged for sake of bald eagles

    COLUMBIA, Conn. (AP) — Independence Day traditions in one small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States.

    Updated: 10:03 am

  • Dutch sleuth hopes for breakthrough in biggest US art heist

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth who says he’s following two possible leads in the largest art heist in U.S. history is hoping a $10 million reward will help track down the collection stolen from a Boston museum in 1990.

  • New Mexico set to announce more record-breaking tourism

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is expected next week to announce record-breaking tourism numbers for the southwestern state.

    Updated: 9:55 am

  • Alaska lauds black soldiers’ work on famed WWII highway

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches.

  • Q&A: Murkiness follows Supreme Court’s action on travel ban

    SEATTLE (AP) — On again, off again, off again, off again and now, partly back on: That’s the peculiar route of President Donald Trump’s travel ban after a Supreme Court decision Monday allowing a limited version to take effect.

  • 15 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

    GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) — Scuba divers on Monday continued their search for bodies from a submerged boat in Colombia as authorities turned their attention to what led the tourist ferry to sink with more than 150 passengers on board, leaving at least seven people dead and nine missing.

  • Crowd catches teen falling from park ride; no serious injury

    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager fell about 25 feet (about 8 meters) from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park Saturday night, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below to catch her before she hit the ground.

  • Lakeside homeowners, sculling camp clash over waterway use

    CRAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Rowing is thought of as a relatively quiet, benign sport but some owners of lakeside vacation homes say too much of it by a renowned sculling camp is hindering them from enjoying the public waterway they share.

  • Q&A: Afraid of sharks? Flu, asteroids pose far greater risk

    BOSTON (AP) — You might want a bigger boat, but you probably don’t need better odds.