Jet pitched wildly, killing 1, amid cockpit warnings: NTSBMarch 25, 2023 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A business jet flying over New England violently pitched upward then downward, fatally injuring a passenger, after pilots responding to automated cockpit warnings switched off a system that helps keep the aircraft stable, U.S.
Art duo Gilbert and George get their own gallery in LondonMarch 24, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Artists, if they have really made a mark, might get a gallery dedicated to their work once they are gone.
Gilbert and George don’t want to wait that long.
The dapper duo, who have been creating beguiling and unsettling art together for over half a century, have poured their own time and money into the Gilbert and George Center, a permanent exhibition and research space devoted to their work.
Review: Broadway’s ‘Bad Cinderella’ gets lost in the woodsMarch 24, 2023 GMT
As you settle into your seat at Broadway's “Bad Cinderella,” the subtle sound of piped-in birdsong greets you. Enjoy it while you can. The next few hours will be a frantic onslaught.
Airline passenger honored for tackling man in flight attackMarch 24, 2023 GMT
EXETER, N.H. (AP) — An airline passenger who helped tackle a man trying stab a flight attendant with a broken metal spoon was honored Friday by his hometown police department in New Hampshire.
Jeff Neil, a former bouncer who now works for a software company, received the “Citizen Award” for his actions earlier this month, which were caught on video by another passenger.
Short on planes, American will suspend some flights to SpainMarch 25, 2023 GMT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines said Friday that it will suspend flights between Philadelphia and Madrid for a few weeks this spring because of delays in receiving new Boeing jets that have been plagued by production problems.
Feet for a king: Westminster Abbey to offer barefoot toursMarch 24, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — People who visit London's Westminster Abbey after the coronation of King Charles III will be allowed to stand on the exact spot where he was crowned, but they will need to make sure they don't have holes in their socks for the shoeless tour, designed to protect the abbey's medieval mosaic floor.
Lisa Marie Presley will be buried at Graceland next to sonJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lisa Marie Presley will be buried at Graceland, the famed home of Elvis Presley that on Friday became a gathering place for fans distraught over her death a day earlier.
German unions call for wide-ranging transport strike MondayMarch 23, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German unions are calling on thousands of workers across the country's transport system to stage a one-day strike on Monday that is expected to bring widespread disruption to planes, trains and local transit.
Once a TV show, ‘Smash’ to make its Broadway bow in 2024March 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The glitzy, fictional Broadway musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe that formed the heart of the TV show “Smash” will make the leap to an actual Broadway stage next season.
Producers said Wednesday that “Smash” is slated for Broadway in the 2024-25 season, welcome news to many of the show's fans and the Broadway community who embraced its look at the inner workings of their industry.
AP PHOTOS: Marseille carnival melds resistance with revelryMarch 22, 2023 GMT
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — On a sunny afternoon in the center of Marseille in southern France, traffic was stopped as the sound of drumming and a swarm of rollicking beasts filled the streets.
Get sett for delays: Badgers burrow under Dutch train tracksMarch 21, 2023 GMT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Badgers burrowing under rail tracks have halted trains in the northern and southern Netherlands, forcing lengthy cancellations on at least two lines.
All trains were halted Tuesday afternoon on a busy line between the southern cities of Den Bosch and Boxtel after the animals dug into a dike carrying rails.
Trevor Bauer joins Yokohama BayStars in JapanMarch 24, 2023 GMT
17 children displaced by Russia return to UkraineMarch 24, 2023 GMT
After Greek rail disaster, trains gradually restartMarch 22, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Train services in Greece resumed Wednesday for the first time since a deadly rail disaster three weeks ago, and just a day after the embattled conservative prime minister announced an early election for May.
No telling how much more snow coming for Sierra NevadaMarch 21, 2023 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — No one really knows how much snow fell on the infamous Donner Party when the pioneers were trapped atop the Sierra Nevada for months and dozens died near Lake Tahoe in the winter of 1846-47.
Van Zweden to end NY Philharmonic tenure with Mahler’s 2ndMarch 21, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jaap van Zweden will conduct Mahler’s Second Symphony in his farewell concerts as the New York Philharmonic’s music director from June 6-8, 2024, ending a season that will spotlight the 100th anniversary of the orchestra’s Young People’s Concerts.
Miami Beach struggles with spring break violence, big crowdsMarch 20, 2023 GMT
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For the third year in a row, Miami Beach finds itself struggling with spring break violence, including two fatal shootings and unruly crowds, despite a massive police presence and activities designed to give people alternatives to drinking alcohol and roaming the streets.
Mae Muller wrote a song, now represents UK at EurovisionMarch 20, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Mae Muller wrote a song. Only a few days later, Eurovision came calling.
“I Wrote a Song” is representing the U.K. at the Eurovision Song Contest, whose semifinals start in 50 days.
Lebanon to construct new terminal at Beirut airportMarch 20, 2023 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon will construct a $122 million terminal at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport to be operated by a leading Irish airport company when it's completed in four years, officials said Monday.
Their world was the oyster: Oldest pearl town found in UAEMarch 20, 2023 GMT
SINIYAH ISLAND, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Archaeologists said Monday they have found the oldest pearling town in the Persian Gulf on an island off one of the northern sheikhdoms of the United Arab Emirates.
2 skiers missing in avalanche near Mont BlancMarch 19, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Rescue teams were searching Sunday for two skiers who were caught in an avalanche near Mont Blanc on Italy’s northern border with France, local authorities said.
Two surviving off-piste skiers sounded the alarm shortly after the 1 p.m.
Tourists hoping to see Arizona falls forced out by floodingMarch 19, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Shannon Castellano and Travis Methvin should have spent this weekend seeing world-famous waterfalls on the Havasupai Tribe Reservation in northern Arizona.
Instead, the two friends from San Diego spent Friday night along with 40 other hikers camped out on a helipad.
US warns about fake, dangerous pills being sold in MexicoMarch 18, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning about dangerous counterfeit pills being sold at pharmacies in Mexico that often contain fentanyl.
The travel alert posted Friday says Americans should “exercise caution when purchasing medication in Mexico.”
1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting during Miami Beach spring breakMarch 18, 2023 GMT
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted in an area of Miami Beach crowded with people on spring break, killing one person, wounding another and sending dozens scrambling for safety, police said.
Two males were shot Friday night, and one person was detained at the scene, the Miami Beach Police Department tweeted.
Heathrow security guards to strike for 10 days over EasterMarch 18, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Security guards at London's Heathrow Airport will walk off their jobs for 10 days over the Easter break, the latest in a wave of strike action to affect the U.K.
Lights out for Philly’s famous Boathouse Row, for nowMarch 18, 2023 GMT
The bright lights of Philadelphia’s famous Boathouse Row — long one of the city’s signature nighttime sights — are going dark, at least for now.
Outlining a cluster of historic boathouses along the Schuylkill River near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the twinkly lights reflect off the water and give definition to the unique architecture of each building.
In Rome, church and state agree to Pantheon entrance feeMarch 16, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Tourists in Rome checking out the Pantheon, Italy's most-visited cultural site, will soon be charged a 5-euro ($5.28) entrance fee under an agreement signed Thursday by Italian culture and church officials.
Iranians facing economic crisis find little New Year’s cheerMarch 16, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's bazaars are packed ahead of the Persian New Year next week, but there's little holiday cheer as customers survey the soaring prices of meat and holiday treats, wondering if they can afford either.
Stephen Sondheim’s last musical finds a New York City stageMarch 16, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Stephen Sondheim's last stage musical — an adaptation of two films by Spanish surrealist director Luis Buñuel — will be given an off-Broadway stage this year, offering theatergoers a chance to see a new work by musical theater’s most venerated composer.
In low-wage Portugal, Europe’s housing crisis bites deepMarch 16, 2023 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Like a growing number of people in Portugal, Georgina Simoes no longer earns enough money to afford a place to live.
Judge: Miami Beach can end liquor sales in area at 2 a.m.March 15, 2023 GMT
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Miami Beach officials can move forward with plans to end alcohol sales after 2 a.m. in certain parts of South Beach, an internationally famous tourist spot.
A Miami-Dade circuit judge ruled against a challenge by Story nightclub on Tuesday to an ordinance passed last month by Miami Beach city commissioners, according to court records.
Albania declares new national river park, backs airport planMarch 15, 2023 GMT
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian government on Wednesday formally designated the Vjosa River and its tributaries a national park, starting with an investment of some $80 million (75 million euros) to stop wastewater being poured into the river.
Electric car stores will be restricted in MississippiMarch 15, 2023 GMT
JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Tuesday restricting electric car manufacturers from selling vehicles in person unless they open franchised dealerships.
Defying calls from some fellow Republicans in the Legislature to veto the measure, Reeves enacted into law House Bill 401, introduced by Republican Rep.
Garbage tarnishes Paris luster as pension strike continuesMarch 14, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — The City of Light is losing its luster with tons of garbage piling up on Paris sidewalks as sanitation workers were on strike for a ninth day Tuesday. The creeping squalor is the most visible sign of widespread anger over a bill to raise the French retirement age by two years.
Assault on archaeologist triggers protests in GreeceMarch 14, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — State-employed archaeologists in Greece launched strike action Tuesday to protest an assault on an archaeologist responsible for the resort island of Mykonos, an attack they say may have been linked to commercial pressure to extend tourism development.
China to reopen to tourists, resume all visas WednesdayMarch 14, 2023 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — China will reopen its borders to tourists and resume issuing all visas Wednesday as it tries to revive tourism and its economy following a three-year halt during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Do-not-eat listing draws lawsuit from Maine lobster industryMarch 13, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A coalition representing the Maine lobster industry is suing an aquarium on the other side of the country for recommending that seafood customers avoid buying a variety of lobster mostly harvested in their state.
Threat on United Airlines plane shuts down Vermont airportMarch 13, 2023 GMT
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A threat aboard a United Airlines aircraft prompted a massive emergency response that shut down Vermont's international airport for about three hours before authorities determined the plane to be safe.
Fire damages part of Cambodian king’s residence near templeMarch 13, 2023 GMT
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Fire damaged part of the provincial residence of Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni near a famous temple complex, officials said Monday. No injuries have been reported.
The blaze broke out on Sunday night in the northwestern city of Siem Reap, damaging the roof of one of the smaller buildings in the complex.
Thousands take part in new Greece protest over train crashMarch 12, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of people protested on Sunday against safety deficiencies in Greece’s railway network nearly two weeks after dozens were killed in the country's deadliest train crash.
2 foreign tourists die in Kenya nature reserve crashMarch 12, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two foreign tourists, German and Swiss nationals, have died after the vehicle they were traveling in veered off the road and overturned in Kenya’s Maasai Mara national reserve, police said Sunday.
Storm breaches California river’s levee, thousands evacuateMarch 12, 2023 GMT
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California agricultural community famous for its strawberry crop was forced to evacuate early Saturday after the Pajaro River’s levee was breached by flooding from a new atmospheric river that pummeled the state.
Burning eyes, dead fish; red tide flares up on Florida coastMarch 11, 2023 GMT
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Residents are complaining about burning eyes and breathing problems. Dead fish have washed up on beaches. A beachside festival has been canceled, even though it wasn't scheduled for another month.
Atmospheric river floods California towns, brings rain, snowMarch 11, 2023 GMT
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — More than 9,000 California residents were under evacuation orders Friday as a new atmospheric river brought heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds, swelling rivers and creeks and flooding several major highways and small rural communities.
Wife sues over meteorologist’s death in NC helicopter crashMarch 10, 2023 GMT
The family of a meteorologist who was killed last year in a helicopter crash in North Carolina is suing a maintenance facility and the companies that owned and operated the aircraft.
Schools shut, drivers stuck as gales and blizzards batter UKMarch 10, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Trains were canceled, some schools were shut and drivers were stuck for hours on a major highway as a blast of snow and wind hit Britain on Friday for the second time in a week.
The weather system, named Storm Larisa by meteorologists, brought gales and blizzards to much of the country.
Mental evaluation ordered for man accused in flight attackMarch 9, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A man charged with attacking a flight attendant and attempting to open an airliner’s emergency door on a cross-country flight over the weekend remained in custody Thursday after a federal court ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation.
Indonesia unveils construction site of new capital cityMarch 9, 2023 GMT
PENAJAM PASER UTARA, Indonesia (AP) — Orange-red ground has been broken in the jungle of East Borneo, where the Indonesian government has begun construction of its new capital city.
Berlin to let everyone go topless at public swimming poolsMarch 9, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Women in Berlin will soon be allowed to go topless at the city's public swimming pools, like men, the Berlin state government said Thursday.
The new bathing rules allowing everyone to go swimming without covering their torsos followed a discrimination complaint by a woman who was not allowed to go topless in a swimming pool in the capital.
Founder of Love’s Travel Stops dies in Oklahoma at age 85March 8, 2023 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores says the founder of the truck stop chain known for its red and yellow heart logo, “Clean Places, Friendly Faces” motto and in-store showers has died.
How passengers teamed up to restrain man on chaotic flightMarch 8, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A passenger who helped restrain a threatening man on a weekend flight from Los Angeles to Boston said Tuesday that the entire chaotic episode was over within seconds thanks to teamwork.
Eruption at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano stops after 61 daysMarch 7, 2023 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — The latest eruption at Kilauea’s summit on Hawaii's has paused after 61 days of volcanic activity.
U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists said Tuesday lava was no longer flowing on the crater floor of Halemaumau, where all recent volcanic activity had been confined, Hawaii News Now reported.
Taylor Swift, Pink to be honored at 2023 iHeartRadio AwardsMarch 7, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will receive the 2023 iHeartRadio Innovator Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards later this month, which will feature performances by Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Pat Benatar, Muni Long, Cody Johnson, Coldplay and Pink, who is this year's Icon Award recipient.
Man accused of trying to open jet’s door, attacking crewMarch 7, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man tried to open an airliner's emergency door on a cross-country flight from Los Angeles to Boston and then tried to stab a flight attendant in the neck with a broken metal spoon, federal prosecutors alleged Monday.
Californians still digging out from severe snowfallMarch 7, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Residents of Southern California mountain towns have continued to struggle to dig out and get necessities in the aftermath of a record-setting blizzard last month that dumped so much snow that roads became impassable and roofs collapsed.
FAA says it fixed issue that delayed some Florida flightsMarch 7, 2023 GMT
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it fixed a radar issue that caused it to halt flights to and from parts of South Florida for about an hour.
The FAA did not describe the radar problem in detail, but a spokesman said it affected air-route traffic control centers in Miami and Jacksonville.
In ‘junk fee’ fight, US details airline family seating rulesMarch 6, 2023 GMT
The Transportation Department is rolling out a “dashboard” to let travelers see at a glance which airlines help families with young children sit together at no extra cost.
The announcement Monday comes as the department works on regulations to prevent families from being separated on planes.
Self-taught chefs win coveted stars from Michelin GuideMarch 6, 2023 GMT
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — If your secret wish is to get a reward, not just family compliments, for your talents in the kitchen, then Georgiana Viou might serve as inspiration.
The self-taught chef from the west African country of Benin, who came to Paris dreaming of becoming an interpreter, was awarded a star on Monday by the Michelin Guide, the bible of gastronomy, for her cuisine at “Rouge,” a restaurant in the southwestern French city of Nimes.
Paris: Notre Dame Cathedral set to reopen in December 2024March 6, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — The reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is going fast enough to allow its reopening to visitors and faithful at the end of 2024, less than six years after a fire ravaged its roof, French officials said Monday.
Stationmaster charged in Greece train crash that killed 57March 5, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A stationmaster accused of causing Greece's deadliest train disaster was charged with negligent homicide and jailed pending trial Sunday, while Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis apologized for any responsibility Greece's government may bear for the tragedy.
1 killed when business jet encounters severe turbulenceMarch 4, 2023 GMT
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A business jet was buffeted by severe turbulence over New England, causing a rare passenger death and forcing the aircraft to divert to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, officials said Saturday.
Station master in Greece train crash delays court appearanceMarch 4, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The station master involved in Greece’s deadliest train crash is set to appear before a prosecutor and an examining magistrate Sunday after his deposition was postponed Saturday.
Some California mountain residents could be snowed in a weekMarch 4, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some residents stranded in Southern California mountain communities by a huge snowfall could be stuck for another week, an official said Friday.
A late-February blast of arctic air produced a rare blizzard east of Los Angeles in the San Bernardino Mountains, where thousands of people live at high elevations in forest communities or visit for year-round recreation.
Close call, turbulent flight add to aviation safety concernsMarch 2, 2023 GMT
Federal officials have begun investigating a close call between planes in Boston, and they provided new details Thursday about a harrowing incident at an airport in Texas.
Meteorologist: West Coast snowfall is ‘once in a generation’March 2, 2023 GMT
Portland, Oregon received nearly a foot of snow in a single day in what proved to be its second-snowiest day in history. Mountainous areas of California experienced nearly unprecedented snowfall accumulations - more than 40 feet since the start of the season.
Lufthansa flight diverted after turbulence, 7 hospitalizedMarch 2, 2023 GMT
DULLES, Va. (AP) — A Lufthansa flight that experienced “significant turbulence” was diverted to Washington Dulles International Airport and seven people on board were taken to area hospitals, officials said.
Statue of Little Mermaid vandalized again in DenmarkMarch 2, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The famed statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, one of Copenhagen’s biggest tourist draws, has been vandalized, with the colors of the Russian flag painted on the rock on which she sits, a newspaper reported Thursday.
Spirit flight diverted after battery fire in overhead binMarch 2, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Spirit Airlines flight from Dallas to Orlando was diverted to an airport in Jacksonville, Florida, after a battery from a passenger's item caught fire in an overhead bin, airline officials said.
Ohio House OKs transportation budget with rail safety rulesMarch 2, 2023 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Proposed safety measures in response to the East Palestine train derailment are part of a $12.6 billion state transportation budget passed Wednesday by the Ohio House with bipartisan support.
Explosive found in bag at Pennsylvania airport, man arrestedMarch 2, 2023 GMT
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man faces federal criminal charges after he checked in a suitcase with an explosive device hidden in the lining on a flight to Florida, authorities said Wednesday.
Missouri debates ban on LGBTQ education for all gradesMarch 1, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers argued Wednesday over a bill that would ban most LGBTQ education subjects for all grades in the state's public schools.
The proposal is modeled after a Florida education law passed last year, touted by supporters as protecting “parent's rights” and dubbed by opponents as a “ Don't Say Gay ” law.
Kiss reveal last dates of their farewell tour, ending in NYCMarch 1, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Rockers Kiss have announced the final shows of their last tour: The band plans to hang up their platform boots after two back-to-back shows at Madison Square Garden in New York at the end of 2023.
A look at some of Europe’s train disasters in recent timesMarch 1, 2023 GMT
A head-on collision between a passenger train and a freight train in Greece has killed dozens of people and injured scores more.
While California wearies of snowstorms, Northeast greets oneMarch 1, 2023 GMT
RUNNING SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Cobb and her husband planned on staying four days in their vacation rental in Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains. But that stretched into a week as they were trapped by a relentless series of storms that has piled snow so high they can barely see out the windows.
FBI says man had guns, ammo, fake marshal ID in baggageFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
A man who federal agents say tried to board a plane in New Jersey with three guns, including a semi-automatic rifle, and a fake law-enforcement ID is in federal custody and facing two charges.
Seretse Clouden, who has a prior weapon-related conviction, is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and having a fraudulent ID, according to a complaint posted Monday.
Opera Philadelphia resets 3 new works composed by womenFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
Opera Philadelphia has rescheduled three new works composed by women that were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Rene Orth’s “10 Days in a Madhouse” will be given its world premiere on Sept.
Japan to ease COVID border measures for travelers from ChinaFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is easing its coronavirus border measures for tourists from China beginning Wednesday by testing only random passengers, a top government spokesman said Monday.
Since December, Japan has been testing all travelers from mainland China at four designated airports on grounds of surging infections in that country and a lack of information.
Macao eases COVID mask mandate as virus situation stabilizesFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — Macao, the world’s biggest gambling hub, has eased its requirements for people to wear masks after mandating them for most of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting Monday, people no longer have to wear masks when outdoors, the statement by authorities in the Chinese territory said.
Snow, rain slam California as Michigan suffers without powerFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heavy snow and rain pounded California and other parts of the West on Friday in the nation's latest winter storm, while tens of thousands of people in Michigan suffered in freezing temperatures days after one of the worst ice storms in decades caused widespread power outages.
Winter storms sow more chaos, shut down much of PortlandFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Winter storms sowed more chaos across the U.S. on Thursday, shutting down much of Oregon's largest city with almost a foot of snow and paralyzing travel from parts of the Pacific Coast all the way to the northern Plains.