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New Mexico looks to the Philippines amid teacher shortage

Oct. 20, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — It was a cold Monday morning at C.V. Koogler Middle School in Aztec. Students stumbled into Shannon Albores' history class and take off their rumpled jackets. After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, they greeted their teacher by saying in unison, 'magandang umaga!'— which is...

Revamped UA gem and mineral museum to occupy downtown Tucson

Oct. 20, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona Gem and Mineral Museum will sparkle a bit brighter next year with a new name and big new space. From turquoise mined by indigenous people to rocks found on asteroids, the museum's treasure trove of artifacts will move to downtown Tucson by fall 2020, the...

Lincoln library receives book collection of famed biographer

Oct. 20, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A treasure trove of about 130 books once owned by a renowned Abraham Lincoln biographer has been donated to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. The books that once belonged to Benjamin Thomas could be a gold mine for Lincoln scholars as many of them...

Museum celebrates 5 years of teaching West Virginia children

Oct. 20, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Just off East Martin Street in downtown Martinsburg and interwoven with Caperton train station, there are small, multicolored stickers littering the floors that encourage the Mountain State's youth to follow these pathways and portals to different eras in the Eastern Panhandle's...

Maine children's museum sells building in prep for big move

Oct. 20, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine children's museum has sold its downtown Portland building to help clear the way for a move into a new space. The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine sold the building to the Portland Museum of Art for $2.1 million. The sale means the museum can move into a more modern...

JFK library marking its 40th anniversary with a look back

Oct. 20, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary this weekend. The complex opened on Oct. 20, 1979, and then-President Jimmy Carter was among the luminaries who spoke. Library director Alan Price calls the milestone an opportunity for the institution to...

German cabin crew union strikes at Lufthansa subsidiaries

Oct. 20, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German union representing cabin crew has called members at several Lufthansa subsidiaries out on strike — a walkout that was extended by 13 hours at short notice. The UFO union is locked in a long-running dispute with the company over pay and the legal status of the union, which has...

Black bears on the move, feeding heavy to put on weight

Oct. 20, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Black bears are on the move in Southwest Florida, roaming the peninsula in search of high-calorie food to pack on weight for the coming lean winter months. It's not that black bears here have to hibernate to avoid the cold, but they do go into a lethargic state — mostly...

Qantas completes longest non-stop New York-Sydney flight

Oct. 20, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's Qantas on Sunday completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney, which was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down in Sydney early Sunday...

Stolen bus doesn't stop former coach and his 'van kids'

Oct. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — It's controlled chaos on a Sunday morning as a white Freightliner bus of indeterminate age rumbles down Sheep Island Road in Berkeley County. Alaysha, age 8, sits in the front seat and helps hand out doughnut holes to the kids as they climb on board. One row back, 1-year-old Armani...