The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will undergo renovations totaling more than $27 million beginning in late October, according to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.
Former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman will formally announce his bid for the presidency next week at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, with the Statue of Liberty as the backdrop, a Republican source told CNN on Tuesday.
We witnessed a low point in American political discourse this week when President Barack Obama released his long-form birth certificate. While some might hail this as a show of transparency by the White House, we know the truth: President Obama was beaten down by conspiracy theory bullies who will never be satisfied by any sort of documentation, no matter how official.
When the U.S. Postal Service printed 3 billion stamps last year, it thought the image was of the Statue of Liberty, the iconic symbol of freedom keeping watch over huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
A strong storm system Wednesday brought rain and winds that shut down the Statue of Liberty and delayed flights for more than four hours at airports in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
A series of dangerous storms roll through the Southeast, leaving residents of several states without homes.
Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf speaks about healing relations between Muslim-Americans and their neighbors and spreading peace.
The world wants to like America. The guiding values that Thomas Jefferson articulated so eloquently -- life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- resonate strongly around the world, transcending countless superficial and cultural differences, not because these are American values, but because they are universal values, embedded in the human heart.
There is at least one bright spot amid this otherwise wretched job market: The National Park Service is hiring!
The flag of Arizona, skeletons and the Statue of Liberty are just some of the images evoked by a group of artists to give life to their views on Arizona's new immigration law.
Authorities arrested the operator of a 30-foot pleasure boat Friday in connection with a crash in New York Harbor that killed one man Friday evening.
Ulliel has already caught the eye of The NY Times, Martin Scorsese - and now American women
Valentine's Day can be one of the most depressing days of the year for singles, especially if you just went through a breakup. It can be torture to watch couples exchange stuffed bears, chocolates and kisses.
Unveiling the White House Christmas tree and holiday decorations, first lady Michelle Obama explained Wednesday why she chose this year's theme, "Reflect, Rejoice and Renew."
Even in Canada, Jared Zabransky cannot go many places without someone mentioning his claim to fame. Yes, right, he is that guy who ran the Statue of Liberty to beat Oklahoma in 2007.
Rivers Klopson, 5, turns cartwheels in the sunshine on the flat rocks next to Yosemite's famous Vernal Fall, oblivious to the strangers smiling at her.
Every Sunday, I sit in a bar, look up at multiple TV screens and wonder, "What am I doing with myself?" People, what are we doing with ourselves?
A key element for the continued success of Latinos in America is the degree to which they are welcomed into our society. This country of immigrants is famous for welcoming others, especially those in most need.
No offense to the nation's capital, but the landmarks of our heritage extend far beyond the District of Columbia.
Sears Tower is history. As of Thursday, the iconic Chicago, Illinois, skyscraper is now named Willis Tower.
iReporter Wojtek Gil gives us his impression of the new Skydeck experience at the Sears Tower in Chicago.
A stolen Statue of Liberty replica has resurfaced in a disturbing video posted on YouTube that shows someone decapitating the blindfolded lady and smashing her head into pieces.
After huffing and puffing up 354 steps to the newly reopened Lady Liberty crown, Aaron Weisinger figured it was time to pop the question to his girlfriend, Erica Breder.
CNN's Susan Candiotti enjoys a crowning moment inside the Statue of Liberty.
Thirty people joined National Park Service rangers Saturday in climbing to the crown of the Statue of Liberty, the first tourists to go into the landmark's crown since the 9/11 attacks.
The crown of the Statue of Liberty will reopen to tourists on July 4.
The crown of the Statue of Liberty will re-open to tourists on July 4, the Interior Department said Friday.
I've just read the most optimistic take on this country's future that I have encountered in years. If that suggests the author is looking at something the rest of us may be ignoring, you're right: Simon Schama has located The American Future (Ecco) deep in the American past.
New York City is the quintessential metropolis, the city other cities aspire to be. Frenetic, chaotic and glamorous, it may not be the capital of America, or even New York State, but in many ways it's the capital of the world.
They say that if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere, so here are some tips to help you make the most of New York.
U.S. senators from New York have announced legislation that would grant posthumous honorary citizenship to victims of last week's shooting rampage in Binghamton, New York.
A sculpture of a giant white horse taller than the Statue of Liberty is set to tower over the countryside as part of an unusual scheme to help revive the fortunes of a depressed region of England.
Everyone wants to be the friend of newly inaugurated U.S. President Barack Obama -- none more so than leaders in Europe.
Visitors to New York, lost in a cavern of skyscrapers, might forget they're in a coastal city. But across the East River from Manhattan, Brooklyn holds claim to memorable water views. From its shores, travelers witness the reflections of massive buildings and bridges wavering with the wind. In the distance, they see the Statue of Liberty hoisting her torch high above barges and ships crisscrossing the harbor.
When the spigots are turned on this Thursday, four mammoth waterfalls will spring into existence, freestanding cataracts roaring down into New York's East River
The federal police force responsible for protecting the Washington Monument, the Statue of Liberty and other national icons is understaffed, under-equipped, under-trained and demoralized, according to an assessment that echoes earlier studies.
Q&A: J. J. Abrams talks with TIME's Rebecca Winters Keegan about doing a horror film for the YouTube age
It may be one of the most overused clichés around, but the twinkling lights of New York City's skyline are sure to move even the most hardened visitors. The magical feeling in the air combined with some of the world's finest architecture, culture, eating, drinking and shopping, makes it difficult to imagine a more exciting place to visit.
The '60s Fab Five lend their music to two quirky new movies. Richard Corliss is both bored and enthralled
A visit to the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and the Pyramids is on the itinerary of most jet-setting travelers.
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'7 wonders' to be revealed 7/7
A man standing on a walkway over the New York-New York casino gambling floor opened fire on the gamblers below early Friday, wounding four people
The World Heritage Committee will soon pick another list of natural and human-made wonders most in need of protection
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The PGA Tour's Barclays tournament will be played at the recently completed Liberty National course in 2009.
Some owners of the recently released George Washington Presidential coins unwittingly got a little more bang for their buck - and they have God to thank.
LAS VEGAS -- Say this much for Saturday's All-Star Slam Dunk Contest. It was creative.
The U.S. Mint will issue a dollar coin featuring the likeness of George Washington this Thursday, the first in the series of presidential coin dollars.
If you didn't see the Boise State-Oklahoma game Monday night, you blew it. You'll never see a better football game. It had swerves, surprises, schoolyard spirit and a back-and-forth of great plays.
From the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas theatres, seeing is disbelieving this month as Richard goes on a Quest for magic.
Architect Daniel Libeskind talks about rebuilding the World Trade Center site in New York and the politics and emotions involved with the project.
From the Tower of London to Paris' Eiffel Tower, historic landmarks and one-of-a-kind attractions have long lured travelers to the world's great cities.
If you could make an El Nino-style map that registered cultural collaborations in music, that familiar red hotspot might shift from the Pacific to another sea.
A jury in London has seen a videotape showing Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al- Masri that prosecutors said was evidence of him urging his followers to kill non-believers and fight for a Muslim state.
Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri kept a terrorism "manual" which contained a dedication to Osama bin Laden and suggested a list of potential targets including Big Ben, a court in London has heard.
Coin collectors can look forward to a new series of gold-colored dollar coins depicting portraits of former presidents, according to a report published Friday.
It's a brilliant blue September afternoon. Paul Fireman is standing on the final tee of the soon-to-open Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey. The hole is a 480-yard par-4. Dead ahead is the Ma...
After 12 years of legal delays, a jury this week began hearing arguments about whether the owners of the World Trade Center should be held liable for the 1993 terrorist attack on the fallen landmark.
AMONG THE FANTASTICALLY complex gear carried by the space shuttle Discovery when it roared into orbit in March 1989 was a hermetically sealed glass cube the size of a jack-in-the-box. Filled with w...
New York officials released the latest design for the signature building at the World Trade Center site Wednesday after revising it to make the tower more secure.
Officials in charge of rebuilding the World Trade Center site Wednesday were quick to dismiss real estate developer Donald Trump's proposal to scrap their plan and instead build "reincarnated" Twin Towers similar to the originals.
The proposed tallest building in the world, meant to take the place of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, will be redesigned, New York Gov. George Pataki said Wednesday.
My boyfriend and I, both in our mid-twenties, have been discussing our marriage and our future. We're both employed as engineers and we both contribute to our 401(k) and save outside our plan.
As an icon of a city, it is as instantly recognizable as the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty or the Golden Gate Bridge.
He is known as the "Ice Man," a Big Apple version of Edward Scissorhands, only with a chainsaw.
LOVE HIM OR HATE HIM, you must admit that Stephen Covey is a phenomenon. In 1989 this former Brigham Young University professor wrote The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a book that describes ...
It's the thick of the summer entertainment season, that time of year when it takes a 40-minute line to take a 2-minute roller coaster ride.
An advocacy group Friday accused sandwich chain Subway Restaurants of being "anti-American" because the tray liners that the company is currently using in Germany display an obese Statute of Liberty and a German word that it claims is a pejorative term for Americans.
One day after she was fired, former U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers accused the Bush administration Saturday of silencing dissenting views in the rank and file.
The Statue of Liberty, which has been closed to the public since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, is set to partially reopen on August 3, Interior Secretary Gale Norton announced Wednesday.
The Statue of Liberty, which has been closed to visitors since the September 11, 2001, attacks, will be reopened shortly, national park officials told Congress on Thursday.
In August, I treated myself to a night on the town: mouth-watering Italian fare at Brooklyn's Coney Island followed by a Brooklyn Cyclones game at Keyspan Park, the picturesque stadium built for th...
Quick quiz: what's the best-known work of art in America? Here's a hint: It's not in a museum, it's nowhere near any of the major metropolitan art scenes, and it's a prime travel destination.
Smoking is a no-no in the Clinton White House, but word apparently hasn't traveled the globe. In Russia, Muscovites are hawking a flimsy, filterless smoke called Clinton, which comes wrapped in red...
RPM RPM's protective coatings shield some of America's best-known landmarks -- including the Statue of Liberty and the Golden Gate Bridge -- from rain, wind, and sun. But it's with less famous stru...
MANAGING/COVER STORY 40 REENGINEERING: THE HOT NEW MANAGING TOOL The radical redesign of business processes is powerful -- and all the fad. Done well, it delivers extraordinary gains in speed, prod...
INGENUITY and patience can turn the blandest commodity into a Christmas tree. Take bicarbonate of soda, good ol' NaHC03. Church & Dwight Co. of Princeton, New Jersey, has been making the white powd...
It's time for an addition to the welcome that the Statue of Liberty extends to the world's tired, poor, and huddled masses. The U.S. will now proffer an official special hand to foreign millionaire...
You see them everywhere, the bows and streamers that proclaim support for U.S. troops in the Mideast. Manufacturers are racing to keep pace with demand for yellow ribbon. C.M. Offray & Son, a Chest...
Insufficiently remarked upon in the avalanche of commentary on the Beijing students is their source of inspiration. It was, and is, democracy Western- style. You could fairly say American-style. In...
Developing a huge condominium complex on New York Harbor is the most mundane thing Paul Bucha has ever done. But at 45, Bucha can make do with a few less thrills. A Vietnam war hero and later chief...
Leave it to Paul-Loup Sulitzer, the Gallic writer of ''financial westerns'' and all-round champion of free enterprise, to go out and buy the Cessna 172 airplane that young Mathias Rust landed near ...
ALAN ''ACE'' GREENBERG, 59, chief executive of investment firm Bear Stearns, which coughed up $169,000, the largest single contribution, for New York Governor Mario Cuomo's reelection campaign: ''W...
Will the America's Cup replace the Super Bowl in the hearts of U.S. sports fans? Not likely. But the quest to recapture yachting's most coveted prize has found a mother lode: U.S. corporate sponsor...
Lee Iacocca had just been fired as chairman of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial Commission, and no one expected him to take it lying down. He didn't. At a press conference the next day...