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129-year journey nears end as France returns Benin treasures

Oct. 25, 2021 03:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In a decision with potential ramifications across European museums, France is displaying 26 looted colonial-era artifacts for one last time before returning them home to Benin. The wooden anthropomorphic statues, royal thrones and sacred altars were...

Widodo calls for ASEAN travel corridor to bolster recovery

Oct. 25, 2021 03:05 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo has urged Southeast Asian countries to speed up plans to create a regional travel corridor to help revive tourism and speed up a recovery from the economic damage of the pandemic. Citing U.N. and World...

Plane from NY to LA makes emergency landing in Wisconsin

Oct. 24, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An American Airlines plane traveling from New York to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday afternoon in Wisconsin, according to officials with the airline and the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison. An airport official...

Mackinac Island saw big tourism rebound during 2021 season

Oct. 24, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Business owners on Michigan's Mackinac Island are celebrating a big rebound in tourism this year after fewer visitors made the journey to the island in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many visitors discovered the iconic carless-island...

Japanese, southern cultures blend in northeast Mississippi

Oct. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Mieko Kikuchi remembers what it was like coming to the United States from Japan. Kikuchi, Renasant’s Japanese liaison and member of Japan-America Society of Mississippi’s board of directors, said she was an active member of her community when...

Turkey Shoot raises funds for veteran museum

Oct. 24, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

WICKLIFFE, Ky. (AP) — No fowl play was involved in the Kentucky Veteran and Patriot Museum’s Turkey Shoot on Saturday, although sharpshooters with the best aim could win frozen turkeys and turkey trophies. The Kentucky Veteran and Patriot Museum hosted its ninth...

Uganda police say 1 killed, 7 injured in explosion at eatery

Oct. 23, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — One person was killed and seven others injured Saturday in an explosion at a restaurant in a suburb of Uganda's capital, Kampala, police said. Police said in a statement that a bomb squad had been deployed following “a serious blast” around 9...

Harrison Ford reunited with lost credit card in Sicily

Oct. 23, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Harrison Ford lost his credit card during a stay in a beach town near Palermo, Sicily, but got it back thanks to a German tourist, police in Sicily said Saturday. The tourist found a credit card with Ford’s name emblazoned on it...

Understaffed Yellowstone strained by record tourism year

Oct. 23, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly has every square foot of pavement mapped out in the 2.2 million acre park. He’s scrutinizing the 1,750 acres of pavement in the hope of finding answers to the rising traffic congestion. ...

Morton Arboretum leaders plan search for next president

Oct. 23, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — Leaders at the Morton Arboretum plan a national search for the museum's next president. The Daily Herald reports that trustees hired a recruiting firm to lead the search for President and CEO Gerard Donnelly's successor. ...