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French ex-hostage identifies captor in Syria

PARIS (AP) — A French journalist held hostage for months by extremists in Syria says one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Brussels …


World War I: the war that inspired innovative art

NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 1914, with the war in Europe just two weeks old, Henry James knew that something had been lost forever. “Black and hideous …


Winter storm moves through Rocky Mountains

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A winter snow storm moved through the Rocky Mountain region Tuesday as many people prepared for the start of their holiday travels. The storm could …


Alaska reclaims missing moon rocks since 1973

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A display of moon rocks that disappeared from an Alaska museum after an arson fire nearly four decades ago has been returned to the state following …


Pearl Harbor survivor helps identify unknown dead

HONOLULU (AP) — Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater. And …


Calif oyster farm closure ends long battle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Lunny’s struggle to keep his family’s oyster farm running in Point Reyes National Seashore appears to be over, closing out an era of oysterman plying …


Trip home smooth for many Thanksgiving travelers

SEATTLE (AP) — Despite a predicted increase in the number of holiday travelers, Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving weekend found generally good weather, few airport delays and at …


For Thanksgiving travelers, a smooth trip home

SEATTLE (AP) — Travelers heading home after the long Thanksgiving weekend had yet another reason to be thankful on Sunday: favorable weather and few airport delays reported on what is …


Economy makes for tougher Thanksgiving journeys

CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of Americans piled their families into cars, hopped on buses and waited out delays at airports Wednesday as they set off on Thanksgiving treks that many …


More Thanksgiving travelers driving to save money

CHICAGO (AP) — Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation’s annual Thanksgiving migration sacrificed summer vacations, relied on relatives for airfare or …


Economy means sacrifice for Thanksgiving travelers

CHICAGO (AP) — Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation’s annual Thanksgiving migration had to sacrifice summer vacations, rely on relatives for …


Nation pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying …


Across US, Veterans Day commemorations under way

Saturday marked the first of what will be three days of Veterans Day commemorations across the United States. The holiday falls on a Sunday, and the federal observance is on …


Pot votes in CO, WA raise specter of weed tourism

DENVER (AP) — Hit the slopes — and then a bong? Marijuana legalization votes this week in Colorado and Washington state don’t just set up an epic state-federal showdown on …


Museums, theaters among NYC attractions reopening

NEW YORK (AP) — Museums, the Empire State Building, Broadway theaters and many stores reopened Wednesday to the relief of tourists who’d been stuck in hotel rooms since the weekend …


US returns 4,000 archaeological relics to Mexico

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 4,000 archaeological artifacts looted from Mexico and seized in the U.S. have been returned to Mexican authorities in what experts say is one …


Soundtrack to history: 1878 Edison audio unveiled

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — It’s scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world’s first recorded blooper. The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest …


Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a …


Endeavour finally reaches permanent LA museum home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour was finally lodged at its retirement home Monday following a slow weekend parade through city streets that turned out to be a logistical …


Endeavour finally reaches permanent LA museum home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was supposed to be a slow but smooth journey to retirement, a parade through city streets for a shuttle that logged millions of miles in …


Grand Canyon works through list for river trips

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon boasts some of the most spectacular views in the world, revealing a rich geological history that few ever see from the Colorado River …


Freeze, drought take bite out of fall tourism

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Devastating spring freezes and a historic drought have stripped some charm from rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn too short to create mazes, orchards virtually devoid of …


Obama to designate Chavez home as nat’l monument

KEENE, Calif. (AP) — Maria Ybarra’s trailer is one of two left on the property that for over two decades was home to Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez and farmworkers …


Curt Schilling might have to sell bloody sock

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling might have to sell or give up the famed blood-stained sock he wore on the team’s way to the …


High court rejects challenge to roadless rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal challenging a federal rule that bars development on 50 million acres of roadless areas in national forests. The justices …


Baltimore police uncover 1951 Renoir theft report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have located a 60-year-old theft report from the day a Renoir painting disappeared from the Baltimore Museum of Art that matches the description of an artwork …


Baltimore museum has strong case in Renoir theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — An expert on art thefts says the Baltimore Museum of Art likely has a strong case to reclaim a Renoir painting that was stolen in 1951 and …


NYC to round out skyline with tallest Ferris wheel

NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Apple is getting another “biggest”: the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, part of an ambitious plan to draw New Yorkers and tourists alike to the …


Renoir artwork from flea market now thought stolen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Renoir painting that caused a sensation when it was bought at a flea market for $7 may have been stolen from a museum six decades ago, …


Einstein’s brain is now interactive iPad app

CHICAGO (AP) — The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an app for $9.99. But it won’t help you win at Angry Birds. While Albert Einstein’s genius …