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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, listens as Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, right, speaks during a news conference in front of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mobile command center at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. The Corps of Engineers will transform the newly renovated facility into a hospital by April 27, news outlets reported Tuesday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Prominent Florida convention center becoming a hospital

Apr. 8, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two months ago, the Miami Beach Convention Center hosted tens of thousands of cheering and laughing Super Bowl guests visiting the NFL’s traveling museum and interactive displays. Now it is filled around-the-clock with members of the Army Corps of Engineers performing the...

Highlands University students to help museums go virtual

Apr. 8, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Highlands University students are working with state officials to bring online visitors to New Mexico museums later this spring. The university announced this week students in the school’s Media Arts and Technology Department are offering a free month of emergency...

In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 photo, Henry and Candice Lukasavage, who have owned Parson's Indian Trading Post & Museum since 1994, stand in the museum space at their business in Lake Delton, Wis. It's one of the oldest tourist businesses in the state and has been at its current location since 1919. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Virus outbreak threatens old-school business in Dells

Apr. 4, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) — There are places in this enclave of water parks, fudge shops and endless restaurants that offer nostalgia. Boat and Duck tours come to mind, along with horse-drawn wagon rides through Lost Canyon and afternoons on the southwestern shore of Lake Delton for the Tommy Bartlett Show,...

FILE - In this April 1, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appears at the White House, in Washington. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is creating a bobblehead of Dr. Fauci, wearing a suit, as he discusses the coronavirus pandemic. Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar says  they will donate $5 from every $25 Fauci bobblehead that's sold to the American Hospital Association. The funds will go toward getting masks and other protective equipment for health care workers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon File)

Dr. Fauci's face will soon be on a bobblehead

Apr. 3, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The United States' top infectious disease specialist is getting his own bobblehead. The creation from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee features Dr. Anthony Fauci wearing a suit as he makes a motion showing how the nation needs to “flatten the...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Elton John appears after performing his nominated song,

Virus: Elton John-led concert raises $8M; Rihanna ups aid

Mar. 31, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...

This image released by the Gronninger Museum on Monday March 30, 2020, shows Dutch master Vincent van Gogh's painting titled

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus

Mar. 30, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday. The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam said “The Parsonage Garden at...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

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Vermont underground railroad museum director retiring

Mar. 30, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

FERRISBURGH, Vt. (AP) — The director of a Vermont museum that's focused on the underground railroad and the abolition of slavery is retiring. The Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh says that Catherine Wood Brooks is retiring after three years on the job. The museum says it is a National Historic Landmark and...

Dutch museum says Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid

Mar. 30, 2020 9:18 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch museum says Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid.

Virus forces cancellation of Boxing HOF induction ceremony

Mar. 29, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — The International Boxing Hall of Fame has canceled its Hall of Fame weekend in June because of the coronavirus pandemic. Executive director Ed Brophy said Sunday that this year’s class will be honored at the induction ceremony in June 2021. Brophy said combining this year's...