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Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline

Apr. 18, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire wanted to understand if the documented declines hitting honeybees and...

Museum showcases artifacts from black Virginia college

Apr. 17, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. (AP) — "Challenge by choice" was the motto of Saint Paul's College, which closed in 2013 because of financial problems and declining student enrollment. Now the citizens of Lawrenceville are living up to that motto — by taking up the challenge of collecting and preserving...

Virginia city to dedicate street renamed for Arthur Ashe

Apr. 17, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tennis champion Arthur Ashe Jr. will be honored by the city of Richmond, state of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of History & Culture with an official dedication of Arthur Ashe Boulevard. A ceremony is planned for June 22 on the museum's front lawn. The dedication will be...

French tycoons show competitive streak over Notre Dame aid

Apr. 16, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two of France's richest men, long locked in a very public rivalry, are once again pitted against each other — this time over flashy and competing donations to rebuild Notre Dame. Billionaire luxury tycoons — Bernard Arnault, 70, and Francois Pinault, 82 — are among...

To a tea: handcrafted gifts that celebrate a nice cuppa

Apr. 16, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

Lana Effron, a Denver-based graphic designer with an online shop and a collaboration with Terrain , the home and garden retailer, has a motto she brings to all her work. "Nice matters," Effron says. "That little bit extra of something handmade, something original, makes even a small gesture significant and...

Notre Dame hailed as monument to the 'best of civilization'

Apr. 16, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame, a survivor of wars and revolutions, has stood for centuries as not merely the greatest of the Gothic cathedrals and a towering jewel of Western architecture. It has stood, in the words of one shell-shocked art expert, as "one of the great monuments to the best of civilization."...

The Latest: World mourns Paris fire, offers rebuilding help

Apr. 15, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 5:30 a.m. World leaders are mourning the devastating fire damage at the Notre Dame Cathedral. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the damage was "a loss for all of us" and called for the world to come together to...

NY museum won't host event honoring Brazilian president

Apr. 15, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Museum of Natural History in New York will not be hosting a scheduled gala dinner honoring the president of Brazil. The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce had rented space at the museum to honor President Jair Bolsonaro (zhah-EER'-bohl-soh-NAH'-roh) at its annual gala in...

Michigan State exhibit shares Nassar abuse victims' stories

Apr. 15, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan State University Museum is staging an exhibit created in collaboration with the sexual assault victims of now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar. "Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak" opens Tuesday. The exhibit incorporates and is inspired by teal...

Webster County Museum future uncertain over roof, mold issue

Apr. 15, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

OTHO, Iowa (AP) — Officials at the 11,000-square-foot Webster County Museum are weighing whether to try and quickly repair a leaky roof, move the artifacts to another building or disband the collection altogether. Phyllis Stewart, the museum's volunteer curator, said the former Otho Elementary School...