Autopsy: Burns, smoke killed Grand Canyon helicopter victims

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, a survivor, lower right, walks away from the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. Autopsies from a fiery helicopter crash at the Grand Canyon earlier this year show two British tourists aboard died of smoke inhalation and burns that covered 100 percent of their bodies. The Mohave County Medical Examiner's Office released autopsy reports Wednesday, May 2, 2018, for 27-year-old Rebecca Dobson and 31-year-old Jason Hill. They died at the scene, along with Hill's brother, 30-year-old Stuart Hill. (Teddy Fujimoto via AP,File)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Three British tourists killed in a fiery helicopter crash at the Grand Canyon earlier this year died of smoke inhalation and burns that covered their entire bodies, according to autopsies released Wednesday.

Arizona teachers rally as funding vote nears to end strike

Striking Arizona teachers dressed in red, pack the Arizona House gallery in Phoenix as they applaud lawmakers from both parties hailing them for their efforts to get more school funding in this Wednesday, May 2, 2018 photo.Teachers are in the fifth day of a statewide strike. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

PHOENIX (AP) — Striking Arizona teachers who won a big pay increase but came up substantially short of achieving their demands for more school funding flooded the Arizona Capitol for a fifth day Wednesday hoping it will be the last they are out of their classrooms.

Union: Caesars rejects ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign policy change

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace hotel and casino, in Las Vegas. The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas says Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract to protect workers if a "Do Not Disturb" sign has been hanging on a doorknob more than 24 hours. The Culinary Union on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, said under its proposal, security would open a room "for entry and service" if a guest refuses housekeeping for more than 24 hours. Caesars previously announced security would begin checking rooms every 24 hours, even if the sign is hanging on the doorknob. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas on Wednesday said Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract that would protect workers if a “Do Not Disturb” sign has been hanging on a doorknob for more than 24 hours.

Amazon halts Seattle construction project ahead of tax vote

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, file photo, large spheres take shape in front of an existing Amazon building, behind, as new construction continues across the street in Seattle. Amazon said Wednesday, May 2, 2018, it is pausing construction on a new high-rise building in Seattle while it awaits the outcome of a city proposal to tax worker hours. The Seattle City Council has been weighing a proposed "head tax" on high-grossing businesses as a way to raise about $75 million a year for affordable housing and homelessness services. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has halted construction planning on a new high-rise building near its headquarters while it awaits the outcome of a Seattle city proposal to tax worker hours.

Blockbuster hopes Russell Crowe’s jockstrap helps business

Blockbuster Alaska General Manager Kevin Daymude moves a display case featuring the jockstrap worn by actor Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man" at the video store location in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. HBO's John Oliver bought the jockstrap and other items at auction and sent them to Anchorage, in hopes it would help the store stave off pressure from streaming movie services. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A celebrity jockstrap that’s been the buzz of Alaska for nearly two weeks went on display Wednesday at one of the nation’s last Blockbuster video stores in an effort to ramp up business.

Scientists hope bug experiment fattens Colorado River fish

This July 23, 2013 photo shows river guide Steph Jackson holding an endangered humpback chub near the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers in the Grand Canyon. Aquatic insects serve as food for fish, bats and birds in the Grand Canyon. Torrents of water have rushed through the Colorado River to help build up sandbars in the Grand Canyon, provide spawning areas for native fish and to protect archaeological sites. Beginning Saturday, May 5, 2018, water will be low and steady to benefit bugs and the things that eat bugs, as the dam that holds back Lake Powell will decrease flows over the weekend to give bug eggs a better chance for survival. (David Herasimtschuk/ Freshwaters Illustrated/USGS via AP)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Any great fishing hole depends on the health and well-being of its bugs.

Arizona wildfire grows as weather conditions improve

This April 30, 2018, photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a wildfire burning in north-central Arizona. Fire officials say higher humidity and expected cloud cover Tuesday, May 1, 2018, should help nearly 600 firefighters battling the blaze. (U.S. Forest Service, Coconino National Forest via AP)

CLINTS WELL, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in Arizona grew but improved weather conditions Tuesday could help firefighters in the area with numerous summer and vacation homes, officials said Tuesday.

Man tells Copperfield jury of running before fall

Plaintiff Gavin Cox testifies during his civil trial against magician David Copperfield at the Regional Justice Center on Monday, April 30, 2018, in Las Vegas. British tourist Cox claims he fell and was badly injured in in November 2013, when he and about 10 audience volunteers were hurried by stagehands off-stage, through indoor hallways and an outdoor alleyway so they could "reappear" at the back of the theater for the show finale. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A British tourist told a jury Tuesday that he was excited to take part in a David Copperfield vanishing act during a birthday trip to Las Vegas five years ago, but then his feet slipped from under him in an alley as he rounded a corner on the run, causing him serious injuries.

Seattle arrests 1 in largely peaceful PNW May Day marches

Two Washington State Troopers stand guard at the Amazon Spheres on May Day, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Seattle. The Seattle Police Department said on Twitter that a man was arrested earlier in the day for throwing a rock at the Spheres. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Seattle made one arrest in what were largely peaceful demonstrations on May Day in the Pacific Northwest.

California sues over plan to scrap car emission standards

Gov. Jerry Brown discusses lawsuit filed by 17 states and the District of Columbia over the Trump administration's plans to scrap vehicle emission standards during a news conference Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has moved to scrap tailpipe emissions standards for vehicles manufactured between 2022 and 2025. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and 16 other states sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its plan to scrap Obama-era auto-emissions standards that would require vehicles to get significantly higher gas mileage by 2025.



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