Tom Sawyer with a revolver? Twain house has live 'Clue' game

AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Was it Tom Sawyer in Samuel Clemens’ billiard room with a revolver? Visitors to the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford can now tour the author’s mansion while playing a live-action version of the board game...

Endurance athlete overcomes paralysis to race, coach again

AP Photo/Chris Carlson SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — When Beth Sanden crashed her bike after speeding over a wet, broken patch of asphalt 15 years ago, the elite endurance athlete was left paralyzed. She figured her competition days were over, along with her career as a...

Utah's crowded Zion National Park may require reservations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It would be a first for a U.S. national park: Requiring reservations to get in. But it’s an option that Utah’s Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons. Zion,...

Statues to Confederacy in its ex-capital spur soul-searching

AP Photo/Steve Helber RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When a French artist’s statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee arrived by train in Richmond in 1890, thousands helped haul the enormous pieces to what is today the city’s grandest boulevard. Many took home pieces of the rope they...

Ex-Florida escort to be sentenced for trying to hire hit man

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband could get up to 30 years in prison when she is sentenced Friday, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious...

The Latest: OJ Simpson is granted parole in armed robbery

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Nine years after trying to snatch sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, O.J. Simpson will walk free as soon as Oct. 1. The former football star and one-time...

Hot mics and neckties: Shareable OJ Simpson parole moments

The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist. Here are some unusual moments from the hearing Thursday that led to some head-scratching, some chuckling and lots of...

Hot mics and neckties: Shareable OJ Simpson parole moments

The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist. Here are some unusual moments from the hearing Thursday that led to some head-scratching, some chuckling and lots of...

US buildings, NFL stadium check panels amid fears of fire

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky In promotional brochures, a U.S. company boasted of the “stunning visual effect” its shimmering aluminum panels created in an NFL stadium, an Alaskan high school and a luxury hotel along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor that “soars 33...

Layoffs begin at Carrier plant that drew Trump's criticism

AP Photo/Evan Vucci INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers were being laid off Thursday from the company’s Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year from then-presidential candidate Donald Trump....