Refugees in Idaho

Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman Asmaa Albukaie, 33, and her two sons were the first Syrian refugees in Idaho 18 months ago. She feels there’s a reason they were the first: They have a lot of educating to do. “People, when they know (that I am) from Syria, they are surprised,” says Asmaa. “I ask them why you are surprised? They told me they had an idea of Syrian lady: terrorist, terrorist, terrorist.” Instead, Asmaa radiates. “If you love, there is no room for hate in my heart,” she says. “This I believe.” Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman

WASHINGTON — Despite resistance by Idaho’s top political leaders, 118 Syrian refugees have moved to the Gem State since Oct. 1, with all of them settling in Boise, according to new data from the U.S. State Department.

Part of Prague’s Dancing House turns into hotel

A view of the Dancing House in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. For many of millions tourists from all over the globe who flood the picturesque Czech capital every year, to take a selfie in front of Prague's Dancing House has become as obvious part of their visit as a walk on a medieval Charles Bridge. Now, they have an option to stay there as part of it has been turned into a hotel with a magnificent view from its rooms. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Plan to dig up, move Nevada graves angers heirs

This Sept. 19, 2016 photo shows ribbons and notes tied to the fence around Hillside Cemeteryon the edge of downtown Reno, Nev. Historic preservationists are outraged that the owner of the cemetary has obtained a permit and posted a notice of plans to exhume hundreds of graves and transfer the remains to another section of the cemetery so the land can be sold for potential development. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)


Art and football: Dolphins’ stadium vibrant with color

In this Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 photo, former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, left, Jessica Goldman Srebnick, CEO of Goldman Global Arts, center, and Tom Garfinkel, Miami Dolphins president and CEO, right, pose for a photo next to artwork by the Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, known as Vhiles, of former Dolphins head coach Don Shula, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. When the Miami Dolphins play their home opener against the Cleveland Browns, it will be in a refurbished stadium that features 29,000 square feet of new, original wall art from artists from all over the world. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A huge bust of Hall of Fame Dolphins coach Don Shula that appears to be chipped from a stone and brick wall. Splashy swirls of graffiti spray-painted two stories tall along half a football field. A photo of Miami’s cityscape at night, reimagined with layers of texture and colors.

Artists’ homes tell story of the Hudson River School

In this Aug. 19, 2016 photo, the Hudson River can be seen beyond the treetops surrounding Olana, the home of artist Frederic Edwin Church, in Greenport, N.Y. Autumn is the perfect season to visit Olana, as well as the home of Church's teacher and founder of the Hudson River School, Thomas Cole, on the other side of the river where the 2-mile Rip Van Winkle Bridge makes it easy to see both historic sites, and their beautiful views, in one day. (AP Photo/Barbara Woike)

NEW YORK (AP) — On either side of the Hudson River, two artists’ homes tell the story of that famous genre of American landscape painting known as the Hudson River School.

Coast Guard’s last lightkeeper looks to milestone

In this Aug. 17, 2016 photo, Boston Light, America's oldest lighthouse, sits on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor. The U.S. Coast Guard's last manned station will celebrate the 300th anniversary of its first lighting on September 14th. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

LITTLE BREWSTER ISLAND, Mass. (AP) — The nation’s first and oldest lighthouse station and its unique keeper are celebrating a milestone.


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