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Blackfeet continue work to defend Badger-Two Medicine

Sep. 18, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

Heart Butte, Mont. (AP) — The fight to protect the Badger-Two Medicine defends not so much a place as a way of living. On a map, this jumble of mountains, rivers, hunting grounds and petroleum deposits is surrounded by the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Glacier National...

Officials: Police in Elijah McClain hometown racially biased

Sep. 15, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A civil rights investigation that was launched amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain — a Black man put into a chokehold during an encounter with suburban Denver police two years ago — found a deeply engrained culture of racially biased policing within the...

Egypt opens ancient tomb of King Djoser after restoration

Sep. 14, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Tuesday showcased an ancient tomb structure belonging to the cemetery complex of King Djoser, a pharaoh who lived more than 4,500 years ago, following extensive restorations of the site. The structure — known as the Southern Tomb — is...

Egypt team identifies fossil of land-roaming whale species

Sep. 14, 2021 05:22 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian scientists say the fossil of a four-legged prehistoric whale, unearthed over a decade ago in the country's Western Desert, is that of a previously unknown species. The creature, an ancestor of the modern-day whale, is believed to have lived 43 million years ago. ...

Donors pledge $1.2 billion in emergency funds for Afghans

Sep. 13, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations drummed up more than $1.2 billion in emergency pledges Monday for helping 11 million Afghans facing an escalating humanitarian crisis in their homeland and millions more elsewhere in the region as the U.N. human rights chief voiced concerns about the...

Workshop focuses on climate change impacts in historic Salem

Sep. 12, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city known for its colonial era witch trials is launching a workshop this week focused on the risk of climate change to its cultural and historic sites. Salem's “ Keeping History Above Water " runs from Monday to Tuesday and will...

Historic Vermont church to be demolished

Sep. 11, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

ENOSBURG, Vt. (AP) — A nearly 140-year-old church in Enosburg Falls will be demolished next week. The West Enosburg United Methodist Church has just three active members and keeping it operational would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars while demolishing it is...

Black Girl Magic Museum ends its pop-up run in Louisiana

Sep. 11, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Black Girl Magic Museum owner and founder Dominique Hamilton ends her pop-up stay at The Standard Downtown Lofts after setting shop back in April. While the pop-up exhibit was created as a way to help Black girls realize their worth and to...

Prabal Gurung's fashion show asks: Who gets to be a woman?

Sep. 09, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's first female governor. American Girl dolls. The Statue of Liberty. Prabal Gurung celebrated all things woman Wednesday night on the runway and off at his New York Fashion Week show along the downtown waterfront. He summed up his inspiration...

Afghan filmmakers at Venice fear loss of identity, culture

Sep. 04, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

VENICE (AP) — Afghan female filmmakers who fled the Taliban begged the world to not forget the Afghan people and to support its artists, warning Saturday that a country without culture will eventually lose its identity. The Venice Film Festival organized a panel...