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  • Joan Jett emotional on induction into Rock Hall

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Joan Jett couldn’t keep her rough rocker edge for long. Once she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jett was overcome by the moment and moved to tears.…

  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Islamic State group blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35, a potential major escalation FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan,…

  • New England Aquarium offering penguins ‘honeymoon suites’

    BOSTON (AP) — The New England Aquarium wants its endangered African penguins to get a little steamy. Aquarium experts are playing matchmaker behind the scenes to encourage eight pairs of African penguins to breed more…

  • Scientists: 3 wolves remain at Isle Royale National Park

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The gray wolves of Isle Royale National Park, which scientists have studied closely for more than half a century along with the moose on which they feed, are on the…

  • Garcia Marquez remembered on anniversary of death

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — From hundreds of public readings in Mexico to an exhibit in Bogota displaying the typewriter off which flew the pages of “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” fans of Gabriel Garcia Marquez…

  • Disney measles outbreak that sparked vaccination debate ends

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An outbreak of measles that popped up at Disneyland in late December soon spread to six other U.S. states, Mexico and Canada. Health officials suspect an infected traveler, who caught the…

  • Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations. Disease detectives for months raced to contain…

  • US tourist killed in watercraft collision in Cayman Islands

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — A cruise ship passenger from Virginia died when the personal watercraft he was operating collided with another one driven by a teenage tourist, authorities said Thursday The Royal Cayman…

  • Coming to the Kentucky Derby? Leave selfie sticks at home

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — For the 160,000 people crammed into Churchill Downs on Derby Day, picture-taking can run neck-and-neck with betting and sipping mint juleps amid a winning field of photo opportunities: sleek racehorses, daring…

  • Meet and take photos at Smoky Mountains this weekend

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway are hosting an InstaMeet on Sunday for visitors to take photos and short videos to post on social media. During…

  • Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a “private and personal relationship” with an airline industry lobbyist. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., chairman of the…

  • Oldest hotel in Yellowstone designated as historic landmark

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The oldest hotel in Yellowstone National Park has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. Park officials announced the designation for the Lake Yellowstone Hotel on Thursday. It was built 124…

  • Picasso stage curtain going on long-term view at NYC museum

    NEW YORK (AP) — A stage curtain believed to be the largest Pablo Picasso painting in North America is set to be displayed at a New York City museum. Measuring 20 feet by 19 feet,…

  • US tourist killed in watercraft collision in Cayman Islands

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — A cruise ship passenger from Virginia died when the personal watercraft he was operating collided with another one driven by a teenage tourist, authorities said Thursday The Royal Cayman…

  • Ai Weiwei’s bronze zodiac animals set for Wyoming display

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has abundant wildlife but nothing quite like this: A dozen animal heads, each weighing 800 pounds, are headed for display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole.…