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  1. St. Louis Confederate memorial removal temporarily halted

    06.19 / 22:12 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The city of St. Louis will be temporarily prevented from removing a Confederate monument from a city park after a circuit court judge issued an injunction until a hearing is held next month to determine who owns the structure. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Robert Dierker…
  2. Dig aims to unearth details of Emily Dickinson's life

    06.19 / 21:15 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Sixty centimeters below the surface of the lawn, close to an area where a well supplied water to Emily Dickinson's home, a seemingly intact flowerpot dating to the 19th century is uncovered. Students in the Summer Field School of the University of Massachusetts Historical Archaeology program,…
  3. Abraham Lincoln heritage recognized in Illinois

    06.19 / 20:19 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - More than 40 counties in Illinois have been federally designated as a heritage area of Abraham Lincoln. New signage for Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area was recognized at a ceremony Saturday at the Lincoln Cabin Historical Site in Coles County by Looking for Lincoln Executive Director…
  4. Trinidad & Tobago to close schools, offices ahead of storm

    06.19 / 20:19 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) - The Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago is closing public schools and government offices as heavy thunderstorms approach the region. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the cluster is forecast to become a tropical storm by Monday night or early Tuesday. Officials said schools in…
  5. The Latest: 1 man dies at electronic music concert in Vegas

    06.19 / 20:19 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival that took place outside Las Vegas over the weekend (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A 34-year-old man died at the venue of the Electric Daisy Carnival over the weekend. The Clark County coroner's office on Monday said…
  6. Bend museum plays role in fish recovery

    06.19 / 19:22 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    BEND, Ore. (AP) - Two Pacific lampreys have been released back into the Umatilla River after spending months at the High Desert Museum in Central Oregon. The Bulletin reports (https://is.gd/PLNEFm ) the museum housed the fish in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, which is trying…
  7. The Latest: Surgeons warning of burn danger during heat wave

    06.19 / 19:22 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on the heat wave affecting the Southwestern U.S. (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Surgeons at the major burn center serving Arizona are urging people to be aware of the danger of severe burns caused by excessive heat blanketing the southwestern United States. Dr. Kevin Foster…
  8. Insurer, not police, to probe Montana deck collapse; 50 hurt

    06.19 / 18:15 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    LAKESIDE, Mont. (AP) - Dozens of people who attended the memorial of a firefighter at a Montana resort gathered after the service on the lodge's deck with its sweeping lake and mountain views, but the structure gave way, injuring at least 50. Saturday's collapse at the Glacier Presbyterian Camp left…
  9. Unofficial Mt. Ashland trail could gain legitimacy

    06.19 / 17:10 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - For decades, hikers looking for a little burn in their thighs have walked a makeshift trail from the Mt. Ashland Ski Area lodge to the top of the mountain, earning panoramic views for going rogue. It's a locals thing because the trail is not only missing…
  10. Fire forces temporary closure of Big Surf waterpark

    06.19 / 17:10 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The iconic Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe will be closed on one of the hottest days of the year as park officials assess the damage from an overnight fire. The blaze that broke out Sunday night damaged a restroom facility but was quickly contained. No one…
  11. Medical calls top 1,000 at Electric Daisy Carnival in Vegas

    06.19 / 17:10 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say more than 1,000 people sought medical treatment during the three-night Electric Daisy Carnival music festival during the weekend outside Las Vegas, including 15 ticket-holders and one employee who were taken to hospitals. Festival organizers said Monday that an average of 135,000 attendees partied from…
  12. The Latest: Paris art exhibit locked down during attack

    06.19 / 17:10 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    PARIS (AP) - The Latest on Paris security operation on Champs-Elysees (all times local): 6 p.m. Visitors to an art exhibit of Auguste Rodin's works in central Paris were confined inside the Grand Palais for an hour after an attacker rammed into a police convoy on the nearby Champs-Elysees. Victoria…
  13. Leaping into water tanks to escape Portugal's deadly fires

    06.19 / 16:13 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    NODEIRINHO, Portugal (AP) - Survivors emerged Monday with stories of leaping into water tanks and other dramatic escapes from the forest fires scorching central Portugal, and authorities came under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent Portugal's deadliest natural disaster in decades. More than 2,700 firefighters were still battling…
  14. 120-degree temperatures could disrupt flights in Phoenix

    06.19 / 15:16 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    PHOENIX (AP) - American Airlines is warning passengers that it may have to ground flights in Phoenix during a heat wave that could send the temperature soaring to 120 degrees. The airline is letting Phoenix passengers flying during the peak heat Monday through Wednesday to change flights without a fee.…
  15. Car lovers' Newport: 2 museums highlight design on wheels

    06.19 / 15:16 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Car enthusiasts now have their pick of destinations to get their fix while visiting Newport, with two car museums featuring classic and rare cars, the newest having opened just this month. The Audrain Automobile Museum and the Newport Car Museum both place a strong emphasis on…
  16. Upgrades planned in 2018 for Houston's Menil Collection

    06.19 / 14:20 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    HOUSTON (AP) - Dominique de Menil wanted the pine floors darker, and darker still. The Houston Chronicle reports Steve McConathy remembers the day she selected the finish from samples in the lobby of the not-yet-opened Menil Collection in 1987. She chose a black stain so deep it would give just…
  17. Hundreds of tourists in Croatia evacuated amid forest fires

    06.19 / 13:21 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - Authorities in Croatia say that hundreds of tourists and local residents have been evacuated amid big forest fires that have engulfed the central Adriatic coast. About 300 firefighters are tackling the fires, which have been spreading because of strong winds near the resorts of Makarska and…
  18. Religious, indigenous leaders demand rainforests be saved

    06.19 / 12:16 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    HELSINKI (AP) - Religious and indigenous leaders worldwide are calling for an end to deforestation in an international multi-faith, multi-cultural plea to reduce the emissions that fuel climate change, which is killing tropical rainforests. Participants from 21 countries at a conference in the Norwegian capital of Oslo are hoping that…
  19. Westchester lawmakers OK plan for Playland pool upgrades

    06.19 / 12:16 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    RYE, N.Y. (AP) - Lawmakers in Westchester are expected to approve more than $9 million in renovations to the pool at the county-owned Playland amusement park. The Journal News reports that (http://lohud.us/2tE3A6g ) county legislators have been debating for the past year over whether to upgrade the nearly 90-year-old pool…
  20. Floating water park coming to Indiana's Lake Michigan shores

    06.19 / 11:18 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    WHITING, Ind. (AP) - Workers at Whihala Beach in northwest Indiana have started installing a floating water park along Lake Michigan. The 1-acre sports park is to open Saturday and will include slides, towers, jumping platforms and bridges. It will sit in water that is between 5 and 12-feet deep…