“So after the murders occurred and they got their inheritance, boom, that's where they moved,” St. John says, adding that Lizzie never went back to the house on Second Street. From jail, she went to friends’ houses and then to Maplecroft. … [Read more...] about Legend of Lizzie Borden (and Maybe a Ghost) Lives On in Victorian House for Sale
Victorian tourist attractions
Six months after they sprouted like steep mushrooms, kiosks are still a hot topic inside City Hall. But the view is more tolerant outside San Francisco's version of the beltway: Considering the everyday clutter of urban life, people say, they don't look bad at all. … [Read more...] about S.F.’s New Kiosks Get High Marks On the Street / While Brown, supervisors criticize, tourists and residents offer praise
You’ll take a shine to this silvery sliver in the Menai Strait which originally served steamers from Liverpool, Blackpool and the Isle of Man. It was saved from demolition in the 1970s and reopened in 1988. More financial difficulties in the 2010s have now been overcome and a four-year major refurbishment is nearing completion. … [Read more...] about Take a deep breath of the beautiful sea air and join the jetty set at Britain’s peerless piers
‘My life will end if I go to Bahrain’ Bahraini national, now Australian resident, Hakeem al-Araibi, was a member of the Bahrain national football team. Al-Araibi claims he was imprisoned and tortured by Bahraini authorities amid a crackdown on athletes taking part in pro-democracy rallies during the Arab Spring, and he fled to Australia and sought asylum in 2011. … [Read more...] about Rahaf and Hakeem: why has one refugee captured the world’s attention while another is left in jail?