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  • NYC museum plans Basquiat exhibition

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Museum plans an exhibition on graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) that includes eight rarely seen notebooks filled with his handwritten texts and sketches. "Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks" will run at the Brooklyn Museum from April 3 through Aug. 23. It will feature 160 unbound...

  • Remains of French ship being reassembled in Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A frigate carrying French colonists to the New World that sank in a storm off the Texas coast more than 300 years ago is being reassembled into a display that archeologists hope will let people walk over the hull and feel like they are on the ship's deck. The 1686 wreck of the 54-foot oak frigate La Belle — in an...

  • Medieval artifacts displayed in Ky. heading home

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — At a Kentucky history museum, the reign is ending soon for an exhibition of medieval artifacts from England. The items are so prized that it took an act of Parliament to create the trans-Atlantic partnership that brought the collection to the United States. The Frazier History Museum said Friday that the decade-long...

  • Vermont City seeks US customs house on border lake

    NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — The city of Newport has agreed to help lobby U.S. Customs and Border Protection to set up a port of entry on the Vermont end of Lake Memphremagog to increase cross-border tourism on the border-spanning lake. The Magog, Quebec, based tour business Escapades Memphremagog wants to bring boatloads of tourists to Newport then...

  • UA Museum to host Halloween event

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Museum of the North is hosting a Halloween night event for families. University officials say the event is scheduled to take place between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. Officials say visitors can tour research labs, participate in crafts and watch scientific experiments. Visitors are asked to...

  • Ohio theme park says The Beast to hit 50M rides

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — Now that's a lot of ups and downs. A southwest Ohio theme park says one of its roller coasters will soon give its 50 millionth ride. Kings Island expects that to happen during Friday night's "Halloween Haunt" activities at the park in Mason. The Beast roller coaster opened in 1979, billed as the world's longest wooden...

  • Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online. Agents so far have confirmed the images in Yosemite and four other national parks in California, Utah and Oregon. Park Service...

  • NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them....

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar DALLAS (AP) — Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop — but don't expect fares to fall too. Heading into the busy holiday-travel period, the airlines expect even cheaper fuel, thanks to the nosedive in crude oil prices. The price of jet fuel, an airline's biggest...

  • County board wants want art museum raises returned

    DETROIT (AP) — Some Oakland County commissioners say they want the Detroit Institute of Arts to pay back bonuses and raises given to two top museum executives. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1wrXPUE ) that commissioners discussed the compensation issue Thursday. Voters in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties in 2012 approved a tax to...

  • Allegiant flight returns safely to Vegas airport

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Allegiant Airlines flight returned shortly after takeoff to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a report of possible engine trouble. Allegiant spokesman Micah Lillard says flight 580 took off for Bellingham, Washington, about 9 a.m. PDT Thursday and landed safely less than 15 minutes later, after the crew...

  • Brown restricts travel to Ebola-affected areas

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University says it won't send undergraduate students to the three countries hit hardest by Ebola for study abroad programs. Faculty, staff, graduate students and medical students who want to go to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone using university funding must now apply to the provost's office for permission. A...

  • 911 calls show chaos after Delaware tour bus crash

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Emergency calls made by passengers and passing motorists capture the chaos, fear and confusion in the aftermath of a tour bus crash in Delaware that left three people dead. Audio recordings of several 911 calls obtained by The Associated Press Thursday under the Freedom of Information Act also indicate that 911 operators...

  • Retrospective of fiber artist opens at NYC museum

    NEW YORK (AP) — Institutionalized for more than three decades and largely deaf and mute, Judith Scott found her voice through art, forming intricate sculptures of yarn, fabric and other fibers tightly wrapped around an array of found objects. Born with Down syndrome, the late artist is getting her first solo museum exhibition in the United...

  • 5 free things to do and see in Baltimore

    NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore on a budget? Easy as Edgar Allan Poe. His gravesite is one of a number of memorable places that can be visited around this historic city without spending a dime. Here are some details on paying your respects to the famed poet who penned "The Raven," along with some other fun things to do — including not one but two...

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