Movie about civil rights will draw visitors to Selma

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Has the Washington Monument shrunk? Government surveyors have determined a height for the Washington Monument. It's nearly 10 inches shorter than what has been thought for more than 130 years. The measurement puts the monument at 554 feet, 7 and eleven-thirty-seconds of an inch. That is measured from the floor... - Posted on February 20, 2015
Beat winter boredom by fishing on ice Standing on an icy lake. Watching a 10-inch hole all day. Waiting for a fish to bite. It's a popular pastime in colder climates like the Adirondack Mountains, especially when there's cash on the line. More than 1,700 competitors spread out across the icy expanse of Gr... - Posted on February 19, 2015
Man who walks 21 miles to and from work gets help Hundreds of people have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to help a man who says he typically walks 21 miles to get to and from work. The Detroit Free Press reports that James Robertson rides buses part of the way to and from his factory job in suburban Rochester Hill... - Posted on February 9, 2015
What would you pay for Abraham Lincoln's hair? A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia has been sold at auction for more than $800,000. It includes a lock of the slain president's hair. The Donald P. Dow collection brought top bids totaling $803,889. The amount doubled expectations, said Eric Bradley. He is spokesman... - Posted on February 5, 2015
What would you pay for Abraham Lincoln's hair? A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction. The Donald P. Dow collection brought top bids totaling $803,889. The amount doubled expectations, said Eric Bradley, spokesman for ... - Posted on February 5, 2015
Groundhog says six more weeks of winter The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has forecast six more weeks of winter. Members of the top hat-wearing Inner Circle announced the "prediction" Monday morning. A German legend has it that if a furry rodent se... - Posted on February 3, 2015
100 years ago, calling coast-to-coast was costly It was a bit ironic. Smartphones were used this week to snap pictures of a historic phone that was used to make the first coast-to-coast phone call 100 years ago. On Jan. 25, 1915, to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal and to show that San Francisco had recovered f... - Posted on February 2, 2015
Have drones gone too far? A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds. It triggered a major emergency response. And it raised fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. A man later came forward to say he was responsible and didn't mean to fly it over the comp... - Posted on January 29, 2015
Teen creates business out of used shoes A 16-year-old sneaker-loving teen is using the footwear to get a different kind of kick. He's opened a pawnshop that uses athletic shoes as collateral. Chase Reed and his father, Troy Reed, opened Sneaker Pawn on Lenox Avenue in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. They're l... - Posted on January 28, 2015
Movie about civil rights will draw visitors to Selma The 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches in Selma and the movie that tells the story are expected to bring thousands of visitors to the historic Alabama city this year. Visitors can still walk across the bridge. It's where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965. ... - Posted on January 27, 2015