STATUE OF LIBERTY
The Statue of Liberty as seen from the Hudson River in New York on September 11, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
The Statue of Liberty will close in October, the day after its 125th anniversary, for a year's worth of safety upgrades, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
Jon Huntsman officially declared for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, vowing in New Jersey's Liberty State Park not to trash President Obama.
Beyonce and Brad Paisley have been booked to perform during Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show in New York, NBC announced Wednesday.
Sarah Palin said Wednesday she has not decided whether to run for U.S. president, while Donald Trump said she has asked him to run.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrated poetry Wednesday with the president citing poetry's role in "telling our American story."
U.S. national parks stand to lose $32 million in revenue daily if the federal government closes down, the Park Service says.
A leaked U.S. diplomatic cable revealed previously unknown participants in the Sept. 11, 2001, plot to attack U.S. cities, several newspapers reported.
A storm system that walloped the U.S. South with tornadoes and heavy rains hit the Eastern Seaboard Wednesday, closing the Statue of Liberty, officials said.
A French high-wire artist announced plans to walk the tight rope for 150 feet while more than 23 stories above the ground in New York state.
A New York auction house said the "Ten Commandments" tablets from the film of the same name and a piece of Lady Liberty's nose are headed for the block.