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  • Book explores New York's pivotal role in Civil War

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new Civil War book based on a popular exhibit at the New York State Museum is due out this December. The book published by SUNY Press is a companion to the exhibit, "An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War." The yearlong exhibit opened at...

  • NC Gov. Martin gives tuba, Rubik's Cubes to museum

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Gov. Jim Martin says it's an unusual experience to give up mementos from his life — including his years as North Carolina's chief executive — for history's sake. Still, Martin seemed to relish the moment Monday during a ceremony at the N.C. Museum of...

  • Yellowstone interior roads closing next week

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors to Yellowstone National Park have only a few more days before roads will close to vehicle traffic for the season. The National Park Service announces that roads will close to vehicle traffic to most of the popular locations in the...

  • Bill Clinton campaigns in Pittsburgh for Tom Wolf

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Democrats brought yet another political celebrity to Pennsylvania on Monday to try to seal a win in the governor's race, with former President Bill Clinton telling a rally of hundreds that Tom Wolf will unite rather than divide as the state's leader. Clinton told the...

  • Ancient shipwreck discovered near Aeolian Islands

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The divers descended 410 feet into dark Mediterranean waters off Italy, their lights revealing the skeleton of a ship that sank thousands of years ago when Rome was a world power. A sea-crusted anchor rested on a rock. The ship's cargo lay scattered amid piles...

  • Museum unveils rich story of Jewish life in Poland

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — In the two millennia between ancient Israel and its modern rebirth, Jews never enjoyed as much political autonomy as they did in Poland, a land that centuries later would become intrinsically linked to the Holocaust. The story of this great flourishing of...

  • Clara Barton home to close for renovations in 2015

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    GLEN ECHO, Md. (AP) — Last chance to learn about the Angel of the Battlefield, Clara Barton, before the house where she lived and ran the American Red Cross closes indefinitely for renovations. The National Park site is closing in early 2015 to repair extensive water damage. It will...

  • CTA proposes 2015 budget without fare hikes

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Transit Authority has proposed a $1.4 billion budget for next year that doesn't carry any fare increases or service cuts. The balanced budget, which was announced Monday, reflects a 4.5 percent spending increase. Capital funds will not be transferred to...

  • Zehnder's opening waterpark with retractable roof

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    FRANKENMUTH, Mich. (AP) — Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark is opening a new waterpark in Frankenmuth this week that includes a retractable roof. The Atrium Waterpark opens to the public on Friday and also features a 20-person hot tub; a six-story raft ride; a six-story...

  • Travel: Ghost towns of the Southwest

    By JOHN MARSHALL The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    The Amargosa Hotel was once a hub of activity, the Spanish Colonial-style building filled with workers from the Pacific Coast Borax company. Once the mine shut down, the people left, leaving the U-shaped hotel and the opera house attached to it at the center of what now is considered...

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