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In a story Jan. 30 about New Mexico's effort to sell the Fort Bayard national historic landmark, The Associated Press reported erroneously the outcome of the U.S. military's campaign to capture Geronimo. The Apache warrior surrendered; he was not captured.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chicago's Wrigley Field, New Orleans' Saenger Theatre and a historic Los Angeles' shipbuilding center have joined a list of sites being saved thanks to the efforts of historic preservationists in 2013.
Washington National Cathedral and George Washington's Mount Vernon estate each won $100,000 grants Monday, among 24 sites around the nation's capital competing for historic preservation funds.
In the Arabic media, there are reports that Muslim clerics -- energized by the sudden emergence of Egypt's new president, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood -- are now agitating to demolish the Egyptian pyramids.
Hundreds of historic U.S. post offices nationwide face uncertain futures as the U.S. Postal Service downsizes, so preservationists on Wednesday added these American institutions to the list of the country's most endangered historic places.
Jazz musician John Coltrane's home on Long Island, N.Y., a cloverleaf-shaped Chicago hospital building and a Pillsbury plant in Minneapolis that once was the world's most advanced flour mill are listed among America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
When residents of a tiny section of Grant Road Northwest, just a stone's throw from the bustle of Wisconsin Avenue, got their designation as a historic district in 2003 from the District's Office of Planning and Historic Preservation, they celebrated with a block party. Five years later, however, when residents of Chevy Chase in the District sought a similar designation, the neighborhood erupted in an internecine battle that pitted neighbor against neighbor and ended up with the proposal being withdrawn.
Several ramshackle houses featured on advertisements for the HBO series "Treme" were demolished Thursday, despite efforts by preservationists and show producers who wanted the row homes renovated.
Nearly 150 years after Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant fought in Northern Virginia, a conflict over the battlefield is taking shape in a courtroom.