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Items for sale showing the confederate flag are shown at the Flex & Flannigans shop in Gettysburg, Pa., Monday, June 23, 2020. How the push to removed Confederate flags and monuments never quite comes to Gettysburg.(Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Gettysburg reckons with Confederacy symbols

Jul. 4, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nationwide push to take down symbols of the Confederacy, to question why anyone flies a rebel flag at all, has come to Gettysburg, a city of barely 1,100 on the South Dakota prairie, where the buffalo once roamed. Gettysburg, S.D., is approximately 1,400 miles northwest of its...

Vermont State Historic Sites are open on a limited basis

Jul. 4, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Historic Sites are now open on a limited basis. The Division of Historic Preservation says the sites opened this week and will operate in accordance with the Governor’s Be Smart, Stay Safe Executive Order and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development...

More Kentucky parks set to reopen in June

Jun. 1, 2020 3:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More Kentucky parks are set to reopen in June. Four Kentucky State Park lodges that were previously designated as part of the state’s coronavirus emergency response will reopen on June 8, Gov. Andy Beshear announced. They include Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Lake Barkley...

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Monday, May 25, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump honors fallen soldiers as nation battles against virus

May. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump honored America’s war dead in back-to-back Memorial Day appearances colored by an epic struggle off the battlefield, against the coronavirus. Eager to demonstrate national revival from the pandemic, Trump doubled up on his public schedule Monday, while...

In this Jan. 31, 2019, image provided by the U.S. Air Force Academy, Cadet 2nd Class Eric Hembling uses a Ludwieg Tube to measure the pressures, temperatures, and flow field of various basic geometric and hypersonic research vehicles at Mach 6 in The United States Air Force Academy's Department of Aeronautics, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Little on the Pentagon’s drawing board illustrates more clearly the Trump administration’s worry about China and Russia than its work on hypersonic weapons. These missiles and aerial vehicles fly at speeds of a mile a second or faster and maneuver in ways that make them extra difficult to detect and destroy in flight. (Joshua Armstrong/U.S. Air Force Academy via AP)

Quest for 'super-duper' missiles pits US against key rivals

May. 20, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They fly at speeds of a mile a second or faster and maneuver in ways that make them extra difficult to detect and destroy in flight. President Donald Trump calls them “super-duper" missiles though they’re better known as hypersonic weapons. And they are at the heart of...

Kentucky to reopen state parks on June 1

May. 15, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State parks will start reopening soon as Kentucky continues to ease restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday. The parks will reopen June 1 in an effort to revive tourism revenue, Beshear said at his daily briefing. People can make park reservations...

An elderly man recovers from a respiratory illness in a special section built for COVID-19 patients at the INERAM, a hospital specializing in respiratory diseases, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Paraguay is one of the least hit countries by COVID-19, with 11 deaths confirmed by the Health Ministry. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

Virus spikes could emerge weeks after US economic reopenings

May. 13, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

U.S. states are beginning to restart their economies after months of paralyzing coronavirus lockdowns, but it could take weeks until it becomes clear whether those reopenings will cause a spike in COVID-19 cases, experts said Wednesday. The outbreak’s trajectory varies wildly across the country, with...

Atlanta area park trails reopen amid coronavirus

May. 11, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trails at two Atlanta area national parks reopened Monday amid an ongoing loosening of coronavirus restrictions in Georgia. Visitors could access all trails and some parking areas at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and enter...

Mary Washington, 73, speaks through a window to her daughter, Courtney Crosby and grandchild Sydney Crosby for a Mother's Day celebration at Provident Village at Creekside senior living on Sunday, May 10, 2020, in Smyrna, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

More ways for Georgians to go outside as COVID-19 rules ease

May. 10, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

Georgians are increasingly regaining access to outdoor spaces as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, even as some officials continue to express concern that the decrease in restrictions is poorly planned. The state has now passed 33,500 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and has had at least 1,405 confirmed...