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Thai court affirms tycoon's prison sentence for poaching

Dec. 08, 2021 07:05 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed a three-year, two-month prison sentence for a top construction tycoon in connection with a poaching incident in a wildlife sanctuary in which a black panther was shot and cooked over a campfire. Premchai Karnasuta is...

Euro 2020 final review finds England fans endangered lives

Dec. 03, 2021 05:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Aggression by England fans at the European Championship final exposed an “embarrassing" part of the national culture that endangered lives and should lead to fans being barred from stadiums if they are chanting abuse and under the influence of drugs or alcohol, an...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

Tupelo neighborhood joins US list of historic places

Nov. 29, 2021 12:19 PM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A downtown Tupelo neighborhood has joined the National Register of Historic Places. Advocates learned about the designation in late September, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. The largely residential area...

Panel OKs bid to demolish Wright Brothers' 1st bike shop

Nov. 27, 2021 14:36 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Dayton Board of Zoning Appeals has approved the city’s request to demolish a 129-year-old historic building that once was the site of the Wright brothers’ first bike shop. The city wants to tear down the site because the building has...

Tribe that gave Missouri its name works to save its language

Nov. 25, 2021 17:09 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Before English, French or any European language was spoken in the spot of the map where Missouri sits, Native American tribes brought their own dialects to the region. One of those dialects was Chiwere, a Siouan language originally spoken by the...

Native American leaders say Chaco prayers being answered

Nov. 25, 2021 11:12 AM EST

CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, N.M. (AP) — The stillness that enveloped Chaco Canyon was almost deafening, broken only by the sound of a raven's wings batting the air while it circled overhead. Then a chorus of leaders from several Native American tribes began...

Two historic properties in Tupelo could be demolished

Nov. 21, 2021 10:03 AM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A pair of historic buildings in downtown Tupelo could be demolished soon. City officials say the two North Spring Street structures, one of them being the Jefferson Davis Hotel, are a danger to the public. On Oct. 8, the city...

Indian tribes seek return of remains, artifacts from Alabama

Nov. 19, 2021 18:16 PM EST

Seven tribes are asking an Alabama university to return the remains of nearly 6,000 people excavated over the years from what once was one of the largest Native American settlements in North America. The Oklahoma-based Muscogee Nation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and five...

Sparks fly as neutral pronoun included in French dictionary

Nov. 18, 2021 14:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — It’s a neutral pronoun that’s proving anything but: A nonbinary pronoun added to an esteemed French dictionary has ignited a fierce linguistic squabble in the country. Le Petit Robert introduced the word “iel” — an amalgamation of “il” (he)...