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For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

Sep 1, 2014
For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats. In this Aug. 25, 2014 photo, Troy Thibodeau, from Saco River Auction Co., examines a coll...

The Nazis tried to silence Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Now a researcher aims to bring that to light

Aug 27, 2014

Nazi crimes against visual art are easy to grasp. We can see images of paintings they stole. We can read about court battles Holocaust victims and their heirs sometimes have fought to get them back.

Auction of Houdini memorabilia conjures a crowd

Aug 27, 2014

There were one-of-a-kind stage props, scrapbooks, photos, an unpublished manuscript and other Houdini-related treasures. But it was a simple postcard that made Harry Lowe one very happy 8-year-old boy.

Civil War officer to receive Medal of Honor

Aug 27, 2014
Civil War officer to receive Medal of Honor

A century and a half after his valiant death in the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs. This undated photo ...

Rare Superman comic book fetches a record $3.2M

Aug 25, 2014
Rare Superman comic book fetches a record $3.2M

A rare, nearly flawless copy of Superman's comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: $3.2 million. This 2014 photo provided by e-Bay shows a rare, nearly flawless copy of Superman's comic-book debut which has sold for $3.2 million. Crea...

Viewpoints: Why not a major museum in railyard?

Aug 19, 2014
Viewpoints: Why not a major museum in railyard?

A West Coast branch of Smithsonian Institution would be much better than a soccer stadium. Jim Guida

Eroni Kumana dies at 93; rescued JFK and his PT-109 crew

Aug 17, 2014

On a moonless night in summer 1943, a Japanese destroyer tore through a U.S. Navy patrol-torpedo boat guarding the waters around the Solomon Islands. The boat was PT-109, skippered by a young lieutenant from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy.

San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

Aug 15, 2014
San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park — the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.


Fans wait to enter the Paul McCartney 'Out There Tour' performs at Candlestick Park for the historic stadium's final concert Thursday August 14, 2014...

Four who helped save priceless art during WWII

Aug 7, 2014
Four who helped save priceless art during WWII

The men and women who were part of the Monuments Men during World War II were already established in their careers as art curators, museum administrators, conservationists and painters when they joined up. Laurence Sickman was the Oriental art cur...

Archeological teams unearth history in historic Crete

Aug 6, 2014

High on a hill overlooking the Mirabello Bay and what the poet Homer called the "wine dark sea," work resumed in June uncovering an ancient city that had been lost for millennia.

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