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Holiday events scheduled at Springfield state historic sites

Nov. 25, 2019 7:39 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — There are full slates of special events and celebrations scheduled for the holiday season at two state historic sites in Springfield. Santa will be available regularly at the Old State Capitol to collect children’s Christmas wishes and specially themed tours are scheduled...

Spanish king and queen arrive in Cuba for first royal visit

Nov. 11, 2019 9:19 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Cuba on Monday night on the first state visit to the island by a Spanish royal. The couple disembarked in Havana at the start of a three-day visit to Cuba's capital and the eastern city of Santiago. The king and queen will tour historic...

Group restoring historic Comstock-area town of Sutro, Nevada

Oct. 11, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A group of Nevada history buffs has formed Friends of Sutro Tunnel to restore the remains of the abandoned and deteriorating town of Sutro at the entrance to a 150-year-old historic Comstock tunnel. "We're restoring the buildings and grounds, not the tunnel," Kit Carson Weaver,...

Crackdown announced after Alec Baldwin falls for tour 'scam'

Oct. 8, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials vowed Tuesday to crack down on vendors selling boat rides around the Statue of Liberty after actor Alec Baldwin complained that he was among the many people scammed into thinking he was buying tickets to the statue itself. Baldwin posted on Instagram Sunday that he...

Alec Baldwin falls for Statue of Liberty tour 'scam'

Oct. 8, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin says he fell for a "scam" Statue of Liberty tour. The actor shared his experience on Instagram Sunday. He says he bought $40 tickets for a boat tour of the Statue of Liberty for his family. But they were instead escorted to a shuttle bus to New Jersey. The Daily News reports...