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  • Passenger dies on US Airways flight to Phoenix

    By Associated Press

    Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency. Published July 30, 2014

  • A look at the EU's new sanctions against Russia

    By JUERGEN BAETZ - Associated Press

    The European Union's sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country's ailing economy. While still narrowly targeted, they come as a warning shot to convince Moscow to change its Ukraine policies or face even tougher penalties. Published July 30, 2014

  • Cincinnati airport has highest ticket prices

    By Associated Press

    New federal numbers show the airport serving the Cincinnati area has the nation's highest ticket prices. Published July 30, 2014

  • SW La. visitors bureau to conduct tourism study

    By Associated Press

    The Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired a firm to research how visitors feel about the region and how the local tourism industry can capitalize on travel trends. Published July 30, 2014

  • Report show noncompliance with travel rules

    By RANDALL CHASE - Associated Press

    Regular noncompliance by top state officials suggests that changes are needed in rules governing out-of-state travel and the use of state credit cards, Delaware's Republican state auditor said in a report released Wednesday that Democratic Gov. Jack Markell's office suggests was politically motivated. Published July 30, 2014

  • Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

    By Associated Press

    Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison so disease-free animals can be relocated to create new herds outside the park, Yellowstone officials said Wednesday. Published July 30, 2014

  • Popular amusement park ride shut down

    By Associated Press

    A New Hampshire amusement park has shut down its newest ride "for the foreseeable future." Published July 30, 2014

  • Venezuelan officials suspected of human rights abuses barred from U.S.

    By Hannah Dreier and Bradley Klapper - Associated Press

    Amid escalating tensions with socialist Venezuela, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced sanctions against officials it said committed human rights abuses during a crackdown on anti-government protests. Published July 30, 2014

  • NJ theme park marks birth of first sea lion pup

    By Associated Press

    New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure is celebrating its first sea lion pup born at the park. Published July 30, 2014

  • Canada, Michigan name authority for border bridge

    By Associated Press

    Michigan and Canada have appointed members of an authority to oversee construction of a $2 billion public bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Published July 30, 2014

  • Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

    By VIVIAN SALAMA and SAMEER N. YACOUB - Associated Press

    European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies are safe. Published July 30, 2014

  • Teens love vacation selfies; adults, not so much

    By BETH J. HARPAZ - Associated Press

    Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." Published July 30, 2014

  • Spirit Airlines adds flights to New Orleans

    By Associated Press

    Spirit Airlines will start direct flights between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Chicago and Detroit this fall. Published July 30, 2014

  • Ocean safari for white sharks off Cape Cod

    By Associated Press

    Two marine conservation groups are offering a daylong ocean trip on Cape Cod to search for great white sharks, humpback whales, gray seals and seabirds in their wild habitat, billing the trip as the first of its kind and calling it a safari. Published July 30, 2014

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