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Rural neighborhood drew app-dependent Yellowstone tourists

Aug. 9, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — “This is not it.” Eugenio Bautista uttered that all-too-common realization after rolling to a stop along Stateline Road recently. En route with his family from Yosemite National Park, the roadtripper from Chicago had slept in Idaho Falls. Awakening, he punched...

Indiana U's Eskenazi Museum of Art to reopen Aug. 27

Aug. 9, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University’s Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art will reopen Aug. 27 after a five-month closure. After being closed for three years for a $30 million renovation, the museum reopened in late 2019 but closed again in March amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Starting Aug....

Chicago science museum gets grant to digitize artifacts

Aug. 9, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has received a grant to digitize thousands of its artifacts that'll make them free to public access. Museum officials said the roughly $225,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will help build an online collections website...

Hallie Chewing, 19, a rising junior at Liberty University serves customer, Kora Mayo, 6, a cookie dough with rainbow sprinkles cone at Blue Cow Ice Cream on July 13, 2020, in Roanoke, Va. Owner Carolyn Kiser said she’s seen an increase in job applications, although Blue Cow hasn’t needed to hire as many workers as usual. She said the ice cream shop typically employs a lot of students. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Virginia teens see pandemic-related shifts in summer jobs

Aug. 9, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Teenagers were not spared from the dwindling job opportunities that pervaded the nation due to COVID-19. Restrictions on pools, day cares and food services made many typical summer jobs for students impossible this year. According to a June report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas...

Acadia transit facility gets help to reach completion

Aug. 9, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

TRENTON, Maine (AP) — The federal government is giving $9 million to help with the development of a transit facility in Downeast Maine that supporters say will dramatically improve transportation in the area. The Federal Transit Administration is providing the money to help finish the next phase of Acadia...

Local marks 5 years, big success with Big Loud Records label

Aug. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In Craig Wiseman’s first five years of living in Nashville, he found himself playing drums for $25 a night in the popular, upbeat bars of downtown Nashville. Now, the Grammy Award-winning songwriter and Hattiesburg native is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the launch of...

FILE - In this April 29 2020, file photo, a resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for COVID-19 , in Johannesburg, South Africa. Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts tell The Associated Press the true toll is several times higher.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

The Latest: Brazil surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Aug. 8, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil has surpassed a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. And five months after the first reported case, the country is showing no signs of crushing the disease. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic...

7 people cited for illegal entry of the Crater Lake caldera

Aug. 8, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Seven people were cited for illegally entering the Crater Lake caldera, creating a hazardous situation and putting park staff at risk, officials said Saturday. KOMO-TV reports Crater Lake National Park staff received a report Friday afternoon of multiple visitors in the caldera...

A bison rubs against a bush at a wildlife sanctuary in Milovice, Czech Republic, Friday, July 17, 2020. Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Now they are transforming a former military base outside the Czech capital in an ambitious project to improve biodiversity. Where occupying Soviet troops once held exercises, massive bovines called tauros and other heavy beasts now munch on the invasive plants that took over the base years ago. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Bison, wild horses bring biodiversity to ex-army base

Aug. 8, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Now they are transforming a former military base outside the Czech capital in an ambitious project to improve biodiversity. Where occupying Soviet troops once held exercises, massive...

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) grabs a rebound in front of Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

76ers announce that All-Star Ben Simmons needs knee surgery

Aug. 8, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — All-Star Ben Simmons will have surgery on his left knee, a big blow for the Philadelphia 76ers and their hopes of making a deep run in this season’s playoffs. The 76ers announced Saturday that Simmons will be leaving the NBA’s season-restart bubble at Walt Disney...