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  • Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions Friday about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their...

  • Public donations pay for Argentine national park

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines have a new national park that is home to endangered species like jaguars and crowned solitary eagles, thanks to donations from the public to cover the initial cost. Congress this week passed legislation creating the Impenetrable National Park...

  • Medieval artifacts displayed in Ky. heading home

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — At a Kentucky museum, the reign is ending soon for an exhibition of medieval artifacts from England that's so prized that it took an act of Parliament to create the trans-Atlantic partnership that brought the collection to the United States. The Frazier History...

  • NYC museum plans Basquiat exhibition

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Museum plans an exhibition on graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) that includes eight rarely seen notebooks filled with his handwritten texts and sketches. "Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks" will run at the Brooklyn Museum...

  • Remains of French ship being reassembled in Texas

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A frigate carrying French colonists to the New World that sank in a storm off the Texas coast more than 300 years ago is being reassembled into a display that archeologists hope will let people walk over the hull and feel like they are on the ship's deck. The 1686...

  • Vermont City seeks US customs house on border lake

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — The city of Newport has agreed to help lobby U.S. Customs and Border Protection to set up a port of entry on the Vermont end of Lake Memphremagog to increase cross-border tourism on the border-spanning lake. The Magog, Quebec, based tour business Escapades...

  • UA Museum to host Halloween event

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Museum of the North is hosting a Halloween night event for families. University officials say the event is scheduled to take place between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. Officials say visitors can tour research labs, participate in...

  • Speed limit boost coming for portion of I-25

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The speed limit on Interstate 25 between Monument and Colorado Springs will get a boost this weekend as highway expansion work is mostly finished. Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman Bob Wilson said 75 mph speed limit signs will be posted Saturday, between Woodmen Road...

  • Ohio theme park says The Beast to hit 50M rides

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — Now that's a lot of ups and downs. A southwest Ohio theme park says one of its roller coasters will soon give its 50 millionth ride. Kings Island expects that to happen during Friday night's "Halloween Haunt" activities at the park in Mason. The Beast roller...

  • Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online. Agents so far have confirmed the images in Yosemite and four other national...

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