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FILE  - In this Nov. 25, 2016 file photo, philosopher Roger Scruton poses with his award after being knighted for services to philosophy, teaching and public education, in London. Scruton, one of Britain’s most prominent conservative thinkers, has died aged 75. Scruton’s family said in a statement that he died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 after a six-month battle with cancer. (John Stillwell/PA via AP, File)

Conservative philosopher Roger Scruton dies at 75

Jan. 13, 2020 11:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Roger Scruton, one of Britain’s most prominent conservative philosophers, has died. He was 75. Scruton’s family said in a statement that he died Sunday after a six-month battle with cancer. A graduate of Cambridge University, S cruton embraced conservative ideas after visiting...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2012, file photo, golf course architect Pete Dye speaks at a news conference during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. Golf lost one of its great design architects Thursday when Pete Dye died at age 94. Dye had been battling Alzheimer's disease for several years. His golf courses often were described as “dye-abolical” because of the punishment they could inflict on a bad shot.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Famed golf course designer Pete Dye dies at 94

Jan. 10, 2020 12:02 AM EST

Pete Dye never thought golf was meant to be fair, inspiring him to build courses that visually intimidated recreational players to the best in the world. The island green at the TPC Sawgrass. Railroad ties that gave frightening definition of putting surfaces fronted by water. More bunkers than could be counted at...

This undated photo shows a room design by designer Jessica Wachtel. If you're seeking to brighten up a room during the dark winter months, Wachtel suggests adding a patterned rug in light and bright colors, as she did in this Bethesda, Md., living room. (Photo by Joe Cereghino/Jessica Wachtel via AP)

ASK A DESIGNER: Easy ways to brighten rooms in winter

Jan. 8, 2020 8:58 AM EST

When home designer and builder Marnie Oursler talks with clients about building their dream homes along the Delaware coast, their No. 1 request is having bright spaces with lots of natural light. But at this time of year, it can feel like that brightness and light is in short supply in most any home. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, center, is under construction at the World Trade Center in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials with the Greek Orthodox church say they have a plan to complete construction of the church in time for the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Construction of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine was halted in December 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Cuomo: Rebuilding of church lost in 9/11 attacks to resume

Jan. 2, 2020 5:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after a lack of funds halted construction of a marble-clad Greek Orthodox church at New York's World Trade Center site, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Greek Orthodox officials announced plans Thursday to resume construction with the goal of finishing the rebuilding by the 20th anniversary...

NYC ups building facade inspections after deadly debris fall

Dec. 30, 2019 6:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City plans to double its roster of building facade inspectors and take other steps after debris fell from a high-rise and killed an architect in midtown Manhattan this month. Buildings Commissioner Melanie La Rocca said Monday the new measures will hold building owners'...

Arizona replanting cactuses, trees along new freeway's route

Dec. 26, 2019 11:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Transportation is restoring native vegetation along a newly opened freeway around the south side of metro Phoenix. More than 1,000 cactuses, trees and other native plants removed from the path of the South Mountain freeway are being replanted along the 22-mile...

A general view of the new National Stadium is seen Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Tokyo. The stadium is officially completed. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Tokyo's new stadium: A masterpiece by Japan's Kengo Kuma

Dec. 15, 2019 5:38 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke at Sunday's official completion of the new national stadium, the venue for the opening and closing ceremony of next year's Tokyo Olympics. It will also host track and field and some soccer. He could have spoken for anyone who has been inside the...

State takes another step in future sale of Thompson Center

Dec. 12, 2019 1:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois officials are inching closer to selling a downtown Chicago building that houses state government offices, announcing the selection Thursday of a project manager to oversee the sale. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC, was chosen in a competitive...

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ASK A DESIGNER: Design-friendly holiday gifts they'll love

Dec. 6, 2019 12:50 PM EST

Home decor accessories can make great hostess gifts or holiday gifts, but how do you choose something you know the recipient will want? Unless you're sure of someone's personal style, it can be hard to choose larger things like vases or candlesticks, says New York-based interior designer Jenny Dina Kirschner....

Castleton University gets $200K grant to renovate building

Dec. 6, 2019 9:27 AM EST

CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Castleton University says it has received a $200,000 grant to help revitalize a building that was constructed around 1800 and serves as an important example of Federal-style architecture from the early history of the state. The university says the grant is from the Alma...