An exhibit about the award-winning movie "Lincoln" will open at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois on Friday. Museum officials say film director Steven Spielberg generally doesn't preserve sets from his movies, but "Lincoln" was so special he made an exception.
The sets, costumes and props arrived at the museum on loan from Spielberg and DreamWorks Studios.
Meanwhile, the couch where socialite Mary Todd received a gangly young lawyer named Abraham Lincoln will be restored. The Springfield Art Association has raised more than $4,500 to save the 180-year-old sofa. The unveiling of the restored couch will be February 11.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- T.J. Oshie scored twice and Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night.
The Blues have won eight of nine and improved to 7-1-1 against the Coyotes since the start of the 2011-2012 season.
Phoenix lost its season-high fourth consecutive game.
Oshie recorded his second two-goal game in the last six contests since he was named to the U.S. Olympic team.
Halak improved to 19-6-3 with his second successive win after missing five games due to illnesses. He robbed David Moss from close range with a stick save early in the third period.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for Phoenix, which has been outscored 16-6 during the four-game skid.
Oshie, who has 10 goals, ripped a shot behind Mike Smith midway through the first period off a back pass from Alex Pietrangelo. Oshie scored on the power play in the second period. Jaden Schwartz provided a screen on Oshie's shot from just inside the blue line.
Ekman-Larsson scored a power play goal on a high wrist shot with 48 seconds left in the second period. The Blues had killed their previous 21 penalties.
Phoenix RW Radim Vrbata hit the crossbar with 4:16 remaining the game.
St. Louis, which has won its last five home games, has a plus-61 goal differential, the best in the NHL.
Notes: St. Louis D Roman Polak returned after missing 10 games with a fractured ankle. ... Phoenix C Mike Ribeiro left Monday's contest against Winnipeg with a lower body injury but returned on Tuesday. ...The Coyotes remain the only team in the NHL without a short-handed goal this season. ...St. Louis public address announcer Tom Calhoun worked his 1,200 consecutive home game. ... Blues LW Vladimir Sobotka, who has seven goals and 24 points, missed the game with a fever. ...St. Louis C Patrik Berglund played in his 400th NHL game. ....Phoenix RW Shane Doan is two assists shy of 500.
Following one of the nation’s largest breaches of consumers’ personal data in history, the Chairmen of the Senate Commerce Committee and the Consumer Protection Subcommittee are taking action.
Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, along with Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, wrote to Target asking for answers from the company’s information security officials, and advocating the need for greater protection for consumers.
Both senators asked the President and CEO of Target for the latest findings on the circumstances that permitted unauthorized access to the financial and personal information of as many as 110 million Americans, including Missourians who shopped at Target's 36 locations in the Show-Me state. The security breach occurred over the holidays.
Senators McCaskill and Rockefeller wrote, in part, "We expect that your security experts have had time to fully examine the cause and impact of the breach and will be able to provide the Committee with detailed information.”