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Pregnant Disney dancer claims gender bias in lawsuit

ORLANDO, Fla. — A former aerial dancer at Walt Disney World has sued the resort alleging gender discrimination, saying she was fired after she became pregnant with twins and went on an 11-month leave.
Report: Weather was deteriorating before Alaska plane crash

Report: Weather was deteriorating before Alaska plane crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A pilot flying in rapidly deteriorating weather in Alaska confused snow on a mountain with a body of water before crashing a floatplane with 10 passengers onto the rocky mountainside, a preliminary report released Wednesday says.

'Big Hunk o' Love' for Elvis could connect 2 distant cities

TUPELO, Miss. — Elvis Presley's Mississippi hometown could create a tourism partnership with the German city where he lived while serving in the U.S. Army. Presley was born in 1935 in Tupelo.
Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

ALBANY, N.Y. — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new report shows the number of drownings involving toddlers in the U.S. has increased in recent years, with young boys dying at twice the rate of girls.

Minnesota State Fair announces dozens of new attractions

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota State Fair announced dozens of new attractions Wednesday for the 2018 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. The fair runs from Aug. 23 through Labor Day, Sept. 3.
Blockbuster not yet selling Russell Crowe's jockstrap

Blockbuster not yet selling Russell Crowe's jockstrap

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Everything in the closing Blockbuster video stores in Alaska is for sale, except the celebrity jockstrap.
Syrian forces' bombing intensifies in southern rebel holdout

Syrian forces' bombing intensifies in southern rebel holdout

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces determined to retake the largest opposition holdout in the country's southwest unleashed an intense bombing campaign, killing at least a dozen people and wounding over 100 in a densely populated town, activists and r
Mom accused of letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter

Mom accused of letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City-area woman has been charged with letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter. Twenty-five-year-old Azzie Watson, of Independence, was charged Tuesday with child abuse and endangerment. Bond is set at $75,000.
Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behaviour

Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behaviour

HELSINKI — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump.
'The Dark Knight' returning to IMAX screens in August

'The Dark Knight' returning to IMAX screens in August

LOS ANGELES — "The Dark Knight" is returning to the big screen — actually, four of the biggest ones — in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Warner Bros.