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Would you attend a Hello Kitty convention? Marty Garrett and Salumeh Eslamieh gave up their garage for Hello Kitty. The married couple turned the garage of their San Francisco home into a showroom for their vast Hello Kitty collection. Museum-style glass cases hold hundreds of rare and vintage Kitty items. They inclu... - Posted on October 31, 2014
1797 navy ship tours Boston harbor again Old Ironsides is about to enter a three-year restoration project. Built in Boston and launched in October 1797, the USS Constitution or "Old Ironsides" is a ship that was commissioned by the U.S. Navy following the Revolutionary War. Its mission was to protect American merch... - Posted on October 24, 2014
Don't expect another winter like last one! If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts and a lack of California rain, there's some good news. A repeat is not expected this year. Mike Halpert of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that the upcoming winter looks pretty average in... - Posted on October 23, 2014
Historian retells tale of rare Lincoln photo It's one of the most famous Abraham Lincoln photographs. That's because no one knew the picture of the president existed until nearly a century later when a 14-year-old boy found it. Now Ronald Rietveld, the boy who made the discovery, who is now a retired historian, will do... - Posted on October 8, 2014
Violinist wants kids to have music in their lives Seven years ago, the well known violinist Joshua Bell performed for tips in a Washington subway station. Almost no one stopped to listen. The underground performance was an experiment with The Washington Post. The newspaper wanted to see if commuters would notice some of the... - Posted on October 2, 2014
How can a piece of glass be a piece of art? A huge grin appears on the face of glass artist Jonathan Michael Davis. He is burning hole after hole through spheres of glass, making a popping sound. Davis is a glassblower by trade. He uses a sabre of flame made of liquid oxygen and propane to manipulate glass into elabor... - Posted on September 30, 2014
Do you know what it takes to be an American citizen? Three former South Carolina governors are leading an effort to have high school students take a citizenship test. The following are 25 of the questions they'd be asked. They are among the 100 questions on a list that federal officers use when testing immigrants seeking citizenship.... - Posted on September 22, 2014
With a red cup, she becomes Miss America Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immedi... - Posted on September 15, 2014
Do you know the “Star-Spangled Banner?” Last week marked the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner." It was written in Baltimore, Maryland. The city pulled out all the stops. There were fireworks, historical reenactments and live performances. Here are five things to know about America's national anthem a... - Posted on September 14, 2014
You can buy a lighthouse. What would you do with it? Lighthouses for sale! Actually, lots of lighthouses for free. Technological advances and a desire to purge unneeded properties have paved the way for the federal government to get rid of more than 100 lighthouses over the last 14 years. And it intends to keep selling and giv... - Posted on September 9, 2014