Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by presenter Robert Costello, speaks Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the Gettysburg Train Station in Gettysburg, Pa. Tuesday, Nov. 19, marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's short speech that has gone on to symbolize his presidency and explain the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces during the U.S. Civil War. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

150 years later, Lincoln’s speech long remembered

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — In solemnity, thousands gathered at a central Pennsylvania battlefield park Tuesday to honor a speech given 150 years ago that President Abraham Lincoln predicted would not be long remembered. The inspirational […]

11/19/2013

A runner passes through Gettysburg National Military Park, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. Nov. 19th marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's short speech that has gone on to symbolize his presidency and explain the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces during the U.S. Civil War.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Gettysburg Address event to mark 150th anniversary

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — On the Civil War battlefield where President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech that symbolized his presidency and the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces, historians and everyday Americans are gathering […]

11/19/2013

In this Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 photo, school groups and visitors view the Gettysburg Address and battle mural at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library , in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

How kids brought Gettysburg Address to Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — As Tuesday’s 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address nears, octogenarians’ memories are one of the only links to a children’s coin drive in the 1940s that brought a manuscript of Abraham Lincoln’s […]

11/17/2013

A 3-D rendering of Abraham Lincoln’s life mask, held at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. (AP Photo/Smithsonian Institution)

Smithsonian makes push in 3D imaging of artifacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — With most of its 137 million objects kept behind the scenes or in a faraway museum, the Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D scanning and printing initiative to make more of […]

11/13/2013

Ford’s Theatre in DC to reopen with private funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ford’s Theatre will reopen its doors and resume performances Wednesday, using private funding, even though the government shutdown has continued into a third week. Theater officials announced Tuesday that the national historic […]

10/15/2013

Yosemite Valley (National Park Service Photo)

Yosemite website for 2014 sesquicentennial up

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Officials at Yosemite National Park are getting a head start on next year’s 150th anniversary with a new website that will contain information about celebrations, events and projects. Park […]

06/29/2013

Seth MacFarlane

Oscar hosting: Is it a thankless task?

NEW YORK (AP) – The love-him-or-hate-him reaction to Seth MacFarlane’s turn as Academy Awards host is evidence that one of the most high-profile jobs in show business is becoming one of its most thankless.

02/25/2013

Ben Affleck in scene from movie "Argo"

Affleck’s ‘Argo’ wins best-picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” a film about a fake movie, has earned a very real prize: best picture at the Academy Awards. From the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Jack Nicholson to help present the final prize.

02/24/2013

(AP Photo)

All condemn pending budget cuts, spread blame

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Republicans kept up the unrelenting mudslinging Sunday over who’s to blame for roundly condemned budget cuts set to take effect at week’s end, with the administration detailing the potential fallout in each state.

02/24/2013

Ben Affleck in scene from movie "Argo"

In fact-based films, how much fiction is OK?

Filmmakers have been making movies based on real events forever. But because three fact-based films are in contention, the issue has come to the forefront of this year’s Oscar race: Does the audience deserve the truth, the whole truth and nothing but?

02/19/2013

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