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Stories with organization: Smithsonian Institution
  • House panel targets 'glaring management failures' at EPA 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 4:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Oversight Committee blasted the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for what he called "glaring management failures" that included promoting a senior employee even though he had been accused of sexual harassment and allowing three other employees to continue working at the agency despite admitting they watched pornography on the job.

  • Smithsonian to demonstrate hoverboard for 'future' festival 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 9:04 am

    WASHINGTON - IBM's Watson computing system will be making a visit to Washington for the Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" Festival, and organizers plan to demonstrate a real hoverboard inspired by the movie "Back to the Future."

  • Smithsonian to demonstrate hoverboard for 'future' festival 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 3:11 am

    WASHINGTON - IBM's Watson computing system will be making a visit to Washington for the Smithsonian's "The Future is Here" Festival, and organizers plan to demonstrate a real hoverboard inspired by the movie "Back to the Future."

  • Smithsonian to reopen Renwick Gallery near White House 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 11:48 am

    WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian plans to reopen the Renwick Gallery in November after a $30 million renovation of the nation's first structure built to be an art museum.

  • Correction: Hawaiian Artifacts story story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-15 1:13 pm

    LIHUE, Hawaii - In a story April 9 about Hawaiian artifacts retrieved from a sunken royal yacht, The Associated Press reported erroneously when field work was completed. The project ended in 2000, not 2001 as the AP was originally told by Richard Rogers, a Hawaii shipwreck chaser who worked with scientists from the Smithsonian Institution to bring up the artifacts from the ship owned by King Kamehameha II. Paul F. Johnston, Ph.D., Curator of Maritime History at the National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution, says the work was completed in 2000.

  • Gem lover donates $13M for Smithsonian's science education 
    Updated: Apr-08-15 3:38 pm

    WASHINGTON - A gem aficionado is giving $13 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History for science education initiatives.

  • Power station problem in Maryland causes outages across DC story has photos
    Updated: Apr-07-15 4:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - Problems at a Maryland electrical station caused widespread power outages across the nation's capital Tuesday, affecting the White House, the Capitol, museums, train stations and other sites.