Horse-drawn wagon hauls White House Christmas tree

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What if your playground was made of ice? Workers are building an ice playground in a city in Alaska. It will include a pirate ship slide made from 65 refrigerator-sized blocks of ice, and even mazes. The work began at the George Horner Ice Park in Fairbanks ahead of the annual world ice sculpture championships, the... - Posted on January 26, 2015
Bullet train could bring LA and San Francisco closer California has broken ground for its $68 billion high-speed rail system. The train promises to whisk travelers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. The bullet train project is the first in the nation to get underway. The project faces challenges fr... - Posted on January 26, 2015
Mass. time capsule contains coin older than America It was a look back into the past. And a history lesson, too. Early residents of Boston valued a robust press as much as their history and currency. That is, if the contents of a time capsule dating back to the years just after the Revolutionary War are any guide. Wh... - Posted on January 21, 2015
You can see tomorrow's cars today – in Detroit The North American International Auto Show is going on in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Saturday, Jan. 17. Here are some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles unveiled at the show: — HYUNDAI SANTA CRUZ CONCEPT: It's a c... - Posted on January 16, 2015
Two men close to completing world's toughest climb Two men are attempting what has been called the most difficult rock climb in the world. It's a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. Kevin Jorgeson, 30, of Santa Rosa, California, and Tommy Caldwell, 36, of Estes Park, C... - Posted on January 15, 2015
King's legacy: Remembering the March on Washington It was spring of 1963. Leaders from the major United States civil rights organizations proposed a huge nonviolent demonstration for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. It would be the largest the capital had ever seen. They called it the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." The... - Posted on January 9, 2015
What could have been saved in stone 200 years ago? Crews have removed a time capsule dating back to 1795. It came from the granite cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston. Historians believe it was originally placed by Revolutionary War luminaries Samuel Adams and Paul Revere among others. The capsule is believ... - Posted on January 6, 2015
An ugly Christmas tree gets some love The Pennsylvania city's official Christmas tree has brought Reading plenty of grief. Good grief. When the 50-foot Norway spruce went up last month, it drew immediate comparisons to the scraggly sapling in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Its giant bare spots and asymmetrical bra... - Posted on December 23, 2014
Rat rods rock as rusty rides Peter Duvaloois' rat rods are way cooler than your car. The fast machines are pieced together from vintage parts and scrapyard finds. They also are rumblier, rustier and turn more heads on the highway. That's pretty much the point of rat rods. They look like hot rods,... - Posted on December 22, 2014
Horse-drawn wagon hauls White House Christmas tree It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House. The official tree has arrived. A horse-drawn wagon hauled the 20-foot white fir up the driveway to the North Portico for inspection last week. Receiving the tree were first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia a... - Posted on December 4, 2014