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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...

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...

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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....

David Beckham poses for a photograph before a Christian Dior pre-fall 2020 men's fashion collection presentation during Art Basel on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Miami Beach scene inspires Dior’s first US runway show

Dec. 3, 2019 11:26 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kim Jones was clearly inspired by Miami’s pastel beach scene as he designed his men’s fall 2020 collection for Christian Dior. Tuesday’s show was the first foray on US soil for the iconic Parisian fashion house. Intense pastels inspired by South Beach’s...

The Cross Hall leading into the State Dinning Room is decorated during the 2019 Christmas preview at the White House, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House

Dec. 2, 2019 9:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American design, innovation and architecture and studding a Christmas tree with her family’s annual ornament, the...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2017 file photo,  Jerome Dimitriou, executive director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, describes the construction progress at the St. Nicholas National Shrine, right, in New York. Dimitriou was arrested Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, on charges of embezzling nearly half a million dollars from the organization. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Ex-director of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America charged

Nov. 25, 2019 6:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The former head administrator of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America was arrested Monday on charges he embezzled over half a million dollars from the organization even as the church ran out of money trying to build a shrine to replace a church crushed in the Sept. 11 attacks. Jerry...