Recreation and leisure

May 26, 2017 - 7:13 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Shoppers at an Atlanta grocery store had to abandon their carts and leave the store after someone ignited a fireworks display inside, setting off the sprinkler system. Authorities say that someone ignited the display inside the Publix store south of the city Thursday night, prompting...
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In this April 5, 2017 photo, vineyard owner Katherine Bryan laughs as she discusses the wines available for tasting at Deer Creek Vineyards in Selma, Ore. Bryan is one of a handful of vineyard owners and winemakers in this fertile corner of southwestern Oregon who are branching out into marijuana farming after the legalization of recreational weed in Oregon two years ago. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
May 25, 2017 - 5:02 am
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's legalization of recreational pot two years ago is creating room for the wine industry to branch out in the southern part of the state. The fertile region borders California's so-called Emerald Triangle, a well-known nirvana for outdoor weed cultivation...
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FILE - In thisMay 12, 2017 file photo, actor Will Ferrell gestures as he speaks at the University of Southern California's Class of 2017 commencement ceremony in Los Angeles. Oprah Winfrey told students to live with purpose. President Donald Trump said to ignore the naysayers. Will Ferrell sang some Whitney Houston. Those are a few of the speakers who have taken the stage at college graduation ceremonies this month to share their wisdom, joining a wide range of others in entertainment, politics and business. In their efforts to inspire the Class of 2017, they’ve elicited both laughter and tears and, in some cases, jeers. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
May 25, 2017 - 4:21 am
BOSTON (AP) — Oprah Winfrey told students to live with purpose. President Donald Trump said to ignore the naysayers. Will Ferrell sang some Whitney Houston. Those are a few of the speakers who have taken the stage at college graduation ceremonies this month to share their wisdom, joining a wide...
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May 24, 2017 - 3:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say three teenagers have been stabbed on a street near Manhattan's Theater District during a fight among students outside a school. The stabbing happened Wednesday just as school was getting out, around the corner from the new Broadway production of "Groundhog Day." Police...
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May 24, 2017 - 1:14 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When police pulled over a Tennessee couple and told them a body was lying on the trunk of their car, they thought it was a joke — until they got out to look. They found an unconscious man who had somehow remained on the trunk for about 14 miles (23 kilometers). Driver Carl...
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May 23, 2017 - 2:11 pm
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Recreational anglers along the Gulf Coast are planning floating protests against strict federal limits on red snapper fishing. Demonstrations are being organized in fishing ports in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi for June 4. That's the day after the federal three-day...
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May 22, 2017 - 10:35 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Sony's leader is promising a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai outlined the strategy for the company Tuesday at its Tokyo headquarters. He stressed the profitability in sprawling...
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In this undated image released by PBS, a brown bear catches salmon at Brooks Falls Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a live nature series set in Alaska this July, where cameras will attempt to capture bears, eagles, wolves and whales in their natural habitat.  (Gareth Wildman/PBS via AP)
May 22, 2017 - 10:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a special live event this summer where cameras will try to catch bears, wolves, eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat in Alaska. "Wild Alaska Live" will air over three nights on PBS on July 23, 26 and 30. Cameras placed in the...
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FILE - In this June 1967 file photo, Paul McCartney, from left, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon of The Beatles appear backstage during a break in rehearsals for the live broadcast on the "Our World" program at EMI studios in London. Half a century after the Beatles’ psychedelic landmark, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album, it stands as just one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now. (AP Photo, File)
May 22, 2017 - 1:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Sgt. Pepper" was only the beginning. Half a century after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark, it stands as one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now. It was a year of technical, lyrical and rhythmic innovation, of the highest craftsmanship and most...
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FILE - In this June 1967 file photo, Paul McCartney, from left, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon of The Beatles appear backstage during a break in rehearsals for the live broadcast on the "Our World" program at EMI studios in London. Half a century after the Beatles’ psychedelic landmark, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album, it stands as just one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now. (AP Photo, File)
May 22, 2017 - 12:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Sgt. Pepper" was only the beginning. Half a century after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark, it stands as one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now. It was a year of technical, lyrical and rhythmic innovation, of the highest craftsmanship and most...
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