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  • Park Service: Over 1 million visited Badlands last year

    Updated: 48 min ago

    INTERIOR, S.D. (AP) — For the first time in 15 years, more than a million people visited Badlands National Park in South Dakota. The National Park Service says almost 1.1 million people took in the rugged landscapes of the park in 2015. That's a nearly 14 percent increase compared to 2014....

  • Museum puts on free planetarium event for supporting towns

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ST. JOHNSURY, Vt. (AP) — The Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury is offering a free planetarium presentation next weekend to residents of the more than a dozen communities that support it. The presentation and special programing takes place Saturday, Feb. 13. The towns are St. Johnsbury, Barnet,...

  • NU State Museum offering free Thursday night admission

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska State Museum is offering free Thursday night admissions in February. Admission to Morrill Hall will be free between 4:30 and 8 p.m. on Feb. 11, 18 and 25. The museum is also hosting a series of science related events throughout the month where...

  • A Picasso pilgrimage: Museums in European cities where artist lived offer meaningful insights

    By Rick Steves  For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    Rick Steves: You don't have to admire Picasso's lifestyle or like his modern painting style to appreciate the sheer vitality and boundless imagination of this hardworking man. While you can see his artwork in museums around the world, it's especially meaningful to view them in the European cities...

  • Taiwan rescuers find signs of life in quake rubble

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers on Sunday found signs of life within the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan that killed at least 19 people, as families anxiously waited on site. The emergency center in Tainan, the...

  • Camellia season underway at SC's historic Middleton Place

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Middleton Place on the Ashley River outside of Charleston is beginning its camellia season with workshops and walks through the plantation's gardens. Camellias, which bloom through the winter, are the topic of a workshop on Saturday during which visitors can learn about...

  • Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says


    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl. That's the lowest price of a ticket to the big game on Sunday, according to an executive from the online ticket marketplace StubHub. Prices are holding steady, said Jason Deppen, StubHub's director of field...

  • Annual ice harvest goes on in Tamworth, New Hampshire


    TAMWORTH, N.H. (AP) — The annual Ice Harvest and Winter Carnival gets underway Saturday at Remick Farm and Museum in Tamworth. The event, now in its 13th year, runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. WMUR-TV reports ( that the farm has its own pond and uses the same tools that...


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