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Used Bookstores Help Tell Stories Along Historic Route 66

By Russell Contreras ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Travelers along historic Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles have no problem finding their fix of fake American Indian jewelry and vintage Elvis posters. But along this path motorists also will discover something once declared dead: the used bookstore. There’s the Chicago bookstore with a cat and […]

Hepburn Estate Owner Buys Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse

By Kenneth Gosselin OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) — The New York builder who bought and renovated Katharine Hepburn’s shoreline estate and then constructed a beach house on the property has now turned his sights out to sea — and the Saybrook Breakwater Light. Frank J. Sciame Jr. said he is the buyer who placed the […]

Challenger, Columbia Wreckage on Public Display for 1st Time

By Marcia Dunn CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal reminders of the 14 […]

San Francisco’s Chinatown Clings to Roots Amid Tech Boom

By Janie Har SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For a century and a half, San Francisco’s Chinatown, the nation’s oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life. It’s the birthplace of Chinese America, and to some extent, the broader Asian America that descended from immigration over the Pacific Ocean throughout the 19th and 20th […]

Bighorn Museum Displays Heart of the West

By Andy Kerstetter BIGHORN, Wyo. (AP) — A meandering, bubbling creek flows through tall grasses and weaves between the trunks of massive cottonwood trees. Flowers bloom on the hillsides, and snow sometimes dusts the nearby Bighorn Mountains, even in summer.   The Quarter Circle A Ranch, two miles southwest of Big Horn, had all the […]