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  • Homes of Peary, Perkins become national landmarks

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The island home of arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary and the homestead of labor leader Frances Perkins have been designated as national historic landmarks in Maine. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King of Maine said Tuesday that the two sites are among nine that are joining...

  • Idaho Land Board considers Tamarack ski area lease

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Battered and bruised Tamarack Resort could take a significant step this week toward a clearer financial picture and getting on track to being the kind of four-season destination playground early planners once envisioned. True, a high-speed chairlift was ripped out for...

  • Monet on loan from Paris to be shown in Detroit

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — One of Claude Monet's most famous paintings is in Detroit for a three-month stay. "Waterlily Pond, Green Harmony" is on loan to the Detroit Institute of Arts from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. It's to be on display at the DIA from Wednesday through Jan. 4. The painting is one of...

  • NY's Central Park Zoo getting 2 grizzly bears

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Grizzly bears Betty and Veronica are moving into a new home. The two, who have been at the Bronx Zoo since 1995, are getting new digs at the Central Park Zoo. The Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs both zoos, says the pair will live in an exhibit that has housed the...

  • New memorial arises at Jack Kerouac's gravesite

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A new memorial has arisen near "On the Road" author Jack Kerouac's burial site. The 3,000-pound granite monument in Lowell's Edson Cemetery sits near the Beat generation writer's nondescript grave marker flush with the ground, which has become one of the city's most visited...

  • Teen beaten at Six Flags undergoes skull surgery

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy critically injured at Six Flags America during the first night of its Halloween event, Fright Fest, has undergone surgery on his skull and is in a coma. The teen was beaten outside the Upper Marlboro park Saturday in brawls that witnesses described...

  • Michelin Guide knocks Daniel down to 2 stars

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    The Michelin Guide's latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud has lost a little sizzle. For the past three years, the same seven restaurants have held a virtual lock on the organization's coveted three-star rating: Daniel, Per Se, Masa,...

  • Casino mogul says experience, not gambling, is key

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Steve Wynn had some advice. It hasn't been the gambling that's key to casinos' success. It's everything else. That's why after he recently won the opportunity to build Boston's first casino-hotel, he said he has grand plans for a property that will feature an entry akin to...

  • Haze nightclub on Las Vegas Strip to close

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say Haze Nightclub at the Aria will be closing at the end of October to make way for another business. MGM Resorts International released a brief statement Tuesday confirming the closure of the Las Vegas Strip club, which is located inside the Aria resort. They said...

  • Battle of New Orleans cannon gets new carriage

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Spanish cannon used in the Battle of New Orleans and weighing nearly 3 tons was lowered Tuesday by pulleys, chains and muscle onto a new gun carriage like one that might have held it once aboard a navy ship. For generations, the 10½-foot-long, 5,789-pound weapon has sat on...

  • Study: Gambling industry worth $240B, 1.7M jobs

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013, a study shows. That includes $38 billion in local, state and federal taxes the industry said it paid last year in gambling fees, property taxes,...

  • Dead cruise passenger ID'd as South Carolina man

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Police say a passenger who died in a fall aboard a cruise ship at a Miami dock was a South Carolina man. Miami-Dade County police say in a news release that 20-year-old Kendall Wernet of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, died in what appeared to be an accidental fall Monday aboard the...

  • Key Los Angeles subway connector 1 step closer

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new underground train that will speed passengers through downtown Los Angeles took a symbolic step forward Tuesday with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by shovel-wielding politicians and transportation officials. The "regional connector," as officials with the Los...

  • Admission to NY Matisse show by timed tickets

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Matisse exhibition that drew big crowds in London is opening soon at New York City's Museum of Modern Art. In anticipation of a large turnout, MoMa is issuing timed tickets for admission to "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs." They're available online and at the museum and are free...

  • Panama inaugurates Frank Gehry-designed museum

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — After years of delays, Panama has inaugurated a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry that officials hope will become a cultural landmark and symbolize the country's recent economic ascent. The Biomuseo at the Pacific Ocean gateway to the Panama Canal...

  • Critic & museum director on encounters with art

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    "Rendez-Vous With Art" (Thames & Hudson), by Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford Stendhal wrote about feeling faint in the presence of great art. Goethe said that merely knowing that a sculpture he admired could be created made him "twice the person" he was. Proust, in an episode of "In...

  • Red line service back to normal after heavy delays

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro's red line is back to normal after a cracked rail caused delays in both directions during morning rush hour. The red line had been running on a single track between the Van Ness and Dupont Circle stations Tuesday morning. The cracked rail was at the Dupont Circle...

  • Film academy hosts 1st exhibit in new museum site

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding its first exhibit in the space that will become Hollywood's premier museum devoted to the movies. "Hollywood Costume" opens Thursday inside the historic May Co. building on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, which is...

  • Qantas puts world's largest plane on longest route

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Qantas is putting the world's biggest passenger plane on the world's longest airline route. A Qantas Airbus A380 touched down Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport about 15 hours after leaving Sydney, Australia, on the 8,578-mile journey. The double-deck,...

  • McGinley had control of European Tour tee times

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Eight years ago as the Ryder Cup qualifying was ending, 10 of the top 20 players in the U.S. standings were either in the same group or in a group with captain Tom Lehman. It looked as if it was rigged, though the PGA Tour promised it was done by computer and merely...

  • Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    ABOARD THE COCONUT PRINCESS (AP) — On a cruise more about politics than pleasure, Zhang Jing watched the gray shells of the Paracel Islands emerge from the purple, pre-dawn South China Sea. Cheers erupted on board at the sight of the distant land, and Zhang and the other passengers scurried to...

  • O'Hare, Midway airports nearing normal capacity

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says Chicago's airports are nearing normal activity after a fire at an air traffic control center last week brought flights to a halt. The FAA said Tuesday morning that data through midnight showed air traffic flow at O'Hare International...

  • Hawaii tourism: Arrivals, spending drop in August

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — The number of tourists to Hawaii declined 1.3 percent last month from the same period last year to more than 730,000. That's according to monthly statistics from the Hawaii Tourism Authority, which also showed a 0.5 percent drop in visitor spending August to $1.3 billion. The...

  • Santa Fe Southern suspends passenger rail service

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Tourist-oriented passenger train service between Santa Fe and the village of Lamy is suspended again. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/YMzqgO ) reports that the Santa Fe Southern Railray is notifying customers that operations have been halted for the foreseeable...

  • Film academy hosts 1st exhibit in new museum site

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding its first exhibit in the space that will become Hollywood's premier museum devoted to the movies. "Hollywood Costume" opens Thursday inside the historic May Co. building on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, which is...