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Iran's outdoor painters seek to capture, preserve old Tehran

Jul. 07, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran residents accustomed to seething at slow-moving traffic, sweltering in summer heat and suffocating in smog may be surprised to find a growing number of outdoor painters reveling in the Iranian capital’s historic charm. The overcrowded metropolis may be...

Virgin Galactic taps Boeing subsidiary to build motherships

Jul. 06, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic announced Wednesday that it is partnering with a Boeing subsidiary to manufacture the next generation of the twin-fuselage aircraft used to carry aloft the space tourism company's rocket ship. Aurora Flight Sciences will build two of the...

Biologists' fears confirmed on the lower Colorado River

Jul. 06, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — For National Park Service fisheries biologist Jeff Arnold, it was a moment he'd been dreading. Bare-legged in sandals, he was pulling in a net in a shallow backwater of the lower Colorado River last week, when he spotted three young fish that didn't belong there. “Give me a call...

Jacqueline Stewart to lead Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Jul. 06, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

Film scholar Jacqueline Stewart has been named the next director and president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. The organization’s board of trustees said Wednesday that Stewart, who previously served as the museum’s chief artistic and programming officer,...

Dalai Lama marks 87th birthday by opening library and museum

Jul. 06, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama marked his 87th birthday on Wednesday by inaugurating a library and museum in his hillside Indian headquarters. He was cheered by a large number of followers, including American actor Richard Gere, a longtime disciple....

2021 Black Hills national park visitors spent $231 million

Jul. 05, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A new report shows 3.6 million visitors to Black Hills area national parks in South Dakota spent about $231 million in 2021. That had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $301 million and resulted in about 3,360 jobs. The analysis was done by...

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...