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The Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 year ago, sails into Plymouth, Mass., as it returns home following extensive renovations, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. The ship began the slow return home last month after spending the last three years in Mystic, Connecticut, getting $11.2 million worth of renovations. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Restored Mayflower replica nearing its berth in Plymouth

Aug. 10, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A restored replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 years ago this year is nearing its home in Plymouth following extensive renovations. The Mayflower II set off from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne on Monday where it docked over...

The Mayflower II sails through the waters of Fishers Island Sound off Groton, Conn., Tuesday, July 28, 2020, on the seventh day of two weeks of sea trials. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, left Mystic Seaport Museum last week after a three-year, $11.2 million restoration by the workers at the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. The 400th anniversary festivities scheduled for Boston and Cape Cod this spring and summer were all postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

Restored Mayflower replica set to return to Plymouth

Aug. 8, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 year ago this year is returning home following extensive renovations. The Mayflower II is slated to complete the final leg of its journey on Monday when it docks at Pilgrim Memorial State Park in...

FILE - In this May 7, 2019 file photo, first lady Melania Trump arrives for a one year anniversary event for her Be Best initiative in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Melania Trump has announced plans to renovate the White House Rose Garden. It's the outdoor space steps away from the Oval Office. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

White House Rose Garden is getting a face-lift

Jul. 27, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most famous gardens in America is getting a face-lift. Melania Trump on Monday announced details of a plan already underway to spruce up the White House Rose Garden, an iconic outdoor space famous for its proximity to the Oval Office. The current garden design has been around...

Toni Amenrud, left, and her daughter, Veronica, work in a Brooklyn Park, Minn., kitchen on Monday, June 22, 2020. Amenrud owns a Kitchen Tune-Up franchise. (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press via AP)

Franchises appeal to displaced workers during pandemic

Jul. 25, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Toni Amenrud was a middle-aged worker with a lost job and a head full of self-doubt. But she flipped her future. She connected with a franchise consultant, who helped her start up her own business — Kitchen Tune-Up, a remodeling franchise. Now she works 55 hours a week, is...

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Tucker Carlson battles with The New York Times over privacy

Jul. 21, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson says The New York Times wants to put his family in danger, the newspaper says he knowingly lied and now the Fox News host's fans are taking up the fight. The latest media conflagration flaring Tuesday is more than ideological, with issues of personal privacy and safety at its...

Abandoned row houses being renovated in Detroit neighborhood

Jul. 20, 2020 7:37 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An abandoned multifamily building in southwest Detroit is being renovated into a dozen modern housing units as part of Mayor Mike Duggan’s plan to improve city neighborhoods. The development is in Detroit’s Hubbard Farms neighborhood. When completed, three of the units in the...

Restoration work starts at Indiana Territory governor's home

Jul. 18, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — Mark R. Wenger, crouched on all fours inside the dining room at the Grouseland mansion, craned his neck and leaned deep into the fireplace, a tiny flashlight shining a beam inside the more than 200-year-old crevice. “There, see that, that black,” he said, his voice...

Millennial Money: How to plan and budget for DIY goals now

Jun. 23, 2020 6:49 AM EDT

Did you find yourself cooped up during the pandemic-induced stay-at-home orders, blankly staring at the walls of your house, longing for more? Maybe you wanted to travel or go out to dinner with friends. Or maybe you just wanted a fresh coat of paint on that wall. If you found yourself in the latter camp, you...