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  • West Texas ranch where Scalia died is celebrity retreat

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Rich in history as well as rugged West Texas landscapes and big sky, the Cibolo Creek Ranch where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away has long been a secluded retreat for celebrities from business leaders to rock stars and famous beauties. Scalia, 79, was...

  • Hong Kong hosts Valentine's Day with 25,000 LED roses

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — It's like a romantic scene out of one of South Korea's sappy soap dramas — tens of thousands of illuminated roses forming an impressive backdrop for the lead actor and actress to declare their love for each other. The Light Rose Garden, a public art installation featuring a sea...

  • Train trestle fire near New Orleans doused, Amtrak route cut

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NORCO, La. (AP) — Firefighters Saturday used helicopters and airboats to douse a blaze on a train trestle west of New Orleans, but some Amtrak and freight service remain disrupted. St. Charles Parish spokesman Tristin Babin said Saturday evening that the fire had been extinguished following an...

  • The Latest: Rail bridge fire out, Amtrak service disrupted

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NORCO, La. (AP) — The Latest on a railroad trestle fire west of New Orleans (all times local): 6 p.m. A train trestle fire west of New Orleans has been extinguished. St. Charles Parish spokesman Tristin Babin says a few hot spots are still being monitored, but are expected to be clear by...

  • Idaho hiking reopens, with hikers warned not to feed goats

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CLARK FORK, Idaho (AP) — A hiking trail in northern Idaho reopened Saturday, but with an admonishment to hikers: don't feed the goats. The U.S. Forest Service closed Scotchman Peak Trail in Kaniksu National Forest last fall after human handouts had made mountain goats aggressive. One of the...

  • As FBI goes through evidence at refuge, town awaits normalcy

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BURNS, Ore. (AP) — As the FBI focuses on its criminal investigation at the national wildlife refuge taken over by an armed group, land managers must get ready to reopen the 300 square-mile area, which draws birdwatchers, anglers and hunters and is a key economic engine of the surrounding area....

  • Tax bills, court case, Murkowski speech are things to know

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Senate committee is set to take up several of Gov. Bill Walker's tax bills during the coming week, including a proposal to re-institute a personal state income tax. The man at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case about state-owned lands is scheduled to appear before a...

  • Dartmouth Winter Carnival theme honors Dr. Seuss

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is again honoring one of its most famous graduates with the theme of this year's Winter Carnival: Seuss on the Loose. Colorful posters advertising this weekend's event show the Grinch suspended by ropes over a frozen pond. It's the fourth time carnival...



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