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Study finds huge aspen grove still declining despite fencing

Oct. 22, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A massive aspen grove is still deteriorating despite fencing designed to keep out mule deer that have been blamed for chewing the trees, a new study says. Two Utah State University professors surveyed the colony known as Pando, which consists of more than 40,000 trees with a shared root...

Correction: WW2 Museum-Holocaust Education story

Oct. 22, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Oct. 21 about a grant for Holocaust education at the National World War II Museum, The Associated Press incorrectly identified Taube Philanthropies as the Taube Foundation. A corrected version of the story is below: National WW2 Museum gets $2M Holocaust education pledge A San...

Indiana museum to tell story of basketball great Larry Bird

Oct. 22, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A planned museum will tell the story of basketball great Larry Bird and his Indiana roots. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday that the museum will be part of a convention center being built in Terre Haute in western Indiana. Bird plans to donate personal items and...

1st Holocaust memorial in US merges past with new technology

Oct. 22, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In 1964, the first public memorial to the Holocaust in the United States was unveiled in a solemn ceremony in Philadelphia. The bronze-on-black granite sculpture called "Six Million Jewish Martyrs" was the work of artist Nathan Rapoport, who fled his native Poland when the Nazis invaded...

Coast Guard: 1 dead after fall aboard Bahamas-bound cruise

Oct. 22, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after falling aboard a cruise ship traveling from Florida to the Bahamas. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman John Lally says the man fell Friday evening aboard the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Classica. The 1,680-passenger ship was sailing from...

Northeast Oklahoma residents raise poultry operation concern

Oct. 22, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — Northeastern Oklahoma residents are voicing concern about poultry operations planned in their communities and northwestern Arkansas. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry suspended permits earlier this month for new and expanding broiler chicken farms in the state....

Detroit bank transformed into mirror, light installation

Oct. 22, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Are we in Oz or what? A life-sized replica of a small ranch house made entirely of mirrors has landed in the neo-classical interior of the old People's State Bank (aka State Savings Bank), at Fort and Shelby in downtown Detroit. Created by Los Angeles filmmaker and artist Doug Aitken,...

Retired art teacher completes entire Appalachian Trail

Oct. 22, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

PINEWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A Pinewood resident got to do something not a lot of people get to do in their lifetime: hike the entire Appalachian Trail. Paul Wilkinson started on March 18 at Springer Mountain, Georgia, and finished at Mount Katahdin at Baxter State Park in Maine on Sept. 24. "I went through eight...

Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West enter Country Music Hall of Fame

Oct. 21, 2018 10:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs, singer Dottie West and fiddler Johnny Gimble are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The three artists were inducted Sunday at the Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, in a ceremony featuring performances from...

The Latest: Mexico's AMLO eyes development to fix migration

Oct. 21, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — The latest on the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Mexico's president-elect says he is suggesting to U.S. President Donald Trump that the United States, Canada and Mexico jointly tackle migration by agreeing to...