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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, historic buildings on Greenwood, the Historic Black Wall Street, house new businesses in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A $500,000 grant announced Tuesday, April 8, 2020, from the National Park service will be used to renovate buildings along Tulsa's former Black Wall Street. It comes nearly 100 years after the area was largely destroyed and as many as 300 people were killed in one of the nation's deadliest outbreaks of racial violence. (John Clanton/Tulsa World via AP File)

Tulsa's former Black Wall Street to be modernized with grant

Apr. 8, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A $500,000 grant from the National Park service will be used to renovate buildings along Tulsa's former Black Wall Street, nearly 100 years after the area was largely destroyed and as many as 300 people were killed in one of the nation's deadliest outbreaks of racial violence. The...

Tennessee schools, towers, hotel join National Register

Apr. 8, 2020 4:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seven Tennessee properties have been added to the National Register of Historic Places and two others have had their registries updated and expanded, the Tennessee Historical Commission announced this week. The list includes three elementary schools and one less traditional school....

Judge: Maryland beach town can ban women from going topless

Apr. 7, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A popular Maryland beach town can ban women from going topless in public, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Judge James Bredar noted in his ruling that the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently maintained that physical differences between men and women provide a constitutionally sound basis for...

FILE - In this March 5, 2018, file photo, a person photographs a shipwreck's remains after a nor'easter that battered the New England coast made it visible on Short Sands Beach in York, Maine. Researcher Stefan Claesson said in April 2020, that he believes the vessel is the Defiance, a sloop that washed ashore during a violent storm in 1769. The shipwreck, last exposed by the 2018 storm, reappears every few years due to natural ocean movements. (Deb Cram/Portsmouth Herald via AP, File)

Researcher believes he has ID'd shipwreck in Maine

Apr. 3, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A researcher believes he's identified the mysterious shipwreck that appears from time to time in the right conditions on a beach in York. The ship's remains, which were last exposed by a nor'easter in 2018, are likely those of the Defiance, a sloop that washed ashore during a violent...

Deadline to seek WVa historic preservation grants extended

Apr. 1, 2020 2:50 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The deadline for West Virginia historic preservation development grant applications has been extended to April 14. The grants are awarded through the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Arts, Culture and History. Projects that are eligible include the...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 1996, file photo, tourists cast their shadows on the ancient Anasazi ruins of Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico. Lawmakers from the country's largest American Indian reservation may have thrown a wrinkle into efforts aimed at establishing a permanent buffer around the national park as New Mexico's congressional delegation, environmentalists and other tribes try to keep oil and gas development from getting closer to the World Heritage site. Navajo Nation delegates voted Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, to support a buffer only half the size of the one proposed in legislation pending in Congress. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)

Groups: More time needed to weigh New Mexico drilling plan

Mar. 30, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Archaeologists, historians and environmentalists are joining New Mexico's congressional delegation and a coalition of Native American tribes in asking federal land managers to grant more time for the public to comment on a contested plan that will guide oil and gas development near...

President Donald Trump answers a question from PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor during a coronavirus task force briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

2020 Watch: Will Trump lead by addition or subtraction?

Mar. 30, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to next set of primaries: ? Days to general election: 218 ___ THE NARRATIVE The coronavirus pandemic has effectively put presidential politics on hold as elected officials work...

FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012 file photo shows singer Glen Campbell performing during his Goodbye Tour in Little Rock, Ark. Campbell's song “Wichita Lineman,

Recording Registry adds 'Wichita Lineman,' album by Dr. Dre

Mar. 25, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Dre's classic debut rap album “The Chronic," Selena's sophomore release “Ven Conmigo" and the worldwide disco hit “Y.M.C.A." by the Village People are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday...

A deer walks across a pedestrian crossing in Nara, Japan, Thursday, March 19, 2020. More than 1000 deer roam free in the ancient capital city of Japan. Despite the town's tourism decline, these wild animals are doing just fine without treats from tourists, according to a deer protection group. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

AP PHOTOS: Oh, deer! Treasured animals wander Nara streets

Mar. 24, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

NARA, Japan (AP) — Tours are canceled. Restaurants are empty. And centuries-old temples are quieter than usual in the ancient capital city of Japan, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. All of Nara is suffering with its UNESCO World Heritage Site listed temples shuttered as Japan fights the virus. All...

Southern Indiana town's neighborhood gets historic nod

Mar. 23, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana neighborhood that includes a mix of design styles, including a stately home known locally as “the Witch’s Castle," has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation for Clarksville's Lincoln Heights neighborhood makes it...