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This March 2, 2013, file photo shows musher Mike Williams Sr. greeting fans during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. This year's ceremonial start will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska, but the actual start will come two days later in Fairbanks after low snow conditions in the Alaska Range forced the start from the Anchorage area and over the range to Fairbanks. (AP File Photo/Dan Joling)
March 04, 2017 - 12:58 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The sound of howling dogs filled downtown Anchorage on Saturday as mushers from around the world gathered for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. About 2,000 dogs belonging to 72 mushers are waiting their turn to hit the trail this year. The race spans...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, a full-scale mock-up of a high-speed train is displayed at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. After years of prep work, Gov. Jerry Brown's finance department decided Friday, March 3, 2017, that California's $64 billion high-speed rail project is ready to lay some track. The administration approved the rail authority's request to spend $2.6 billion on work in the Central Valley. The decision lets the authority ask the state treasurer's office to sell a portion of the nearly $10 billion in bonds voters approved in 2008 for a bullet train. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
March 03, 2017 - 11:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After years of prep work, Gov. Jerry Brown's finance department decided Friday that California's $64 billion high-speed rail project is ready to lay some track. The administration approved the rail authority's request to spend $2.6 billion on work in the Central Valley...
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A Banksy wall painting showing Israeli border policeman and Palestinian in a pillow fight is seen in one of the rooms of the "The Walled Off Hotel" in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Friday, March 3, 2017. The owner of a guest house packed with the elusive artist Banksy's work has opened the doors of his West Bank establishments to media, showcasing its unique "worst view in the world." The nine-room hotel named "The Walled Off Hotel" will officially open on March 11. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
March 03, 2017 - 12:06 pm
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian guesthouse packed with artwork of the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy unveiled itself Friday in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, with a sneak peek of what the owner sarcastically called the "hotel with the worst view in the world." Wisam Salsaa, 42,...
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Bruce Lutes, of Danville, Ill., poses for a photo in a souvenir shop as he visits the "Elvis Presley's Memphis" complex Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Lutes, a lifelong Elvis fan, said the trip to Graceland was a Christmas gift from his wife. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 03, 2017 - 12:54 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly four decades after Elvis sang his last tune, his legacy got a $45 million boost with the Thursday opening of a major new attraction at his Graceland estate -- an entertainment complex that Priscilla Presley says gives "the full gamut" of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. About...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 25, 2014 file photo, a man plays rackets as other tourists enjoy the sea at "Konnos" beach near the famous coastal resort of Ayia Napa in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Cyprus' top tourism official says on Thursday, March 2, 2017, tourist arrivals are expected to increase by another 5 percent this year, on top of a record-setting 2016 that saw almost 3.2 million holidaymakers travel to the east Mediterranean island. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
March 02, 2017 - 1:02 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus expects to hit another record number of tourists this year, with visits to the east Mediterranean island expected to increase 5 percent over last year, a tourism official said Thursday. That's on top of a record-setting 2016, which saw almost 3.2 million holidaymakers...
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This July 1, 2016, photo shows striking union members on the picket line shortly after a strike began against the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, owner Carl Icahn reached a deal to sell the casino, which shut down on Oct. 10, 2016, to Hard Rock International and two New Jersey investors. The sale price was not divulged. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
March 01, 2017 - 8:52 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn reached a deal Wednesday to sell the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City to Hard Rock International and two New Jersey investors. The sale comes four months after Icahn closed it amid a crippling strike. A sale price was not...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2017, file photo visitors walk past Angels Flight Railway in Los Angeles. The tiny funicular that hauled people 298 feet up and down the city's steep Bunker Hill was shut down in 2013 after a series of safety problems. At a news conference Wednesday, March 1, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said those issues are being resolved and the railroad's antique wooden cars should be back in service by Labor Day. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
March 01, 2017 - 8:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angels Flight, LA's beloved little railroad, had its cameo in the hit musical "La La Land" and now it's almost ready for its close-up. The narrow-gauge railroad that for more than a century hauled people 298 feet up and down the city's steep Bunker Hill was shut down in 2013...
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