John F. Kennedy

Rob Lowe as President John F. Kennedy and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie Kennedy in "Killing Kennedy." (AP Photo/National Geographic Channels, Kent Eanes)

Filming last moments of Kennedy sobering for Lowe

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On his first day on the set of “Killing Kennedy,” Rob Lowe saw Ginnifer Goodwin donning a replica of the pink suit worn by first lady Jacqueline Kennedy when President John […]

11/07/2013

Journalist Dan Rather (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

They’d Rather not invite Dan to join CBS Kennedy coverage

NEW YORK (AP) — The 50th-anniversary coverage of the Kennedy assassination on CBS News won’t include the recollections of its longtime anchor Dan Rather, further proof of the lingering bitterness following Rather’s messy exit and […]

11/05/2013

John F Kennedy

JFK’s image shines on despite contradictions

BOSTON (AP) – Four days a week, David O’Donnell leads a 90-minute “Kennedy Tour” around Boston that features stops at government buildings, museums, hotels and meeting halls. Tour-goers from throughout the United States and abroad, […]

10/27/2013

In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 photo Lee Harvey Oswald's wedding ring, which he left at his wife's, Marina Oswald, bedside the morning of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, is part of a themed JFK memorabilia auction "Camelot: Fifty Years After Dallas" at the Omni Parker House hotel in Boston. Engraved on the inside of the ring is a Star of Russia. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Oswald wedding ring sells for $108,000 at auction

DALLAS (AP) — Lee Harvey Oswald’s gold wedding band has sold at auction for $108,000. RR Auction said the ring sold to a buyer from Texas who wished to remain anonymous. The ring that once […]

10/24/2013

The white cotton shirt and black suit worn by Texas Gov. John Connally on the day gunfire wounded him and killed President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22, 1963, is pictured at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Texas state archivists are preparing the suit and shirt worn by Connally as the centerpiece for an exhibit to mark next month’s 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.  It will be the first public display of the clothing since 1964. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)

Exhibit to show Connally’s clothing when JFK shot

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Your eyes instinctively seek the holes in the vintage 1960s black wool men’s business suit. The white cotton dress shirt with now-faded blood stains more vividly illustrates the horror of a […]

10/15/2013

White sororities admit black students at U. of Ala

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Black women are joining traditionally white sororities at the University of Alabama amid efforts to end racial segregation within Greek-letter social groups, the head of the school said Friday. University President […]

09/20/2013

(Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy at her wedding to John F. Kennday. AP File Photo)

JFK Museum to display wedding gown paper replica

BOSTON (AP) – A paper replica of the gown worn by Jacqueline Bouvier when she wed then-U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy will be displayed in Boston to mark the 60th anniversary of their nuptials. The […]

09/07/2013

In this Oct. 3, 1965 photo U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson sits at his desk on Liberty Island in New York Harbor as he signs a new immigration bill. It was in 1965 that the U.S. government radically changed its immigration policy, and planted the seeds for America's current demographic explosion, a shift that historians say happened in part because of a hunger for change and equality created by the civil rights movement. (AP Photo/stf, File)

Civil rights and immigration history connected

NEW YORK (AP) — When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom. Now, as the crowds come together to mark the 50th anniversary of that seminal event in […]

08/26/2013

In this Aug. 28, 1963, file photo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center left with arms raised, marches along Constitution Avenue with other civil rights protestors carrying placards, from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington. (AP Photo, File)

50 years after King, marchers gather again in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Next week, the nation’s first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and […]

08/22/2013

A headstone marking the grave of Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963, lies next to a marker inscribed with Nick Beef, at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery in Ft. Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Rex C. Curry)

Mystery of Texas grave next to Oswald’s solved

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, curiosity seekers visiting the Fort Worth, Texas, grave of Lee Harvey Oswald have wondered about the simple headstone next door, marked Nick Beef. It turns out Nick Beef is […]

08/10/2013

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