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  • New lights cast a bright glow at Statue of Liberty

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty has a certain glow about her — thanks to a new lighting system. Onlookers and officials stood on the grounds and boats gathered in the waters around Liberty Island on Tuesday night to see the new ground lights get turned on. The system uses light-emitting...

  • Freight train derailment causes ordeal for Amtrak passengers

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — What was to be a five-hour trip between Chicago and St. Louis turned into a 14-hour ordeal for passengers aboard an Amtrak train due to a truck accident and the derailment of a freight train. The train left Chicago late Monday with 150 passengers and returned to the city early...

  • Boston art museum cancels 'Kimono Wednesdays' after protests

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is cancelling "Kimono Wednesdays" after protesters decried the event as racist. In a Tuesday statement, the museum apologized for offending some visitors with the event, where museum goers were encouraged to don the traditional Japanese garments and...

  • MGM to sell Reno casino-hotels for $72.5 million

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — MGM Resorts International says it's selling Circus Circus Reno and its stake in the Silver Legacy Resort Casino Reno to Eldorado Resorts Inc. for $72.5 million. The casino-resort company announced the sale Tuesday. MGM Resorts and Eldorado have each owned a 50 percent stake...

  • Public finally gets pathway to 'Billionaires' Beach'

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — With a bright blue sign that reads "Beach Access" on an open gate replacing what used to be private property, the public now has access to Malibu's so-called "Billionaires' Beach." The California Coastal Commission officially opened a public path to Carbon Beach on...

  • The Latest: Smithsonian stands by Cosby art exhibition

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Here are the latest developments from the release of court documents indicating Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he obtained quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex (all times local): ___ 6:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Institution is...



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