- The Latest: Pope ventures out again to greet faithful Updated: Feb-13-16 11:27 pm
MEXICO CITY - The latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):
- Israeli educators battle government over textbook content Updated: Feb-13-16 2:09 am
JERUSALEM - Israel's main high school civics textbook has become a new battleground in a culture war embroiling the country - pitting politicians against educators in a debate over how much religion and Jewish history should be included in the country's national curriculum.
- UW officials vote to demolish historic reactor building Updated: Feb-12-16 2:20 pm
SEATTLE - The University of Washington has approved plans to tear down a historic building that used to house a nuclear reactor in order to replace it with a new computer-science building.
- Park service adds Pilot Butte Canal to historic register Updated: Feb-09-16 12:50 pm
BEND, Oregon - A section of Pilot Butte Canal is now on the National Register of Historic places, a change that could impact future development.
- Displaced by fighting, Kurdish residents call for peace Updated: Feb-08-16 1:20 pm
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Azize Calis is pleading for peace.
- Struggle over Saint Edward: Renovate it, or tear it down? Updated: Feb-07-16 3:05 am
SEATTLE - When developer Kevin Daniels announced plans in August to renovate the badly deteriorated 1931 seminary building at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore and turn it into a hotel and spa, he said he knew it would involve a lengthy public process and outspoken neighbors who love their park the way it is.
- Commission: Church merits consideration for historic status Updated: Feb-04-16 4:02 pm
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh's Historic Review Commission says the Albright United Methodist Church building merits consideration for historic status.
- Former mill undergoing renovation gets historic status Updated: Feb-04-16 11:20 am
NASHUA, New Hampshire - A former industrial complex that's being bought for renovation in Nashua has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Section of historic Natchez house caves in Updated: Feb-04-16 7:31 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - Officials are trying to salvage a historic Greek Rival house in Natchez after a section of it caved in.
- Indiana culture war over gay rights worries business leaders Updated: Feb-03-16 7:27 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Downtown Indianapolis was once so desolate that men armed with shotguns hunted pigeons on Sundays among empty buildings and a trash-strewn river canal.
- Magical Laotian town preserved by UNESCO loses its soul Updated: Jan-28-16 3:15 am
LUANG PRABANG, Laos - It is officially described as the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, a bygone seat of kings tucked into a remote river valley of Laos. Luang Prabang weaves a never-never land spell on many a visitor with its tapestry of French colonial villas and Buddhist temples draped in a languid atmosphere.
- Turn Louisiana's boudin sausage into drive-worthy experience Updated: Jan-27-16 10:58 am
SCOTT, Louisiana - Want a true taste of the real Louisiana? You'll want to get behind the wheel and head out of New Orleans and off into the cypress swamps and rice paddies of Cajun country. Because that's where you'll find scores of mom-and-pop meat shops and convenience stores preserving a hundreds-year-old tradition of some very special sausages known as boudin. And you'll be glad you did.
- Indiana board denies plans to move Clay County bridge Updated: Jan-25-16 2:46 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Indiana - The state board that reviews historic preservation in Indiana has denied plans from the Indiana Department of Transportation regarding a historic bridge over the Eel River in Clay County.
- State accepting letters to apply for 'Moose Plate' grants Updated: Jan-24-16 10:52 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The state is now accepting application letters for "Moose Plate" grants to support the preservation of items significant to New Hampshire's cultural heritage.
- Brothers find colonial artifacts on Virginia farm Updated: Jan-24-16 10:22 am
PAINTER, Virginia - It has been almost three years since brothers Bill and Bob Savage stumbled upon an intact 18th-century brick-lined cellar in a field on their family farm on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
- Sioux City officials look to protect historic neighborhood Updated: Jan-23-16 4:23 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Sioux City officials are exploring a plan to help protect the historic status of the city's Rose Hill neighborhood.
- Macklemore explores his 'White Privilege' in new rap song Updated: Jan-23-16 3:48 pm
NEW YORK - Macklemore explores racism and hip-hop in a new song called "White Privilege II," rapping about a white person's position in society with black people fighting injustice and even namechecking Iggy Azalea for appropriating black culture, along with himself.
- Roof of historic Donk's Theater collapses in Mathews County Updated: Jan-23-16 2:28 pm
HUDGINS, Virginia - The historic Donk's Theater in Mathews County will come down after being severely damaged in inclement weather.
- US tribes oppose massive pipeline expansion in Canada Updated: Jan-23-16 2:42 am
SEATTLE - A proposed pipeline-expansion project in Canada will put the fishing rights and cultural heritage of U.S. tribes at risk, a lawyer representing several Washington state tribes told Canadian energy regulators.
- US tribes oppose massive pipeline expansion in Canada Updated: Jan-22-16 11:18 pm
SEATTLE - A proposed pipeline-expansion project in Canada will put the fishing rights and cultural heritage of U.S. tribes at risk, a lawyer representing several Washington state tribes told Canadian energy regulators Friday.
- Appeals court: Kansas Constitution protects abortion rights Updated: Jan-22-16 8:29 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas Court of Appeals refused Friday to implement the state's first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion method, ruling in a split but groundbreaking decision that the conservative state's constitution protects abortion rights independently from the U.S. Constitution.
- Actress Dash: BET lies to black people Updated: Jan-22-16 2:41 pm
NEW YORK - Don't look for actress and Fox News Channel contributor Stacey Dash to be working on any more BET shows for a while.
- Indigenous leader: Save native languages from extinction Updated: Jan-22-16 12:08 am
UNITED NATIONS - A Canadian tribal chief is calling for urgent efforts to revive indigenous languages, saying their extinction is going unnoticed while the world focuses on the preservation of cultural heritage sites.
- Sundance fest promises films on race, sexuality, violence Updated: Jan-21-16 3:20 pm
PARK CITY, Utah - The culmination of the Sundance Institute's year-round work developing fresh perspectives in drama and documentary films is taking over Park City, Utah, for the next 11 days.
- Danish city makes pork mandatory but allows other food Updated: Jan-21-16 12:24 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A Danish city has ordered pork to be mandatory on municipal menus, including for schools and daycare centers, with politicians insisting the move is necessary for preserving the country's food traditions and is not an attack on Muslims.