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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 […]

Obama Chooses Chicago’s South Side for Presidential Library

By Don Babwin and Caryn Rousseau CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has decided to build his presidential library on the South Side of Chicago, where his political career began.   The Barack Obama Foundation announced in a news release early Tuesday that the library will be erected on park land that was proposed for […]

Clackamas Cabin Could Predate Lewis and Clark Expedition

By Janet Eastman MOLALLA, Ore. (AP) — Protected inside a workshop hidden among Clackamas County farmland is a mysterious log dwelling that may prompt a rewrite of Oregon’s long-held history.   If experts’ theories pan out, the 18-foot-wide structure — called the Molalla Log House — predates the start of Lewis and Clark’s 1804 expedition […]

Aging Gracefully: How Midcentury Modern Classics Adapted

By Allen G. Breed NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — In the years after World War II, when suburban towns were still “the country,” this unassuming village an hour north of Manhattan became an epicenter of modernist architecture, and a birthplace of then-radical concepts like family rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and open-plan living. Since then, the surviving […]