Daily Archive: April 30, 2018

Apr 30

Even as spring arrives, backcountry skiing thrives

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty BARTLETT, N.H. (AP) — Standing at a scenic vista, Tyler Ray looks out at 2,661-foot Bartlett Mountain and envisions a network of ski trials winding through the dense forest below. Ray, who heads the Granite Backcountry Alliance, is working with federal and local land trusts to improve, construct and expand backcountry …

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Apr 30

NOT REAL NEWS: No yellow star on Michigan immigrant licenses

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers in Michigan didn’t try to mandate labeling the driver’s licenses of immigrants with yellow stars, contrary to a claim in a story circulating on several liberal-leaning sites. The story at themaven and other sites included a meme with a photo of state GOP Rep. Triston Cole and said …

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Apr 30

Ashley Judd sues Weinstein saying he wrecked her career

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ashley Judd sued Harvey Weinstein on Monday, saying the former movie mogul hurt her acting career in retaliation for her rejecting his sexual advances. In the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judd accuses Weinstein of defamation, sexual harassment and violating California’s unfair competition law. Judd …

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Apr 30

Dry conditions, strong winds worry firefighters in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters battling a wildfire in north-central Arizona were hampered Monday by strong winds and dry conditions as residents of surrounding communities remained out of their homes for another day. Authorities said some homes were lost as the wildfire consumed almost 14 square miles (35 square kilometers) in north-central Arizona, about an …

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Apr 30

Lawsuits target oil, gas leases in imperiled bird's habitat

AP Photo/Alex Brandon BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A pair of lawsuits filed Monday target the Trump administration’s sale of oil and gas leases on huge swaths of Western public lands that contain crucial habitat for an imperiled bird. Wildlife advocates asked courts to reverse lease sales on more than 1,300 square miles (3,400 square kilometers) …

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Apr 30

Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein, says tried to hurt career

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ashley Judd has sued Harvey Weinstein, saying he hurt her acting career in retaliation for her rejecting his sexual advances. In the lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judd accuses Weinstein of defamation, sexual harassment and violation of California’s unfair competition law. Central to the lawsuit is director …

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Apr 30

UPDATE: No one hurt in Berea fire

UPDATE: BEREA, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Madison County Fire Department says no one was inside the building at the time of the fire and almost every art piece was saved. The fire chief says the fire started in a break room that is only accessible from the back of the building. There is not much damage …

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Apr 30

Erik Spoelstra: Heat 'here 100 percent' to facilitate Hassan Whiteside's dreams

That much is certain. On Friday, coach Eric Spoelstra tried to tamp down any notion the Heat have in any way given up on Whiteside, who is owed $25.4 million next season with a player option available in the season after that — for $27 million. “This is one of those periods that we know …

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Apr 30

Road closures scheduled this week in Woodford County

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces temporary closures in Woodford County. Road crews will continue work on Troy Pike/KY 33 for drainage improvement operations, which will result in continued closures Tuesday, May 1 from 8 AM to 3 PM. In addition, areas with drop offs are being addressed. The closure will …

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Apr 30

KY Derby 144 profile: Hofburg

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Hofburg, the Florida Derby runner-up, is named for the Vienna palace and surrounding neighborhood that is the official residence of the President of Austria. Built in the 13th century, the Hofburg was the seat of power of the Hapsburg dynasty and the Holy Roman Empire. It’s a seat trainer Bill Mott …

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