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Ethiopian Airlines offers nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Dublin Airport (DUB) with onward flights to Addis Ababa that allow passengers unrestricted stopovers in Dublin, Ireland.

Airline travel secret: free stopovers

One super secret of flying these days, as noted in a recent issue of Business Traveler, is the free stopover. Those are the cities between Point A and Point B where you can actually get out of the plane and even out of the airport without suffering a penalty.

A view of ski country at Solitude in Utah.  (Eric Althoff)

Fresh powder, flown-in seafood and local spirits make for Rocky Mountain high in Utah ski country

- The Washington Times

Winter in Utah means skiing. And after a somewhat disappointing snowfall in the 2014-15 season, 2015-16 has thus far been off to a tremendous start thanks to ample El Nino-facilitated precipitation that has made the Rocky Mountains a paradise for the winter outdoors types. The Washington Times was recently invited on a three-day trip to the Salt Lake City-area resorts of Solitude and Deer Valley to enjoy some fun in the high-altitude sun, shred fresh powder and otherwise experience the magnificence of Park City and its surrounding alpine wintry wonderlands.

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A previously unknown artifact from Abraham Lincoln's life in Indiana is displayed at the Indiana State Museum, in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Museum officials unveiled the wooden mallet they say Abraham used to make furniture when his family lived in southwestern Indiana during his youth. The mallet is inlayed with nails that form Lincoln's initials "A.L" and the year "1829."  (Kelly Wilkinson /The Indianapolis Star via AP)  NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

Indiana State Museum unveils mallet tied to Abraham Lincoln

- Associated Press

A wooden mallet inlaid with the initials "A.L" was made by Abraham Lincoln, who used it during his Indiana youth to make furniture, Indiana State Museum officials said Tuesday in unveiling the artifact that had been a family's secret heirloom for five generations.

Planners OK quarry on Mount Rushmore route; opponents appeal

Associated Press

A proposed expansion of a limestone quarry that's in a scenic area on the main tourist route to Mount Rushmore National Memorial has won approval from Pennington County planners, but opponents have appealed the decision.

Massive statue to help raise money for World War II memorial

Associated Press

A massive sculpture honoring a photograph of a kiss in Times Square that captured New York's celebration as World War II ended is expected to visit a Detroit suburb as part of efforts to raise money for war memorial.

Visitors at Butler Beach on Anastasia Island, near St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1950s. (Photo:floridamemory.com)

Preserving Jim Crow history comes with a cost

- Associated Press

Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham's segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked "COLORED," that was walled-off from the elegant lobby. He climbed a dimly lit stairwell to watch movies from the steep balcony where black patrons had to sit for generations.