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

RIO DE JANEIRO | Museum: Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze

RIO DE JANEIRO  — Brazil’s National Museum said Wednesday that centuries-old Torah scrolls, considered to be some of Judaism’s oldest documents, had been moved before a massive fire ravaged the place and gutted much of the largest collections of national history artifacts in Latin America. Questions about the fate of the scrolls had swirled since … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Museum: Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze

RIO DE JANEIRO | After Rio museum fire, questions about cause, what survived

RIO DE JANEIRO  — Forensic investigators and researchers awaited access Tuesday to the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, gutted in a fire, to find out how the blaze began and what remains of the 20 million artifacts that made the museum one of the most important in Latin America. After a fire tore through … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | After Rio museum fire, questions about cause, what survived

RIO DE JANEIRO | Firefighters going through burned-out National Museum

RIO DE JANEIRO— The Latest on the fire at Brazil’s National Museum (all times local): 3:13 p.m. Brazil’s National Museum was so strapped for cash that it turned to crowdfunding to reopen an exhibition that closed after a termite infestation. Officials sought at least $7,000 earlier this year on a crowd funding site to rebuild … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Firefighters going through burned-out National Museum

RIO DE JANEIRO | Burned National Museum in Rio had relics from around world

RIO DE JANEIRO  — Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, which suffered a massive fire late Sunday, boasted the largest archive of historical artifacts and documents in Latin America, some 20 million pieces from around the globe. Museum officials say it’s too soon to say what had been lost or spared, as firefighters were … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Burned National Museum in Rio had relics from around world

RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazilians see metaphor for their struggles in museum fire

RIO DE JANEIRO — Firefighters dug through the burned-out hulk of Brazil’s National Museum on Monday, a day after fire roared through the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed fingers over who was to blame. The museum held Latin America’s largest collection of historical artifacts, and officials suggested that the … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazilians see metaphor for their struggles in museum fire

RIO DE JANEIRO | Recriminations fly after fire roars through Brazilian museum

RIO DE JANEIRO— Smoke rose Monday from the burned-out hulk of Brazil’s National Museum, as recriminations flew over who was responsible for a huge fire that destroyed of at least part of Latin America’s largest archive of historical artifacts and documents. A few hundred protesters gathered outside the museum gates tried several times to push … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Recriminations fly after fire roars through Brazilian museum

RIO DE JANEIRO | Firefighters try to save relics as fire engulfs Rio museum

RIO DE JANEIRO — A huge fire engulfed Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, lighting up the night sky with towering flames as firefighters and museum workers raced to save historical relics from the blaze. The esteemed museum, which houses artefacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman art and some of the first fossils found in … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Firefighters try to save relics as fire engulfs Rio museum

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Famed Viking ship museum to be torn down due to rising sea

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark’s famed Viking ship museum, damaged by the rising sea level in 2013, will be torn down. Culture Minister Mette Bock says Denmark’s national museum for prehistoric and medieval ships, seafaring and boatbuilding in Roskilde, 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Copenhagen, can be removed from the list of building to be … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Famed Viking ship museum to be torn down due to rising sea

TOLEDO, Ohio | Shipwreck found in Lake Erie could be nearly 200 years old

TOLEDO, Ohio| April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Shipwreck hunters say they may have found the remains of a schooner that went down in Lake Erie nearly two centuries ago. The National Museum of the Great Lakes says divers are hoping to take a closer look this summer to determine if it’s indeed a sailing ship called … Continue reading TOLEDO, Ohio | Shipwreck found in Lake Erie could be nearly 200 years old