FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A 9-week-old kitten survived a 30-mile (48-kilometer) trip trapped in the frame of a car.
Auto repair shop owner Scott Bourne says the driver heard a noise coming from...
Bowdoin College holds its commencement
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine's oldest college is keeping with tradition of looking inward for a commencement speaker instead of enlisting a high-profile luminary.
Henry David Thoreau’s house highlight of historic home tour
CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — The public has a rare chance to peek into the home of famed American naturalist Henry David Thoreau.
The stately Thoreau-Alcott House in Concord, Massachusetts, is a highlight of the 7th annual Concord Museum Holiday House Tour Saturday .
The home, which is now privately owned, was where Thoreau lived from 1840 until his death. It was later purchased by Louisa May Alcott, the author of "Little Women."
This is a true story.
I was northbound on Loop 410 after teaching an evening class at Palo Alto College, when my black BMW coupe began stuttering and hesitating. The engine indicator light flashed yellow. I pulled to the side of a dirt road on Old Pearsall Road against a barren, black landscape of trees and brush country.
This was way before the advent of the Toyota plant and before businesses had crept out there.
State unveils map of significant Henry David Thoreau spots
BOSTON (AP) — The state is making it easier for fans of Henry David Thoreau and other literary giants from Massachusetts to find their way to the significant places in the authors' lives.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Herman Melville's birthday is being celebrated in the Massachusetts city where he wrote "Moby-Dick."
The festivities start Tuesday when visitors to Arrowhead, Melville's Pittsfield home, will get birthday cake. Anyone who can prove they were a professional sailor — in the Navy, Coast Guard, Marines - or were a fisherman or pirate will be admitted free.
2 top executives retiring from Library of America
NEW YORK (AP) — At age 35, the Library of America is in transition.
Longtime president Cheryl Hurley and longtime editor-in-chief Geoffrey O'Brien are retiring at the end of the year, the publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. Hurley will be succeeded by Library of America publisher Max Rudin. A replacement is being sought for O'Brien.
Retired professor’s gift will establish professorship at KU
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — One of the world's foremost scholars on "Moby Dick" author Herman Melville is committing $1.5 million to the University of Kansas.
The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/2caDYXX ) reports that the gift from retired English professor Elizabeth Schultz will be used to establish a permanent professorship named after the literary giant.
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