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'Un(re)solved' exhibit focuses on civil rights-era killings

Sep. 19, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An interactive exhibit in Mississippi prompts visitors to speak aloud the names of people who were killed in acts of racist violence in the United States during the civil rights era — incantations in a darkened room to honor some 150 men, women and children whose...

Larry Bird museum planners assembling memorabilia collection

Sep. 19, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Organizers of a planned museum about basketball great Larry Bird in Terre Haute are starting to assemble thousands of items ahead of its expected opening next year. The museum will be part of the new Terre Haute Convention Center, which remains...

Uncertain season ahead for Michigan Capitol tour service

Sep. 19, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When a child looks up at the inner dome of the Michigan State Capitol’s rotunda into the oculus showing an ever-starry sky, Capitol Education Director Matt VanAcker knows to expect at least one good “wow” to echo throughout the chamber. ...

Trailblazing tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

Sep. 18, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four space tourists safely ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast. Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where their chartered flight...

7 people injured in Honolulu by falling branch of huge tree

Sep. 18, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — At least seven people were injured Saturday in the collapse of a large tree branch in Honolulu's Waikiki neighborhood, Hawaii News Now reported. A large branch of a banyan tree came crashing down about 12:15 p.m. at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in the...

SpaceX's 1st tourists splash down in the Atlantic off Florida after 3 days in orbit

Sep. 18, 2021 19:12 PM EDT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX's 1st tourists splash down in the Atlantic off Florida after 3 days in orbit.

Acadia National Park on track for a record year

Sep. 18, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Acadia National Park is on track for a record year as park officials see no signs of visitation slowing down this fall. The park’s busiest year on record was 2018, when there were 3.54 million visits. This year, the number could top 4 million,...

Plymouth museum marks 400 years of Thanksgiving with exhibit

Sep. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts museum dedicated to the English colony of Plymouth and local indigenous tribes is opening a new exhibit to mark the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving. The Plimoth Patuxet Museums said the exhibit entitled “We Gather Together:...

New owners bring back a historic Virginia inn

Sep. 18, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — Shannon Magenheimer has become the princess she always dreamed about. As a child on trips to the county seat from the family farm in Longshop, Magenheimer said she would imagine a magical life in The Oaks mansion, long a centerpiece of the...

Blackfeet continue work to defend Badger-Two Medicine

Sep. 18, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

Heart Butte, Mont. (AP) — The fight to protect the Badger-Two Medicine defends not so much a place as a way of living. On a map, this jumble of mountains, rivers, hunting grounds and petroleum deposits is surrounded by the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Glacier National...