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FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2006, file photo, Jack Murphy, also known as

Famed jewel thief, surf champ 'Murf the Surf' dies at 83

Sep. 15, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jack “Murf the Surf” Murphy, who was behind one of the biggest jewel heists in U.S. history, gained membership in a surfing hall of fame and served time for murder, has died in Florida. He was 83. Murphy's death earlier this week was confirmed by John Hughes,...

George Vealsquez, left, and Charles Lester install templates for

Face masks amid the art: New York City's museums to reopen

Aug. 26, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the iconic T. Rex at the American Museum of Natural History again welcomes visitors, it will gaze down at humans acting a bit differently. They will still gape up at its massive skeleton, but there will be fewer of them. They’ll stand farther apart and wear masks. Other pandemic...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus ride an escalator as they arrive at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.South Korea counted its 11th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases Monday and health officials pleaded for people to follow guidelines or risk further restrictions or strains on hospitals. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: SKorea closes schools in greater capital area

Aug. 24, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is closing schools and switching back to remote learning in the greater capital area as the country counted its 12th straight day of triple-digit daily increases in coronavirus cases. Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae said Tuesday that at least 193 students and teachers were found...

De Blasio shares outdoor learning plan for start of school

Aug. 24, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to encourage outdoor instruction when schools start next month. Also on Monday, museums across the state and gyms outside of New York City got the go-ahead to reopen as the easing of coronavirus restrictions continued. ___ MAYOR ANNOUNCES...

FILE- Stephan Greving, top left, talks to his students from the Goddard Riverside Headstart Program about butterfly antennae during a press preview of

American Museum of Natural History outlines reopening plans

Jul. 30, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Visitors to the American Museum of Natural History would need to make advance online reservations for specific times, and capacity would be sharply limited under a plan announced Thursday for a September reopening pending city and state approval. The museum said if it got the necessary...