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Tourists line up waiting to climb the sandstone monolith called Uluru that dominates Australia's arid center at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, the last day climbing is allowed. The end of visitors enjoying the panoramic views of the incongruously flat Outback surrounds from the rock's summit also marks indigenous Australians finding a new voice in national decision-making. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 10:51 am
ULURU, Australia (AP) — Nature seemed to be siding with indigenous Australians' demand for Uluru to be respected as a sacred site on Friday when high winds threatened to prematurely end the generations-old tradition of climbing the sandstone monolith. Rangers warned hundreds of anxious tourists who...
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National Transportation Safety Committee investigator Nurcahyo Utomo holds a model of an airplane during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. An Indonesian investigation found a Lion Air flight that crashed and killed 189 people a year ago was doomed by a combination of aircraft design flaws, inadequate training and maintenance problems. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 25, 2019 - 8:32 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian investigation found that a combination of design flaws, inadequate training and maintenance lapses doomed a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet that crashed a year ago, killing 189 people. A summary of the final accident report released Friday said Lion Air flight 610, from...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, relatives of passengers of a crashed Lion Air jet check personal belongings retrieved from the waters where the airplane is believed to have crashed, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia. An Indonesian investigation has found a Lion Air flight that crashed and killed 189 people a year ago was doomed by a combination of aircraft design flaws, inadequate training and maintenance problems. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
October 25, 2019 - 4:53 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the final report by Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee on the Oct. 29 crash of a Lion Air flight that killed 189 people. (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Boeing has issued a statement vowing to prevent the kind of crashes that killed more than...
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This Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 photo provided by Christine Rule shows a vintage doll that is part of the creepiest dolls collection at the History Center of Olmsted County in Rochester, Minn. The museum has turned its dolls loose just in time for Halloween and has posted photos and videos of its miniature terrors on social media, taking votes for the most nightmarish one. (Christine Rule via AP)
October 24, 2019 - 2:23 pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota museum has turned its creepiest dolls loose just in time for Halloween. The History Center of Olmsted County in Rochester has posted photos and videos of its miniature terrors on social media, taking votes for the most nightmarish one. Curator Dan Nowakowski told...
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This combination photo shows actor Alan Cumming at the opening night of "Freestyle Love Supreme" in New York on Oct. 2, 2019, from left, in New York. actress Laura Benanti at the Drama Desk Awards, in New York on June 1, 2014, and actor Norbert Leo Butz at the FYC Event for "Fosse/Verdon" in Beverly Hills, Calif. on May 30, 2019. The trio of performers will participate in the inaugural sailing of The Broadway Cruise from New York City to Bermuda from Oct. 10-14, 2020. The stars will perform multiple unique shows on the main pool deck. (AP Photo)
October 24, 2019 - 12:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winners Alan Cumming, Norbert Leo Butz and Laura Benanti are headlining an interesting venue for a clutch of Broadway stars — a cruise ship. The trio of performers will be joined by Sierra Boggess, Jenn Colella, Norm Lewis and Taylor Louderman for the inaugural sailing of...
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FILE-This undated file photo shows the Yellowstone Club near Big Sky, Mont. Five former workers are suing the club and a hospitality staffing agency alleging they and more than 100 other workers recruited from Jamaica were discriminated against and paid less than non-Jamaican workers doing the same job. The club and the employees declined to comment ahead of Wednesday's mediation session in Missoula. The exclusive ski resort counts Bill Gates, Justin Timberlake and Tom Brady as members. (Erik Petersen/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)
October 23, 2019 - 10:34 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Five Jamaicans recruited to work at a Montana ski resort for the ultra-rich say they and more than 100 other Jamaicans were discriminated against and paid less than other employees doing the same work. They filed a lawsuit last year and are scheduled for settlement talks with...
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This undated artist rendering provided by PGAV Destinations shows a depiction of the new SeaWorld and Sesame Workshop theme park, which is scheduled to open in San Diego in 2021. The new 17-acre Sesame Place park will be adjacent to their Sea World San Diego location. (PGAV Destinations via AP)
October 21, 2019 - 12:44 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There are plenty of sunny days to sweep the clouds away where SeaWorld is opening its next theme park. Officials with SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop announced Monday that they are opening the country's second Sesame Place park in San Diego in spring 2021. The first...
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Firefighters put out a fire on the rooftop of the Cavallerizza Reale, in Turin, northern Italy, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. A big fire broke out on Monday at Turin's Cavallerizza Reale, a historic building in the centre of the northern city which has UNESCO World Heritage status thanks to its special architectural features, no injuries were reported. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)
October 21, 2019 - 4:51 am
ROME (AP) — Firefighters say a fire has burned about one-fourth of the roof of Turin's Cavallerizza Reale, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the center of the northern Italian city, hitting an area of the building once used for the royal stables. Firefighters rushed to the scene early Monday and...
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Michael Foster fishes as Tropical Storm Nestor approaches, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 in Mexico Beach, Fla.. Forecasters say a disturbance moving through the Gulf of Mexico has become Tropical Storm Nestor. The National Hurricane Center says high winds and dangerous storm surge are likely along parts of the northern Gulf Coast. Conditions are expected to deteriorate Friday into early Saturday. (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP)
October 19, 2019 - 10:57 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A tornado spawned by Tropical Storm Nestor damaged homes and a school in central Florida but the storm spared an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael, authorities said Saturday. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said several homes were...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, Brandon and Cassie Hyde of Andrews, N.C, with 8-month-old Brooklyn, camp at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park near Townsend, Tenn. The Interior Department is considering recommendations to modernize campgrounds within the National Park Service. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
October 18, 2019 - 6:51 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. Those campground upgrades could be coming to a national park near you. The Interior Department is reviewing recommendations to modernize campgrounds at national parks. The recommendations posted online this week come from an advisory...
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