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Disney World to take down 'Sorcerer's Hat' display
LAKE BUENA VISA, Fla. (AP) -- The sorcerer's hat is coming down at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Central Florida. Disney officials say the giant Blue sorcerer's hat display will be replaced in 2015....

Public donations pay for Argentine national park
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentines have a new national park that is home to endangered species like jaguars and crowned solitary eagles, thanks to donations from the public to cover the initial cost....

NYC museum plans Basquiat exhibition
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Brooklyn Museum plans an exhibition on graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) that includes eight rarely seen notebooks filled with his handwritten texts and sketches....

Remains of French ship being reassembled in Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A frigate carrying French colonists to the New World that sank in a storm off the Texas coast more than 300 years ago is being reassembled into a display that archeologists hope will let people walk over the hull and feel like they are on the ship's deck....

Dubai cuts profile as Mideast plastic surgery hub
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Dubai, the emirate known for its celebration of over-the-top glamour and luxury, is racing ahead to dominate the Middle East's plastic surgery market with plans to attract half a million medical tourists in six years....

Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online....

Delta plane clips smaller jet at Minnesota airport
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Delta Air Lines plane clipped wings with a smaller jet as the two were preparing to take off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday night, officials said....

Kentucky agency starts food-focused website
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky tourism officials have launched a food-focused website to promote culinary tourism in the state....

W.Va. airport looks for PeoplExpress replacement
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia airport has stopped promoting a PeoplExpress flight and is looking for other airlines to provide the service....

'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her....

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