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FILE - This Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, shows damage of a partial collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. Dozens of protesters marched from the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter to City Hall on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 demanding that something be done about the hotel and that the two bodies still inside be recovered.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

City, developer clash over demolition of collapsed hotel

Mar. 31, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Plans to demolish the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which partially collapsed in October, remain in limbo as the city and developers disagree over how to safely bring down the structure. The hotel developer, 1031 Canal Street Development, is pushing for a different contractor, who...

Seattle NHL team breaks ground on practice facility

Feb. 27, 2020 4:41 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The foundation for Seattle’s future NHL franchise continued to take shape Thursday as the team broke ground on its practice facility just a few miles from the arena it will call home. The team’s practice facility, which will eventually house three full ice sheets, and its...

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019 file photo, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., is sworn-in during the opening session of the 116th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Three years after the opening of the Smithsonian's landmark Museum of African American History and Culture, momentum is building toward the creation of a museum dedicated to American women's history.  The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to establish the museum inside the Smithsonian network and take steps toward funding and construction. The vote was 374-37.  “Seeing role models doing things we all aspire to can change the course of someone’s life,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., one of the bill's principal sponsors. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

House approves plan to create US women's history museum

Feb. 11, 2020 5:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years after the opening of the Smithsonian's landmark Museum of African American History and Culture, momentum is building toward the creation of a museum dedicated to American women's history. The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to establish the museum inside...