Cultures

Egypt reopens ancient library in Sinai after renovations

Dec 16, 2017

Egypt inaugurates an ancient library in the famed St. Catherine's Monastery in South Sinai

Tribes oppose planned bioterror tests near Oklahoma graves

Dec 16, 2017

Five Native American tribes that own an Oklahoma site where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intends to conduct bioterrorism drills next year now oppose the government's plan

'The Goonies,' 'Titanic' added to National Film Registry

Dec 13, 2017

The Library of Congress has announced that the films "The Goonies," "Titanic," "Field of Dreams" and "Die Hard" are among the 25 movies tapped for preservation this year

Poland's new PM to list his goals in speech to lawmakers

Dec 12, 2017

Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is to outline his foreign and home policy goals after he was tasked with boosting the economy and Poland's image abroad

The Latest: Packed room for Anita Hill harassment discussion

Dec 9, 2017

The Latest: Anita Hill talks about sexual harassment scandal roiling Hollywood to packed audience of actors and entertainment industry professionals

Naples celebrates UNESCO recognition of art of pizza making

Dec 7, 2017

The city of Naples, often in headlines because of its garbage woes and mafia violence, is celebrating international recognition of its more tasteful side

AP PHOTOS: Celebrating Azorean culture in southern Brazil

Dec 1, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Traditions of the Azores island chain are kept alive in southern Brazil at an annual festival of dancing and old crafts, such as making lace and pottery

UN says 17 World Heritage sites in Arab region are in danger

Nov 30, 2017

The new head of the UN cultural agency says 17 of the 82 World Heritage sites in the Arab region are on its "danger" list because of conflicts

Peru's abundant ruins feel the squeeze of urbanization

Nov 28, 2017

Historic sites from Peru's Inca past are being crowded out _ and sometimes destroyed _ as new roads, schools and residential neighborhoods are built to meet the population's growing demands

Johnny Cash boyhood home considered for historic nomination

Nov 23, 2017

The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places

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