Recreation and leisure

Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett competes at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 26, 2017 - 10:05 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2017 edition of the Miss Universe pageant taking place in Las Vegas (all times local): 7 p.m. The woman representing South Africa has won has won the Miss Universe crown. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned Sunday...
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November 26, 2017 - 3:34 pm
MILAN (AP) — A record number of visitors attended the 57th edition of the Venice Biennale contemporary art show that put political engagement at the center of artistic dialogue. The Biennale closed its six-month run Sunday with more than 615,000 visitors, up by nearly a quarter from 500,000 two...
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November 26, 2017 - 10:38 am
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, N.C. (AP) — Law enforcement officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are turning to private fundraisers to try to find enough money to replace their outdated hand-held radios. Most of the radios were bought in 2003 and are well past their typical 10-year...
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November 26, 2017 - 10:34 am
FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — The U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division is marking its 100th birthday, and a new museum is telling its storied history. The 3rd Infantry Division Museum at Fort Stewart held its grand opening Nov. 16. The Savannah Morning News reports that exhibits take visitors through the...
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This undated rendering provided by Caesars Entertainment depicts a 1,050-foot-long zip-line that the casino operator will build above its outdoor promenade that's anchored by the Linq hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Set to open in 2018, the attraction will join the city's entertainment repertoire geared toward millennials. (Contour Entertainment, Inc./Caesars Entertainment via AP)
November 25, 2017 - 1:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos in Las Vegas are upping the ante in their pursuit of coveted millennial visitors with new attractions designed to wow them, provide them Instagram-worthy moments and maybe even get them to gamble a little. In 2018, a zip line across the street from Caesars Palace and an e-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, elk feed at the Wenaha Wildlife Area near Troy, Ore. Wildlife managers in some western states cut back hunting this fall in areas where big game herds suffered above-normal losses during the 2016-17 winter. (Keith Kohl/ Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)
November 24, 2017 - 10:37 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Hunting guide Mike Clark normally has more than 20 clients lined up each fall for trips deep into Wyoming's western wilderness to shoot mule deer, prized by hunters for their size and impressive antlers. But unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the...
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The Olaf balloon glides over Central Park West during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
November 23, 2017 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade featured balloons, bands, stars and heavy security in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots. With new faces and old favorites in the lineup, the Americana extravaganza made its way through 2 ½ miles (3.22 kilometers) of Manhattan on a...
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FILE- In this May 2, 2013 file photo, the sun's rays strike the rocky coast of Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island in Maine. A group of state attorneys general on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
November 22, 2017 - 7:44 pm
A group of state attorneys general on Wednesday urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks. The top government lawyers from 10 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter saying the increase could put access to the...
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, center left, escorted by his bodyguards upon arriving at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Hariri has returned to Beirut more than two weeks after announcing while in Saudi Arabia that he had resigned his post. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
November 22, 2017 - 2:09 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Prime Minister Saad Hariri's return to Lebanon (all times local): 10 a.m. Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived at Lebanon's Independence Day military parade, his first official appearance after his shock resignation nearly three weeks ago from Saudi Arabia. Hariri...
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November 21, 2017 - 8:50 am
BOSTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about a labor impasse at Plimoth Plantation, The Associated Press reported erroneously the month that the employees' union and museum management began negotiating a contract. Negotiations began in February, not December. A corrected version of the story is below:...
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