Igloos built by immigrants warm hearts in Italy

This photo taken on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, shows children playing with sledges behind an igloo village, built in San Simone di Valleve, near Bergamo, northern Italy. With this year’s significant snowfall, restaurant owner Davide Midali, with the help of migrants from Africa, set out to create a series of igloos to house guests overnight in what once was a thriving ski resort. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

SAN SIMONE DI VALLEVE, Italy (AP) — San Simone, a tiny village in the Italian Alps, once had a thriving ski trade. But financial issues kept the lifts closed this winter. The local hotel now houses about 80 African asylum-seekers who were assigned to live there when they arrived in Italy.

Manhattan attraction offers espionage history

In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, an old lie detector machine is displayed at SPYSCAPE in New York. Visitors to a new attraction opening in New York City can learn about the elements of spying, its history and find out what kind of spy they could be. SPYSCAPE opens Friday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK — Hello, recruit. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Learn about the elements of spying, its history, and find out what kind of spy you could be.

Book covers common baby questions

This image provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows the book cover of "Baby and Toddler Basics: Expert Answers to Parents' Top 150 Questions," by Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP. (American Academy of Pediatrics via AP)

NEW YORK — Bringing a newborn home can be daunting for new parents. Throw in the race to keep up with the latest news and research on what to do after that and stress levels may rise even higher.

Modified mini electric Jeep helps Texas boy, 4

In a Jan. 31, 2018 photo, Abel Salazar, 4, drives a battery operated Jeep in the halls of Dudley Elementary while his therapists and class watch in Victoria, Texas. Abel is part of the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities. The Jeep was specially modified by Victoria West High School math and engineering students as part of the Go Baby Go national outreach program. (Angela Piazza/The Victoria Advocate via AP)

VICTORIA, Texas — Cruising down the Dudley Elementary School hallway, 4-year-old preschooler Abel Salazar smiles as he honks the horn on his new miniature cherry red Jeep.



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