- Sandringham is British royals' much-loved country retreat Updated: May-03-16 12:27 pm
SANDRINGHAM, England - It is unique among royal residences, a country retreat that is the private property of Queen Elizabeth II, a place at once so private and so beguiling that King George V pronounced it "the place I love better than anywhere in the world."
- Local photographer's Mt. Rainier shot to be on stamp Updated: May-03-16 12:16 pm
PITTSBURGH - The night sky at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington is often photogenic: wide and dark and full of bright stars. Add to that firmament the Northern Lights and a guy with the time to get it right and you have the makings of a photograph worthy of a postage stamp.
- North Dakota deer hunting licenses up 13 percent this year Updated: May-03-16 11:07 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is making 49,000 deer licenses available for the fall hunting season, a 13 percent rise from last year and a reflection of the state's slowly rebounding deer population.
- Lawyer says Iranian cartoonist freed after prison sentence Updated: May-03-16 9:35 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - An Iranian cartoonist imprisoned over portraying lawmakers as animals to criticize a draft law restricting contraception and criminalizing voluntary sterilization has been released from prison.
- Gaza sewage crisis, festering in conflict, poisons coast Updated: May-03-16 9:07 am
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip - Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.
- Taliban threats force Afghan boy, fan of Messi, into exile Updated: May-03-16 8:46 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - The family of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his soccer hero Lionel Messi was forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone threats and a menacing Taliban letter, the boy's father said Tuesday.
- State agencies launch multi-year hemlock restoration effort Updated: May-03-16 5:02 am
HALETHORPE, Maryland - Two state agencies are launching a multi-year effort to restore hemlock trees after massive losses caused by an invasive insect.
- Private management company to run Playland amusement park Updated: May-03-16 3:43 am
RYE, New York - Westchester County is allowing a private management company to run the 87-year-old Playland amusement park.
- In Pacific nation of Palau, Jellyfish Lake losing namesake Updated: May-03-16 2:33 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The big question at Palau's Jellyfish Lake: Where are all the jellyfish?
- Sea lion dies at Salt Lake City zoo Updated: May-03-16 12:07 am
SALT LAKE CITY - A sea lion at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo has died during a medical procedure.
- Selfie stick halts Disney roller coaster ride Updated: May-02-16 11:58 pm
ANAHEIM, California - A roller coaster ride at Disney California Adventure park was halted for about two hours when someone pulled out a selfie stick.
- Cleveland delays tearing down gazebo where Tamir Rice killed Updated: May-02-16 9:05 pm
CLEVELAND - Cleveland has agreed to a request from the Smithsonian's new African-American history museum to delay the demolition of a gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot to death by police.
- Fireworks likely source of Mount Rushmore water pollution Updated: May-02-16 9:03 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Past fireworks displays at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are the likely source of a pollutant found in water within the site in western South Dakota, according to a government report released Monday.
- Silver reigns on Met Gala red carpet Updated: May-02-16 7:44 pm
NEW YORK - Met Gala grande dame Anna Wintour was the first to arrive on the red carpet Monday, in a fringed, white body-hugging gown by Chanel and acknowledging her life is not a great example of the evening's theme, the convergence of man and machine.
- Casino agency paying $1.1M to buy out Steel Pier's creditor Updated: May-02-16 4:51 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority will pay up to $1.1 million to buy out the Steel Pier's creditor.
- Video game developer appeals wage case to Utah Supreme Court Updated: May-02-16 4:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah developer of video games like "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005" asked the Utah Supreme Court on Monday to toss out his criminal convictions for not paying more than 100 employees.
- West Virginia man charged after gun goes off at university Updated: May-02-16 3:58 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Charleston police say a man is facing charges after his gun accidentally discharged during a children's swimming lesson. No one was injured.
- Travis Roy inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame Updated: May-02-16 3:19 pm
BANGOR, Maine - A former Boston University hockey player who was left paralyzed after his first game has been inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.
- Wyoming bans aircraft for spotting during hunting season Updated: May-02-16 1:39 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has banned the use of manned and unmanned aircraft to scout for wildlife during hunting season.
- Couple challenges Florida town's ban on front-yard gardens Updated: May-02-16 1:29 pm
MIAMI - A South Florida couple is headed to court to challenge a village's ban on front-yard vegetable gardens.
- Artist loans Warhol inspired works to museum after heist Updated: May-02-16 1:06 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - A Colorado artist has loaned a series of paintings inspired by the works of Andy Warhol to a southwest Missouri museum from which seven valuable Warhol prints of Campbell soup cans were stolen.
- Spain: 4 arrested at bull festival for assault on activists Updated: May-02-16 12:02 pm
MADRID - Police arrested four people at a bull run festival in northeastern Spain for allegedly attacking two animal rights activists who tried to video the event, an official said Monday.
- Guide highlights Native American link to historic Route 66 Updated: May-02-16 11:35 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A new story is unfolding along historic Route 66 thanks to a yearlong project coordinated by a tourism group with help from the National Park Service and American Indian tribes along America's Mother Road.
- Oregon trails crews to get help from BLM mustangs Updated: May-02-16 10:20 am
PENDLETON, Oregon - Some of Nevada's wild horses will be lending a hoof to Oregon trails crews this summer.
- Assateague seashore creates nearly $110M economic impact Updated: May-02-16 10:19 am
BERLIN, Maryland - Assateague Island National Seashore has generated a nearly $110 million economic impact in local communities.