Amusement and theme parks

Saudi King Salman listens during a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
October 24, 2017 - 5:45 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday opened a major investment conference aimed at shining a spotlight on the country's efforts to overhaul its economy and society after being jolted into action following a plunge in oil prices that threatened the kingdom's main source of revenue and...
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Matt and Melissa Graves, parents of Lane Thomas, the 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator last year at Walt Disney World, speak at a news conference in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. They have created a foundation to help families with children receiving organ transplants. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 27, 2017 - 8:14 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The family of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last year has created a foundation to help families with children receiving organ transplants. Matt Graves said Wednesday that after their son Lane's death, they wanted to help other...
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August 16, 2017 - 3:20 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld says that veterinarians at its San Diego park had to euthanize an orca estimated to be nearly 42 years old. The company said in a statement that the killer whale named Kasatka died Tuesday evening "surrounded by members of her pod, as well as the veterinarians and...
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FILE- In this April 23, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James looks on during the second half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. James took a hard swipe at President Trump on Tuesday, Aug. 15, while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy. Speaking on stage to students, parents and families connected his to foundation at the end of a day-long event at Cedar Point Amusement Park, James said he wanted to spend a moment addressing the weekend’s violent protests in Virginia, where a woman was killed. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
August 16, 2017 - 8:37 am
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Along with getting good grades and listening to their parents, LeBron James has encouraged kids in his foundation's educational program to stand up for their beliefs. On Tuesday night, the superstar gave a lesson in how it's done. Concluding a day of fun and games at an...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James speaks while holding his daughter, Zhuri, during the We Are Family Reunion at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Erin McLaughlin/The Sandusky Register via AP)
August 16, 2017 - 2:29 am
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Along with getting good grades and listening to their parents, LeBron James has encouraged kids in his foundation's educational program to stand up for their beliefs. On Tuesday night, the superstar gave a lesson in how it's done. Concluding a day of fun and games at an...
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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 - 9:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's largely been framed by Netflix: Providing the stuff you want to watch, when you want to watch it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar...
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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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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 - 7:45 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 - 6:12 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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