Hobbies

In this photo taken Monday, July 22, 2019, chinook salmon is seen after being unloaded at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in more than a decade, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state's historic drought. It's a sharp reversal for chinook salmon, also known as king salmon, an iconic fish that helps sustain many Pacific Coast fishing communities. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 22, 2019 - 7:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon. Reeling in a fish "feels good every time," but this year has been surprisingly good, said Bates, a...
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In this photo provided by Battambang province Authority Police, Sum Bora, a 28-year-old man who got stuck in the rock's hollow at Battambang province in northwestern of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Sum Bora, who became wedged between rocks while collecting bat droppings for sale, was rescued Wednesday after being trapped for almost four days. (Battambang province Authority Police via AP)
August 07, 2019 - 10:00 pm
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A man who became wedged between rocks while collecting bat droppings in the Cambodian jungle was rescued after being trapped for almost four days. Police said Sum Bora slipped Sunday while trying to retrieve his flashlight, which had fallen in the small rocky hollow. Bat...
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Colorado Rockies' Daniel Murphy applies sunscreen before a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 21, 2019 - 10:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD...
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People shelter from the sun under a souvenir umbrella from Venice during the noon Angelus prayer recited by Pope Francis at the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
July 14, 2019 - 7:15 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is encouraging efforts to safeguard the human rights of fishermen and mariners. Francis tweeted that he is praying for them and their families and noted that Sunday is a day dedicated to seafarers and fishermen. Francis tweeted: "I encourage every effort to protect...
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The competitors of the first Heavy Metal Knitting world championship react on stage, Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Joensuu, Finland. With stage names such as 'Woolfumes,' 'Bunny Bandit' and '9" Needles,' the goal was quite simple: to showcase their knitting skills whilst dancing to heavy metal music in the most outlandish way possible. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
July 12, 2019 - 8:10 am
JOENSUU, Finland (AP) — Armed with needles and a yarn of wool, teams of avid knitters danced Thursday to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars slashing at the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship in eastern Finland. With stage names such as Woolfumes, Bunny Bandit and 9"...
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In this Wednesday, July 3, 2019 photo, Iranian musicians play while performing 19th century Russian composers in Tehran Symphony Orchestra at Unity Hall, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
July 05, 2019 - 6:36 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Aficionados of Western classical music have carved out a niche for themselves in Iran, where cultural expression remains tightly controlled by strict rules imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. And perhaps surprisingly, musicians in their 20s and 30s perform for...
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June 27, 2019 - 12:05 pm
SELAH, Wash. (AP) — An appeals court says a piano teacher in Washington state deserved the $40,000 she was awarded in a dispute with a neighbor who revved his pickup truck engine for months to drown out the sound of her lessons. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the appeals court ruled Tuesday...
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A sperm whale and its baby, tangled in a fishing net, lie dead in the Tyrrhenian sea off Italy, Thursday, June 20, 2019. An Italian environmental group is reporting the sighting of a dead mother sperm whale and its baby that became tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian sea off Italy. Marevivo said Thursday that the Italian Coast Guard had responded, and surmised that the mother died trying to free its baby, which was trapped in a fishing net. Part of the net was found in the adult's mouth while the baby was completely covered by it. (Italian Coast Guard/Marevivo via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 12:56 pm
MILAN (AP) — A mother sperm whale and its baby have died after becoming tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Italy's western coast, an Italian environmental group reported Thursday. The Marevivo group said the Italian Coast Guard had responded to the sighting and surmised that the...
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June 20, 2019 - 5:02 am
WAVERLY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman who was bitten by a rattlesnake while gardening has died. News outlets report 62-yaer-old Priscilla Meridith was bitten last month and suffered an allergic reaction and heart attack that left her in a medically induced coma she never woke up from. Meridith's...
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Awards stand on a tray ahead of the awarding ceremony of the 8th Hobby Horse championships in Seinajoki, Finland, on Saturday, June 15, 2019. More than 400 hobby horse enthusiasts took part in the show, competing on stylish toy horses in various events inspired by real equestrian events. (AP Photo/from APTN Video)
June 15, 2019 - 2:25 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Organizers say "the biggest hobby horse event in the world" has taken place in a Finnish town that is hosting the annual national championships in this sport by teen girls who simulate the gymnastic elements of real-life horseback riding. Elviira Sarakoski of the Finnish Hobby Horse...
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