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  • Senate passes plan to add land to Vicksburg park

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has approved a bill to allow the Vicksburg National Military Park to add 10,000 acres to protect historic Civil War battlefield sites in Claiborne and Hinds counties. Senators voted 89-11 to approve the National Defense Authorization Act Friday....

  • Mayflower replica leaves Plymouth for repairs

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America has set sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts, to another historic port in Connecticut where it will undergo a restoration. The Mayflower II departed Plymouth harbor Friday for Mystic Seaport for the...

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art to charge admission

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Museum of Art plans to begin charging admission in April as part of a plan to maintain financial stability. The museum announced in a news release Friday admission will be $18 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 17. The museum will stop...

  • Texas newspaper hall of fame to induct 4

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize winner, a longtime columnist and the principals in the Harte-Hanks newspaper partnership will be inducted into the Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame. An induction ceremony will be held Jan. 23 during the Texas Press Association 2015...

  • Museum displays rare portrait by Winslow Homer

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A rare oil painting by the American artist Winslow Homer has been given as a gift to a Massachusetts museum. Clark Art Institute in Williamstown says the 1878 commissioned portrait of Charles Prentice Howland has never been publicly exhibited, but will be on...

  • Liquor commission to crack down on drunken driving

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is ramping up efforts to prevent drunken driving during the holiday season by increasing undercover monitoring of establishments serving alcohol and partnering with the state police to increase patrols. A $25,000 grant from the...

  • Last call for sleeper trains linking Berlin, Paris

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — Commuters jostle on and off their gleaming high-speed trains at Berlin's main railway station on a cold December morning, but one platform stays stubbornly empty. Finally, a grimy engine draws in, pulling carriages that look like they saw their best days in the 1980s....

  • Thai flight returns after passenger scalds crew

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai airline flight to China returned to Bangkok after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant by tossing hot water at her, the airline said Friday. A statement from the budget airline Thai AirAsia said the Chinese passenger on a Thursday evening charter flight to...

  • Clouds fill Grand Canyon in rare weather event

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A rare weather phenomenon at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of thick clouds just below the rim. The total cloud inversion is expected to hang inside the canyon throughout Thursday. Cory Mottice of the National Weather...

  • Water shortage at ranch after Grand Canyon pipeline break

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A break in the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline and inclement weather delaying equipment from reaching repair crews has resulted in a water shortage at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Officials say visitors hiking to Phantom Ranch...

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