LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mahershala Ali wins best supporting actor Oscar for ‘Moonlight’
ROME (AP) — The Italian city of Pisa has decided to add a towering Ferris wheel to its roster of tourist attractions.
The Tuscan city’s culture commissioner, Andrea Ferrante, told state TV on Sunday that the big wheel will be roughly the height of Pisa’s famed Leaning Tower, or more than 50-meters (165-feet) -high.
Plans call for it to be installed where a parking lot now stands for three months this summer to test its popularity.
From the top of the wheel, riders will be able to see both the tower and the nearby Mediterranean Sea.
But the culture advocacy group Italia Nostra says the amusement park-type attraction will clash with the city’s Medieval architecture, including structures such as the Leaning Tower and the Pisa Cathedral.
Family representative says Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in “Apollo 13,” has died from surgery complications
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family representative says Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in “Apollo 13,” has died from surgery complications.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The small Alaska fishing community of Homer is wading into national politics.
Homer is the latest U.S. city to consider affirming its commitment to inclusion following the election of President Donald Trump.
On Monday, the City Council is expected to weigh a resolution that states Homer will resist any efforts to profile “vulnerable populations” and will reject any expressions of fear and hate.
It doesn’t go as far as San Francisco and other sanctuary cities.
If the resolution is approved, Homer would join cities such as Boise, Idaho, that have branded themselves as welcoming.
The Homer proposal has been softened from an early draft that mentioned Trump and was worked on by local residents.
But even with the softer tone, some residents see the effort as a slap in the face and unnecessary.
Nigerian security agents free 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria, says governor.
KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security agents free 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria, says governor.
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say at least 15 people have been injured when a fire broke out overnight at one of the country’s largest refugee centers outside of Vanersborg in southwestern Sweden.
Police spokesman Tommy Nyman says two people were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries after jumping out of a second-floor window to escape the blaze and 15 people in all were treated for smoke inhalation.
He said police received the alarm at 4:15 a.m. Sunday and all 158 people in the building were evacuated. Firefighters extinguished the flames.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Nyman said police would open an investigation.
Last year, there were 112 fires at Swedish refugee and reception centers, most of them arson.
Malaysia’s health minister says North Korean leader’s half brother died within 15-20 minutes of being poisoned
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s health minister says North Korean leader’s half brother died within 15-20 minutes of being poisoned.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — BYU upsets No. 1 Gonzaga 79-71, ending the Bulldogs’ bid for perfect season.
Rings in stomach could be key to telling lobsters’ ages
Aquarium of Niagara expanding to protect threatened penguins
Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect
Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list
NASA weighing risk of adding crew to megarocket’s 1st flight
Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German scientists
AP Explains: What chemical weapons N. Korea possesses
NASA’s Jupiter-circling spacecraft stuck making long laps
SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a little late
Study: Global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people
New Orleans police chief says one person in custody after vehicle plows into parade crowd; terrorism not suspected
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police chief says one person in custody after vehicle plows into parade crowd; terrorism not suspected.