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  • Matisse's colorful cutouts go on show in London

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A huge new Henri Matisse show in London is many things — bold, colorful, exuberant. It's also a great advertisement for the creativity of old age. The 130 works displayed at Tate Modern were created largely in the last decade of the French artist's long life, when...

  • Horse Play exhibit opening at Derby Museum

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A new exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum offers a playful look at the world's most famous horse race. The exhibit, called Horse Play, features nearly 60 historic equine toys, digital interactives and music created exclusively for the museum. Horse Play uses...

  • Coney Island amusement rides open for the summer

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season — with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready to roll at breakneck speeds. In Luna Park, Italian amusement tycoon Alberto Zamperla joined Eric Adams as the Brooklyn borough president...

  • Study looks at Old Faithful area and development

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A new study on the geology and hydrology in the area around Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park provides suggestions on how to avoid harming the famous geyser. The report was written by U.S. Geological Survey and park geologists, working...

  • Historic Eastern Panhandle home tours set

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — As dependable as April showers and spring flowers, the annual showcase of one-of-a-kind Eastern Panhandle properties is again set to delight visitors later this month. Coming up April 26 and 27, the House and Garden Tour of Historic Berkeley and Jefferson...

  • Museum highlights Michigan's role in Civil War

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Grand Rapids Public Museum is displaying the overcoat of a Civil War surgeon who was on guard duty the night Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre. The museum has added to its exhibit on Michigan's role in the Civil War. The artifacts are on loan...

  • Six Flags theme park planned for Dubai

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai could soon have some new roller coasters to go with its man-made islands and the world's tallest skyscraper. Newspapers in the Middle Eastern emirate reported Sunday that local property developer Meraas Holding has reached a deal with Six...

  • Death Valley in spring: Beautiful and not that hot

    By JOHN MARSHALL The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    FURNACE CREEK, Calif. - The perception of Death Valley is that it's hot and desolate. The hot part is right, at least in the summer, when Death Valley is one of the hotter places on earth. Even in spring, it's about as hot as many other places are come August, with April and May...

  • NPS seeks comment on Lamar Ranch proposal

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service is seeking public comment on some proposed infrastructure improvements at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park. The agency is proposing to make improvements to various energy production systems...

  • Cantaloupe or peaches? Lawmaker says, both

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Cantaloupe or peaches? Alamosa Republican state Sen. Larry Crowder wants both to be Colorado's official state fruits. Crowder said Friday that he will attempt to add Rocky Ford cantaloupe to a bill introduced in the Legislature to make the Palisade peach Colorado's...

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