Recreation and leisure

May 30, 2017 - 6:30 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 48th Annual World Series of Poker kicked off 54 days of play Tuesday, enticing tens of thousands of players from around the world to Las Vegas with an estimated prize pool of more than $200 million. Participants in this year's edition of the poker extravaganza will see two...
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May 30, 2017 - 1:08 pm
BERLIN (AP) — An ancient artifact lost in the chaos of World War II. An American scientist hunting for Nazi secret weapons. An archaeologist who dug into dusty archives to prove a hunch. What sounds like the plot of an Indiana Jones movie is turning into a happy end for a German museum that feared...
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Angelina Cruz, 8, lays flags in remembrance for military members lost in war at various gravestones during Memorial Day at the Evergreen Cemetery on Monday, May 29, 2017, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)
May 29, 2017 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans marched in Memorial Day parades Monday and came together in solemn ceremonies to pay their respects to those killed in service to the country. Remembrances of fallen military members went from New York City, where Memorial Day fell on the last day of Fleet Week New York,...
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Christianna May-Kelly, center, is supported by family members as she cries after answering reporters questions outside her parents' home in Brookhaven, Miss., Sunday, May 28, 2017. May-Kelly said her parents and mother were among the people gunned down during a shooting in rural Mississippi Saturday night. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
May 29, 2017 - 4:16 pm
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi deputy killed in a shooting rampage had worked in Christian ministry before going into law enforcement, and liked doing puppet shows to deliver uplifting messages to children. William Durr, 36, was responding to a domestic-violence call late Saturday when he...
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FILE - This Thursday, March 9, 2017 file photo shows Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, speaking to media after a meeting with French president Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France. Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo has strongly criticized a black feminist festival in Paris that bans non-black people in large parts of the event, saying she might prosecute its organizers on grounds of discrimination. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 29, 2017 - 11:02 am
PARIS (AP) — The mayor of Paris has strongly criticized and is threatening to cancel an upcoming festival for black feminists where four-fifths of the event space will be open exclusively to black women. Rights groups have branded the event a step backward on race issues. In a series of angry...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2016, file photo, Nihar Janga of Austin, Texas, reacts to correctly spelling a word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md. To the fans watching on ESPN, Janga's win last year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee was a shock: He was only 11 years old, a fifth-grader appearing in the bee for the first time, competing against 8th-graders with deep voices and facial hair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 29, 2017 - 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — To the fans watching on ESPN, Nihar Janga's win last year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee was a shock: He was only 11 years old, a fifth-grader appearing in the bee for the first time, competing against 8th-graders with deep voices and facial hair. To the tightknit community...
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FILE - This Thursday, March 9, 2017 file photo shows Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, speaking to media after a meeting with French president Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France. Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo has strongly criticized a black feminist festival in Paris that bans non-black people in large parts of the event, saying she might prosecute its organizers on grounds of discrimination. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 29, 2017 - 10:09 am
PARIS (AP) — The mayor of Paris has strongly criticized and is threatening to cancel an upcoming festival for black feminists where four-fifths of the event space will be open exclusively to black women. Rights groups have branded the event a step backward on race issues. In a series of angry...
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May 27, 2017 - 6:26 pm
The America's Cup qualifiers got off to a smashing start Saturday on Bermuda's Great Sound. It was a good day for two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA and a bad one for Sir Ben Ainslie of Britain. Moments after Oracle Team USA came from behind to beat Emirates Team New Zealand in a thrilling...
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May 27, 2017 - 4:47 pm
Two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA rallied past Emirates Team New Zealand on Saturday for its second victory on the opening day of the America's Cup qualifiers on Bermuda's Great Sound. It was a rematch of the 2013 America's Cup, when Oracle won eight straight races to cap one of the...
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May 27, 2017 - 12:20 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward in hopes of catching teenagers suspected of igniting a fireworks display inside a grocery store in Atlanta, sending shoppers fleeing and filling the store with smoke. Investigators tell WSB-TV ( http://2wsb.tv/2qhRD91 ) that two teens were...
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