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Vermont Wildlife Festival happens Sunday in Dover

Sep. 21, 2019 7:11 AM EDT

DOVER, Vt. (AP) — The ninth annual Vermont Wildlife Festival will be held this weekend at Mount Snow in West Dover. The free event hosted by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum takes place on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bennington Banner reports that festival goers will get a chance to talk...

Artist Marina Abramovic opens exhibition in native Belgrade

Sep. 21, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Performance artist Marina Abramovic is displaying her work in her native Belgrade for the first time in 44 years, and she says that returning home has been highly emotional. Abramovic summoned journalists to Belgrade's Museum of Contemporary Art at the crack of dawn on Saturday for...

Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

Sep. 21, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Barack Obama marched into the 2007 Iowa steak fry flanked by 1,000 supporters, skeptical Iowans were put on notice that he could win the caucus. A dozen years later, a new generation of Democratic White House hopefuls are looking to pull off a repeat performance to turbocharge...

Vampire novelist Anne Rice's doll collection heads to Pa.

Sep. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

WINDBER, Pa. (AP) — The unique doll collection of best-selling author Anne Rice has found a new home in Windber. Until 2004, Rice's collection of one-of-a-kind dolls filled a three-story former orphanage in New Orleans. She had about 1,000 rare and unique dolls, some made of porcelain and some over 5 feet...

Cremated remains of 15 people turned into artificial reefs

Sep. 21, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Surrounded by her family on the bow of a fishing boat, Judy Manning said her final goodbyes to her husband, Brian Delf, who passed away in May after a third round of cancer. Manning held in her hands a concrete reef ball about the size of a basketball, covered in fresh flowers. After...

Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands in Nevada desert

Sep. 21, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Events involving thousands of Earthlings answering an internet buzz about an invitation to "Storm Area 51" in the Nevada desert have been mostly festive, with crowds numbering in the low thousands and few arrests, officials said. Three more people were arrested Friday on the remote...

Historic train depot still waiting for a developer

Sep. 21, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

BELLEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The roof has been repaired but it's still uncertain what business will ultimately reside in the historic train depot in Belleville. The village purchased the depot last year and spent several months repairing the deteriorating structure. The work primarily focused on preventing...

144-year-old home finds new life as short-term rental

Sep. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Sarena Melotte could see past the crumbling home, its inside painted Pepto-Bismol pink, when she saw the steep, curved, ebony staircase of the 19th century villa that's almost as old as Stevens Point. "It was just something that just spoke to me," she said. "I knew where...

The Latest: 3 arrests, missing man found near Area 51 gates

Sep. 21, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 9 p.m. Authorities arrested two men in the rugged mountains inside the perimeter of the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada and one woman who made it clear...

Opelousas artist tells stories in three-dimensional metal

Sep. 21, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — LSU's Tiger Marching Band is so dynamic, artist Carroll Gautreaux had to add a third dimension to his metal art painting just to capture it. But, then, that's what Gautreaux does — turns what could be flat two-dimensional scenes into paintings that pop out from the canvas. The...