National Museum

WASHINGTON | Shutdown to close DC museums; some basic services provided

WASHINGTON — Museums and galleries popular with visitors and locals in the nation’s capital will close starting midweek if the partial shutdown of the federal government drags on. So will the National Zoo and a lively ice rink near the National Mall. The attractions have stayed open by using unspent funds, but they are about … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Shutdown to close DC museums; some basic services provided

WASHINGTON | Shutdown to close DC museums and galleries by midweek

WASHINGTON — Museums and galleries popular with visitors and locals in the nation’s capital will close starting midweek if the partial shutdown of the federal government drags on. So will the National Zoo and a lively ice rink near the National Mall. The attractions have stayed open by using unspent funds, but they are about … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Shutdown to close DC museums and galleries by midweek

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas | 2 dead in vintage World War II fighter crash after flyover

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — A privately-owned vintage World War II Mustang fighter airplane that had participated in a flyover for a museum event crashed into the parking lot of a Texas apartment complex Saturday, killing the pilot and a passenger, authorities said. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Orlando Moreno confirmed the two people on board … Continue reading FREDERICKSBURG, Texas | 2 dead in vintage World War II fighter crash after flyover

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas | 2 dead in Texas crash of vintage World War II fighter plane

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas— Two people were killed when a vintage World War II fighter plane crashed into the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericksburg, Texas Saturday, a state police spokesman said. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Orlando Moreno said the two people were on board the plane. He did not identify the dead. … Continue reading FREDERICKSBURG, Texas | 2 dead in Texas crash of vintage World War II fighter plane

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas | 2 killed in Texas crash of vintage World War II fighter

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — A vintage World War II fighter plane has crashed into the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericksburg, Texas, killing the two people on board. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the aircraft was destroyed and several automobiles damaged. Texas Department of Public Transportation Sgt. Orlando Moreno confirmed the two … Continue reading FREDERICKSBURG, Texas | 2 killed in Texas crash of vintage World War II fighter

LONDON | Bono to Congress: Thanks for ignoring Trump on AIDS funding

LONDON  — Bono has a message for the U.S. Congress: Thanks for ignoring President Donald Trump. Trump has sought to slash hundreds of millions from U.S. funding for AIDS programs, but the U2 lead singer tells The Associated Press that members of Congress, “right and left,” have so far turned him down. His message? “Thank … Continue reading LONDON | Bono to Congress: Thanks for ignoring Trump on AIDS funding

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria reopens national museum closed 6 years by civil war

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian officials, foreign archeologists and restoration specialists attended the reopening ceremony of the Syria’s National Museum in the heart of Damascus on Sunday, more than six years after the prominent institution was shut down and emptied as the country’s civil war encroached on the capital. The reopening of the museum was hailed … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria reopens national museum closed 6 years by civil war

DAMASCUS, Syria | Shut for over 6 years, Syria’s national museum reopens

DAMASCUS, Syria— Syrian officials have reopened the country’s National Museum in Damascus more than six years after the prominent institution was shut down and emptied as the country’s civil war encroached on the capital. Syria’s Culture Minister Mohamed al-Ahmad told reporters Sunday that the reopening sends a “genuine message” that Syria’s heritage has not been … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Shut for over 6 years, Syria’s national museum reopens