Recreation and leisure

May 21, 2017 - 8:58 am
MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have spent a day hiking around Mount Katahdin in Maine and talking with local residents on their anniversary weekend. Zuckerberg said they met Saturday with former mill workers, teachers, small business owners, a...
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Gene Goldstein, center right, and his family stop for a photo outside the Nassau Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., which is hosting the final performances of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Saturday, May 20, 2017. From left are Cheryl Goldstein, Dawn Mirowitz, Gene Goldstein and Heather Greenberg. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)
May 20, 2017 - 9:10 pm
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — For some circus fans Saturday, it was a chance to say goodbye to beloved childhood memories. For others, it was a bucket list fulfillment. Lions, tigers and clowns, no more. Oh my. It's curtains for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. This weekend, the most...
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Gene Goldstein, center right, and his family stop for a photo outside the Nassau Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., which is hosting the final performances of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Saturday, May 20, 2017. From left are Cheryl Goldstein, Dawn Mirowitz, Gene Goldstein and Heather Greenberg. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)
May 20, 2017 - 5:12 pm
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Lions, tigers and clowns, no more. Oh my. It's curtains for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. This weekend is the final chance for fans to see death-defying acrobats, exotic animals and flashy costumes as the circus ends its 146-year reign as one of the...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2015, file photo, a hexacopter drone is flown during a drone demonstration in Cordova, Md. An appeals court has struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners to register drones used for recreation. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 19, 2017 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court on Friday struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners of drones used for recreation to register their craft. The ruling was a victory for hobbyists and a setback for the FAA, which cited safety concerns as it tried to tighten regulation...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2016, file photo, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lawrence acknowledged on May 17, 2017, that a tabloid site’s video of her dancing on a stripper pole is the real thing, but the actress says she’s not sorry about it. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 18, 2017 - 8:19 am
Jennifer Lawrence has acknowledged that a tabloid site's video of her dancing on a stripper pole is the real thing, but the actress says she's not sorry about it. The video posted by Radar Online on Wednesday shows Lawrence dancing on a pole in what looks to be a dimly-lit bar. Lawrence responded...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2008, file photo, an endangered desert tortoise sits in the middle of a road at the proposed location of three BrightSource Energy solar-energy generation complexes in the eastern Mojave Desert near Ivanpah, Calif. Scientists examining the deaths of female desert tortoises near Joshua Tree National Park say it appears the animals died while exhausting their water and energy to lay eggs during California's drought. U.S. Geological Survey biologist Jeffrey Lovich said Tuesday, May 16, 2017, he believes the tortoises died during a desperate attempt to fight extinction. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
May 17, 2017 - 4:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists examining the deaths of female desert tortoises in Southern California said it appears the animals died while exhausting their water and energy to lay eggs during California's historic drought. Researchers want to know why female tortoises are dying in greater numbers...
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Host Mo Rocca applauds at center as Thomas Wright, 14, of Milwaukee, Wis., left, congratulates Pranay Varada, 14, of Carrollton, Texas, on winning the 2017 National Geographic Bee, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the National Geographic Society in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 17, 2017 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pranay Varada was stung by last year's National Geographic Bee, when he flubbed the official language of Sierra Leone — it's English; he answered French — and finished in sixth place. Determined to avoid another setback in his final year of eligibility, he started studying for...
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FILE - In this April 1, 1963 file photo, a Ringling Bros. Circus elephant walks out of a train car as young children watch in the Bronx railroad yard in New York. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is drawing to a close in May 2017, after 146 years of performances and travel. (AP Photo)
May 17, 2017 - 2:09 am
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is drawing to a close this weekend after 146 years of performances and travel that at times have been marred by tragedy and celebrated in film, but also constant. The circus has its roots in a spectacle that began two decades before the U.S. Civil...
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May 16, 2017 - 11:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City museum has installed John Singer Sargent's painting depicting British soldiers wounded in a World War I gas attack. The American artist's 8-foot by 12-foot (2.4-meter by 3.6-meter) oil on canvas titled "Gassed" was mounted Tuesday in the New-York Historical Society's...
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This undated image provided by Marvel and Feld Entertainment shows the Marvel comic book superheroes. Fans of the Marvel comic superheroes can see their favorite superheroes in one place in a new live show debuting this summer and touring the U.S. and Canada through 2019. (Marvel and Feld Entertainment via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 7:01 am
ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — There's a moment at the outset of the new Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes show when Spider-Man enters from backstage and zigzags around the theater. It still takes the director's breath away, conveying Spider-Man's superpower strength. "It's an incredible entrance for...
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