• Chicago's Art Institute receives largest gift in its history

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Art Institute of Chicago is receiving a major gift of contemporary art, including works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns and Jeff Koons. The museum said Wednesday that it is receiving 42 pieces from Chicago-based philanthropists Stefan T. Edlis and...

  • Louisiana Children's Museum wins national award

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Children's Museum is among 10 museums and libraries from coast to coast being awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the national Institute of Museum and Library Services said Tuesday. The medal, to be presented May 18 in...

  • Federal agency investigating incident on Colorado Springs tarmac

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Transportation confirmed Monday it is investigating an incident Friday in which passengers on a United Express flight diverted to the Colorado Springs Airport spent nearly six hours on the tarmac before they were allowed to leave the aircraft. The Associated...

  • Case delayed against former manager of Boone motel

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    BOONE, N.C. (AP) — The criminal case has been delayed for the former manager of a Boone motel where three guests died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Multiple media outlets reported that prosecutor Matt Rupp asked a judge in Boone to delay the case against 51-year-old Damon Mallatere...

  • Obama's visit prompts closures in Everglades National Park

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Everglades National Park will be closing its main road and some buildings near its main entrance because President Barack Obama is visiting. Obama will visit to the park Wednesday afternoon to talk about global warming's threat to the U.S. economy. The speech...

  • Arizonans want closer spot to watch federal checkpoints

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Residents of a small southern Arizona town who have spent the past year protesting a Border Patrol checkpoint 20 miles north of Mexico say they should be able to monitor agents from a much closer position than they can now. A federal magistrate judge in Tucson...

  • House panel eyes bill to ease $28M bond for Balsams project

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A roster of residents from the economically distressed North Country took to the podium Tuesday at a public hearing to urge passage of a measure that could help an ambitious plan to redevelop the shuttered Balsams resort in Coos County. Closed businesses, high...

  • Woman strip-searched at Detroit airport settles lawsuit

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — A woman of Arab and Jewish descent who was strip-searched at a Detroit-area airport has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed on her behalf, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday. The federal government will give Shoshana Hebshi $40,000 as compensation for...

  • South Dakota artifact on display at world-renowned museum

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — People visiting one of New York City's world-renowned museums can now catch a glimpse of an artifact that belongs to South Dakota's Cultural Heritage Center. South Dakota's Sioux Horse Effigy is being showcased at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of an...

  • Non-stop Norwegian flights added to Las Vegas airport

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Norwegian Air Shuttle says it will begin weekly direct flights from Las Vegas to Stockholm and Copenhagen this fall. The low-cost European airline announced Tuesday that flights between Stockholm and Las Vegas will be available once a week starting Oct. 31. A...

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