Lifestyle

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

LDS SLC Temple

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

Business

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...


Lifestyle

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...


Business

Still smoking and still joking, Tommy Chong views life at 80

Tommy Chong At 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he’d live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping the country. He had no doubt when he and partner Cheech Marin pioneered stoner comedy 50 years ago, a time when taunting the establishment with constant reminders that they...


Lifestyle

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...


Business

The Latest: Las Vegas casino strike would have ripple effect

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

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...


Business

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...


Lifestyle

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...


Business

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...


Lifestyle

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...


National

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...


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