| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When traveling to Europe, I sometimes crank up the voice of my grandmother telling stories of her journey from Norway to Canada. The boat ride was miserable. The only thing she could keep down was beer -- she became a teetotaler the day she saw the Statue...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.
Mail would be delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits would continue to flow.
But vacationers would be turned away from...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Helen Thomas, the tenacious and feisty dean of the White House press corps who covered 10 presidents and was a trailblazer for female journalists, has died. She was 92.
A syndicated columnist for Hearst News Service after spending most of her career...
| Jul 11, 2013
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| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:43 AM
Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Heinrich celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a surprise dinner party at their home in Leitersburg.
The Heinrichs were married on July 17, 1948, at St Brendan’s Catholic Church in Braddock, Pa. The ceremony was...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:22 AM
She’s back! After being closed for 18 months, the Statue of Liberty reopened on the Fourth of July, and visitors flocked to see her. The National Park Service spent $77 million to fix infrastructure on Liberty Island and nearby Ellis Island, which...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:41 PM
When you mention the word "museum," many travelers imagine the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the lines of people trying to sneak a peek at the "Mona Lisa" at the Louvre. Though art may be the first thing to come to mind, many other subjects...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 3:58 PM
She's one big lady!
Her index finger is eight feet long; her mouth three feet wide. Her arm extends 42 feet; she stands 151 feet and 1 inch tall and weighs 225 tons.
Wow! Even the most jaded teen or tween can't help but be impressed gazing up at The...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 8:45 AM
NEW YORK -- The Statue of Liberty reopened to visitors Thursday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy washed ashore in October and severely damaged the island on which Lady Liberty sits.
The statue was spared storm damage, and tens of thousands of...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:55 AM
On a sun-splashed afternoon that marked the second day of summer, I joined a diverse throng of men, women and children, all waiting to board the Staten Island Ferry — a hulking orange vessel that provides free commuter service between Manhattan...