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  • Sgt. Stubby, The Canine World War I Hero From New Haven

    Sgt. Stubby, The Canine World War I Hero From New Haven
    One of the most famous combat veterans from World War I is a stray bull terrier mutt from New Haven whose wartime exploits made him the first military dog to be promoted to sergeant. When Stubby died in April 1926, the New York Times ran a half-page...
  • Tips for planning day trips for the whole family

    The end of another school year is quickly approaching and soon parents will be hearing those two dreaded words: "I'm Bored." Day trips are an excellent way to beat the "boredom blues?" Here is a list of the five best day trips from the Baltimore/Carroll...
  • Will $3M anonymous donation save National Museum of Industrial History?

    Will $3M anonymous donation save National Museum of Industrial History?
    The National Museum of Industrial History, the embattled nonprofit accused of misspending millions of dollars, has a $3 million commitment from an anonymous donor and wants to start construction once the Pennsylvania attorney general's office finishes its...
  • Academy Museum of Motion Pictures may have Bugs ... Bunny, that is

    Academy Museum of Motion Pictures may have Bugs ... Bunny, that is
    Most new arts and culture venues are keen on getting bugs out when they open, but the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is considering getting Bugs in. Construction hasn’t started yet, but the Los Angeles film museum that plans to open in 2017...
  • New Mexico city swamped with calls for unearthed Atari games

    One of the worst games ever made is now the hottest commodity that a New Mexico city must determine how to distribute. More than 1,300 Atari games -- including 28 copies of the coveted "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" -- and Atari consoles were unearthed...
  • Hammer Museum to get exhibition on British designer Thomas Heatherwick

    Hammer Museum to get exhibition on British designer Thomas Heatherwick
    They say every cloud has its silver lining. Evidence that it’s true will be coming to the Hammer Museum early next year in the form of a touring exhibition on the work of Thomas Heatherwick, a noted British designer whose credits include a new fleet...
  • Dr. Oz gets schooled by Sen. Claire McCaskill on weight-loss claims

    Dr. Oz gets schooled by Sen. Claire McCaskill on weight-loss claims
    A U.S. Senate committee on consumer protection took television health guru Dr. Mehmet Oz to the woodshed Tuesday for promoting weight-loss products that are unproven on his show, CNN reports.  "I don't get why you need to say this stuff when you know it's...
  • Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'

    Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'
    California wine received a rare honor when the Smithsonian Institution chose the two bottles that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 as part of the museum’s online exhibit “101 Objects That Made America.” The two bottles are, of...
  • Westminster lodge commemorates flag's symbolism

    Cadet Major Jonathan Houck knew that every fold as the U.S. flag is reduced to a triangle was symbolic, but Sunday, he learned specifically what each fold meant as he recited their meanings to the crowd gathered at the Westminster Elks Lodge. The lodge...
  • Feeling patriotic on Flag Day

    Clear your throat. Do a little vocalizing. Practice singing a scale. Now you're ready to hit that high note when you sing "… and the land of the free …" On Flag Day this Saturday when you do your best to belt out our national anthem, you'...
  • Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more

    Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more
    The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All...
  • Annenberg Space for Photography show frames country music in new light

     Annenberg Space for Photography show frames country music in new light
    As house photographer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for more then three decades, Les Leverett was on hand for a lot of historic moments that unfolded at the country music palace. But even he considers himself fortunate for the circumstances that...