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Young hobby horse competitors care for their toy horses in Seinajoki, Finland, on Saturday, June 15, 2019. More than 400 hobby horse enthusiasts took part in Finland's 8th Hobby Horse championships, competing on stylish toy horses in various events inspired by real equestrian events. (AP Photo/from APTN Video)
June 15, 2019 - 4:15 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — The 400 contestants at a sports arena in Finland show jumped, barrel raced and pranced in a dressage competition. They just didn't do it with live horses. What organizers called "the biggest hobby horse event in the world" took place Saturday in Finland's western town of Seinajoki,...
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June 03, 2019 - 7:29 am
LONDON (AP) — A medieval chess piece purchased for 5 pounds ($7.50) by an antiques dealer in Scotland in 1964 has been found to be one of the famous medieval Lewis Chessmen and is expected to bring more than 600,000 pounds ($670,000) when auctioned by Sotheby's. The Lewis Chessmen were discovered...
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The new Simonne Mathieu court is seen as Spain's Garbine Muguruza serves against Taylor Townsend of the U.S. during their first round matches of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 26, 2019 - 10:36 am
PARIS (AP) — Tennis and tropical plants: The stunning new court at the French Open is, quite literally, wild. Surrounded on all four sides by greenhouses filed with exotic plants, the Court Simonne Mathieu saw its first French Open match on Sunday, a triumph for tournament organizers who overcame...
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In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, photo, Michael Kwan poses for a photograph in Salt Lake City. Kwan can't help but think about what life was like on a daily basis for his great-great-grandfather in the 1860s, working 12-hour days in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range on the Western portion of the Transcontinental Railroad that would reshape the American landscape. Kwan and other Chinese Americans are pushing for these workers some of whom lost their lives to get more than a token mention in history books as several days of celebrations kick off this week in Utah to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion Transcontinental Railroad. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 09, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Michael Kwan can't help but think about what life was like on a daily basis for his great-great-grandfather in the 1860s, working 12-hour days in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range on the Transcontinental Railroad that would reshape the American landscape. "You're not talking about 12 hours...
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Taylor Swift attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
April 26, 2019 - 8:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will open next week's Billboard Music Awards with a performance of her new single "ME!" Swift released the colorful, upbeat song Friday morning, ending the weekslong search the pop star set off when she teased fans with clues about a new project. She will kick off the...
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This photo released by Kensington Palace on Monday April 22, 2019, and taken by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, shows Prince Louis at their home in Norfolk, England, to mark his first birthday on Tuesday. (Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via AP)
April 23, 2019 - 4:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have released new photos of their youngest child Prince Louis to celebrate his first birthday. Prince Louis reached the milestone on Tuesday. The photos, taken by Kate, show him playing in the garden of the family's home in Norfolk, on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015, file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - Soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death, "The Beautiful Ones," is due out in late October 2019. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
April 22, 2019 - 2:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29. Random House confirmed Monday to The Associated Press that "The Beautiful Ones" will combine a Prince unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and lyrics. First announced just weeks before his...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, a detention center for immigrant families, in Karnes City, Texas. The Trump administration stopped using the center to hold parents and children in March 2019. It’s cut back on family detention even as it complains it has to “catch and release” migrant families, many of them Central American parents and children who seek asylum. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 19, 2019 - 8:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has threatened to take migrants to Democratic strongholds to punish political opponents. And his administration regularly complains about having to "catch and...
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Immigrants from Honduras seeking asylum rest on a cot at Travis Park Church which is serving as a makeshift shelter, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in downtown San Antonio. The surge of migrants arriving at the southern border has led the Trump administration to dramatically expand a practice it has long mocked as "catch and release." (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
April 03, 2019 - 11:37 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County sued Wednesday to overturn the Trump administration's cancellation of an immigration program because the move has led to the quick release of families after they cross the border without allowing time for travel arrangements. The county on the Mexican border said...
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Immigrants from Central America seeking asylum board a bus, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in downtown San Antonio. The surge of migrants arriving at the southern border has led the Trump administration to dramatically expand a practice it has long mocked as "catch and release." (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
April 02, 2019 - 7:42 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The surge of migrant families arriving at the southern border has led the Trump administration to dramatically expand a practice President Donald Trump has long mocked as "catch and release." With immigrant processing and holding centers overwhelmed, the administration is...
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