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This image released by the Gronninger Museum on Monday March 30, 2020, shows Dutch master Vincent van Gogh's painting titled

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus

Mar. 30, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday. The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam said “The Parsonage Garden at...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

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Vermont underground railroad museum director retiring

Mar. 30, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

FERRISBURGH, Vt. (AP) — The director of a Vermont museum that's focused on the underground railroad and the abolition of slavery is retiring. The Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh says that Catherine Wood Brooks is retiring after three years on the job. The museum says it is a National Historic Landmark and...

Dutch museum says Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid

Mar. 30, 2020 9:18 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch museum says Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid.

Virus forces cancellation of Boxing HOF induction ceremony

Mar. 29, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — The International Boxing Hall of Fame has canceled its Hall of Fame weekend in June because of the coronavirus pandemic. Executive director Ed Brophy said Sunday that this year’s class will be honored at the induction ceremony in June 2021. Brophy said combining this year's...

Model railroad museum is one of coast’s hidden gems

Mar. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Model Railroad Museum in Gulfport. Founded more than 20 years ago and initially housed in the now-defunct Singing River Mall, the museum has grown from that single mall outlet space to a facility which now boasts three buildings full of trains and intricate displays and outdoor area...

Stephanie Owens looks over the garden with her son, Cole, as they tend to it at their home Wednesday March 25 , 2020, in Glen Allen, Va. Owens is a pharmacist who has had to continue to go to work, but has been able to spend more time with her kids because they are home from school . One of the activities that they have done is planting the garden. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A walk through town: Families, coronavirus and togetherness

Mar. 28, 2020 6:31 AM EDT

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — In a quiet suburb just north of Richmond, Virginia, a mother and her three children spend a weekday afternoon planting a small garden of spinach, red cabbage and lettuce. Across town, a dad teaches his kids how to play volleyball on an empty court. In a sprawling park, a father shows...

In this Thursday, March 19, 2020 photo, a sign promoting the Grant County Historical Society Museum's

Pandemic too much for pedal car and small Wisconsin museum

Mar. 28, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) — The idea was to find a story that would provide a break from the health scare, chaos, uncertainty and economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A one-of-a-kind pedal car in the state’s Driftless Area seemed to fit the bill. The one-seat, motorless car was used by a...

Indiana arts groups dealing with pandemic postponements

Mar. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Arts organizations often call themselves “a light in the darkness” — a source of hope, meaning and solace that, especially with the performing arts, brings people together as a community. “Going to a performance is an event,” the president of The...

Doctor: State advises using diapers to protect from virus

Mar. 26, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Department of Health is advising doctors to use diapers and swim goggles to protect their faces if they cannot obtain personal protective equipment due to shortages related to the COVID-19 outbreak, a Tennessee doctor said Thursday. Dr. Sonal Gupta spoke during a video...