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Little Free Libraries Popping Up In Illinois

By Theresa Churchill and Ryan Voyles DECATUR, Ill. (AP) – Daniel Askew and his family have good access to the Barclay Public Library, but that could change after he graduates from high school and they have fewer reasons to drive to Warrensburg from their home in Latham. So Askew, a senior and volunteer firefighter, is [...]

Meth-Making Guests Leave Troubles For Motels

By Steven Porter LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Kevin Shepard moved into Room 232 at Knights Inn in Lafayette weeks ago with his fiancee and 3-year-old child to escape a house contaminated with mold. On a Friday, the family learned that their temporary refuge might be even more hazardous. It had been used to manufacture methamphetamine. [...]

Revisiting NYC’s 1964 World’s Fair, 50 Years Later

By Beth J. Harpaz NEW YORK (AP) – You can just barely see them through the window of the No. 7 subway as it rattles into the elevated station in Corona, Queens: a gigantic steel sphere, two rocket ships, and towers that appear to be capped by flying saucers. These unusual landmarks are among a [...]

Attleboro Man Celebrates G.I. Joe Milestone

By Rick Foster ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) – G.I. Joe, a military action figure aimed at American boys, was born in the mid-1960s, just as the Vietnam War was beginning to gain momentum. Last month, Joe, the brainchild of Pawtucket-based Hasbro, celebrated his 50th birthday. But for a 50-year-old, the pose-able man of action turned cultural [...]

A Look At A Real Man Portrayed In ‘Monuments Men’

By Jamie Stengle DALLAS, Texas (AP) – As part of an Allied mission tasked with saving works of art during World War II, a homesick James Rorimer told his wife in a December 1944 letter from liberated Paris that he was working hard but worried about how much he was achieving. “But I’m here to [...]