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  • ORLANDO, Fla.— The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting a little more thrilling at Universal Orlando Resort. The theme park resort announced Monday that it would be building a new roller coaster that will showcase favorite characters from J.K. Rowling's fantasy series. The coaster will be built in the location of The Dragon Challenge ride, which is closing...

  • Police in New South Wales say the man died in a July 13 crash in a Sydney suburb. —May 27, 2009: Ashley Parham, 18, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, 2001 Honda Accord. —July 27, 2014: Law Suk Leh of Sibu, Malaysia, 2003 Honda City.

  • CHICAGO— President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage. People will have 45 days to shop for 2018 coverage, starting Nov. 1 and...

  • The Walt Disney Co. 'Star Wars' lands 3-D model is unveiled ahead of the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, U.S., on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

    Disney Parks isn't letting Han Solo or Luke Skywalker save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands.

  • ANAHEIM, Calif.— Disney Parks isn't letting Han Solo or Luke Skywalker save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands. New "Ratatouille,"'' Guardians of the Galaxy "and" Tron "attractions are headed to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will first open at Disneyland, followed shortly by a second, identical location at Hollywood Studios at...

  • ANAHEIM, Calif., July 15- An immersive "Star Wars" hotel, a new "Ratatouille" attraction and the first ever Mickey Mouse ride are just some of the high-profile features coming soon to Walt Disney Co's theme parks revealed on Saturday. Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will house the hotel where guests can live out a multi-day adventure within the intergalactic...

  • Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek made the announcement Saturday afternoon in a convention hall at the Disney fan expo D23 in Anaheim, California. Chapek says Galaxy's Edge will first open at Disneyland, followed shortly by Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla. Both are expected to open in 2019.. The chairman also announced a...

  • President Donald Trump is expected to announce plans on Friday to rollback former President Barack Obama's loosening of travel restrictions to Cuba.

    Airlines, hotel companies and cruise lines are bracing for President Donald Trump's announcement on his Cuba policy.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- A UPS driver opened fire with a handgun inside a United Parcel Service Inc delivery center in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three co-workers before fatally shooting himself as police closed in, authorities and company officials said. Five other people suffered less serious injuries in a frantic exit from the building, San...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- A UPS driver opened fire with a handgun inside a United Parcel Service Inc delivery center in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three co-workers before fatally shooting himself as police closed in, authorities and company officials said. Two other people were taken to an area hospital with gunshot wounds, and another five individuals...

  • "The board will continue to proceed in the best interest of shareholders following this years annual meeting," Orlando, Florida- based SeaWorld said in a statement to Reuters. SeaWorld announced in March that China's Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co Ltd agreed to buy Blackstone Group's 21 percent stake in the theme park operator for $23 per share, or $429 million.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- A UPS driver armed with a handgun opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc package-sorting center in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three people before fatally shooting himself as officers closed in. The victims, like the gunman, were also company drivers, said Steve Gaut, head of investor relations at UPS. Two other people were taken...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- A man dressed in a UPS uniform and armed with an "assault pistol" opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc package sorting hub in San Francisco, killing three people before fatally shooting himself in the head, police said. Two other people were shot and have been taken to an area hospital, San Francisco police said. Any shooting is one shooting...

  • Law enforcement officers, including a K-9 unit, investigate near the scene of a shooting where there were multiple fatalities in an industrial area near Orlando, Fla., Monday, June 5, 2017.

    A fatal shooting in Orlando was first reported around 8 a.m. at the headquarters of Fiamma, Inc., NBC reports.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- Tiffany Cartagena said she was eating with her mixed-race girlfriend at a restaurant in Ohio last month when she heard nearby diners remark about the "monkey" at the next table. As Trump nears his 100th day in the White House after a campaign punctuated by his inflammatory comments about Muslims and immigrants, a number of Americans say U.S....

  • DUBAI, April 25- Emirates signaled on Tuesday that its U.S. expansion plans were on hold until demand recovers from a slowdown that the airline has blamed on President Donald Trump's travel restrictions. The Dubai- based carrier announced last week it would reduce flights to five U.S. cities from May following a "significant deterioration" in demand.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 14- For die-hard "Star Wars" collectors, this weekend's fan convention in Orlando, Florida, is a must-attend event. The annual Star Wars Celebration is the only place Walt Disney Co licensees are selling a new Luke Skywalker action figure, limited-edition Stormtrooper helmets and other coveted merchandise. The company then expanded the range...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 13- Luminar, a Silicon Valley start-up, is getting ready to manufacture its laser-based sensor for self-driving cars, a key component that would improve vehicle safety, the company said on Thursday. Founded in 2012 by two photonics experts, Luminar has kept a low profile in the race between automakers, startups and major technology companies...

  • April 5- WWE Inc, owner of the sports. The WWE is coming off a weekend where it sold out five consecutive nights in Orlando, including WrestleMania at the Citrus Bowl, with records for that stadium's attendance of 75,245 fans and its revenue of $14.5 million. WWE's live event business is its third-largest source of revenue, grossing $144.4 M in 2016.

  • April 5- WWE Inc, owner of the sports. The WWE is coming off a weekend where it sold out five consecutive nights in Orlando, including WrestleMania at the Citrus Bowl, with records for that stadium's attendance of 75,252 fans and its revenue of $14.5 million. WWEs live event business is its third-largest source of revenue, grossing $144.4 M in 2016.