FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, a class of eighth-grade students and their chaperones sit in a meadow at Yosemite National Park, Calif., below Yosemite Falls. Some of the West’s iconic national parks are beginning to partially close as they deal with overflowing restrooms and vandals on the 10th day of a federal government shutdown. (AP Photo/Scott Smith, File)
December 31, 2018 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West's iconic national parks on Monday, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. "It's...
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December 31, 2018 - 3:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the West's iconic national parks are beginning to partially close as they deal with overflowing restrooms and vandals on the 10th day of a federal government shutdown. Many national parks remain open but with skeleton staffs. The budget director of the nonprofit National...
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Demonstrators run by a burning barricade near the Arc de Triomphe during a demonstration Saturday, Dec.1, 2018 in Paris. Paris police say at least 63 people have been arrested in violent clashes between protesters and police amid nationwide demonstrations against rising taxes and President Emmanuel Macron's policies. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 01, 2018 - 2:12 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French protests against rising taxes (all times local): 8:10 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is denouncing violent protesters who attacked police and vandalized a Paris monument, promising they will be "held responsible for their acts." Macron said Saturday that the...
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November 20, 2018 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a man suspected of scrawling racist graffiti at the historic African Burial Ground in New York City. Federal prosecutors have charged Ivan Nieves with vandalism and disorderly conduct. Authorities say the 57-year-old was seen on area security camera...
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Demonstrators wearing yellow jackets open the toll gates on motorway at Benesse-Maremne southwestern France, Monday, Nov.19, 2018. The protests reflect broader frustration at President Emmanuel Macron, whose government is sticking to the fuel tax rise as part of efforts to clean up the environment. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
November 19, 2018 - 4:01 pm
PARIS (AP) — Citizen protests of fuel tax hikes are choking facilities critical to the French economy, and police have orders to remove the drivers blocking sensitive sites to show their anger, France's interior minister said Monday. In a third day of actions, grassroots protesters blocked oil...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio in New York. Washington police are investigating a protest outside the home of Carlson as a possible hate crime. According to a police report, a group of demonstrators gathered outside Carlson's Northwest Washington home Wednesday night, Nov. 7, 2018. A video posted on social media but later removed shows people standing outside a darkened home chanting "Tucker Carlson we will fight/We know where you sleep at night." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 08, 2018 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say they are investigating a protest and vandalism at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a possible hate crime. It's the latest example of protesters targeting the personal lives of Trump administration officials and allies in the D.C. area. Washington's...
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November 07, 2018 - 9:39 am
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A 23-year-old man was injured after breaking into an alligator farm in Florida and jumping into a pond full of crocodiles, police said. Police officers responding to reports of vandalism early Tuesday at the Alligator Farm Zoological Park found the underwear-clad man with...
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This undated photo provided by the Josephine County Sheriff's Office shows Adrian Ochoa. Police in Grants Pass, Ore., arrested Ochoa, 19, and another teen suspected in a pumpkin-fueled crime spree, marking an end to weeks of splattered gourds and shattered car windows across the southern Oregon town. (Josephine County Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 7:59 pm
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Police in the southern Oregon town of Grants Pass have arrested two men suspected in a pumpkin-powered crime spree, ending weeks of incidents of smashed gourds and broken car windows. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Jacob Solomon and Adrian Ochoa, both 19, face multiple...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington for the second day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. On Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, The Associated Press has found multiple untrue stories circulating on the internet regarding Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 05, 2018 - 2:49 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Records Show Dr. Ford Is Not A Licensed...
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This Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 photo shows Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles after it was vandalized by someone who scrawled the words "serial rapist" on it. Cosby was convicted in Philadelphia this year of aggravated indecent assault on a former Temple University employee who is among many women who have stepped forward to accuse the comedian of sexual misconduct. Cosby has denied any wrongdoing. (Basak Sezen via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 3:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized by someone who scrawled the words "serial rapist" with a marker pen. Los Angeles police found the marred sidewalk star early Tuesday, City News Service reported. The graffiti was similar to vandalism that occurred in...
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