Museum offers free admission for Abraham Lincoln's birthday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is offering free admission to mark the 16th president's birthday.

In a news release, officials say anyone can visit the Springfield...

With costumes, beads, music, New Orleans marks Fat Tuesday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination...

US may limit items collected at Vietnam Vets memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is considering limiting the items it collects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The agency said in a news release Tuesday that it will only keep items left at the...

Delaware officials report case of Zika virus

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State public health officials say the mosquito-borne Zika virus has turned up in Delaware.

Officials say the first Delaware Zika case in a woman is travel-related, and that pregnancy is not...

Indiana State Museum unveils mallet tied to Abraham Lincoln

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A wooden mallet inlaid with the initials "A.L" was made by Abraham Lincoln, who used it during his Indiana youth to make furniture, Indiana State Museum officials said Tuesday in unveiling the...

125 years and counting for Colorado Springs-based American Numismatic Association

By: rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com

Money makes the world go round, and it's helped keep the Colorado Springs-based American Numismatic Association going for more than a century.

This year, the nonprofit organization that's devoted to the...

Planners OK quarry on Mount Rushmore route; opponents appeal

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A proposed expansion of a limestone quarry that's in a scenic area on the main tourist route to Mount Rushmore National Memorial has won approval from Pennington County planners, but...

Route 66 in Albuquerque is site of fight over rapid transit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to build a system of express buses and canopy-covered stations along historic Route 66 in Albuquerque is drawing opposition from shop owners.

Some business owners fear the...