Outdoor recreation

December 18, 2018 - 8:57 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a ban on a Dutch arm of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, agreeing with a lower court's conclusion that the biker gang forms a threat to public order. In a written ruling issued Tuesday, the appeals court in Arnhem said that members of the...
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December 15, 2018 - 3:00 pm
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — The Francis Marion National Forest in South Carolina has grown by a few hundred acres. The Post and Courier reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently finalized its long-planned purchase of the 637-acre (257hectares 7847.5) Honey Hill Tract off S.C. Highway 45...
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December 14, 2018 - 6:29 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The National Park Service has bought the home in Atlanta, Georgia, where Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929. Citing a National Park Foundation release, news outlets report the civil rights leader's family has owned the home on Auburn Avenue for more than a century and closed the...
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December 11, 2018 - 11:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — An 88-year-old German woman received a scare when a police SWAT team bashed in her door and set off a stun grenade after accidentally mistaking her apartment for that of a biker gang member. The dpa news agency reported Tuesday the raid in the western city of Luedenscheid was part of...
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Sandra Diaz, right, listens as Victorina Morales, right, recalls her experience working at President Donald Trump's golf resort in Bedminster, N.J., during an interview, Friday Dec. 7, 2018, in New York. Both Morales and Diaz say they used false legal documents to get hired at the resort and supervisors knew it. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
December 08, 2018 - 2:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan living in the U.S. illegally who says she faced abusive working conditions as a maid at Donald Trump's New Jersey golf club doesn't regret speaking out, even though she might lose her job and be deported. Victorina Morales told The Associated Press in an interview...
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A Mandarin duck walks in Central Park in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. In the weeks since it appeared in Central Park, the duck has become a celebrity. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 05, 2018 - 10:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It took just days for the brightly colored Mandarin duck that appeared suddenly in a Central Park pond to turn both New Yorkers and visitors into a new gaggle: the quackarazzi. A horde of photographers has been gathering daily in the park off Fifth Avenue for well over a month,...
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A great black hawk, a native of Central and South America, flies at Deering Oaks Park, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Portland, Maine. Audubon naturalist Doug Hitchcox said the young bird appeared to be in good health and in the process of molting. Maine residents sometimes see rare birds, he said, but "this is one for the record books," and it made for a moment they wouldn't forget. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
November 30, 2018 - 6:07 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A hawk that is native to Central and South America drew a lot of attention from Maine's birding community Friday after appearing in a park, where it brawled with a fellow raptor and dined on a squirrel. The great black hawk has been a source of fascination in Maine since it...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 29, 2018 file photo, former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe holds a press briefing at his residence in Harare. Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe is no longer able to walk as his health declines, his successor says. President Emmerson Mnangagwa told ruling party supporters at a rally Saturday, Nov. 24 that the 94-year-old Mugabe has been in a hospital in Singapore for the past two months. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, file)
November 24, 2018 - 9:42 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe is no longer able to walk as his health declines, his successor said Saturday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa told ruling party supporters that Mugabe has been in a hospital in Singapore for the past two months. "He can no...
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In this October 2018 photo, American adventurer John Allen Chau, right, stands for a photograph with Founder of Ubuntu Football Academy Casey Prince, 39, in Cape Town, South Africa, days before he left for in a remote Indian island of North Sentinel Island, where he was killed. Chau, who kayaked to the remote island populated by a tribe known for shooting at outsiders with bows and arrows, has been killed, police said Wednesday, Nov. 21. Officials said they were working with anthropologists to recover the body. (AP Photo/Sarah Prince)
November 24, 2018 - 12:43 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The young American, paddling his kayak toward a remote Indian island whose people have resisted the outside world for thousands of years, believed God was helping him dodge the authorities. "God sheltered me and camouflaged me against the coast guard and the navy," John Allen Chau...
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In this Nov. 4, 2018 photo, Perry Newburn, left, runs with support crew member Graeme Calder on State Highway 1 near Raumati, New Zealand. Powered by chocolate milkshakes and hash browns, 64-year-old Newburn completed running the length of New Zealand on Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018 in a record time of 18 days and eight hours. (Bette Flagler via AP)
November 22, 2018 - 11:08 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Powered by hash browns and chocolate milkshakes, a New Zealander has run the length of his country in a record time of 18 days and eight hours. A former drug addict, 64-year-old Perry Newburn is not your typical endurance athlete. His nutrition plan included plenty of...
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