• A museum employee shows a group of children a silver casket used to transport the heart of Queen Marie, the last queen of Romania, from Balchik to Constanta, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. A museum in Bucharest is preparing to send the preserved heart of the last queen of Romania to its final resting place — the castle where she died. Deputy curator of the National History Museum, Cornel Constantin Ilie, told the AP Friday the museum would transfer the heart of Queen Marie in its silver casket to Pelisor castle on Nov. 3. (Andreea Alexandru, Mediafax via AP) ROMANIA OUT

    Museum prepares to send heart of last queen of Romania home

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A museum in Bucharest is preparing to send the preserved heart of the last queen of Romania to its final resting place — the castle where she died.

  • Poet Simon Ortiz headlines Southwest writer festival

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Native American poet Simon Ortiz and Dallas Morning News Mexico City bureau chief Alfredo Corchado are set to headline a gathering of Southwest writers in New Mexico.

  • Slugger Museum to honor 19th century championship team

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is honoring a 19th century championship baseball team from Louisville.

  • In this Sept. 30, 2015 photo, Jayashri Wyatt, a United Nations staff member from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, right, chats with Mohammed Kraat, a Syrian wrestling coach living at the Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan, through a digital portal set up at U.N. headquarters. The U.N. portal is set up in a tent outside the world body’s headquarters. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    Ambassador talks to refugee camp via video link at UN

    NEW YORK (AP) — The muscular young man on one side of the video link spoke of his flight from Syria and his life since 2012 at the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, where he teaches wrestling to boys.

  • Tennessee dedicating areas on campus in honor of Dickey

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is dedicating a Hall of Champions and a Hall of Fame Plaza on campus Friday in honor of former football coach and athletic director Doug Dickey.

  • X-Rays, inside out

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Did you know that Marie Curie, the discoverer of radium and two-time winner of the Nobel Prize, designed mobile X-ray vehicles to serve French medical teams in World War I field hospitals?

  • Correction: Mormons-History story

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story Sept. 29 about a renovated Mormon history museum, The Associated Press reported erroneously the description of a special theater inside. The theater has a 220-degree screen, not 220 seats.

  • New Mexico State Fair attendance up from previous year

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Preliminary figures show attendance at the most recent New Mexico State Fair topping last year’s number.

  • In this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 photo, tourists take photos of the Potala Palace beneath a security camera in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Top-down development has poured more than $100 million dollars into the region since 1952, but critics say that Beijing’s obsession with social stability also has led to widespread human right abuses. (AP Photo/Aritz Parra)

    China micromanages Tibet, floods it with money to woo locals

    LHASA, China (AP) — Ji Yunpeng misses hotpot dinners with his wife and daughter back in Beijing and fights insomnia caused by the high altitude in the Tibetan capital by playing computer games, and, occasionally, studying Tibetan Buddhism.

  • Correction: Georgia-Aquarium-Belugas story

    ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Sept. 28 about the Georgia Aquarium losing a legal fight over beluga whales, The Associated Press, relying on court filings and a judge’s ruling, reported erroneously that some of the whales the aquarium was trying to import from Russia would be loaned to SeaWorld facilities in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego. SeaWorld says it was originally part of the application but had since told the Georgia Aquarium that it no longer wanted to take any of the whales.