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February 20, 2018 - 6:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is preparing to open a baseball exhibition including works from its collection, rare cards, memorabilia and collectibles. "Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA" runs March 30 through Sept. 16. Cards, memorabilia and collectibles are from the Rochester-based E...
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FILE - This Feb. 6, 2018 file photo shows a general view of the Gangneung Oval prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. With the looming close of the games this weekend there’s worry here that the Olympics will instead saddle the region with a legacy of massive debt and the perpetual maintenance of a handful of hugely expensive venues that no one knows what to do with. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
February 20, 2018 - 12:54 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The equation was supposed to be simple. To build a world-class ski destination, simply add the Olympics and wait. But even as South Korea basks in the glow of daily competition and global attention, hope is fading that Pyeongchang will do what was promised during its...
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People look at a section of the "Americans" exhibit that explores the historical context of the Battle of Little Bighorn, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. A new exhibit uses images of Natives to show how the population permeates American culture. The "Americans" exhibit has received good reviews, but some say the accompanying website falls short in its characterization of an 1830 U.S. law that forced thousands of American Indians off their lands. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 19, 2018 - 5:52 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Bold. Visionary. A spectacular success. The words in an online promotion for a new museum exhibit in Washington, D.C., describe an 1830 U.S. law that forced thousands of American Indians from their lands in the South to areas west of the Mississippi River. Provocative, yes,...
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A Model wears a creation by Erdem at the Autumn/Winter 2018 runway show in London, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)
February 19, 2018 - 4:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week saw a flurry of shows Monday emphasizing romance and femininity, often with exquisite workmanship and dashes of mystery and drama. Dresses dominated the runway. Christopher Kane offered a strong collection of very feminine, sometimes very revealing dresses at his...
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FILE - The Aug. 7, 2017 file photo shows Mount Katahdin at dawn, just west of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, a site administered by the U.S. Interior Department near Patten, Maine. A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and repeated complaints that dissenting views have been sidelined. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
February 19, 2018 - 12:37 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees. The evolving...
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February 18, 2018 - 9:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Barnes Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia are collaborating on a program where current and former prison inmates will work on public art projects. They will create panels for a future mural, as well as a body of work that will be exhibited at the museum. The "Restorative...
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Jake Adams, Senior Preparator in the Exhibition Department of the American Museum of Natural History, in New York, assembles "fishnado," a part of the museum's upcoming "Unseen Oceans" exhibition, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The installation is made up of hundreds of models of the marine species that exhibit biofluorescence, or the ability to absorb blue light and re-emit it in neon greens, reds, and oranges.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 16, 2018 - 8:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Feel as though you're in the dark when it comes to the underwater world? New York's American Museum of Natural History is working on just the solution: a floor-to-ceiling installation depicting creatures that glow. Photographers got a sneak peek on Thursday as one of the...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at a stall selling fireworks in southwestern China killed four people and injured four others on the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday, authorities said Friday. The information office in Tonghai county in Yunnan province said the blast occurred at around 11 p.m. Thursday...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2017 file photo, smoke rises from a coalition airstrike which attacked an Islamic State militant position, on the front line on the western side of Raqqa, northeast Syria. The U.S. says an American detained by U.S. forces was carrying thumb drives containing bomb-making files and documents describing work he did for the Islamic State group at the time he surrendered in Syria last year. The government's justification for holding the detainee without charge is part of documents filed late Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in federal court. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
February 15, 2018 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — He was an unruly college student in Louisiana where he mixed booze and gambling with classes on electrical engineering. A decade later, he was guarding an Islamic State oil field in Syria and storing bomb-making files and military handbooks on thumb drives. How did this still-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, the Royal Caribbean International's Explorer of the Seas is docked at Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands. A record 30 million people visited the Caribbean in 2017 despite two devastating hurricanes that hit the region. Officials say some islands saw double-digit growth while others saw a nearly 20 percent drop in visitors after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit in September. (AP Photo/Thomas Layer, File)
February 15, 2018 - 2:15 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A record 30 million people visited the Caribbean last year, despite two devastating hurricanes that hit a region still struggling to recover, regional tourism officials said Thursday. Visitors spent a record total of $37 billion, up nearly 3 percent compared with the...
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