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A 19th century flag disrupts leadership at an Illinois museum and prompts a state investigation

May. 26, 2024 01:25 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is once again under the spotlight after a manager failed to consult a collections committee before purchasing a 21-star flag whose description as a rare banner marking Illinois' 1818 admission to the Union is disputed. ...

The dreams of a 60-year-old beauty contestant come to an abrupt end in Argentina

May. 26, 2024 01:04 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A 60-year-old woman saw her dreams of becoming the oldest Miss Universe contestant in history melt away in a haze of sequins and selfies Saturday at Argentina’s annual beauty pageant. Alejandra Marisa Rodríguez, a hopital legal adviser whose entry...

Rare blue-eyed cicada spotted during 2024 emergence at suburban Chicago arboretum

May. 26, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — It was late morning when The Morton Arboretum's Senior Horticulturist Kate Myroup arrived at the Children’s Garden with a special guest: a rare, blue-eyed female Magicicada cassini cicada, spotted earlier in the day by a visitor. A lucky few saw the cicada...

Globe-trotting archeologist who drew comparisons to Indiana Jones dies at age 94

May. 25, 2024 21:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Schuyler Jones, a globe-trotting American adventurer whose exploits drew comparisons to iconic movie character Indiana Jones, has died. He was 94. Jones' stepdaughter, Cassandra Da'Luz Vieira-Manion, posted on her Facebook page that Jones died on May 17. She...

3 falcon chicks hatch atop the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York City

May. 25, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three peregrine falcon chicks have hatched in a nest built at the top of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York City, officials said. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges and Tunnels said Friday that the chicks hatched in a nesting box set up by the...

What to look for in mosquito repellents

May. 25, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — There's an old joke that mosquitoes are like family: They are annoying, but they carry your blood. Mosquito season is starting to rev up across much of the United States. And that means bug bites. When a mosquito bites you, it pierces the...

Luciano Benetton says he's stepping down as chairman of family-run brand as losses top $100 million

May. 25, 2024 12:25 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Luciano Benetton, a co-founder of the apparel brand, announced he was stepping down as chairman in an interview published on Saturday with Milan daily Corriere della Sera. He blamed current management for losses of 100 million euros ($108.5 million) that he discovered last year. ...

Friday's preholiday travel breaks the record for the most airline travelers screened at US airports

May. 25, 2024 12:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A record was broken ahead of the Memorial Day weekend for the number of airline travelers screened at U.S. airports, the Transportation Security Administration said Saturday. More than 2.9 million travelers were screened at U.S. airports on Friday, surpassing a...

Theater show spotlights the stories of those who are Asian American and Jewish

May. 25, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Chiu’s mother comes from a long line of Lithuanian Jews; his father is an immigrant from Hong Kong. For most of his life, the 42-year-old Southern Californian has felt like he “never completely belonged in either world.” It wasn’t until a few years...

American is flying home after getting suspended sentence for ammo possession in Turks and Caicos

May. 25, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (AP) — An American arrested in the Caribbean for illegally carrying ammunition received a suspended sentence Friday, according to a spokesperson for the Turks and Caicos Islands, and his spokesman said he was flying back to the United States. ...