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  • Battle of New Orleans cannon getting new carriage

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Spanish cannon used in the Battle of New Orleans and weighing nearly 3 tons will be hauled by pulleys and human muscle onto a new gun carriage like one that once might have held it on a naval ship. For generations, the 10½-foot-long, 5,789-pound weapon has sat on a big wooden outside the Cabildo — part of the Louisiana...

  • Las Vegas lands 3rd weekly nonstop Swiss flight

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourists flying between Las Vegas and Zurich will have another nonstop flight. Edelweiss Air announced Monday it will add a third weekly nonstop flight starting next June. The Swiss airline first arrived in May at McCarran International Airport with two weekly nonstop flights. Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says they...

  • Traveling sports exhibit on W.Va. tour

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A traveling exhibit on the role of sports in American culture is making its way across West Virginia. The West Virginia Humanities Council is sponsoring a state tour of the new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit "Hometown Teams." Officials selected six museums and cultural and community organizations to host...

  • La Fonda on the Plaza hotel in Santa Fe being sold

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An historic hotel that's a landmark in downtown Santa Fe is being sold. The nearly 92-year-old La Fonda on the Plaza is being purchased by sister and brother Jennifer Kimball and Philip Wise. They're buying it from the current owners, most of whom are members of the Ballen family. Financial terms were not disclosed in...

  • Hiker trapped in canyon in Zion National Park dies

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 34-year-old Southern California man was found dead over the weekend in Zion National Park after rising floodwaters trapped him in a narrow canyon that is home to one of the park's best-known hiking trails. Douglas Yoshi Vo's body was found Sunday afternoon in the "Narrows," a popular hike that entails walking in shallow...

  • Pennsylvania priest ordered detained until trial

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest from Pennsylvania was ordered to remain jailed until his trial on charges that he possessed child pornography and traveled to Honduras for sex with children during missionary trips. U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Pesto ordered the Rev. Joseph Maurizio Jr., 69, detained after prosecution evidence...

  • NY's Met displays epic mural by Thomas Hart Benton

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 10-panel mural by realist painter Thomas Hart Benton depicting American life before the Depression is going on view at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. "America Today" was commissioned in 1930 for the New School for Social Research in Manhattan. The panoramic artwork features imagery of industrial American life...

  • Minot hosting 37th annual Norsk Hostfest

    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Scandinavian culture and heritage will be on display in Minot this week as the city hosts the 37th annual Norsk Hostfest. The event is billed as the largest Scandinavian festival in North America. Each year it draws about 60,000 people from around the world for food, music and other entertainment celebrating the Scandinavian...

  • Indian leader Modi heads for White House visit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President Barack Obama for the first time at the White House, the welcome will be very different from the response Modi got nearly a decade ago when he wanted to visit the U.S. His visa request was denied. But his election in May as the new leader of the world's largest democracy...

  • 3 hurt at Six Flags America as park lets out

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A fire department spokesman says three people were injured at Six Flags America during the first night of its Halloween event, Fright Fest. Prince George's County fire spokesman Mark Brady says officials were called in to handle a large crowd leaving the park around 10 p.m. Saturday. Brady says a large group of...

  • Cadillac-LaSalle car museum opens near Kalamazoo

    BARRY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people have turned out for the opening of a museum dedicated to maintaining and exhibiting collectible Cadillac and LaSalle vehicles. The Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center is on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, an unincorporated community in Barry County's Barry...

  • Gaza war deals blow to Israel's tourism industry

    JERUSALEM (AP) — It was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travelers to cancel trips en masse, leaving empty hotel rooms and barren tourist sites in their wake. The summertime fighting delivered a serious hit to Israel's thriving...

  • Maine's Acadia National Park gets $800K grant

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Federal Transit Administration is providing an $800,000 grant for improvements to Acadia National Park. The money will be used for planning and construction of the Acadia Gateway Center Intermodal Facility and Acadia National Park Welcome Center. The intermodal facility is designed to improve access to the Island...

  • Mural slashed at Vermont natural history museum

    MARLBORO, Vt. (AP) — State Police are investigating a case of vandalism at the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Police say someone entered the museum in Marlboro sometime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and damaged a large wall mural. The 8-by-3-foot mural, which depicts a forest scene, was repeatedly cut with a sharp instrument....

  • Colorado calendar: Sept. 28, 2014

    Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719. Tuesday - Denver, Katy Perry, 7 p.m., Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle, go online for ticket prices: www.flashseats.com. Wednesday - Sedalia, Public Teas,...

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