The world was watching a developing story in Thailand during this week in history.
- Associated Press
Hipólito Tica had saved for decades to finally build himself a proper house in a working class neighborhood of Lima. The mechanic had known they were there since the day in 1996 when he tried to dig a latrine on the lot, which is a few yards (meters) from the El Sauce archaeological site on the eastern edge of the Peruvian capital. Taking a break from hefting bricks, Tica told The Associated Press that he had been working to loosen the earth with a metal rod when the ground suddenly began to collapse.
- Reuters Videos
STORY: Location: GIZA, EGYPT A battle has begun on the Nile to save these historic houseboats -->Distraught owners are having their homes demolished and towed awayas authorities begin to remove what they say are unlicensed units[Ikhlas Helmy, 87-year-old houseboat owner]“My entire life has been in a houseboat, son. I was born in a houseboat.”87-year-old Ikhlas Helmy has invested her savings into her boatThe boats have been moored here for decades just west of central CairoMany of them are elegant two-story structures with verandasand have featured in films and literature[Ikhlas Helmy, 87-year-old houseboat owner]"This is heritage, this is history. People come to me for interviews on the history of houseboats. They come and tell me I am the oldest resident of a houseboat and I’m known for that. I’m known for being (witness) to the history of houseboats. And whoever comes to me I tell them everything about houseboats. It is history that dates back to the King (Farouk), I witnessed the days of the king."Authorities say it's part of an effortto prioritize tourism and commerceA Nile protection official compared the houseboats to polluting old cars[Ahmed Youssef El Hosseiny, Owner of demolished houseboat]"We received a warning to evacuate the houseboat, not only me, but the 32 families who live in houseboats. We started to collect our possessions, our stories, our history, our hearts, our memories, and our feelings and place them into boxes. I would love to remember all the times that my address was the Nile and whatever happens, my address will always be the Nile."
- Fox News
Here is a glorious look at 50 great places in our United States, one from each state, highlighting the history, achievements and natural beauty of our nation.
- The Columbus Dispatch
Few events are as deeply ingrained in American culture as the Fourth of July — except that date is not when the Colonies declared independence.
- The Independent
The ship was found split in half and lodged on a slope at the sea floor
"I feel like I have been living in a shadow and I've turned the lights on," William "Willie" Kellerman tells PEOPLE
- Star News
With a long weekend for the Fourth of July coming up, it's time to recognize some of the most patriotic things the Wilmington area has to offer.
- The Gadsden Times
The connection between the Battle of Samar and July 4 is not explicit. However, there’s a link for me. On paper, we shouldn’t have won the American Revolution, either. The British forces arrayed against us were entirely overwhelming. But we won. To me, it has to do with the American spirit.
- USA TODAY Opinion
The America Talks initiative and the National Week of Conversation will bring together Americans to discuss our differences and our future together.
- Sun Journal
Eastern North Carolina is home to a wealth of sites that speak to its past and present greatness, from Tryon Palace to Lejeune Memorial Gardens.
- The Commercial Appeal
The database took multiple years to create, and still has a long way to go before all of Elmwood Cemetery's records are publicly available.