LDS Church to transfer missionaries in Nicaragua due to 'political instability'

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The LDS Church said they will move over half of the 327 missionaries serving in Nicaragua due to...


In Egypt, a marionette maker strings together memories

Egypt Marionettes

CAIRO (AP) — In a tiny Cairo workshop, Mohamed Fawzi Bakkar designs and builds marionettes from scratch, hoping to revive a traditional art. The 32-year-old spends hours or even days designing puppets inspired by Egyptian life — farmers, street vendors, butchers and the occasional celebrity. He...


Hawaii volcano produces methane and 'eerie' blue flames

Hawaii Volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue flames burning from cracks in the pavement as Kilauea volcano gushes fountains of lava in the background, offering a look at a new dimension in the volcano’s weeks-long eruption. The volcano produces methane when hot lava buries...


The Latest: Las Vegas casino strike would have ripple effect

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the contract negotiations between Las Vegas casino workers and businesses (all times local): 5 p.m. What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers go on strike at any time starting June 1. A potential strike of...


Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city’s world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week. If members of the union that includes hotel and food workers don’t show up...


Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane

Hawaii Volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — Blue flames from burning methane are the latest natural phenomena being seen at the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Nighttime photos released Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey show the flames spouting from cracks in the pavement in the Leilani Estates neighborhood...


Chipotle moving headquarters from Denver to California

DENVER (AP) — Chipotle (che-POHT‘-lay) is moving its headquarters from its hometown of Denver to southern California. The burrito chain announced Wednesday that work done in its Denver and New York offices will be either moved to its new headquarters in Newport Beach, California or taken over by...


Amid debate, Wyoming approves Yellowstone-area grizzly hunt

Wyoming Grizzly Hunt

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A debate over whether the Yellowstone ecosystem’s grizzly bear population can thrive while being hunted will be put to the test this fall after Wyoming officials on Wednesday approved the state’s first grizzly hunt in 44 years. The hunt, approved 7-0 by the Wyoming Game and...


Forecasters predict Central Pacific could see 6 hurricanes

Pacific Hurricane Forecast

HONOLULU (AP) — The Central Pacific could see anywhere from three to six hurricanes over the next six months, forecasters predicted Wednesday. That would be an increase over the two named storms last year. Storm activity is likely to be normal or a bit busier than normal this year, according to the...


New York City to consider ban on plastic straws

NYC Plastic Straws

NEW YORK (AP) — Plastic straws and stirrers could soon be banned in bars, restaurants and coffee shops in New York City. Democratic City Councilman Rafael Espinal introduced a bill on Wednesday, saying restaurants should replace plastic with paper or metal straws. Exceptions would be made for...

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3 Utahns in the mix for 2018-19 US snowboard team

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Jade Thurgood, Chandler Hunt and Faye Gulini will vie to make the U.S. snowboard team.

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