Friends separated by the Holocaust reunite

In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, childhood Holocaust survivors Simon Gronowski and Alice Gerstel Weit embrace at the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum. When the Nazis arrived, Gronowski’s father was in a hospital. His wife quickly lied, telling them he was dead and sparing him from Auschwitz. It was on a train to that death camp a few weeks later that she saved her son, pushing him toward the door of the boxcar they were in and telling him to jump. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

LOS ANGELES — When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family’s closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she’d see “Little Simon” Gronowski again. And she did — 76 years later and half a world away from where they were separated in Brussels.

Wine and waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge

This Aug. 11, 2017 photo shows wine for sale at the Cathedral Ridge Winery in Hood River, Ore., in the Columbia River Gorge. Oregon's Columbia River Gorge is known for spectacular waterfalls but it's also famous for wine, with more than 40 wineries in 40 miles (60 kilometers). The Columbia Gorge is a designated American Viticultural Area, a wine grape region distinguished by geographic features. (AP Photo/Sally Carpenter Hale)

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — The Columbia River Gorge is a marvel of nature known for spectacular waterfalls, scenery and hiking. But it’s also famous in the world of wine.

American Revolution Museum winning battle for tourists

FILE - This April 4, 2017, file photo shows a display of weapons used during the Revolutionary War, including a fife and drum, at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The museum, which celebrates its first anniversary on April 19, has met expectations and it is in a healthy financial position. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Museum of the American Revolution is a year old this month and officials say it has landed a decisive victory in capturing tourists’ attention in a city with lots of revolutionary competition.

Sherpa guide prepares to summit Everest for 22nd time

In this March 26, 2018 photo, Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide, Kami Rita, 48, poses for a photograph at his rented apartment in Kathmandu, Nepal. Rita, who is one of just three people to scale Mount Everest 21 times, is about to attempt a record-breaking 22nd summit. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Three men have climbed to the top of the world 21 times, all of them mountain guides who grew up in the shadow of Mount Everest. Two of these famed Sherpa guides have retired. But 48-year-old Kami Rita says he’ll be summiting Everest for years to come.



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