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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 12, 2019 file photo, Jacqueline van Maarsen, left, and Albert Gomes de Mesquita, school friends of Anne Frank, talk to students during an event to mark what would have been Anne Frank's 90th birthday, in Amsterdam. Jacqueline van Maarsen laid the first stone Wednesday Sept. 23, 2020, at a new memorial under construction in Amsterdam to honor all Dutch victims of the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Michael C. Corder, File)

First stone laid at Dutch Holocaust Memorial in Amsterdam

Sep. 23, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A friend of World War II Jewish diarist Anne Frank laid the first stone Wednesday at a new memorial under construction in Amsterdam to honor all Dutch victims of the Holocaust. The ceremonial laying of the first stone, on which the name of a Dutch Holocaust victim was...

FILE - Mike Davis, CEO of the United States Golf Association, speaks during a news conference at Trump National Golf Club, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. The United States Golf Association announced Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, it will move its equipment testing center and other offices to North Carolina as part of a $36 million investment within the iconic golfing village of Pinehurst. “The way that we look at it is that we truly are coming to the home of American golf,

Mike Davis to retire as CEO of USGA so he can build courses

Sep. 22, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Davis spent the last decade running the USGA, where he set up golf courses to provide an extreme test for elite players and searched for solutions to increasing distance. Now he wants to build golf courses, a lifelong passion. Davis announced Tuesday he will retire as CEO at...

Debris from the ceiling and walls cover the floor of a room in the 150-year-old Sursock Palace that was damaged by the Aug. 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Restoring Beirut's architectural heritage from the August blast will take hundreds of millions of dollars and costs will quickly rise if no action is taken ahead of the onset of the rainy season in less than two months time, international experts announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Experts: Rainy season to further threaten Beirut heritage

Sep. 15, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Restoring Beirut's damaged architectural heritage following the devastating August explosion will take hundreds of millions of dollars and costs will quickly rise if no action is taken ahead of the onset of the rainy season in less than two months, international experts warned Tuesday. An...

Debris from the ceiling and walls cover the floor of a room in the 150-year-old Sursock Palace that was damaged by the Aug. 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Restoring Beirut's architectural heritage from the August blast will take hundreds of millions of dollars and costs will quickly rise if no action is taken ahead of the onset of the rainy season in less than two months time, international experts announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Experts: Rainy season to further threaten Beirut heritage

Sep. 15, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Restoring Beirut's damaged architectural heritage following the devastating August explosion will take hundreds of millions of dollars and costs will quickly rise if no action is taken ahead of the onset of the rainy season in less than two months, international experts warned Tuesday. An...

People gather next of firefighters who are extinguish a building under construction that was the work of late Iraq-born British architect Zaha Hadid, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. A fire broke out Tuesday in a downtown Beirut building near the city's port where an explosion last month killed nearly 200, wounded thousands and left the city's residents traumatized. (AP Photo/Fadi Tawil)

Fire erupts in building near Beirut's port, cause unclear

Sep. 15, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A fire broke out Tuesday in a downtown Beirut building near the city's port where an explosion last month killed nearly 200 people, injured thousands and left the city's residents traumatized. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire in the building that was the work of late...

FILE - In this September 1983, file photo, Ann Getty, left, is followed by her husband, Gordon Getty, into Symphony Hall during opening night in San Francisco. Ann Getty, a longtime benefactor of the arts and culture in San Francisco, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. She was 79. She died of a heart attack, her husband Gordon Getty said. A native of Wheatland, California, Ann Getty and her husband Gordon Getty, an oil heir and billionaire philanthropist, were a regular presence of San Francisco's society events. At right are city administrator Roger Boas and his wife Nancy. (AP Photo/Eric Luse, File)

Longtime San Francisco benefactor Ann Getty dies at 79

Sep. 14, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ann Getty, a longtime benefactor of the arts and culture in San Francisco who married into the storied Getty family, died Monday. She was 79. She died of a heart attack, her husband Gordon Getty said. A native of Wheatland, California, Ann Getty and her husband Gordon Getty, an oil...

This photo provided by Columbia Fire Department, firefighters battle a blaze at Babcock Building in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.  Officials said crews were called early Saturday to a three-alarm fire at the Babcock Building, a shuttered former mental asylum that had been planned as part of a luxury housing development. In the fire, the first three-alarm blaze in the city’s recent history, Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins told reporters the building would likely “burn to a shell.”  (Columbia Fire Department via AP)

Fire destroys historic South Carolina mental institution

Sep. 12, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An early morning fire has devastated an iconic building whose architectural beauty and past as South Carolina's state mental institution have long been features of both the capital city's skyline and historic lore. Officials said crews were called early Saturday to a fire at the Dr....

FILE - Hayao Miyazaki arrives at the 6th annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 8, 2014. The Academy of Motion Pictures announced a temporary exhibition

Academy Museum details plan for inaugural Miyazaki exhibit

Sep. 10, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is finally opening its doors in Los Angeles in April with an exhibit celebrating the works of the legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. Envisioned as a journey through his six-decade career, it’s the first of its kind in North America and will have over 300...

People wearing protective face masks as precaution against the conoravirus walk out of the archaeological crypt underneath the parvis of Notre-Dame cathedral which reopens today in in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The archaeological crypt was shut down after the cathedral caught fire in April 2019, and it returns with a exhibition called Notre-Dame de Paris from Victor Hugo to Eugene Viollet-le-Duc . (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Crypt reopens, honors 2 figures key to Notre Dame Cathedral

Sep. 9, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The crypt under the plaza in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, spared during the 2019 fire that devastated the medieval edifice, reopened to the public Wednesday after a painstaking cleaning to remove traces of lead dust that spewed from the nearby blaze. The Archeological Crypt of Notre Dame...

This undated photo provided by Everick Brown Design shows a room designed by interior designer Everick Brown in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Although writing desks or small tables in living rooms may have served a mainly decorative purpose in the past, Brown says they can be easily repurposed as an extra home workspace for kids or parents this fall, as seen here. (Everick Brown/Everick Brown Design via AP)

A room with a view? We're looking for one with a door.

Sep. 1, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

Without warning last spring, millions of parents found themselves working from home while their kids attempted to do schoolwork under the same roof. The changes happened so quickly that families — especially those short on space — could only make the best of it with hastily arranged solutions. ...