Amusement and theme parks

February 07, 2019 - 4:41 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A beauty pageant in Uganda that purports to promote local women's "curves" has outraged critics who say it demeans the dignity of women. The pageant, dubbed "Miss Curvy Uganda," is being championed by a government minister who says the East African country should not promote...
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February 05, 2019 - 7:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Activists are expressing alarm about more than 100 whales that are being kept in small, crowded pools in what environmentalists are calling a "whale prison," off the coast of the Russian Far East. The local court last week agreed to hear the activists' lawsuit seeking to penalize...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2004 file photo, Audrey Geisel, widow of famed children's book author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, poses with The Cat in the Hat, foreground, and Thing 1 and Thing 2, who are characters from his books, at the dedication of Dr. Seuss' posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Geisel died peacefully at her La Jolla, Calif., home on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at age 97. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
December 21, 2018 - 9:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Dr. Seuss neared the end of his life, the children's author told his wife that she would have to look after the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, the Grinch and all the beloved characters he created. It was a mission Audrey Geisel embraced for more than a quarter-century. As overseer...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez gives a thumbs up as he arrives for the UEFA Champions League draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco. In a speech during Real Madrid’s most recent general assembly, president Florentino Perez answered questions from club members, and when asked about plans to create a women’s team, Perez didn’t answer. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, FILE)
December 10, 2018 - 4:52 am
MADRID (AP) — In a speech during Real Madrid's most recent general assembly, club president Florentino Perez spoke proudly about how esports will be part of the club's future. Perez also talked about plans for a possible Real Madrid theme park to be built in the Spanish capital. The president took...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. A health official testified that a cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland visitors comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in 2017 near the theme park. Dr. Matthew Zahn with the Orange County Health Care Agency testified Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, before an appeals board judge at the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 05, 2018 - 1:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland visitors comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak last year near the theme park, a health official testified this week. Most of those who got sick visited the park in the fall of 2017...
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Genting Theme Park is pictured at Genting Highland Resort in Pahang, Malaysia, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Resort developer Genting Malaysia filed a lawsuit in California seeking at least $1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a theme park, the company said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
November 27, 2018 - 11:37 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Resort developer Genting Malaysia's lawsuit seeking $1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a theme park, is "without merit," Disney said Tuesday. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Central...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2010, file photo, chairman of the Malaysian Genting Group developer Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay cuts a ceremonial ribbon to open a casino in Singapore. The Genting Group is seeking at least $1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a theme park. Genting Malaysia Bhd said in a statement, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, that it filed the lawsuit in the Central California District Court on Monday citing damages from Fox’s withdrawal from the project. (AP Photo/Joan Leong, File)
November 27, 2018 - 1:14 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Resort developer Genting Malaysia has filed a lawsuit in California seeking at least $1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a theme park, the company said Tuesday. The lawsuit filed Monday in the...
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October 21, 2018 - 1:07 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina wildlife facility will not be receiving a one-year-old giraffe as scheduled after an animal park in New York decided to call off the move. Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, had announced in September that Tajiri (tah-JEER'-ee) the giraffe would...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2012, file photo, visitors stroll along Main Street at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Thousands of Walt Disney World workers are voting on whether to accept a contract proposal that would increase the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers and require new workers to stay in their positions longer before transferring. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
September 06, 2018 - 8:38 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of Walt Disney World workers on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a new contract that increases the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers and require new workers to stay in their positions...
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September 05, 2018 - 8:38 am
HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Like a lot of parents, April the Giraffe will be seeing her fast-growing offspring off to a new chapter in the fall. Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York says April's son Tajiri (tah-JEER'-ee) will be moved in late October to the Carolina Wildlife Conservation...
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