PARIS (AP) — A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below.
CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge gave the green light Tuesday to a parks-advocacy group’s lawsuit that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama’s $500 million presidential center in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (PRNewswire) – Essayist and poet N. Scott Momaday Ph.D. has been named the recipient of the 2019 Ken Burns American Heritage Prize. The award will be presented May 1, 2019, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The evening’s festivities will include remarks by Ken Burns, Dr. N. Scott Momaday, Meryl Streep, the 2019 chair of the National Jury Dawn Arnall, and American Prairie Reserve CEO Alison Fox.
PERRY, Ga. (AP) – Fenced in as a potential safety hazard, the vacant former gas station where Depression-era motorists once fueled their Model T Fords in this rural Georgia city was facing demolition until a group of preservationists raised $59,000 to help save it.
GANGI, Sicily (AP) – Far from the packed beaches of Sicily’s busy coastlines, there’s a quieter and wilder world in its high mountains.
NEW YORK (AP) – It took just days for the brightly colored Mandarin duck that appeared suddenly in a Central Park pond to turn both New Yorkers and visitors into a new gaggle: the quackarazzi.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) – “Poppy” and “Bar” are gone, but the passing of George H. W. and Barbara Bush won’t mean an end to children’s laughter, splashing in the pool, barking dogs or clinking horseshoes at the family’s property on the Maine coast.
CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association held its annual meeting on November 15, 2018 at the Common Man restaurant in Concord, New Hampshire. After a buffet luncheon, speaker Cliff Wallach gave a presentation about the company Jasper 52, which is a marketing platform for weekly antique auctions.
NEW YORK – Holiday tips are a way to thank the people who make your life easier. So why is it so hard to figure out whom to tip and how much? Guides published by etiquette experts don’t always agree on what’s appropriate. What people actually do is another matter altogether.
NEW YORK – The Save Vanishing Species stamps sold by the US Postal Service are administered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and provide funding for projects to conserve endangered species in the wild. The Wildlife Trafficking Alliance and Association of Zoos & Aquariums are urging consumers to purchase the stamps for their holiday mailing needs.