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National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion-dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for rejoicing.

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National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

As the Park Service celebrates its centennial, it faces billions of dollars in delayed maintenance for projects ranging from replacing water works at the Grand Canyon to ensuring the Jefferson Memorial doesn’t sink into the Tidal Basin.

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Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

A modern-day glassblower believes he has unraveled the mysteries of Renaissance-era Venetian glassmaking, a trade whose secrets were so closely guarded that anyone who divulged them faced the prospect of death.

February 05, 2016 4:00 am Photos

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Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A modern-day glassblower believes he has unraveled the mysteries of Renaissance-era Venetian glassmaking, a trade whose secrets were so closely guarded that anyone who divulged them faced the prospect of death.

February 04, 2016 6:00 pm Photos

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Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, glassblower William Gudenrath makes a dragon that will be used on a goblet, with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers produced objects …

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Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, glassblower William Gudenrath paints enamel on a bowl with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers produced objects that are now considere…

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Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, glassblower William Gudenrath makes a goblet with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers produced objects that are now considered works o…

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Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, glassblower William Gudenrath makes a goblet with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers produced objects that are now considered works o…

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Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, glassblower William Gudenrath makes a goblet with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers produced objects that are now considered works o…

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Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, a glass bowl is fired in a furnace with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers produced objects that are now considered works of art. (AP…

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Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, glassblower William Gudenrath looks into a furnace while making a goblet with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers produced objects tha…

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Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, glassblower William Gudenrath makes the glass body of a dragon that will be used on a goblet with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers …

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Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, glassblower William Gudenrath makes the glass body of a dragon that will be used on a goblet with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers …

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Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, glassblower William Gudenrath puts enamel on a bowl with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers produced objects that are now considered …

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Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, glassblower William Gudenrath holds a dragon-stem goblet at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y.. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers produced objects that are now considered works of art. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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People hold up signs and a tent during a protest to demand city officials do more to help the homeless outside Super Bowl City, pro football’s weeklong theme park in San Francisco.

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Kansas City museum learns it has a real Hieronymus Bosch

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, has learned that a 16th century oil-wood panel the museum owns was painted by the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch.

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United lets families board early, reversing 4-year policy

United lets families board early, reversing 4-year policy

NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines is trying to bring back a bit of the friendly skies, allowing families with young children to board early.

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United lets families board early, reversing 4-year policy

United lets families board early, reversing 4-year policy

NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines is trying to bring back a bit of the friendly skies, allowing families with young children to board early.

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