- Displaced by fighting, Kurdish residents call for peace Updated: Feb-08-16 1:20 pm
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Azize Calis is pleading for peace.
- Struggle over Saint Edward: Renovate it, or tear it down? Updated: Feb-07-16 3:05 am
SEATTLE - When developer Kevin Daniels announced plans in August to renovate the badly deteriorated 1931 seminary building at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore and turn it into a hotel and spa, he said he knew it would involve a lengthy public process and outspoken neighbors who love their park the way it is.
- Commission: Church merits consideration for historic status Updated: Feb-04-16 4:02 pm
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh's Historic Review Commission says the Albright United Methodist Church building merits consideration for historic status.
- Former mill undergoing renovation gets historic status Updated: Feb-04-16 11:20 am
NASHUA, New Hampshire - A former industrial complex that's being bought for renovation in Nashua has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Section of historic Natchez house caves in Updated: Feb-04-16 7:31 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - Officials are trying to salvage a historic Greek Rival house in Natchez after a section of it caved in.
- Magical Laotian town preserved by UNESCO loses its soul Updated: Jan-28-16 3:15 am
LUANG PRABANG, Laos - It is officially described as the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, a bygone seat of kings tucked into a remote river valley of Laos. Luang Prabang weaves a never-never land spell on many a visitor with its tapestry of French colonial villas and Buddhist temples draped in a languid atmosphere.
- Turn Louisiana's boudin sausage into drive-worthy experience Updated: Jan-27-16 10:58 am
SCOTT, Louisiana - Want a true taste of the real Louisiana? You'll want to get behind the wheel and head out of New Orleans and off into the cypress swamps and rice paddies of Cajun country. Because that's where you'll find scores of mom-and-pop meat shops and convenience stores preserving a hundreds-year-old tradition of some very special sausages known as boudin. And you'll be glad you did.
- Indiana board denies plans to move Clay County bridge Updated: Jan-25-16 2:46 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Indiana - The state board that reviews historic preservation in Indiana has denied plans from the Indiana Department of Transportation regarding a historic bridge over the Eel River in Clay County.
- State accepting letters to apply for 'Moose Plate' grants Updated: Jan-24-16 10:52 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The state is now accepting application letters for "Moose Plate" grants to support the preservation of items significant to New Hampshire's cultural heritage.
- Brothers find colonial artifacts on Virginia farm Updated: Jan-24-16 10:22 am
PAINTER, Virginia - It has been almost three years since brothers Bill and Bob Savage stumbled upon an intact 18th-century brick-lined cellar in a field on their family farm on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
- Sioux City officials look to protect historic neighborhood Updated: Jan-23-16 4:23 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Sioux City officials are exploring a plan to help protect the historic status of the city's Rose Hill neighborhood.
- Roof of historic Donk's Theater collapses in Mathews County Updated: Jan-23-16 2:28 pm
HUDGINS, Virginia - The historic Donk's Theater in Mathews County will come down after being severely damaged in inclement weather.
- Appeals court: Kansas Constitution protects abortion rights Updated: Jan-22-16 8:29 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas Court of Appeals refused Friday to implement the state's first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion method, ruling in a split but groundbreaking decision that the conservative state's constitution protects abortion rights independently from the U.S. Constitution.
- Indigenous leader: Save native languages from extinction Updated: Jan-22-16 12:08 am
UNITED NATIONS - A Canadian tribal chief is calling for urgent efforts to revive indigenous languages, saying their extinction is going unnoticed while the world focuses on the preservation of cultural heritage sites.
- Danish city makes pork mandatory but allows other food Updated: Jan-21-16 12:24 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A Danish city has ordered pork to be mandatory on municipal menus, including for schools and daycare centers, with politicians insisting the move is necessary for preserving the country's food traditions and is not an attack on Muslims.
- Westerly estate built in 1903 deemed a historic place Updated: Jan-19-16 4:35 am
WESTERLY, Rhode Island - A summer estate constructed in 1903 in Westerly's Avondale village has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- Particles could reveal clues to how Egypt pyramid was built Updated: Jan-17-16 8:37 am
CAIRO - An international team of researchers said Sunday they will soon begin analyzing cosmic particles collected inside Egypt's Bent Pyramid to search for clues as to how it was built and learn more about the 4,600-year-old structure.
- Archeologists to survey 1850s 'party house' in Bouton Updated: Jan-15-16 8:01 am
BOUTON, Iowa - A more than $12,000 grant will soon allow archeologists to research a 1850s party house in rural Dallas County.
- Not just water: City says river's charm is key to well-being Updated: Jan-14-16 5:26 am
FORT COLLINS, Colorado - A picturesque Colorado river with a peculiar French name is the latest prize in the West's water wars, where wilderness advocates usually line up against urban and industrial development.
- Muscatine County accepts grant to study historic jail Updated: Jan-12-16 4:42 pm
MUSCATINE, Iowa - The Muscatine County Board of Supervisors has accepted a $15,000 grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa to study possible uses for the county's historic jail.
- Aledo, Illinois, seeks historic designation for downtown Updated: Jan-12-16 4:11 am
ALEDO, Illinois - Officials in the northwestern Illinois city of Aledo have scheduled a meeting about putting the city's downtown on the National Register of Historic Places.
- State awards $4.2 million in preservation grants Updated: Jan-11-16 4:02 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The state is awarding about $4.2 million in grants to preserve 45 museums, cultural art centers and public historic sites across Rhode Island.
- 6 new Florida properties added to National Register Updated: Jan-11-16 3:32 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A Florida-cracker style cottage near Daytona Beach, two mid-century modern houses in the Gainesville area and a Kissimmee monument with rocks from all 50 states are among the Florida properties that are newly-listed on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places.