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April 14, 2017 - 6:52 pm
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is personally encouraging National Park Service employees to report any forms of workplace harassment they experience or witness, he said Friday during a two-day swing through parks, including Yosemite, where the former...
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April 14, 2017 - 6:11 pm
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is personally encouraging National Park Service employees to report any forms of workplace harassment they experience or witness, he said Friday during a two-day swing through parks, including Yosemite, where the former...
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Trisha Yearwood unveils her wax figure at Madame Tussauds at Opry Mills on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
April 13, 2017 - 10:11 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two new attractions opening this month in Nashville will give fans a chance to get closer to some of their favorite country music icons. The legendary vocalist Patsy Cline gets an overdue honor with a new museum blocks from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. And...
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Trisha Yearwood unveils her wax figure at Madame Tussauds at Opry Mills on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
April 13, 2017 - 10:03 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two new attractions opening this month in Nashville will give fans a chance to get closer to some of their favorite country music icons. The legendary vocalist Patsy Cline gets an overdue honor with a new museum blocks from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. And...
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This Monday, April 10, 2017, photo shows the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. With muskets polished, flags aloft and one very commanding tent in place, the museum is at the ready. After nearly two decades of planning, the museum that tells the dramatic story of the founding of the United States opens in prime historic Philadelphia on April 19. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 12, 2017 - 10:28 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With muskets polished, flags aloft and one very commanding tent in place, Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution is at the ready. After nearly two decades of planning, the museum that tells the dramatic story of the founding of the United States opens April 19, the...
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FILE- In this March 11, 2014, file photo, Kermit the Frog, left, and Miss Piggy arrive at the World Premiere of "Muppets Most Wanted," in Los Angeles. A New York City museum is asking fans of Jim Henson's Muppets to help pay for an exhibition featuring original puppets of beloved characters like Elmo, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog. The Museum of the Moving Image launched a Kickstarter campaign Tuesday, April 11, 2017, seeking $40,000 to help preserve the puppets for posterity. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
April 11, 2017 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A museum is asking fans of Jim Henson's Muppets to help pay for an exhibition featuring original puppets of beloved characters like Elmo, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog. The Museum of the Moving Image launched a Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday seeking $40,000 to help preserve the...
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Emily Meggett, left, and Isabell Meggett Lucas sit together at the National Museum of African American History in Washington, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in front of a slave cabin on display. Lucas was born in the two-room wood cabin that dates to the 1850's. It is believed to be one of the oldest preserved slave cabins in the U.S. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 11, 2017 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been years since Isabell Meggett Lucas has been inside the tiny house she was born in, a former slave cabin where her ancestors sought refuge from the hot South Carolina sun. But the 86-year-old woman never envisioned that when she finally returned, the wooden two-room house...
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In this Feb. 27, 2017, photo an F-15E Strike Eagle from Seymour Johnson AFB in North Carolina flies out of the nicknamed Star Wars Canyon turning toward the Panamint range over Death Valley National Park, Calif. Military jets roaring over national parks have long drawn complaints from hikers and campers. But in California's Death Valley, the low-flying combat aircraft skillfully zipping between the craggy landscape has become a popular attraction in the 3.3 million acre park in the Mojave Desert, 260 miles east of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 11, 2017 - 3:25 am
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Silence and stillness settled over the deep, sunbaked gorge as a pair of photographers sat on a cliff, waiting. Then the rumbling started. As it grew louder, they scrambled into position. Within seconds, a thunderous roar reverberated from the steep, narrow...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2014 file photo, then-Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher speaks in El Portal, Calif. Neubacher created a hostile workplace by belittling employees, using words such as “stupid,” “bozo” and “lazy,” and showing gender bias against women, a new report says. (Mark Crosse/The Fresno Bee via AP, File)
April 10, 2017 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former superintendent of Yosemite National Park created a hostile workplace by belittling employees, using words such as "stupid," ''bozo" and "lazy," and showing gender bias against women, a new report says. Don Neubacher retired last fall after allegations that he created a...
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Fans pay their respects to the rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry during a public viewing Sunday, April 9, 2017, in St. Louis. The man behind such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven" died on March 18 at the age of 90. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 09, 2017 - 5:52 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Family, friends and fans paid their final respects to the rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry on Sunday, celebrating the life and career of a man who inspired countless guitarists and bands. The celebration began with a public viewing at The Pageant, a music club in Berry's hometown...
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