Recreation and leisure

In this Dec. 11, 2018, photo the parents of Yariza Flores, 11, show where the girl cut her torso as she landed on barbed wire while crossing the border illegally, after arriving from an immigration detention center to a shelter in San Diego. Since late October 2016, the U.S. has been releasing asylum-seeking families with little time to arrange travel, which it blames on lack of detention space. To avoid putting penniless families on the streets, charities and advocacy groups from California to Texas are scrambling to provide shelter, food, clothes and help buying bus and plane tickets. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
January 08, 2019 - 3:07 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has ended "catch-and-release" for asylum seekers, but in cities on the U.S. border with Mexico it is catch and can't release fast enough. Since late October, the U.S. has been releasing families without giving time to arrange travel, which it blames...
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FILE- In this Feb. 19, 2015, file photo Angela Davis, author, educator and iconic civil rights activist, speaks during her visit to the University of Michigan-Flint, in Flint, Mich. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama announced Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, that it has rescinded its decision to honor Davis following unspecified complaints. Davis is a Birmingham native who has spent decades fighting for civil rights. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
January 07, 2019 - 8:03 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Black activists on Monday called for leadership changes and protests at an Alabama civil rights museum after it rescinded an award for political activist Angela Davis, a move the mayor said followed complaints from the Jewish community. Speaking outside the Birmingham Civil...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, the Goodyear Blimp Spirit of Innovation takes off for a flight over Super Bowl fan sites from the airport in Livermore, Calif. As a nod to its influence and legacy to the game, the iconic airship is being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as an honorary member — the first non-player or coach to be inducted. The blimp's flight to fame began during the telecast for the 1955 Rose Bowl Game and has led to it being an eye in the sky at over 2,000 games, hovering above stadiums from coast to coast. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 07, 2019 - 9:43 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the new college football Hall of Famers has an inflated ego — and more. The Goodyear Blimp, which has become a staple at major sports events for more than 60 years, is being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as an honorary member — the first nonplayer or coach...
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January 07, 2019 - 9:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heirs of a renowned Jewish art collector won't be able use U.S courts to sue Hungary's government for the return of paintings seized during World War II that are worth millions. The Supreme Court on Monday said it wouldn't take the case. That means an appeals court ruling that...
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The Old Post Office Pavilion Clock Tower, which remains open during the partial government shutdown, is seen above the Trump International Hotel, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 04, 2019 - 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tourists frustrated by the federal shutdown still have one amply staffed National Park Service site they can visit — and it's at the Trump International Hotel. About a half-dozen national park rangers were on duty midday Friday at the historic clock tower at the Washington...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2017, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence, left, waves as he is introduced to speak at the Department of Energy in Washington, as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke watches. As former U.S. Interior Secretary Zinke exits Washington amid a cloud of unresolved ethics investigations, he says he has lived up to the conservation ideals of Teddy Roosevelt and insists the myriad allegations against him will be proven untrue. Zinke said he quit President Donald Trump’s cabinet on his own terms, despite indications he was pressured by the White House to resign effective Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 04, 2019 - 5:03 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington chased by ethics investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry, he told The Associated Press he's lived up to the conservation ideals of Theodore Roosevelt and insisted the myriad allegations...
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Edward Cook, widower of the late herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons, poses Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in the gardens of the Caprilands herb farm in Coventry, Conn. Simmons, who died in 1997 at age 93, is credited with reintroducing and popularizing the use of herbs in American cooking. Cook, accused of failing to maintain the property, is fighting an eviction order. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
January 04, 2019 - 4:17 pm
COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) — Since the death of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons, her Connecticut farm that once drew visitors by the busload has fallen into disrepair, with green tarps covering parts of the roof on the 18th century house and the perennial gardens overgrown. Her estate faults her...
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Two Asian Elephants eat Christmas trees at Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Vendors donate not sold Christmas trees to the zoo after Christmas to feed the trees to animals. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 04, 2019 - 7:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's unwanted Christmas trees have ended their days as a festive snack for zoo elephants and stocking fillers for some of their fellow residents. The once-a-year treats arrived Friday at the Tierpark, one of the German capital's two zoos. The zoo takes only fresh, unsold trees...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36, in New York. The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. Goldenvoice, the promoter of the event, said Wednesday night, Jan. 2, 2019, that the big names scheduled to perform at the two-weekend event from April 12 to April 14 and from April 19 to April 21 include Grande, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Janelle Monae. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 03, 2019 - 12:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. Goldenvoice, the promoter of the event, said Wednesday night that the big names scheduled to perform at the two-weekend festival in...
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This image made available by NASA on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 shows images with separate color and detail information, and a composited image of both, showing Ultima Thule, about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft encountered it on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (NASA via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 12:25 am
LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft 4 billion miles from Earth yielded its first close-up pictures Wednesday of the most distant celestial object ever explored, depicting what looks like a reddish snowman. Ultima Thule, as the small, icy object has been dubbed, was found to consist of two fused-...
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