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Lawyer outlines defense for indicted Baltimore prosecutor

Jan. 18, 2022 14:34 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top prosecutor is innocent of federal charges that she lied about the pandemic harming her personal businesses to withdraw money from her retirement savings, her lawyer argued as he defended her purchase of two Florida vacation homes. Baltimore...

Yellowstone bison species decision questioned by US judge

Jan. 17, 2022 17:21 PM EST

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to revisit part of its decision not to protect Yellowstone National Park’s bison as an endangered species. The Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project groups have...

Ice road on large northern Minnesota lake opens for 2nd year

Jan. 17, 2022 13:27 PM EST

WARROAD, Minn. (AP) — A 37-mile ice highway in Minnesota that takes motorists across the mammoth Lake of the Woods to the northernmost point in the contiguous United States is open for the second straight year, with a toll of $250 per vehicle. The road, which costs an estimated...

Beijing to offer Olympic tickets to 'selected' spectators

Jan. 17, 2022 09:11 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Only “selected” spectators will be permitted at next month's Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Monday. Beijing had already announced that no fans from outside the country would be permitted at the events, and had not offered...

93-mile cross-Vermont trail construction to finish in 2022

Jan. 17, 2022 08:31 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Work on the 93-mile (150-kilometer) Lamoille Valley Rail Trail that will cross Vermont between Swanton and St. Johnsbury will be finished by the end of the year, according to state officials. Joel Perrigo of the Vermont Agency of Transportation told lawmakers...

Proposed Fargo-Moorhead science museum gets $1 million gift

Jan. 16, 2022 12:48 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A proposed science museum in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area has received a $1 million donation from a local business leader. Officials with the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum say the gift from John Ballantyne will help with facility planning and...

Alabama unveiling 'all-in-one' tourism tickets

Jan. 16, 2022 12:38 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new system will allow travelers to purchase “all-in-one” mobile tickets for admission into attractions in different areas of Alabama, tourism officials said. With ticket packages available by region and attraction types, the new system allows tourists...

Building could become museum for Black Civil War regiment

Jan. 16, 2022 11:12 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A vacant building in Hartford could become a museum honoring a famed Black Civil War regiment. Army veteran Bridgitte Prince is spearheading a project to raise $35 million to tell the story of the 29th Regiment Connecticut Infantry (Colored), the first Union...

Springfield museum exhibit features artists from Illinois

Jan. 16, 2022 09:23 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A museum exhibit in Springfield is featuring a range of work from Illinois artists including Muddy Waters, Earth Wind and Fire and Chance the Rapper. It’s called the “State of Sound” and runs through Jan. 23 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential...

Fossil named after Nevada brewer who named his beer after it

Jan. 16, 2022 05:12 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — First, the beer was named for the fossil. Now, it’s come full circle, as a species of the fossil found in Nevada is named for the maker of the beer. The first giant creature to inhabit the earth, the ichthyosaur, dominated the earth’s oceans in...