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Rosebud program will teach 7 tribal members Lakota language

Sep. 25, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Seven members of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate tribe will have a paid opportunity to learn the Lakota language this spring. The Rosebud Economic Development Corporation is rolling out a new language preservation program, Lakolya Waoniya, which roughly...

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

Sep. 24, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Dayton Landmarks Commission has denied 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 deteriorated...

Dayton to demolish Wright Brothers' decaying 1st bike shop

Sep. 22, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The city of Dayton plans to demolish the 129-year-old historic building that once was the site of the Wright brothers’ first bike shop because the building has deteriorated to a point where it can no longer be maintained and redeveloped. The shop...

Louisiana's struggling seafood industry teetering after Ida

Sep. 22, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's oyster farmers, crabbers, shrimpers and anglers are nothing if not adaptable, producing millions of pounds of seafood annually, often in water that was dry land a generation ago. They've fought off a devastating oil spill, floods, changing markets and endless...

Festival season returns to Nepal amid declining COVID cases

Sep. 19, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of devotees packed the old palace courtyard in the heart of Nepal's capital on Sunday to celebrate the feast of Indra Jatra, marking the return of the festival season in the Himalayan nation after it was scaled down because of the pandemic. ...

Egypt opens ancient tomb of King Djoser after restoration

Sep. 14, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Tuesday showcased an ancient tomb structure belonging to the cemetery complex of King Djoser, a pharaoh who lived more than 4,500 years ago, following extensive restorations of the site. The structure — known as the Southern Tomb — is...

Egypt team identifies fossil of land-roaming whale species

Sep. 14, 2021 05:22 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian scientists say the fossil of a four-legged prehistoric whale, unearthed over a decade ago in the country's Western Desert, is that of a previously unknown species. The creature, an ancestor of the modern-day whale, is believed to have lived 43 million years ago. ...

Donors pledge $1.2 billion in emergency funds for Afghans

Sep. 13, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations drummed up more than $1.2 billion in emergency pledges Monday for helping 11 million Afghans facing an escalating humanitarian crisis in their homeland and millions more elsewhere in the region as the U.N. human rights chief voiced concerns about the...

Workshop focuses on climate change impacts in historic Salem

Sep. 12, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city known for its colonial era witch trials is launching a workshop this week focused on the risk of climate change to its cultural and historic sites. Salem's “ Keeping History Above Water " runs from Monday to Tuesday and will...

Historic Vermont church to be demolished

Sep. 11, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

ENOSBURG, Vt. (AP) — A nearly 140-year-old church in Enosburg Falls will be demolished next week. The West Enosburg United Methodist Church has just three active members and keeping it operational would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars while demolishing it is...