PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island congressman is helping bring donated books from the Library of Congress libraries and schools in the state.
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Ford, whose novels include the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Independence Day," is being honored by the Library of Congress.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Along with Neil Diamond's 1969 "Sweet Caroline" and a speech from Robert F. Kennedy, the earliest known recordings of Yiddish music are now officially considered national...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A recording of a speech Robert F. Kennedy delivered in Indianapolis following Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination is being inducted into the National Recording...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress will begin presenting an award named for Ken Burns, who elevated the craft of historical documentaries.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A detailed account of African-American life in the Northeast during World War II, carefully preserved in the basement of the Connecticut State Library, has been uploaded for a new, modern readership.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Gloria Estefan didn't think she'd get married. Her focus was on attending the Sorbonne in Paris. But Emilio Estefan "landed in her lap" and music became her career.
The native Cubans will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in May. They are the first married couple (together 40 years) and musicians-songwriters of Hispanic descent to receive the honor.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan decried the outrage and bitterness that he said now color American politics in a farewell speech that also acknowledged his inability to achieve two top goals: controlling surging federal debt and reining in Medicare and other mammoth benefit programs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans.
The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that the films "Jurassic Park," ''Brokeback Mountain" and "My Fair Lady" are among the 25 movies tapped for preservation this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Librarian of Congress James Billington, who led the world's largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, has died. He was 89.
Carla Hayden, the current librarian of Congress, praised Billington's "vigor for philanthropy and tireless efforts to expand the reach and impact of the library."
NEW YORK (AP) — Three literacy and educational organizations are being honored by the Library of Congress, with cash awards totaling $250,000.
NEW YORK (AP) — The country's poet laureate is going on the road.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A copy of the "Join or Die" political cartoon that appeared in Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper in 1754 is up for auction.
Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the copy is the only one known to exist outside the one held by the Library of Congress.
ATLANTA (AP) — The news article crossed Jan Croon's Facebook feed a few times before she clicked on it. Written in 2012 by a reporter from the Washington Post, it told the story of LeRoy Gresham, a disabled 12-year-old from Macon who documented the unfolding of the Civil War, mostly from his bed.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are working to preserve artifacts from the 1908 Springfield Race Riots that were found at the site of a railroad improvement project.
Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis told the State Journal-Register that he's working with officials to move the items to museums, such as the Smithsonian or the Library of Congress.
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time within a year, E. Annie Proulx has received a lifetime achievement award.
The author known for "Brokeback Mountain" and "The Shipping News" is this year's recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. On Wednesday, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden praised the 82-year-old Proulx for her "monumental sagas and keen-eyed, skillfully wrought stories."
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carnegie Mellon University will hire a researcher from the Library of Congress to help it decode a collection that includes two WWII German Enigma machines.
The university wants to encourage the study of 19th and 20th century computers, calculators, encryption machines and other materials related to the history of computer science.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a picture tells a thousand words, the Library of Congress is bringing 440,000 of them to Los Angeles with a free-wheeling photo exhibition that seeks to define America's zeitgeist in a way people have never seen.
"Not An Ostrich: And Other Images From America's Library," which opened Saturday at the Annenberg Space For Photography, takes visitors on a picturesque journey across the country beginning with the birth of photography and continuing to the present day.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Books donated by the Library of Congress will make their way to a public library in Henry County.
U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (BOOS'-tohs) will stop at the Western District Library in Orion on Monday. She will deliver books donated by the venerable depository in the nation's capital.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Songs performed by Tony Bennett, Gloria Estefan and Run-DMC are among 25 recordings being added to the National Recording Registry.
The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the list of titles being honored for their cultural and historic importance to the American soundscape.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Thursday that he believes that Congress' process for confirming judges and others in government will discourage "some of our best people" from serving.
Speaking at an event at the Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson building, directly across from the Capitol, Thomas said he doesn't think the confirmation process "is what it ought to be."
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacqueline Woodson, the country's next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, originally had someone else in mind for the job.
"It's funny, because I called him (current ambassador Gene Luen Yang) awhile back to suggest another person," the award-winning author told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. "And he told me, 'Thanks, we already have a person we want.' I had no idea it was me."
NEW YORK (AP) — A band of misfits known as the Goonies, a sinking ship, some baseball ghosts and the unrelenting New York cop John McClane are being added to the prestigious National Film Registry.
The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that the films "The Goonies," ''Titanic," ''Field of Dreams" and "Die Hard" are among the 25 movies tapped for preservation this year.
The library selects movies for preservation because of their cultural, historic or artistic importance.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Cavett is donating more than 2,000 episodes of his TV talk show to the Library of Congress.
The donation announced Friday by the library includes episodes of "The Dick Cavett Show" from his 35 years as host during the 1960s to 1980s.
Among the guests featured: Muhammad Ali, Orson Welles, Jimi Hendrix, Groucho Marx and Janis Joplin.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Civil defense officials in northeast Mexico say a light rain was accompanied by small fish that fell from the sky.
Tamaulipas civil defense says in a brief statement that rain Tuesday in the coastal city of Tampico included fish. Photos posted on the agency's Facebook page show four small fish in a bag and another on a sidewalk.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress is offering a new tour of its Thomas Jefferson Building, a tour designed for visitors with visual impairments.
The library said in a statement that the "Touch History" tour will run the first and third Tuesday mornings of each month with the exception of September.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi libraries can apply for free books through the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program.
Republican Sen. Roger Wicker says the Library of Congress receives more than 20,000 items a day, keeping about half for its permanent collection.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A driver struck a barrier and a police cruiser near the Library of Congress on Monday, injuring a U.S. Capitol Police officer, the police said.
The individual was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. The officer also was taken to the hospital and released after being treated for minor injuries.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tony Bennett, the beloved and durable interpreter of American standards whose chart-topping career spans seven decades, has been honored with this year's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tracy K. Smith, the country's new poet laureate, would like to start a conversation.
"A poem asks you to let go many of your assumptions, move away from your own certainties and to listen," says Smith, 45, a Pulitzer Prize winner whose appointment to a one-year term was announced Wednesday by the Library of Congress.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — The Grateful Dead performed thousands of concerts, none acclaimed quite like their May 8, 1977, show at a Cornell University field house on a freakishly snowy night.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The board of the Baltimore public library system has appointed a new president, filling the position vacated by the current Library of Congress head.
The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2oh9rPh ) that Ohio librarian Heidi Daniel will lead the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The system is now in the midst of a $115 million renovation focusing on digital modernization of its central branch.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An album containing a rare photograph of abolitionist and Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman has been acquired by the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian's new African-American history museum.
The album was sold at auction Thursday in New York for $161,000. The National Museum of African American History and Culture and the national library announced their joint purchase on Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — First it became the basis for an Oscar-nominated movie. Now, "Straight Outta Compton" — the groundbreaking album from rap group N.W.A. and a one-time flashpoint in the nation's culture wars — has been selected for the prestigious National Recording Registry.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army officer George S. Patton Jr. was pinned down by German machine gun fire. His tanks were scattered, and many of his men had been hit. Armed only with his revolver, he was afraid to go forward, but knew he couldn't go back.
Trembling, and fighting the urge to run, he looked up and seemed to see his warrior ancestors watching from the clouds. Suddenly calm, he realized he was about to give his life, like his Patton kin in the Civil War.
VAN WERT, Ohio (AP) — A 95-year-old World War II veteran in Ohio has received his combat medals that were mistakenly withheld.
U.S. Rep. Bob Latta presented a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and other decorations to Orval Mullen on Wednesday, his birthday, at an American Legion hall in Van Wert.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An inauguration poster of President Donald Trump that included a misspelling in a quote has been removed from the online store of the Library of Congress.
The poster includes Trump's quote, "No dream is too big, no challenge is to great. Nothing we want for the future is beyond our reach." The phrase should be "too great."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are planning to meet with leaders of historically black colleges and universities in the nation's capital to discuss ways to help the schools survive in challenging times.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A 4-year-old Georgia girl's love of books has taken her all the way to the Library of Congress.
Daliyah Marie Arana got to serve as "Librarian for the Day" at the Washington institution Wednesday.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeastern Ohio woman from a big military family is taking videos of World War II veterans' recollections as part of a national project to capture veterans' memories of war.
Suzanne Nichols tells the Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/2hqn0s4 ) it's important for people to see not just big-picture history but smaller stories about how war affects the people involved.
WASHINGTON (AP) — While not usually regarded as a golden age of American cinema, the 1980s produced plenty of popular classics — and a few more of them have now been added to the prestigious National Film Registry.
The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that "The Breakfast Club," ''The Princess Bride" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" are among the 25 movies tapped for preservation this year. They join three other more obscure 1980s titles on this year's list.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Here are the movies selected by the Library of Congress in 2016 for inclusion in the National Film Registry:
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center will be the new home of a book of historic pioneer maps thanks to Sen. Ron Wyden.
Through a partnership between the Library of Congress and the office of the Oregon Democrat, the 170-year-old, seven-section topographical map of the Oregon Trail that is bound into a book, has been secured for display at the Interpretive Center on Flagstaff Hill about five miles east of Baker City.
NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Dash's 1991 film "Daughters of the Dust" was the first film directed by an African American woman to get a nationwide theatrical release.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
The publishing company Copper Canyon Press reported Sunday that Perillo passed away Oct. 16 in Olympia. The cause of her death was not immediately known.