Latest Cultural preservation News

UN condemns killing of Palestinian-American journalist

May. 13, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday night strongly condemned the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and called for “an immediate, thorough, transparent, and fair and impartial investigation.” A press statement was approved by the...

Norway slams Afghan Taliban edict demanding women cover up

May. 09, 2022 05:07 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway has slammed the latest Afghan Taliban edict demanding women cover up head to toe in public and warned that Afghanistan's new rulers are “steering the country toward a humanitarian, economic and human rights catastrophe.” The Taliban decree,...

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal population highest in decades

May. 05, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals has surpassed a level not seen in more than two decades, according to federal officials. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials this week said that the seal population has steadily increased over...

What's next in the investigation of the Supreme Court leak?

May. 05, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts, in ordering an investigation into an “egregious breach of trust” in the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion, tasked a relatively unknown court official to carry out what could be one of the most high-profile investigations in...

Governor clears way for cannabis research center to open

Apr. 26, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear cleared the way Tuesday for a cannabis research center to open as he reviews whether he has the executive authority to singlehandedly legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky. The governor revealed his action on a bill authorizing the research...

Ancient goddess sculpture found by farmer in Gaza Strip

Apr. 25, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian farmer found a rare 4,500-year-old stone sculpture while working his land in the southern Gaza Strip, ruling Hamas authorities announced Monday. The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said the 22-centimeter (6.7-inch) tall limestone head...

Historic Wisconsin park management returned to state

Apr. 22, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Management of a Wisconsin park listed on the National Register of Historic Places has been returned to the state in hopes of better preserving more than two dozen Native American effigy mounds. The 22-acre Lizard Mound Park in Washington County was first...

Cherokee Nation, park service reach deal on plant gathering

Apr. 20, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation has signed an agreement with the National Park Service to allow citizens to gather plants within Arkansas' Buffalo National River to use for purposes including food, crafts and medicine. The river, located in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains,...

Ukrainian artist makes cultural stand at Venice Biennale

Apr. 20, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Artist Pavlo Makov’s role representing Ukraine at the Venice Biennale has become an act of defiance against the Russian invaders, whose attacks on his adopted hometown of Kharkiv have grown more intense in recent days. Not only do the Russians intend to take...

Acadia trails added to National Register of Historic Places

Apr. 15, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The trail network at Maine's Acadia National Park is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service said Thursday the listing recognizes 109 trails that cover 117 miles. The trail network becomes the largest system of...