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Balloon handlers hold SpongeBob Square Pants balloon close to the ground as strong winds affect the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 28, 2019 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The beloved balloons flew, but lower than usual, in a windy Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after an anxious weather watch. Wind had threatened to ground the giant inflated characters. But officials announced less than an hour before Thursday’s start time that the balloons could fly...
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This Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 photo provided by Alyssa Brenteson shows damage to a car vandalized by a bear while it was parked in the Island Air terminal parking lot adjacent to the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport in Kodiak, Alaska. (Alyssa Brenteson via AP)
November 28, 2019 - 10:59 am
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A bear has been blamed for a pair of vehicle break-ins at an Alaska airport parking lot that resulted in thousands of dollars in damage to one car, officials said. The vandalism occurred at the Island Air terminal parking lot adjacent to the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport,...
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Jacob Schram poses for the media after being announced as the new CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, in Oslo, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle says it has tapped a new chief executive to succeed Bjoern Kjos, who turned the small domestic carrier into a global airline over 17 years as its CEO. Board chairman Niels Smedegaard says Jacob Schram was chosen “after a thorough search process,” and he will start Jan. 1. (Vidar Ruud/NTB Scanpix via AP)
November 27, 2019 - 7:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Wednesday it is ending some of its long-haul routes to the United States and Thailand from Scandinavia, citing technical issues with the Rolls Royce engines on Boeing 787s and low demand. Norwegian Air said it would not resume...
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In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, barrels of wine are moved into storage at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Wash. From less than 20 wineries in 1981, the Washington wine industry has grown to more than 1,000 this year. And the growth is likely to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 27, 2019 - 1:07 am
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — From less than 20 wineries in 1981, the Washington wine industry has grown to more than 1,000 this year. And the growth is likely to continue. Washington is the second-largest producer of premium wines in the United States, trailing only California. The state’s wine industry...
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A pedestrian makes her way across empty Speer Blvd. as a storm packing snow and high winds sweeps in over the region Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Denver. Stores, schools and government offices were closed or curtailed their hours while on another front, Thanksgiving Day travellers were forced to wrestle with snow-packed roads and flight delays or cancellations throughout the intermountain West. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 26, 2019 - 6:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the wintry weather in the U.S. (all times local): 4:25 p.m. One person has been killed, and two others have been injured in a multi-vehicle crash during a powerful snowstorm that moved through Colorado. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler says a tractor-trailer...
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University of Northern Colorado facilities management staff Francis Garza, left, and Tina Longoria shovel snow from the steps and entranceway to Sabin Hall during a winter storm in Greeley, Colo. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. The storm is expected to dump at least a foot of snow on Greeley by Tuesday night and caused the closure of school districts, the Greeley and Weld County government offices, and the University of Northern Colorado. (Alex McIntyre/The Greeley Tribune via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 2:34 pm
DENVER (AP) — A storm dumping heavy snow buried highways in Colorado and Wyoming Tuesday, prompted school closures in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 people to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled just as the busy Thanksgiving week travel period went into...
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November 26, 2019 - 11:56 am
MILAN (AP) — The Italian government is scrambling for a new solution to save struggling airline Alitalia, after a plan involving an international consortium failed. Premier Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday they were evaluating alternatives, adding, “we do not have a market solution within reach.” Conte...
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Water reaches the houses after the Ticino river overflowed its banks, in Pavia, Italy, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Officially say at least seven people died as heavy rain slammed the Riviera coasts of France and Italy, trapping travelers in their cars, as well as parts of western Greece. Some roads remained closed Monday on the French Riviera, and rivers were still rising in Italy after the weekend flooding. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
November 25, 2019 - 3:27 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in Europe (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Greek state television says another two people have died in storms lashing parts of the country, bringing the death toll to four. ERT TV said late Monday that both deaths happened in the eastern Aegean Sea islands. On...
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Police officers work behind a caution tape at the Schinkelwache building in Dresden Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Authorities in Germany say thieves have carried out a brazen heist at Dresden’s Green Vault, one of the world’s oldest museum containing priceless treasures from around the world. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)
November 25, 2019 - 8:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — Thieves carried out a heist Monday at Dresden’s Green Vault, one of the world’s oldest museum, making off with three “priceless” sets of jewelry from the 18th century that German officials said would be impossible to sell on the open market. Police said they were alerted shortly...
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This Nov. 5, 2019 photo provided by Oregon State University shows whale bones from a 78-foot blue whale that washed near Gold Beach, Ore. The carcass of the giant blue whale that's been submerged off the Oregon coast for more than three years was hauled to the surface so it can be reassembled, studied and put on public display, scientists with Oregon State University said Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The dead whale, which was about as long as two school buses, washed ashore near Gold Beach in 2015. (Michelle Klampe/Oregon State University via AP)
November 22, 2019 - 8:42 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The carcass of a giant blue whale that has been submerged off the Oregon coast for more than three years was hauled to the surface so it can be reassembled, studied and put on public display, scientists with Oregon State University said Friday. The dead whale, which was about...
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