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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 [...]

Studebaker Legacy Lives 50 Years After Closing

By Kevin Allen SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – When Data Realty executives announced in 2011 that they would build a new data center at Ignition Park, company President Rich Carlton decided to read up on Studebaker history. After all, the state-certified technology park is on the very ground that for decades was the smoking, clanging [...]