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Flight cancellations ease slightly as July 4 weekend ends

Jul. 04, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Travelers flying home from July Fourth getaways faced flight delays Monday, but airlines were canceling fewer flights than in the days leading up to the holiday weekend. Since holiday weekend travel picked up on Thursday, airlines have canceled more than 2,200 U.S....

Dior does folklore in Paris couture, riffing on Ukraine art

Jul. 04, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Images of traditional embroideries and floral paintings adorned the walls of Dior’s celebrity-laden runway homage to Ukraine as Paris' four-day Couture Week kicked off Monday. The set, from Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko, was the starting point for designer Maria...

Romanian woman killed in 2nd Egypt shark attack in days

Jul. 04, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Foreign Ministry said Sunday that a tourist from the country was killed in a shark attack while vacationing in Egypt, making it the second shark attack death there in recent days. A 68-year-old Austrian woman died on Friday after losing an arm...

London Bridge document now in Lake Havasu Museum of History

Jul. 03, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The Lake Havasu Museum of History has punched up its permanent exhibit about the London Bridge with perhaps the largest addition to the exhibit since it was originally installed. The centerpiece of the addition is the original 12-foot long mylar...

China state museum opens in Hong Kong amid patriotism drive

Jul. 03, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China's famed Palace Museum began displaying artifacts in Hong Kong on Sunday amid a drive to build loyalty to Beijing in the former British colony that reverted to Chinese rule 25 years ago. Works of calligraphy and paintings on silk dating back more than 1,000...

How a favela in Rio got its clean water back, for $42,300

Jul. 03, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Butterflies and waxbills flit through the Enchanted Valley just outside Rio de Janeiro’s Tijuca Forest National Park. There are fruit trees, a nearby waterfall and a commanding view out over the Atlantic Ocean. But for decades something was spoiling the idyll: the stench...

Long-missing Alexander Hamilton letter put on public display

Jul. 03, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A letter written by Alexander Hamilton in 1780 and believed stolen decades ago from the Massachusetts state archives is going back on display — though not exactly in the room where it happened. The founding father's letter will be the featured piece at the...

‘Unseen Oceans’ makes waves with immersive experience

Jul. 03, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — You enter Discovery Place’s new grotto atop a gentle slosh of surf projected beneath your feet, so realistic and unexpected that you might fight the urge to prance in retreat to keep your toes dry. But you’ve only reached the shallows of “Unseen...

Holiday getaway pushes US airport traffic to pandemic high

Jul. 02, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Fourth of July holiday weekend is jamming U.S. airports with their biggest crowds since the pandemic began in 2020. About 2.49 million passengers went through security checkpoints at U.S. airports Friday, surpassing the previous pandemic-era record of...

Smithsonian's traveling Green Book exhibit opens in Jackson

Jul. 02, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A look at how African Americans traveled during the Jim Crow era in the U.S. is on display at the Two Mississippi Museums in downtown Jackson. The Negro Motorist Green Book, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition, opened Saturday at the venue, which is part of the...