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Lava from Hawaii volcano snakes toward rural town; flow is 250 yards from small country road

HONOLULU, Hawaii - A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare....

posted: October 24,2014

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Argentina gets its 32nd national park, thanks to donations from public to pay for the land

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentines have a new national park that is home to endangered species like jaguars and crowned solitary eagles, thanks to donations from the public to cover the initial cost....

Brooklyn Museum plans Basquiat show featuring notebooks filled with his text and sketches

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Brooklyn Museum plans an exhibition on graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) that includes eight rarely seen notebooks filled with his handwritten texts and sketches....

Remains of 300-year-old shipwreck, loss of which doomed the French in Texas, being reassembled

AUSTIN, Texas - A frigate carrying French colonists to the New World that sank in a storm off the Texas coast more than 300 years ago is being reassembled into a display that archeologists hope will let people walk over the hull and feel...

Mexican stone soup a highlight of Devour, Wolfville's food film fest

WOLFVILLE, N.S. - A documentary about stone soup, a traditional pre-Hispanic meal prepared in Oaxaca, Mexico, will have its Canadian premiere next month at Devour, Wolfville's five-day festival of culinary cinema....

Baltimore museum tells story of unusual father-son collection with roots in rye whiskey

BALTIMORE - William Walters made a fortune in rye whiskey, railroads and banking in the 19th century, and along the way he also developed a passion for collecting art and antiquities. His son Henry was an avid collector, too, and built a...

Paintings, drawings of faces found on rocks in national parks across West; probe underway

SALT LAKE CITY - A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online....

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