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Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

Apr. 19, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Architects and construction workers have now stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters will leave the site Friday night, a fire brigade spokesman said. "There is no more risk the edifice's...

The Latest: UNESCO: Notre Dame can evolve in its rebuilding

Apr. 19, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The Paris fire brigade spokesman says Notre Dame Cathedral has been secured and firefighters will leave the site on Friday night. Lt. Colonel Gabriel Plus told The Associated Press that "there is no...

Aloha Poke claim revives Hawaiian culture protections push

Apr. 18, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a...

A look at what was saved, what was lost in Notre Dame fire

Apr. 17, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — More than simply an iconic cathedral and jewel of Gothic architecture, Notre Dame was a treasure trove, housing priceless and irreplaceable marvels of immense religious, artistic, musical, historical and architectural value. Some were lost to humanity forever in the blaze that ravaged the...

Macron: France to rebuild Notre Dame 'even more beautifully'

Apr. 16, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Tuesday to rebuild Paris' beloved Notre Dame Cathedral "even more beautifully" after a raging fire destroyed its spire and its roof but spared most of the structure, including the church's twin medieval bell towers. Macron said he wanted to see the...

Indigenous leaders want less drilling near sacred sites

Apr. 16, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Leaders of the Navajo Nation and Pueblo tribes expressed frustration Monday with federal oversight of oil and gas leases on public holdings near ancient Native American cultural sites and endorsed legislation to restrict natural gas development around Chaco Culture National Historic...

The Latest: University of Notre Dame to donate $100,000

Apr. 16, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local): 8 p.m. The president of the University of Notre Dame said the school will donate $100,000 toward the renovation of Notre Dame cathedral following a devastating fire. The Rev. John Jenkins announced the...

David Brion Davis, scholar of slavery, dead at 92

Apr. 15, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Brion Davis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who documented the centrality of slavery in Western culture through a landmark trilogy that made him among the world's most respected and influential scholars, has died. Davis, a professor emeritus at Yale University, died Sunday at age...

Getty announces plans to conserve LA's historic Eames House

Apr. 10, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Getty Conservation Institute has announced plans to restore and maintain one of Los Angeles' most stunning homes for generations to come. The institute said Wednesday it partnered with the Eames Foundation on an ambitious conservation plan for the Eames House. The blueprint aims to...

US lawmakers seek to protect national park in New Mexico

Apr. 9, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A renewed effort was launched Tuesday to halt federal leases for oil and natural gas development near a national park in New Mexico held sacred by Native Americans. Four members of New Mexico's all-Democratic congressional delegation introduced legislation to prohibit the expansion of...