Cultural preservation

May 05, 2018 - 8:16 am
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's alliance with the UAE may be coming to an end after the latter deployed forces to a Yemeni island, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, without prior consultation with Yemen's exiled government, a senior Yemeni official said Saturday. The UAE is a major pillar in a...
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May 05, 2018 - 7:51 am
CAIRO (AP) — A senior Yemeni official says the alliance with UAE might be heading to an end after its forces were deployed to a Yemeni island, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, without prior consultation with the government. The UAE is a major pillar in the Saudi-led coalition fighting...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace hotel and casino, in Las Vegas. The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas says Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract to protect workers if a "Do Not Disturb" sign has been hanging on a doorknob more than 24 hours. The Culinary Union on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, said under its proposal, security would open a room "for entry and service" if a guest refuses housekeeping for more than 24 hours. Caesars previously announced security would begin checking rooms every 24 hours, even if the sign is hanging on the doorknob. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 02, 2018 - 10:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas on Wednesday said Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract that would protect workers if a "Do Not Disturb" sign has been hanging on a doorknob for more than 24 hours. The...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace hotel and casino, in Las Vegas. The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas says Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract to protect workers if a "Do Not Disturb" sign has been hanging on a doorknob more than 24 hours. The Culinary Union on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, said under its proposal, security would open a room "for entry and service" if a guest refuses housekeeping for more than 24 hours. Caesars previously announced security would begin checking rooms every 24 hours, even if the sign is hanging on the doorknob. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 02, 2018 - 8:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas on Wednesday said Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract that would protect workers if a "Do Not Disturb" sign has been hanging on a doorknob for more than 24 hours. The...
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In this Monday, April 30, 2018 photo, Sister Phylliss, left, hugs a patron while hosting Karaoke night at The SF Eagle, a historic gay bar, in San Francisco. San Francisco’s gay and leather community is set to get its own cultural district as part of a broader city effort to preserve neighborhoods at risk of disappearing under rising rents. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on a resolution Tuesday that would create the Leather and LGBTQ District in part of the city’s South of Market neighborhood. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 01, 2018 - 5:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Decades ago, San Francisco's gay and leather culture sought shelter in the city's seedy South of Market district — forced there by brutal police crackdowns on gays. Over time, the area became a vibrant place teeming with bathhouses and bars that added to San Francisco's...
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In this Monday, April 30, 2018 photo, Sister Phylliss, left, hugs a patron while hosting Karaoke night at The SF Eagle, a historic gay bar, in San Francisco. San Francisco’s gay and leather community is set to get its own cultural district as part of a broader city effort to preserve neighborhoods at risk of disappearing under rising rents. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on a resolution Tuesday that would create the Leather and LGBTQ District in part of the city’s South of Market neighborhood. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 01, 2018 - 3:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Decades ago, San Francisco's gay and leather culture sought shelter in the city's seedy South of Market district — forced there by brutal police crackdowns on gays. Over time, the area became a vibrant place teeming with bathhouses and bars that added to San Francisco's...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, March 21, 2018, a dart containing the elephant tranquilizer etorphine hydrochloride strikes the side of an elephant during an operation to attach GPS tracking collars to them, in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. The battle to save Africa's elephants appears to be gaining momentum in Mikumi, where killings are declining and some populations are starting to grow again. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
April 13, 2018 - 2:14 am
MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened. It wasn't a killer who targeted her but a conservation official, immobilizing her with a dart containing drugs. Soon she was...
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April 11, 2018 - 10:15 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A culture of secrecy has long shielded state lawmakers accused of sexual harassment in New York. But advocates hope a new policy will bring accountability and prevent further misconduct. Two weeks ago the Legislature and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed on a uniform policy...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a big screen as he delivers a speech at the closing session of the annual National People's Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 20, 2018 - 4:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday to protect "every inch" of China's territory, improve the lives of its people and promote the resurgence of Chinese culture and creativity as he kicked off his second term, poised to rule indefinitely. Xi, China's most powerful leader in decades,...
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In this 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture a Kangal dog greets Ben Hofer of the Hutterite Rockport Colony near Pendroy, Mont. Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confronting wolves recently completed a four-year study to see how they'd react to their old nemesis on a new continent. The U.S. Department of Agriculture supplied Cão de Gado Transmontanos, Karakachans and Kangals that can weigh 150 pounds (68 kilograms) to guard sheep in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon. (Julie Young/U.S. Department of Agriculture via AP)
March 10, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal scientists are trying to decide if it's time to let the big dogs out. Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confronting wolves recently underwent a study to see how they...
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