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Shuttered Children's Museum used as a New Orleans school

Sep. 27, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A children's museum in New Orleans that was shuttered in August over slow ticket sales in the face of the coronavirus is now subbing as a school for some local students. The Times-Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate reported that the Louisiana Children's Museum closed in August as...

Mississippi Arts Commission names Jackson native as director

Sep. 27, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Arts Commission has named the head of the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum in Austin, Texas, as its new executive director. Sarah Story is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. She will return to her home state to begin work on Nov. 1, the commission's board announced....

Vermont planetarium plans first big expansion in 125 years

Sep. 27, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury is planning its first expansion in 125 years. The plans call for a three-story, 6,000-square-foot addition of glass and wood framing. The addition would house space for modern, hands-on exhibits focused on meteorology and...

Moroccan police officers wearing face masks patrol Ain Diab beach in Casablanca, Morocco, Wednesday, Sept.23, 2020. Morocco first decreed lockdown measures on March 20. Today, police checks are part of the scenery in hard-hit Casablanca, the country's economic powerhouse, or Marrakech, a major tourist destination at a standstill. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Morocco faces down COVID spread with tough rules

Sep. 27, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — With air and sea borders closed for months and eight cities barring people from entering or leaving, Morocco has been pulling out the stops to stanch the spread of coronavirus. Still, the kingdom on the Atlantic coast, a magnet for tourists in better times, has registered more than...

West Virginia defensive end VanDarius Cowan (8) tackles Oklahoma State  cornerback Jordan Reagan (26) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Stillwater, Okla. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

Hubbard, No. 15 Oklahoma State, escape with another victory

Sep. 26, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — For Chuba Hubbard and Oklahoma State, it wasn’t pretty, but in the end, when it really mattered, he and his team made the plays they needed to. Hubbard scored on a 23-yard run with 1:17 remaining to salvage a difficult afternoon and help No. 15 Oklahoma State beat West...

Dartmouth-Hitchcock opens donor milk depot, dispensary

Sep. 26, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth-Hitchcock has opened a donor milk depot and dispensary at its Women's Health Resource Center in Lebanon. The health system has partnered with Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast to offer a location where women with excess milk can donate it to babies in need after registering and...

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum auctioning some cars

Sep. 26, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of cars in the basement of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum are being auctioned off as the facility continues to revamp its collection. Since mid-May, the museum — dedicated to preserving the history of automobiles and auto racing — has generated about...

Women share a light moment while attending a social gathering in a poor neighbourhood in Mbare, Harare, Friday, Sept,18, 2020. As Zimbabwe's coronavirus infections decline, strict lockdowns designed to curb the disease are being replaced by a return to relatively normal life. The threat has eased so much that many people see no need to be cautious, which has invited complacency. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Progress against virus brings complacency in parts of Africa

Sep. 26, 2020 4:16 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — With Zimbabwe’s coronavirus infections on the decline, schools are reopening, along with churches, bars, restaurants, airports and tourist attractions. Strict lockdowns designed to curb the disease are being replaced by a return to relatively normal life. The threat has eased...

Black artist pulls exhibit from HistoryMiami to protest

Sep. 26, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — To the late songstress and civil rights activist Nina Simone, the role of an artist was quite clear: “An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times,” she once told an interviewer. Although filmed decades ago, Simone’s words feel...

Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo (13) and Boston Celtics' Daniel Theis (27) battle for the ball during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Celtics control second half, top Heat to win Game 5 in East

Sep. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Their season saved for at least two more days, Boston coach Brad Stevens offered the most succinct assessment of his Celtics. “We're prideful," Stevens said. Celtic Pride. It was on display Friday night — when Jayson Tatum and his teammates announced very loudly...