Greek air traffic controllers call for radar system upgrade

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's air traffic controllers' union is calling for an urgent upgrade of the country's air traffic radar system and for more staff to be hired to handle increasing number of tourist arrivals. The country's air traffic control system was operating with diminishing staff and a main radar system dating from 1999...

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Trinity Test site in N.M. opening to face protest from residents

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Seven decades after an atomic bomb helped end World War II, families in New Mexico's Tularosa Basin want tourists to know nearby residents later suffered from health problems. Protesters are planning a demonstration this weekend as the Trinity Test site opens to visitors. Tina Cordova, co-founder of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders,...

Turin Egyptian Museum gets overhaul of pharaonic proportions

TURIN, Italy (AP) — For the earliest Egyptologists, a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Turin was considered indispensable. The museum's new director is seeking to return the almost 200-year-old museum to its one-time prominence, boosted by an overhaul of the collection and exhibit space of near-pharaonic proportions. Museum director Christian Greco, who arrived in...

Protesters block telescope construction on Hawaii mountain

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Protesters blocked a road this week as part of a push to prevent construction of a giant telescope near the top of a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians. More than 50 protesters formed a roadblock Monday that stopped about 15 vehicles carrying workers up Mauna Kea on the Big Island,...

In search of grunge amid booming Seattle

A visitor seeks the soundtrack of her college life — Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and more — with eat-and-drink detours into today’s trendy Emerald City.

No ‘narsisstics’: Music festivals ban fans’ selfie sticks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. The devices, which grasp cellphones to allow people to take pictures of themselves farther away from their faces, are banned at this summer's festivals in...