- Morgan State University designated a national treasure Updated: May-03-16 1:54 pm
BALTIMORE - The National Trust for Historic Preservation is naming Morgan State University a national treasure.
- In Pacific nation of Palau, Jellyfish Lake losing namesake Updated: May-03-16 2:33 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The big question at Palau's Jellyfish Lake: Where are all the jellyfish?
- Orlando cops on leave during fatal shooting investigation Updated: May-02-16 3:54 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man carrying an imitation firearm have been placed on customary administrative leave during an investigation, authorities said Monday.
- Can musicians make Washington a jazz mecca again? Updated: May-01-16 9:01 am
WASHINGTON - A walk down U Street reveals relics of the strip's jazz-rich history.
- Applications sought for Native American art workshops at USD Updated: Apr-30-16 7:24 pm
VERMILLION, South Dakota - Applications to participate in a program that teaches high school students about contemporary Native American fine arts are due Friday.
- Big Island development permit delayed amid concerns Updated: Apr-28-16 1:55 pm
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - A proposed 300-unit condominium development on the Big Island will be the subject of a contested case hearing following concerns from residents who say the project would interfere with the land's historic sites.
- Commission: State child protection agency needs more funding Updated: Apr-25-16 8:40 pm
HELENA, Montana - The state Division of Child and Family Services needs increased funding to hire more caseworkers to reduce caseloads and hopefully the stress of the job, allowing the agency to retain more workers tasked with responding to child abuse and neglect cases, a commission appointed to review the agency said.
- Hungary's PM Orban: 'Islamization' banned by constitution Updated: Apr-25-16 10:41 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's constitution bans "Islamization" because the document aims to protect Hungarian language and culture, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Monday.
- Schumer seeks help for Albany's iconic 'Nipper' building Updated: Apr-25-16 7:39 am
ALBANY, New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing for federal and state officials to give a special designation to an Albany-area icon.
- Plans to expand national monument in San Luis Valley debated Updated: Apr-24-16 3:50 pm
ALAMOSA, Colorado - Plans to expand the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument northward from New Mexico into the San Luis Valley are getting more support and more opposition.
- Mannington artist brings sights, sounds and smells to life Updated: Apr-24-16 11:25 am
MANNINGTON, West Virginia - Some artists create their work by looking directly at another item.
- The Latest: Utah GOP picks national delegates Updated: Apr-23-16 8:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Latest on Republican and Democratic state conventions: (all times local):
- Lynchburg firm excavates Oak Hill Plantation Updated: Apr-23-16 12:01 pm
DANVILLE, Virginia - What may have been an act of defiance by slaves would become an archaeological saving grace years later.
- Coalitions representing anti-pipeline groups holding summit Updated: Apr-23-16 9:57 am
WEYERS CAVE, Virginia - Dozens of organizations opposed to two multibillion dollar natural pipelines proposed in Virginia and West Virginia are coming together for a summit.
- Historic peacocks for sale - you buy them, you catch them Updated: Apr-23-16 3:05 am
BEND, Oregon - Put anyone in charge of 30 peacocks and he might find himself making the kind of for-sale ad Brian Davis posted on Petersen Rock Garden's Facebook page in mid-April:
- UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem stirs Israeli anger Updated: Apr-21-16 12:52 pm
PARIS - The Israeli government and Jewish groups have expressed outrage at a resolution adopted by the U.N. cultural agency that put the Western Wall Plaza in quotation marks, described Jewish sites as "so-called" and even claimed that some Jewish graves were bogus.
- 'Shades' of meaning as W. Kamau Bell probes cultural divides Updated: Apr-21-16 11:38 am
NEW YORK - "America's Best Bigots" is NOT the name of W. Kamau Bell's new CNN series - "although that would be a great name for a show," says the popular black comedian who hosts it.
- Vandals cause $290,000 in damage at Little Rock cemetery Updated: Apr-21-16 10:06 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Police in Little Rock are investigating after gravestones and statues were damaged or destroyed at Mount Holly Cemetery.
- Prairie preserve creates 'Ken Burns American Heritage' prize Updated: Apr-19-16 4:01 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Filmmaker Ken Burns is partnering with the backers of a sprawling Montana wildlife preserve to sponsor an annual prize for individuals they say embody the "indomitable American spirit."
- Fate of Walnut school building unknown with district merger Updated: Apr-18-16 3:37 pm
WALNUT, Iowa - The city of Walnut is debating how to best preserve a historic school building as it prepares to launch a new school district this summer.
- Among group's plan: Send history experts to farmers' markets Updated: Apr-18-16 1:31 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - An office devoted to preserving New Hampshire's past is looking to the future.
- Concord seeks money to designate 1888 gasholder as landmark Updated: Apr-14-16 10:47 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Concord officials are trying to get a unique industrial building designated as a nationally recognized historic landmark.
- Iowa budget group proposes additional work on battle flags Updated: Apr-12-16 5:26 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A legislative budget group is considering a bill that would require Iowa's cultural affairs agency to keep working on the preservation of old battle flags.
- Renovated, historic highway stop in Lincoln to be rented Updated: Apr-09-16 11:11 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The dozen toilets disappeared decades ago.
- $200,000 to go toward preserving State Fairgrounds building Updated: Apr-09-16 6:11 am
PHOENIX - Advocates for preserving a historic building on the Arizona State Fairgrounds are closer to stopping demolition.