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  • British Museum features 'golden age' of Ming China

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time — and that's just the vases. London's British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century. Some 280 objects from the years 1400 to...

  • Amusement park won't rename coaster 'King James'

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation instead of renaming a roller coaster for the basketball superstar. The Sandusky park had vowed to rename a coaster "King James" if the four-time NBA MVP returned home to play...

  • Recent Kansas editorials

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    The Kansas City Star, Sept. 14 Keep renewable energy mandate and benefits of wind power: Despite Gov. Sam Brownback's sudden lack of support for it, the renewable energy mandate in Kansas deserves to be kept in place. The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires the state to get...

  • Get a slice of Chicago culture on pizza tour

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices — unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful of...

  • Go For the Food: The ultimate beer run in Vermont

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Let's not call this a "beer run." That has such a... Friday night frat boy connotation. Let's instead call this a "beer journey." The ultimate beer journey. For the ultimate cult beer. If you have even a passing interest in great beer, chances are good you've...

  • Miami science museum gets $5M for health programs

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Baptist Health South Florida is giving $5 million for health and wellness programs at the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science being built in downtown Miami. The Baptist Health People & Science Gallery will be located inside the museum. Some of the funding...

  • Heat wave sends power demand soaring in California

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heat wave sent Californians to their air conditioners Friday and drove power demand to its highest peak of the year as the southern region sweltered under 100-degree temperatures. Statewide electrical demand peaked Monday afternoon at 45,090 megawatts, beating a...

  • Lava enters vacant lots in Big Island subdivision

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava has begun moving over a vacant lot in a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. The lots in the Kaohe (cah-OH'-hay) Homesteads subdivision that are closest to the lava are vacant, and officials say no homes are in imminent danger. Hawaii County spokesman...

  • Diageo welcoming visitors at historic distillery

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Historic Stitzel-Weller distillery is the newest stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Liquor giant Diageo PLC said Monday it is opening a visitors' center at Stitzel-Weller, part of a $10 million investment that includes a new bottling line and a small batch...

  • Atlanta airport closing runway for maintenance

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta airport officials say they're closing the northernmost runway until mid-October for maintenance. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials said in a statement that a 9,000-foot long stretch of one of the airport's five runways is being repaved....

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