Baltimore: Poe, painted screens, vintage treasures

This undated photo provided by Visit Baltimore shows the giant pink flamingo outside Cafe Hon, an eatery along West 36th Street in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore. The neighborhood is known as a place where hipsters and kitsch Baltimore culture converge, and West 36th Street is lined with restaurants, vintage shops and antiques stores. (AP Photo/Visit Baltimore)

BALTIMORE (AP) — It’s not the TV shows “Homicide” and “The Wire” that come to mind when I think of Baltimore, though both offered an intense look at an American city’s poverty, drugs and gangs.

5 free things to do in Iowa capital of Des Moines

This July 10, 2014 photo shows Nomade, a sculpture by Jaume Plensa, on display in the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, in Des Moines, Iowa. Nestled in the middle of Iowa, surrounded by miles of rolling hills green with corn and soybeans, is the capital city of Des Moines. A metropolis thats experienced a popularity surge in recent years thanks to new businesses and housing opportunities, Des Moines has plenty of activities that will be kind to your wallet. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nestled in the middle of Iowa, surrounded by miles of rolling hills green with corn and soybeans, is the capital city of Des Moines.

UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

In this July 17, 2014 photo, Dr. Robert Howe, a medical doctor and a PhD candidate in music history, displays antique English horns at the University of Connecticut's Depot Campus in Mansfield, Conn. Howe and his colleagues have been using CT scans and 3D printing to unlock the secrets of antique instruments and make replica parts that will allow them to be played. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.

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