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New cybersecurity order issued for US pipeline operators

Jul. 20, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced new requirements for U.S. pipeline operators to bolster cybersecurity following a May ransomware attack that disrupted gas delivery across the East Coast. In a statement, DHS said it would...

Berlin opens ambitious cultural forum in palace replica

Jul. 20, 2021 04:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany's most ambitious cultural projects, which will feature collections of African, Asian and other non-European art in a partial replica of a Prussian palace that was demolished by East Germany's communist government after World War II, is opening to the public on...

Indiana preservationists to focus on animals in architecture

Jul. 17, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Downtown Indianapolis can be a wild place sometimes. Lions roar along sidewalks. Turtles peek out at passersby. Bison and bears keep watch along Monument Circle. A whole menagerie can be found on the buildings, fountains,...

Dutch queen and robot open 3D-printed bridge in Amsterdam

Jul. 15, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch Queen Maxima teamed up with a small robot Thursday to unveil a steel 3D-printed pedestrian bridge over a canal in the heart of Amsterdam's red light district. Maxima pushed a green button that set the robot's arm in motion to cut a ribbon across...

Romania's monument 'ambulance' races to save country's past

Jul. 06, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

MICASASA, Romania (AP) — On a scorching summer day in the remote Transylvanian village of Micasasa, 39-year-old Romanian architect Eugen Vaida is busy coordinating a team of volunteers helping to breathe new life into a centuries-old castle on the brink of ruin. ...

$12M OK'd for design work on rebuild of NW Indiana prison

Jun. 26, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The State Budget Committee has approved spending $12 million for engineering and design work on a planned $400 million rebuild of a deteriorating state prison in northwest Indiana. The budget committee approved the funding Wednesday for the Indiana...

Trial sought over Italy's bridge collapse that killed 43

Jun. 25, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Prosecutors in Genoa on Friday formally requested a trial for defendants charged with multiple manslaughter over the 2018 collapse of a highway bridge in the city that killed 43 people. State TV and other Italian media said the prosecutors want 59 people to...

In Mexico, colonial ruins shattered by truck, rains

Jun. 24, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It hasn’t been a good week for Mexico’s colonial-era architecture. The government said Thursday that a truck driver with an over-sized load had bashed through part of an archway of a centuries-old colonial aqueduct south of Mexico City. And last...

Gottfried Boehm, architect of concrete churches, dies at 101

Jun. 10, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German architect Gottfried Boehm, who was famous for his concrete brutalist-style church buildings, has died at 101. Boehm's Cologne architecture office on Thursday confirmed his death on Wednesday night but didn't give a cause. Boehm,...

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum plans expansion project at new site

Jun. 08, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe have announced plans to build a facility large enough to fill an entire city block. The new 54,000-square-foot museum will be built on the site of a former Safeway grocery store, which is...