In this Wednesday, March 14, 2018 photo, journalists walk through the Leonard Bernstein exhibit during a press preview at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The exhibit on the acclaimed composer and conductor opens March 16 and runs through Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 19, 2018 - 9:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In October 1979, Leonard Bernstein received a fan letter from a high school humanities teacher. Helen Morgan wrote to the celebrity composer-conductor-pianist in hopes he could share the theme that guided his compositions — something she could pass along to her students for...
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March 18, 2018 - 10:34 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The wreckage of a steamer that sank in Lake Erie over a century ago and eluded shipwreck hunters for decades has finally been found off the Ohio shore, according to the National Museum of the Great Lakes . The steam barge, called the Margaret Olwill, was loaded with limestone...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2018 file photo, a helicopter is hoisted by crane from the East River onto a barge in New York after a Sunday night crash. The crash is prompting regulators to temporarily ground “doors off” flights using tight restraints that could trap people in an emergency. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered the ban on Friday amid concerns such harnesses prevented passengers from escaping. Five people were killed. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 18, 2018 - 9:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A deadly helicopter crash has prompted New York's senators to call for an investigation into how the Federal Aviation Administration ever approved open-door helicopter sightseeing flights and tight harness systems. Democratic U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-...
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In this March 15, 2018, photo, skiers head down a slope at Mad River Glen in Fayston, Vt. Three successive March snowstorms have provided good conditions for late-season skiing. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
March 18, 2018 - 1:56 pm
FAYSTON, Vt. (AP) — Back-to-back nor'easters that have pounded New England have given ski resorts a late-season blast of their life's blood, luring skiers and snowboarders to the slopes, and allowing smaller ski areas that rely on natural snow to stay open. From Vermont to Maine, skiers and riders...
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A New York City firefighter greets spectators as they take part in the St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, March 17, 2018, in New York. Several bagpipe bands led a parade made up of over 100 marching bands after Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke briefly, calling it a "day of inclusion" and adding: "We're all immigrants." (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
March 17, 2018 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined along as Manhattan's Fifth Avenue came alive with the sound of bagpipes, trumpets and lots of green Saturday at the 257th running of New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade. Several bagpipe bands led a parade made up of more than 100...
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March 17, 2018 - 12:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Some spectators and participants at the 257th St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City cite family histories as evidence of Ireland's deep American roots. Matthew McCrosson said at Saturday's...
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A volunteer places clay figures in a field that was once a no man's land between the German and British lines of the First World War in Ypres, Belgium on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. 600,000 clay figures, each one representing a civilian or military death in the First World War, will fill the field for an exhibition of remembrance beginning in the Spring. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 17, 2018 - 10:42 am
YPRES, Belgium (AP) — A special remembrance installation of 600,000 crouching clay figures is opening to the public soon in Ypres, Belgium, seeking to help visitors from around the world reflect on what happened during World War I a century ago. Belgium will honor its civilian and military dead...
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March 16, 2018 - 3:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A male gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo is taking a stand against dirty hands by opting to walk on two legs. Apparently, 18-year-old Louis is a clean freak. When Louis has his hands full of tomatoes or other snacks, he walks upright like a human to keep food and hands clean,...
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March 16, 2018 - 2:59 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — As a tug of war over funding a multibillion-dollar rail project continue in Washington, the perils facing Northeast Corridor commuters were brought into stark relief again Friday morning when a century-old bridge malfunctioned, suspending train service for hours in and out of...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017 file photo, shows ampules of yellow fever vaccine in a field hospital in Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil. On Friday, March 16, 2018, health officials said 10 travelers - none of them American - recently caught yellow fever while visiting Brazil. Four died, and it's a reminder that anyone traveling there should get vaccinated before they go. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
March 16, 2018 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are warning travelers to stay away from certain areas of Brazil if they haven't been vaccinated against yellow fever. Ten recent tourists, none from the U.S., got the mosquito-borne disease, and four died. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which...
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