Amusement and theme parks

In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's so far largely been framed by Netflix: stuff I want to watch, when I want it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar brands and another...
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July 31, 2017 - 6:52 am
WHITNEY POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in upstate New York have captured an alligator that got loose. According to Animal Adventure Park, New York state Department of Environmental Conservation crews captured the renegade reptile Saturday behind the fairgrounds in rural Whitney Point. Sightings of...
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July 31, 2017 - 6:12 am
WHITNEY POINT, New York (AP) — Authorities in upstate New York have captured an alligator that got loose. According to Animal Adventure Park, New York state Department of Environmental Conservation crews captured the renegade reptile Saturday behind the fairgrounds in rural Whitney Point. Sightings...
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July 28, 2017 - 1:22 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the central figures behind Disney's theme parks around the world has died. Martin A. "Marty" Sklar had a role in the opening of every Disney park, starting with the original Disneyland in 1955. Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown confirmed Sklar's death for The Associated Press...
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Members of the media get their first look at a 50-foot, detailed model of "Star Wars" land during a media preview for Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calf., on Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 9:56 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disney Parks isn't letting Han Solo or Luke Skywalker save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands. "When you step in to the world, you're the hero," Chris Beatty, Disney Imagineer and executive director of the new expansions said. Beatty was just one of many Disney...
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People dressed as characters from "Hocus Pocus" attend the Disney biannual fan convention D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, July 14, 2017. (Matt Masin/The Orange County Register via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 7:26 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Disney's fan expo D23 (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The new Star Wars-themed park expansions finally have a name: Galaxy's Edges. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek made the announcement Saturday afternoon in a convention hall at the Disney fan...
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Germany team attends a training session in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Germany's youthful Confederations Cup squad certainly isn't short of distractions away from the training pitch in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. And with the imitation of Bavaria's Neuschwanstein Castle looming over the Olympic Park, Germany feels right at home in the 2014 Winter Games host city where it will play two of its opening three matches. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
June 18, 2017 - 10:12 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Beyond one goal, there's the beach. Behind another, a theme park with its roller coasters and fairytale castle. Germany's youthful Confederations Cup squad certainly isn't short of distractions away from the training pitch in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. And with the...
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In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017 photo, Farah Larrieux poses for a photograph in her home in Miramar, Fla. Larrieux is among roughly 50,000 Haitians legally living and working in the U.S. that could suddenly face deportation if immigration privileges granted after a 2010 earthquake devastated their Caribbean homeland are allowed to expire. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 10, 2017 - 12:12 pm
MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Farah Larrieux feels like she's about to be forced out after living and working in the U.S. for more than a decade. Immigration privileges granted to her and many other Haitians after the 2010 earthquake could soon be revoked. President Donald Trump's appointees must announce...
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In this photo provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April stands with her new calf on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Her birth was broadcast to an online audience of more than a million viewers. (Animal Adventure Park via AP)
April 17, 2017 - 8:18 am
HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The long-awaited offspring of internet sensation April the Giraffe is being described as strong and "very independent." The owner of Animal Adventure Park in upstate New York says the not-yet-named baby boy was on its feet within an hour after its birth Saturday — and...
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In this photo provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April licks her new calf on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Her birth was broadcast to an online audience with more than a million viewers. (Animal Adventure Park via AP)
April 16, 2017 - 12:40 am
HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The wait is over for April the giraffe and the legions of fans who watched a New York zoo's livestream for signs that the long-legged internet star was in labor. April gave birth to a healthy male calf Saturday at the privately-owned Animal Adventure Park before an online...
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