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Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

Nov. 30, 2022 15:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress at a pivotal time as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year. ...

Famed 'Goonies' house for sale in coastal Astoria, Oregon

Nov. 22, 2022 19:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Good news for fans of “The Goonies:” the old Victorian home featured in the film is on sale in Astoria, Oregon, and potential buyers are considering making it more accessible to the public. “We have a few interested parties right now,” said realtor...

Jeffries makes historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

Nov. 19, 2022 09:59 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would step aside, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York launched a history-making bid Friday to become the first Black person to helm a major political party in Congress as leader of the House Democrats. In a letter to...

Kid Ory museum, site of slave revolt, reopens in Louisiana

Oct. 31, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana museum that commemorates two significant historic events that took place on its grounds has re-opened after having closed due to financial pressures. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that the 1811 Kid Ory Historic House in...

Historic homes may prove to be more resilient against floods

Oct. 09, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Whenever historic homes get flooded, building contractors often feel compelled by government regulations to rip out the water-logged wood flooring, tear down the old plaster walls and install new, flood-resistant materials. It’s a hurried approach that's...