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  • Michigan shows off new-look Schembechler Hall

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's football program strives to be the leaders and best. Brady Hoke believes that goal has been reached at Schembechler Hall, which has undergone nearly completed renovations that cost $9 million. The coach said there's an arms race among college...

  • Miami hosts 'Caribbean: Crossroads of the World'

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — One of the opening images in "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" features a massive nuclear submarine breaking the surface off what appears to be a cold northern coastline, with evergreens that would never thrive in tropical weather. The painting by Cuban-born Julio...

  • Royal Gorge park to offer tours amid fire repairs

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    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CANON CITY — Royal Gorge Bridge & Park will offer guided tours on weekends and holidays this summer as it rebuilds from last summer's fire. The Cañon City Daily Record reported Thursday (http://tinyurl.com/o93r6n6 ) the $23 million first phase of reconstruction is scheduled...

  • Broad Art Museum gets $5 million donation

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has received $5 million to increase its endowment and help fund exhibitions for the next five years, officials announced Friday. The donation is from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation in...

  • Hawaii's tourism agency names music series manager

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Tourism has selected a company to manage a new series of monthly Hawaiian music concerts it is sponsoring to highlight the state's musical heritage and boost tourism. The agency is awarding The Kalaimoku Group a yearlong contract to manage the series and a...

  • Phoenix Art Museum director to retire

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — The longtime director of the Phoenix Art Museum is retiring after more than 30 years at the helm. James Ballinger informed museum board members and staff of his decision to retire Thursday. Ballinger says he will stay on until a successor is found. But he will...

  • Indiana native donates black film materials to IU

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana native who became an advocate for black filmmakers has donated a large collection of materials from the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame to an Indiana University film center. Mary Perry Smith's donation to IU's Black Film Center/Archive includes more...

  • New roller coaster debuts at Kings Island in Ohio

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — Kings Island theme park in southwest Ohio is unveiling a new inverted roller coaster more than 4,000 feet long with speeds up to 68 miles per hour. The "Banshee" is making its debut Friday at the park north of Cincinnati. Kings Island says the steel roller...

  • Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary. Desks in the classrooms of Danwon High School in Ansan, where dozens of students were missing and feared dead Thursday after a ferry disaster, are cluttered with textbooks, gym...

  • Fish found with mercury in remote Western regions

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday. Researchers for the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service said that most fish...

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