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  • Ellis Island hospital complex to open to visitors

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The crumbling old sick ward opens off a long hallway, separate from the rest of the Ellis Island hospital complex. Plaster peels from the walls. Broken porcelain light fixtures hang haphazardly above where beds once stood. The low clanging of boats and the splash of...

  • Mo'ne Davis donates LLWS jersey to Hall of Fame

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Mo'ne Davis took the field in Cooperstown after taking her place in history. The pitching star for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons donated her jersey to the baseball Hall of Fame on Thursday after becoming the first girl to win Little League World Series games....

  • Correction: Oregon Wine Harvest story

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a story Sept. 6 about Oregon's wine harvest, The Associated Press reported erroneously that mild conditions for ambient yeast on the grapes were a factor in a forecast of a strong early harvest. Instead, mild conditions for flowering contributed to the forecast....

  • Women find python in the trunk of their rental car

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Police say two women opened the trunk of their rental car to retrieve their luggage and were greeted by a snake. The women drove the rental car from Boston to Kennebunk, Maine, where they discovered the ball python Wednesday night and called police. The snake...

  • Ryanair shares rise as airline raises outlook

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ryanair says it plans to carry an extra 1 million passengers this year and has raised its profits outlook on the back of wide-ranging service improvements that have boosted sales and filled more aircraft. The Dublin-based carrier told its annual general meeting Thursday...

  • Pilots, Air France negotiating way to end strike

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Pilots' unions and Air France are in talks aimed at ending an 11-day strike over cost-cutting measures. The walkout has grounded more than half of the airline's flights, stranding passengers worldwide. Air France offered Wednesday night to scrap a central part of a plan...

  • UNO Athletics Hall of Fame to induct 4 new members

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A class of two men and two women will be inducted into the Nebraska-Omaha Athletics Hall of Fame next month. The inductees are volleyball player Tracy Ankeny, soccer player Stephanie Kruse, football player Marv Nevins and wrestler Les Sigman. They'll be honored...

  • New Zion National Park superintendent

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The superintendent of Bryce Canyon National Park is moving a few miles southwest to take the same post at Zion National Park. The National Park Service announced Wednesday that Jeff Bradybaugh will begin as Zion superintendent in late October. Bradybaugh has...

  • GOP senators probe Democrat's role at nonprofit

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State Senate Republicans on Wednesday announced an ethics complaint against a powerful Democrat, questioning whether he and his wife were among the beneficiaries of a Minneapolis nonprofit that spent more than $800,000 in taxpayer dollars on trips and personal...

  • Alcatraz exhibit is tribute to political prisoners

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An exhibition by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has transformed the former island prison of Alcatraz into a tribute to the world's political prisoners, some famous and some forgotten. Called "@ large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz," the installation opens Saturday...

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