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No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art

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NEW YORK (AP) -- In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork....

Amtrak: Penn Station work to cause 2-3 major summer outages
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Accelerated track repairs at New York's Penn Station in the wake of recent derailments will require two or three "significant" disruptions to weekday service this summer, Amtrak's CEO told lawmakers Friday, an indication that commuters may be spared what many assumed would be daily delays lasting months....

NY state schedules events to mark Erie Canal bicentennial
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state is planning to commemorate this year's 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Erie Canal with a series of major events along the waterway....

NYC, Metropolitan Museum weigh mandatory admission fees
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Metropolitan Museum of New York and the city government are weighing charging admission for the first time in the museum's nearly 125-year history....

Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam....

Surprise! Johnny Depp appears as Jack Sparrow on Disney ride
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Some visitors to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at California's Disneyland got a surprise: Captain Jack Sparrow himself....

US beach money forces town to give more parking near coast
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) -- One of the biggest obstacles to public beach access in New Jersey may be coming to an end....

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