Harley-Davidson wants to teach more to ride

In this Dec. 12, 2017, photo, Terri Meehan poses on a 2018 Harley Softail Slim in Milwaukee's House of Harley. Meehan took a riding course at the dealership as part of Harley-Davidson's "Riding Academy," an initiative the company hopes will help bring new customers. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno)

MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson is placing a renewed emphasis on teaching people to ride as part of its efforts to attract more customers.

The power of the owl

In this Dec. 6, 2017 photo, Denver Holt, founder of the 30-year-old nonprofit Owl Research Institute, peers through binoculars in search of a snowy owl near Charlo, Mont. Greg Lindstrom / Flathead Beacon

CHARLO, Mont. (AP) — Perched behind the steering wheel of a Chevy Suburban, the back seat consumed by piles of ornithological field guides, binoculars and a high-powered spotting scope, the owl researcher stabs his finger through the open window, reciting the names of bird species circling the rolling grassland outside.

Tech aims to slow damage to O’Keeffe works

Dale Kronkright, head of conservation at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, studies oil painting by Georgia O'Keeffe for signs of deterioration in Santa Fe, N.M., Dec. 29, 2017. Chemical changes are gradually darkening many of O'Keeffe's famously vibrant paintings. Art conservation experts in Santa Fe and the Chicago plan to use advanced imaging technology to detect the buildup of soap and protect paintings by O'Keeffe and other artists. Kronkright looks at a painting titled Above the Clouds 1. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Chemical reactions are gradually darkening many of Georgia O’Keeffe’s famously vibrant paintings, and art conservation experts are hoping new digital imaging tools can help them slow the damage.

Disney’s Toy Story Land looms large in 2018

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2011, file photo, workers walk past "Toy Story" character Woody at the construction site of the new attraction area Toy Story Land in Hong Kong Disneyland. A new 11-acre Toy Story Land is planned for Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla., in 2018, opening at the theme park's Hollywood Studios. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

If you’re planning ahead to spring and summer trips, and your family loves theme parks, you’ll want to know about some of the new rides and attractions debuting in the new year.

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