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Virginia confirms 1st death from rare COVID-linked condition

Nov. 26, 2021 12:16 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia health officials announced Friday that they've confirmed the state’s first death from a rare inflammatory condition in children linked with the coronavirus. The child was between 10 and 19 years old and lived in the Prince William Health...

WWII Museum show to feature stories of bravery, sacrifice

Nov. 26, 2021 11:01 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans museum plans to launch an elaborate nighttime sound-and-light show next year to showcase individual stories of bravery and sacrifice during World War II. The National WII Museum plans to premier its Expressions of America show next...

Concerns rise over Indonesia's sputtering virus vaccinations

Nov. 26, 2021 04:31 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has recovered significantly from a mid-year spike in coronavirus cases and deaths that was one of the worst in the region, but with its vaccination drive stalling due to logistical challenges and other issues, and with holidays approaching, experts and...

Shelburne Museum featuring 'Winter Lights' arrangements

Nov. 26, 2021 02:12 AM EST

SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — A new holiday tradition is starting at one of Vermont's landmarks. Shelburne Museum is hosting “Winter Lights," with 12 buildings and gardens decorated with multicolored light arrangements, the museum said. The event starts...

Brazilian mayors torn between Carnival and pandemic safety

Nov. 25, 2021 13:43 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mayors across Brazil are divided on whether to maintain end of year festivities and February’s Carnival, traditionally celebrated lavishly in all four corners of the vast nation, with some fearing that now-low COVID-19 infection rates could roar back. ...

Native American leaders say Chaco prayers being answered

Nov. 25, 2021 11:12 AM EST

CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, N.M. (AP) — The stillness that enveloped Chaco Canyon was almost deafening, broken only by the sound of a raven's wings batting the air while it circled overhead. Then a chorus of leaders from several Native American tribes began...

Holiday evening tours are back at Frank Lloyd Wright home

Nov. 25, 2021 09:20 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The city's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home has announced its holiday schedule. Evening tours of the Dana-Thomas State Historic Site in downtown Springfield are planned for Wednesdays and Saturdays from Nov. 27 to Dec. 8. ...

Lanes kept open in work zones; extra troopers on road in SC

Nov. 25, 2021 09:09 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Construction crews have stopped closing lanes and state troopers are stepping up enforcement to help travelers in South Carolina over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Work crews can't close lanes on interstates unless there is an emergency from...

AAA aims to remove drunk drivers from road with 'Tow to Go'

Nov. 25, 2021 08:42 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The auto group AAA is offering its “Tow to Go” service through the Thanksgiving holiday period in Georgia. AAA said the program is aimed at keeping impaired drivers off the roads. The free service will available through Monday in...

Glacier National Park's historical architect loves his job

Nov. 25, 2021 08:13 AM EST

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park’s Kim Hyatt loves his job. As the park’s historical architect, it has been Hyatt’s duty for the past two years to ensure that any work done on the park’s buildings and structures is done in a way that preserves...