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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2009 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, center, accompanied by Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., left, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, gestures while speaking to members of the media following their meeting at the White House in Washington. A U.S. Interior Department official has reacted harshly to the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks. Knowles chaired the congressionally authorized board until Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, the Democrat and eight others on the 12-member board sent a resignation letter, saying their requests to meet as prescribed in law have been disregarded. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais,File)
January 17, 2018 - 8:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Interior Department official on Wednesday blasted the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks, suggesting the move was politically motivated and their work was flawed. Todd Willens, associate deputy secretary of the department,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2009 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, center, accompanied by Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., left, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, gestures while speaking to members of the media following their meeting at the White House in Washington. A U.S. Interior Department official has reacted harshly to the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks. Knowles chaired the congressionally authorized board until Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, the Democrat and eight others on the 12-member board sent a resignation letter, saying their requests to meet as prescribed in law have been disregarded. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais,File)
January 17, 2018 - 7:21 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Interior Department official on Wednesday blasted the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks, suggesting the move was politically motivated and their work was flawed. Todd Willens, associate deputy secretary of the department,...
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This image released by the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation on Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018 shows a drawing titled The Hill of Montmartre (1886). The drawing is housed at the Van Gogh Museum and shares an unmistakable connection to the newly-discovered van Gogh drawing in terms of subject, size, style, technique and materials. (Vincent Van Gogh Foundation via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 8:22 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two drawings of a hill in Paris have been confirmed as works by Vincent van Gogh and are going on display at a Dutch museum. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam said Tuesday that an 1886 drawing of Montmartre owned by the Van Vlissingen Art Foundation was recently...
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January 15, 2018 - 8:14 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is displaying four works by painter, illustrator, muralist and arts educator Aaron Douglas. Douglas was a significant figure of the Harlem Renaissance and the paintings are on view at one of the museum's African-American art galleries. They include "...
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In this Wednesday Jan. 10, 2018, photo, Dovid Reidel, Director of Research & Archive Division of the Amud Aish Memorial Museum, in Brooklyn, N.Y., shows plea for rescue, left, that was smuggled out of France's Vittel internment camp on a coat lining in 1944, and the 1942 diary of Dr. Hillel Seidman, written in the Warsaw Ghetto, both part of the museum's collection. The museum focuses on Jewish religious practice and the role of faith during the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 14, 2018 - 11:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Faith and survival, not the machinery of death, are the central themes at an atypical Holocaust museum in Brooklyn. The three-year-old Amud Aish Memorial Museum focuses on the experiences of Orthodox Jews during and after the Holocaust. Its collection includes letters, diaries,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016, file photo the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter is seen at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, N.C. The site is among about 130 locations in 14 states being promoted as part of the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which organizers hope will boost tourism in the region. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman, File)
January 14, 2018 - 12:12 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died. Fourteen states stretching from Kansas...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016, file photo the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter is seen at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, N.C. The site is among about 130 locations in 14 states being promoted as part of the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which organizers hope will boost tourism in the region. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman, File)
January 14, 2018 - 12:02 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southern states are banding together to promote civil rights tourism across the region. Fourteen states including all of the Deep South are joining to promote the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. It's a tourism website and campaign that will highlight about 130 sites linked to the...
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January 12, 2018 - 7:29 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The California mudslide that killed at least 18 people is causing distress miles from where the torrent of muck and boulders stopped, as a local economy that thrives on tourism and sun-soaked beaches was left reeling. On a postcard-perfect afternoon, the Santa Barbara...
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In this image from video provided by Eric Frowley with Burbank Firefighters Local 778 a a car rides a wave of water, mud and rocks down a street in Burbank Calif., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. The driver of the car, Desionne Franklin, made it through the ordeal safely with his girlfriend. (Eric Frowley/Burbank Firefighters Local 778 via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 4:15 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — A driver who rode a wave of muddy water down a twisting street in his car during a Southern California flood said he is lucky to be alive. "I just got pushed down the side of a hill by a wall of water and mud," Desionne Franklin said in an Instagram video after Tuesday's...
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January 12, 2018 - 10:57 am
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic says the latest glide test of its space tourism rocket plane was a success, nearly reaching the speed of sound high over California. The spaceship, named Unity, was carried aloft by its mother ship on Thursday and released over the Mojave Desert. The craft was...
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