• Students-turned-statues bring history to life

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — As Lone Oak Elementary third-grader Selena Smith has told her mother many-a-time, she just wants to be an artist. During a recent class project, she got her wish. She was famous French post-impressionist painter Henri Rousseau. Leading up to the project, Selena...

  • Ohio museum, university create artifacts for Kentucky site

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A museum and a university in southwestern Ohio are working together to create artifacts for a new display at a northern Kentucky historic site. Xavier University in Cincinnati will use 3D scanning and printing technology to create replicas of fossils and molds from...

  • In Florida's "beer war," the growler appears to be winning

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a two-year political and public relations battle, Florida's craft beer fans may soon be able to leave their local brewery with the preferred half-gallon refillable jug of the microbrew they love and retire their "Free the growler" T-shirts. The Florida...

  • Hawaii lawmakers take on health exchange, housing, beaches

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers plan to tackle the state's troubled health exchange, public housing issues and a slew of resolutions this week at the Legislature. Most of the action will be in committee rooms as lawmakers take up bills passed by the other chamber. One proposal seeks...

  • Museum says mummy was Peruvian girl who lived centuries ago

    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Medical scans of mummified remains in a touring exhibit at an Ohio museum exhibit are those of a girl who lived more than 500 years ago in Peru. The Cincinnati Museum Center recently reported the results of a collaborative effort with Cincinnati Children's Hospital...

  • 'The Birds of America' take flight in HistoryMiami exhibit

    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — When John James Audubon set out to survey the birds of the United States in the early 1800s, people believed the young country's natural resources were infinite. A new HistoryMiami exhibit showing every image printed for Audubon's masterpiece, "The Birds of America,"...

  • Georgians hit by fallout from trouble in Russia, Ukraine

    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — For Mariam Matiashvili, Georgia's crumbling tourist trade is a health risk. The 64-year-old woman spends much of her meager pension of 150 lari ($68) a month on medicine and has long lived off selling cheap jewelry at a flea market to tourists, mainly from...

  • Paris hit by air pollution spike, halves cars on roads

    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Paris will cut the number of cars on the road in half beginning Monday and is making public transit free to combat a spike in pollution that has obscured even the Eiffel Tower under a smoggy haze. The mayor's office announced Saturday that only cars with odd-numbered...

  • AP PHOTOS: Other-world sights await Antarctica tourists

    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — They trek snow-covered mountains, gasp at seals flopping along the coastline, ooh at penguins waddling along on the ice and marvel at humpback whales flapping their tails amid a sea of melting icebergs. Antarctica is the last terrestrial tourism...

  • New England editorial roundup

    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    The MetroWest Daily News of Framingham (Mass.) March 19, 2015 The Senate was expected to vote this week on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. attorney general, more than four months after President Barack Obama announced that the veteran prosecutor was his choice to succeed...

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