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A fiberglass replica of Bruce, the shark featured in Steven Spielberg's classic 1975 film

Bruce, the last ‘Jaws’ shark, docks at the Academy Museum

Nov. 23, 2020 12:08 PM EST

Bruce, the fiberglass shark made from the “Jaws” mold, is ready for his close-up. The 1,208 pound, 25-foot-long, 45-year-old shark, famous for being difficult to work with on the set of Steven Spielberg’s classic thriller, on Friday was hoisted up in the air above the main escalator of the...

Susannah Remillard, middle, speaks to one of her sixth-grade students at Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in East Harwich, Mass. In a growing number of U.S. schools, students are now learning a more complex Thanksgiving story that involves conflict, injustice and a new focus on the native people who lived in New England for hundreds of years before European settlers arrived. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Thanksgiving lessons jettison Pilgrim hats, welcome truth

Nov. 23, 2020 8:05 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A friendly feast shared by the plucky Pilgrims and their native neighbors? That’s yesterday’s Thanksgiving story. Students in many U.S. schools are now learning a more complex lesson that includes conflict, injustice and a new focus on the people who lived on the land for...

Cincinnati running back Jerome Ford celebrates his touchdown during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against East Carolina, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

The Latest: Pac-12 cancels Washington State-Stanford game

Nov. 20, 2020 10:13 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Washington State athletic director Pat Chun says the school has nine football players in COVID-19 protocols and four players had to be put into the protocol Friday morning leading to the cancellation of the Cougars' game at...

In this image provided by WaV Sports & Entertainment + The NFL Alumni Academy, Mike Tice, second from left, coaches at the NFL Alumni Academy at Tom Benson Stadium in Canton, Ohio on Nov. 4, 2020. In normal times, NFL teams sometimes must scramble to find players during the season when a wave of injuries or other issues hit. In 2020, multiply those needs exponentially because of the coronavirus pandemic. Helping out the 32 teams on a limited scale, for now, is the NFL Alumni Academy. (Devon Dalton/WaV Sports & Entertainment + The NFL Alumni Academy via AP)

NFL prospects getting second chance through Alumni Academy

Nov. 20, 2020 3:16 PM EST

In normal times, NFL teams sometimes must scramble to find players during the season when a wave of injuries or other issues hit. In 2020, multiply those needs exponentially because of the coronavirus pandemic. Helping out the 32 teams on a limited scale — for now — is the NFL Alumni Academy, run by...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, arrives for a tour of the Friends of Zion Museum, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Pompeo visits Israel museum honoring Christian Zionists

Nov. 20, 2020 5:50 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up a trip to Israel on Friday with a visit to a museum in Jerusalem that honors Christian Zionists and was founded by a prominent evangelical adviser to the Trump administration. The museum visit came a day after Pompeo became the first secretary of...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo people visit the Smithsonian Museum of American History on the National Mall at 14th Street and Constitution Ave., in Washington. In response to rising COVID-19 infection numbers, the Smithsonian Institution is indefinitely shutting down operations at all its facilities, effective Monday and affecting seven museums, plus the National Zoo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Smithsonian closing museums and zoo again amid virus spike

Nov. 19, 2020 4:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In response to rising COVID-19 infection numbers, the Smithsonian Institution is indefinitely shutting down operations at all its facilities, effective Monday and affecting seven museums, plus the National Zoo. The Smithsonian said in a statement that its “top priority is to...

Susan Tingley, the executive director of the Vigo County Historical Museum, talks about the history of voting in Vigo County as she stands by a display in the museum, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Terre Haute, Ind. Indiana's Vigo County had been America’s more reliable presidential bellwether, voting in line with the rest of the nation since 1956. But that winning streak ended this year, as it did for nearly all the country’s bellwethers, most of them blue-collar, overwhelmingly white communities in the Rust Belt. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

America's bellwethers crumbled in aligning with Trump in '20

Nov. 18, 2020 3:05 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A glass case in the history museum on the main street through this city celebrates its curious place in American lore: There’s a photo of John F. Kennedy Jr. on the courthouse steps, and Richard Nixon at Terre Haute's little airport. A newsreel playing on a loop describes it...

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, one of two

'Dueling dinosaurs' fossils donated to North Carolina museum

Nov. 17, 2020 3:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fossil skeletons of two dinosaurs intertwined in what looks like a final death match have been donated to a North Carolina museum. The nonprofit organization Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences said in a statement Tuesday that it acquired the fossilized...

FILE - In this March 28, 2019, file photo, former Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench walks up to the field before the team's opening-day baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati. Personal memorabilia from Bench's career was auctioned for just under $2 million. The sale that involved live and online bidding ended Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory in Kentucky, not far from where Bench was a 14-time All-Star for the during his 17-year major league career. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Bidding at Johnny Bench auction ends at just under $2M

Nov. 14, 2020 7:54 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Personal memorabilia from the career of Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench was auctioned for just under $2 million. The sale that involved live and online bidding ended Saturday at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory in Kentucky, not far from where Bench was a 14-time All-Star...

FILE- In this March 8, 2020 file photo, Connecticut's Christyn Williams makes a basket as South Florida's Elena Tsineke, right, defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Final plans were announced Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, for 11 days of college basketball in November, inside a modified bubble at the Mohegan Sun resort casino. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Plans finalized to have 40 teams in Mohegan "Bubbleville"

Nov. 12, 2020 6:16 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Final plans were announced Thursday for 11 days of college basketball this month inside a modified bubble at the Mohegan Sun resort casino in Connecticut. The event, dubbed “Bubbleville” will include 40 teams playing 45 games in tournaments that were either relocated...