Monuments and Seashores

Annual Herndon Monument Climb at Naval Academy

Annual Herndon Monument Climb at Naval Academy

9 hours ago   |   WBALTV

At the Naval Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen completed the annual Herndon Monument Climb.
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8 jaw-dropping photos of Naval Academy freshmen climbing a monument covered with 50 pounds of grease

8 jaw-dropping photos of Naval Academy freshmen climbing a monument covered with 50 pounds of grease

10 hours ago   |   Business Insider

The Naval Academy's freshmen class scaled the slippery Herndon monument in just over an hour on Monday. Their accomplishment sheds their status as "plebes" and marks the...
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Historic Confederate monument vandalized in Bardstown cemetery

Historic Confederate monument vandalized in Bardstown cemetery

12 hours ago   |   WLKY

A historic monument inside a Bardstown cemetery honoring Confederate soldiers has been vandalized.
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Trilobites: Peering Beneath a Source of El Capitan's Deadly Rockfalls

15 hours ago   |   NY Times

Thermal imaging reveals surprisingly little “glue” between the famous rock's face and sheets that are peeling off it.
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Eiffel Tower closed down after intruder tries to climb up

17 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

PARIS - The Eiffel Tower closed down on Monday after a man began trying to scale the Paris monument.
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Eiffel Tower closed down after intruder tries to climb up

17 hours ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

PARIS - The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it. The Paris monument's media office said the unidentified individual tried to climb up...
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Here are nearly two dozen great games that don't require in-app purchases

Here are nearly two dozen great games that don't require in-app purchases

3 days ago   |   iMore

Don't pay for a game more than once. Check out these great game without in-purchases! In today's mobile gaming world, it seems impossible to hide from in-app purchases. With...
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Robert Fulford: A wonderful new book takes you into a fascinating, historical club

3 days ago   |   National Post

On occasion a book can serve as a monument. That's happily the case with The Club, by Leo Damrosch, the distinguished Harvard historian, who has erected a splendid monument in...
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Undistorting the Civil War

4 days ago   |   NY Times

A new museum in the former capital of the Confederacy situates the conflict in the history of slavery and freedom.
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New Statue of Liberty Museum Illuminates a Forgotten History

5 days ago   |   NY Times

The museum, opening Thursday on Liberty Island, reminds visitors of the vague and often dubious ideal of “liberty for all.”
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NBA playoffs 2019: 3 takeaways from Warriors' sweep of Trail Blazers

NBA playoffs 2019: 3 takeaways from Warriors' sweep of Trail Blazers

Golden State completed a Western Conference finals sweep of the Trail Blazers with a 119-117 overtime win in Game 4. Read more ...

Women's clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores: 'Decision was...

Women's clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores: 'Decision was difficult, but necessary'

A business that owns Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant and other clothing stores is closing the decades-old staple Dressbarn. Read more ...

Andrea, Atlantic season's 1st named subtropical storm, forms

Andrea, Atlantic season's 1st named subtropical storm, forms

Subtropical storm Andrea has formed 335 miles southwest of Bermuda. Read more ...

The White House has ordered former counsel Don McGahn not to comply with...

The White House has ordered former counsel Don McGahn not to comply with House Democrats' subpoena demanding he testify

The Trump administration is instructing former White House counsel Don McGahn to not comply with a subpoena demanding he testify on Tuesday, according to the New York... Read more ...

Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm, judge rules

Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm, judge rules

A judge has cleared the way for the parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet who died in a skiing accident to use his frozen sperm to produce a child. Read more ...

'Sesame Street' introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

'Sesame Street' introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

In an effort to support foster children and families, there's a new Muppet family living on Sesame Street. Read more ...

SeaWorld, Busch Gardens offering veterans and family members free admission

SeaWorld, Busch Gardens offering veterans and family members free admission

Active duty and retired military members and their families can spend a day at SeaWorld or Busch Gardens for free this summer. Read more ...

Alleged Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant charged with terrorism

Alleged Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant charged with terrorism

The Muslim-hating white-supremacist behind February's deadly shooting rampage in two New Zealand mosques was formally charged with terrorism early Tuesday. Brenton Tarrant, who... Read more ...

Ford Slashes 10% Of Its Global Salaried Workforce

Ford Slashes 10% Of Its Global Salaried Workforce

About 7,000 white-collar jobs are being eliminated as part of Ford's massive organizational restructuring. The automaker says it will save $600 million per year as a result. Read more ...

F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70

F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70

BERLIN - Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent... Read more ...