- Museum preserves local community's African-American history Updated: Feb-01-16 2:21 pm
COLUMBUS, Mississippi - An old school-turned-museum in Columbus has been preserving the local community's African-American history.
- DIA welcomes millionth local visitor since millage passage Updated: Feb-01-16 1:41 pm
DETROIT - One million people from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties have visited the Detroit Institute of Arts since a special millage providing funds for the museum's operations was passed.
- United lets families board early, reversing 4-year policy Updated: Feb-01-16 12:32 pm
NEW YORK - United Airlines is trying to bring back a bit of the friendly skies, allowing families with young children to board early.
- Bills give tax breaks to crop dusters, helicopter tours Updated: Feb-01-16 12:22 pm
PHOENIX - A Republican lawmaker has reintroduced legislation vetoed last year that would exempt crop-dusters and charter aircraft operators from state sales taxes.
- Drought hits South Africa's biggest wildlife park Updated: Feb-01-16 11:41 am
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa - Hippos in South Africa's biggest wildlife park are increasingly grazing during the day rather than staying in rivers and pools as usual, a sign of an intensifying drought expected to kill some animals in the weeks ahead.
- Researchers confirm lion population in remote Ethiopian park Updated: Feb-01-16 11:35 am
JOHANNESBURG - Conservationists confirmed the existence of lions in a remote national park in Ethiopia, a rare piece of good news for a threatened species whose numbers have plunged in many parts of Africa, a wildlife charity said Monday.
- Gulfport's FunTime USA park to return Updated: Feb-01-16 11:13 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The landmark FunTime USA theme park is returning to U.S. Highway 90.
- NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percent Updated: Feb-01-16 9:18 am
NEW YORK - Helicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landmarks have agreed to a gradual reduction in tours to 50 percent by next year, meaning tens of thousands fewer trips and quieter homes and neighborhoods, officials said Sunday.
- Cologne pledges tight security for Carnival celebrations Updated: Feb-01-16 8:43 am
BERLIN - Cologne authorities say it's impossible to guarantee 100 percent security for the German city's famous Carnival celebrations starting this week, but security forces will be out in force to try to ensure people can enjoy the events without fear.
- Grand Rapids Public Museum hosting new Rosa Parks exhibit Updated: Feb-01-16 8:26 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - The Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting a new mini-exhibit about civil rights icon Rosa Parks.
- NYC Louis Armstrong museum celebrates his Hot 5 band Updated: Jan-28-16 5:57 pm
NEW YORK - In time for February's Black History Month, New York City's Louis Armstrong House Museum has a new exhibition that focuses on the recordings of the jazz great's Hot Five band.
- Carrie Underwood to honor military families during tour Updated: Jan-28-16 5:44 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Country star Carrie Underwood is working with Carnival Cruise Line and Operation Homefront to honor military families throughout her upcoming "Storyteller" tour.
- Actor Josh Duhamel is the face of North Dakota tourism Updated: Jan-28-16 11:58 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel is helping promote his home state of North Dakota.
- 4 to be inducted into Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame Updated: Jan-28-16 11:51 am
LAS VEGAS - A mixed martial artist, a former major league baseball player, a champion UNLV golf team and a former state athletic commissioner-turned-political kingmaker will be inducted this year into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.
- Black Keys among guests at Rock Hall induction ceremony Updated: Jan-28-16 10:14 am
NEW YORK - Special guests at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will include The Black Keys, Rob Thomas and Metallica's Lars Ulrich.
- Judge refuses to stop gravel mining near Roosevelt ranch Updated: Jan-28-16 8:28 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge says he won't stop a gravel mine operation near Theodore Roosevelt's historic western North Dakota ranch.
- Sovereignty, legacy factors in Taiwan leader's island visit Updated: Jan-28-16 7:55 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Seeking to assert Taiwan's sovereignty and build his legacy, President Ma Ying-jeou paid a visit Thursday to an even smaller island also claimed by China.
- Indianapolis children's museum plans new outer space exhibit Updated: Jan-28-16 4:05 am
INDIANAPOLIS - A new $8 million exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis will focus on space exploration with a replica of International Space Station modules and displays about astronauts who have Indiana ties.
- NYC's Museum of Modern Art unveils revised expansion plan Updated: Jan-27-16 6:11 pm
NEW YORK - New York City's Museum of Modern Art has unveiled a revised expansion plan.
- Ford Presidential Museum reopening in June after overhaul Updated: Jan-27-16 3:59 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is expected to reopen this spring after being closed in October to allow crews to install new, permanent interactive exhibits and conduct renovations at the facility in Grand Rapids, officials announced Wednesday.
- Norwegian preschool drops carnival over gender stereotypes Updated: Jan-27-16 3:52 pm
STAVANGER, Norway - A preschool in egalitarian Norway has canceled its traditional carnival celebration saying it encourages gender stereotypes, with boys dressing up in macho superhero costumes and girls in frilly princess dresses.
- Ann Arbor Pioneer High School honoring Jim and John Harbaugh Updated: Jan-27-16 1:23 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Jim and John Harbaugh are being honored by the high school they attended in the shadow of Michigan Stadium.
- Ai Weiwei withdraws works in Denmark due to immigration law Updated: Jan-27-16 12:14 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is withdrawing his works from two museums in Denmark to protest a new law that allows Danish authorities to seize valuables from migrants.
- Italy minister says Iran statue cover-up 'incomprehensible' Updated: Jan-27-16 11:15 am
ROME - Italy's culture minister has criticized as "incomprehensible" the decision to cover up naked statues at a Rome museum where Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was visiting, adding a new twist to the controversy that has dominated Rouhani's deal-making visit to Italy.
- Oklahoma City seeks changes in Indian museum proposal Updated: Jan-27-16 10:29 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City wants the Legislature to change a law to shift responsibility for the stalled American Indian Cultural Center and Museum from the state to the city.