Rock Hall induction ceremony returns to Cleveland next April

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year's induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland. The Rock Hall is located in Cleveland, but the city hasn't hosted the induction ceremony since 2015. The event instead has been held in New York. The hall said last year that it would have the ceremony in Cleveland every two years starting in 2018.

Trump wants a review of national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments," an action that could upend protections put in place in Utah and other states as Trump tries to rack up accomplishments in his first 100 days.

Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain

HAVANA (AP) -- Refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are nearly impossible to find. But Cuba's hotels and restaurants are packed, major U.S. airlines are adding flights and government stores are full of frozen American chicken and U.S.-made candy. So far, Cuba is weathering the storm as Venezuela's economy craters and protesters fill its streets to denounce Cuba's greatest socialist ally.

Trump to order review of national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments," an action that could upend protections put in place in Utah and other states as Trump tries to rack up accomplishments in his first 100 days.

Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday marked with Grammy exhibit

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Grammy Museum is putting rare Ella Fitzgerald memorabilia on display for what would have been the singing legend's 100th birthday. The museum's "Ella at 100: Celebrating the Artistry of Ella Fitzgerald" exhibition includes the first Grammy Award that Fitzgerald won -- the first awarded to an African-American woman -- as well as some of her gowns, sheet music and personal telegrams.

Q&A: Hawaii reassures tourists after brain parasite cases

HONOLULU (AP) -- A California couple on their honeymoon and two people who drank a homemade herbal beverage are among the rising number of victims in Hawaii falling ill with a potentially deadly brain parasite. After the newlyweds' plight with rat lungworm disease recently got attention online, the couple and some experts accused Hawaii of failing to adequately warn tourists and residents of the danger they can face.

'This was real': Artifacts save Holocaust stories for future

BOWIE, Md. (AP) -- The small wicker doll chair was a modest toy, but it meant the world to Louise Lawrence-Israels. A gift for her second birthday, it was the only toy she possessed during the approximately three years she spent hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam, just five blocks from the house where Anne Frank wrote in her diary. The chair is one of thousands of artifacts housed in the U.S.

Artifacts preserve Holocaust stories for future generations

BOWIE, Md. (AP) -- The small wicker doll chair was a modest toy, but it meant the world to Louise Lawrence-Israels. A gift for her second birthday, it was the only toy she possessed during the approximately three years she spent hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam, just five blocks from the house where Anne Frank wrote in her diary. The chair is one of thousands of artifacts housed in the U.S.

Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican's assault on Democratic President Barack Obama's environmental legacy. The orders could expand oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and upend public lands protections put in place in Utah, Maine and other states.

Oklahoma, St. John's to play in Hall of Fame Classic

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oklahoma will play Southern California and St. John's will take on Arizona State in the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Classic this fall. The one-day doubleheader will be played Dec. 8 at Staples Center. Tickets go on sale May 6. Game times and television broadcast information will be announced later.

Egypt's tourism officials insist popular sites are safe

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Egypt's tourism levels are still around a third of what they once were, and despite security concerns Egypt's tourism minister insists the country's popular Red Sea resorts and Ancient Egyptian sites are "safe" and "airports are secure". Mohamed Yehia Rashed says Germany currently represents the largest visitor market to Egypt followed by Saudi Arabia. Chairman of Egypt's Tourism Authority Hicham al-Demairi says around 5.

Carowinds announces early closure due to heavy rain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A theme park and a baseball team are changing their schedules because of heavy rain moving through the Carolinas. Near Charlotte, Carowinds theme park along the state line between North and South Carolina announced on Twitter that it was closing at 1 p.m. Sunday due to the weather. The Charlotte Knights minor-league baseball team also postponed a game .

Baby bump: Birthing giraffe becomes a cash cow for tiny zoo

April the giraffe has become a cash cow for a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world. Owners of the for-profit Animal Adventure Park won't say exactly how much they've pulled in from all April-related ventures, but internet marketing experts conservatively estimate the haul in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the territory long before the arrival of the U.S. Cavalry and the hordes of modern-day visitors who roll into the nearby mountains.

Renowned Soviet avant-garde art collection comes to Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Lysenko's painted bull stares with flat black eyes like a double-barrel shotgun, one of his horns festooned in a mosaic of bright rectangles, the tip of his tail stretched toward a glowing orange globe that may be the sun. Over the years, the painting has become one of the most renowned images of the artistic ferment that bubbled under the strictures of insipid Soviet social realism.

Oklahoman author, Texas dispute ownership of 'lunar Bibles'

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is the rightful owner of the celestial keepsakes. Eight of the 10 tiny holy books in dispute landed on the surface of the moon during NASA's 1971 Apollo 14 mission, carried in a pouch by astronaut Edgar Mitchell.

Harvard museum marking 150 years with new exhibit

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- A Harvard University museum is marking its 150th anniversary with a new exhibit showcasing its role developing the study of anthropology. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology on Saturday is opening "All the World is Here," a renovated exhibition gallery featuring more than 600 objects from Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Many of the items are being displayed for the first time.

Kathryn Bigelow on VR after her first try: 'I love it'

NEW YORK (AP) -- As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality. The Oscar-winning director on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiered her first VR experience, "The Protectors: Walk in the Rangers' Shoes," an eight-minute, 360-degree plunge into the lives of the Garamba National Park rangers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Addio! Michigan's football team heads to Italy

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Jim Harbaugh presented players on the University of Michigan football team with an opportunity, putting them a compelling essay away from being close enough to possibly shake the hand of Pope Francis at the Vatican. Salim Makki and Grant Newsome were the chosen two. Makki, Newsome and most of the Wolverines will travel to Rome this weekend for a unique, weeklong trip.