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  • Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

    PARIS (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. The hot weather in Paris has brought many picnicking visitors to the garden, whose garbage is a feast for the rats. And they're getting help...

  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

    The Times, Munster. July 28, 2014. Crown Point is right site for museum On the 80th anniversary of John Dillinger's death, the Hammond museum with his name was shut down. The museum is moving to Crown Point, closer to the scene of perhaps his most infamous crime — his escape from the Lake County Jail. That's where it belongs. ... The...

  • Feds end effort to reclaim mummy mask for Egypt

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody fight will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now that the U.S. government is giving up its fight to reclaim it for Egypt. U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said Tuesday that the Department of Justice will take no further legal action to reclaim the funeral mask of...

  • Metropolitan Museum president announces retirement

    NEW YORK (AP) — The president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is stepping down. Emily Rafferty said Tuesday she will retire at the end of March 2015. She has been president of the museum since January 2005. Rafferty started working at the museum in 1976, as an administrator in the development department. She later served as vice president...

  • Canada, Michigan officials to announce bridge plan

    DETROIT (AP) — Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have called a news conference Wednesday about the planned new $2 billion bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Snyder's office said Tuesday that Raitt and the governor "will make an announcement regarding the New International Trade Crossing" at 10:30...

  • Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Eduardo Rosas Cruz, 25, was arrested late Monday in Kern County, San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Stephen Taylor said. Before Rosas Cruz can be sent back to San Joaquin County, he...

  • Gov. Haley urges Atlantic Beach to end Bikefest

    ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley urged the Atlantic Beach Town Council on Tuesday to end the town's annual biker festival and promised to work to help transform the tiny beachfront community into a family-friendly destination that tourists from across the nation will visit. "Please help us put an end to what we know as Bikefest,"...

  • Go For the Food: Traverse City, Michigan's Harvest

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Let's face it: In today's hurry-up culture, there always will be a need for fast food. Even when you're enjoying a leisurely vacation in a place like Traverse City, a Lake Michigan resort community with a nationwide reputation for restaurants serving high-quality, farm-to-table fare. You could head for the...

  • Recent Kansas editorials

    The Topeka Capital-Journal, July 29 More eyes needed on cases of multiple child abuse reports: The number of children in the custody of the Kansas Department for Children and Families is at record levels at a time when some child advocates say the state is too slow to remove children from homes where they are abused and neglected. Reading...

  • Giant ketchup bottle draws tourists in Illinois

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — For tourist Bruce Pasarow of Buena Park, California, leaving Illinois before seeing what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup" was not an option. The Collinsville water tower is a depiction of Brooks Old Original Rich and Tangy Catsup, which was once produced in the buildings beneath the tower. Now,...

  • 2-day lobster harvest at Biscayne National Park

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The two-day lobster mini-season for recreational fishermen will continue at Biscayne National Park this year, but that may change in the future. Park officials have proposed eliminating the mini-season as part of a fishery management plan aimed at increasing the number and size of fish in park waters. Other...

  • Caravan of Corvettes coming to Oklahoma in August

    EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Hundreds of Corvettes will be driving through Oklahoma next month on their way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Corvette Museum In Kentucky. The caravan will start in California and pick up cars as it heads east to the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The cars will be in El Reno on Aug. 25 and stay in...

  • Sleepy port city focus of North Korea tourism push

    WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Where do you go in North Korea if you're in the mood for a barbecue by the beach, maybe some pier-side fishing, or a dip in the ocean? For many North Korean vacationers, that place has long been the sleepy port city of Wonsan, which is now the focus of one of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's most talked-about pet...

  • Olympic National Park to move threatened chalet

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Olympic National Park says it's moving forward with a plan to move a historic chalet that's being threatened by the shifting east fork of the Quinault River. The Enchanted Valley Chalet, located 13 miles from the nearest road, was built as a backcountry lodge in the 1930s, before the creation of the park. More...

  • B&B opens at site of former polygamous compound

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Continental breakfasts are now being served at a bed and breakfast that has opened on the site of a sprawling, mostly unoccupied compound in southern Utah that was built for the leader of a polygamous sect. America's Most Wanted Suites and Bed and Breakfast takes its name from Warren Jeff's time on the list of the FBI's...

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