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Crater Lake road system listed in national historic register

Nov. 20, 2019 8:51 AM EST

CRATER LAKE, Ore. (AP) — Officials say the Army Corps of Engineers Road System at Crater Lake National Park is among Oregon’s latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. Park officials said Tuesday that the National Park Service accepted the nomination Aug. 12. The nomination...

Waters leads Oklahoma State over Yale 64-57

Nov. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — On a day in which his Native American heritage was celebrated throughout the game, Lindy Waters scored 19 points — eight in the final three minutes — to help lead Oklahoma State to a 64-57 victory over Yale on Sunday. Waters, a Kiowa/Cherokee Tribe member, also had...

Young Venetians volunteer after flood of their lifetimes

Nov. 16, 2019 1:35 PM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — As soon as waters receded from this week’s devastating flood, about 50 young Venetians wearing rubber boots and gripped by a sense of determination showed up at the city’s Music Conservatory to help save precious manuscripts. Thanks to their work, some 50 linear meters of...

Historic flooding highlights Venice’s vulnerability

Nov. 15, 2019 4:47 PM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The historic lagoon city of Venice exists on the edge of a double threat: As it sinks, the seas rise. That reality became more stark this week when Venice was hit with its worst flood in over 50 years, caused by a nearly 1.9 meter (6-foot) tide that sent waist-high water flowing...

Maybe banking culture doesn’t always make people dishonest

Nov. 13, 2019 1:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they were unable to confirm a highly publicized 2014 study that suggested banking culture can promote dishonesty. New lab experiments with bankers in the Middle East and Asia Pacific turned out differently, maybe indicating that the original finding doesn’t apply...

Paella for one: Barcelona dazzles when you're traveling solo

Nov. 12, 2019 10:49 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — They were on girls' trips, guys' trips, family vacations and honeymoons. They were on the train, sharing massive platters of seafood paella and packed into Anton Gaudí's mind-bending architectural jewels. And then there was me. The solo female traveler in Barcelona. If you're...

Archaeologists rush to save Oregon's Chinese mining sites

Nov. 9, 2019 10:05 AM EST

It was the kind of July day in Eastern Oregon when the dusty air waits for a spark to ignite a fire. In fact, two fires were already burning nearby. Chelsea Rose, clad in black jeans, a black woven cowboy hat and black leather combat boots, was leading a team of U.S. Forest Service employees, archaeologists and...

The Latest: Trump aims to pit black voters vs. immigrants

Nov. 8, 2019 4:24 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's outreach to black voters (all times local): 4:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is trying to pit the black community against immigrants, saying Democrats care more for people who have come to the U.S. illegally than African Americans. Trump says public...

Correction: Trump-Native Heritage Month story

Nov. 6, 2019 4:00 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a story Nov. 5 about Native American Heritage Month, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Nathan Wright is Sioux. He is from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. A corrected version of the story is below: Trump honors Native Americans, US founders in same...

Censorship or caution? Culture war burns in Brazil

Nov. 4, 2019 3:47 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The clowns were already on stage, faces painted white, costumes carefully adjusted. It was to be the troupe's second show of "Abrazo," a play for children about a fictional dictatorship in which hugging is outlawed. The actors breathed deeply, waiting for the public to take its seats....