Recreation and leisure

FILE-In this June 8, 2019 file photo, Janice Goodwin stands by her electric-assist bicycle at a gate near the start of the carriage path system where bikes such as her are banned inside Acadia National Park, in this photo June 8, 2018, in Bar Harbor, Maine. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed the order on Thursday allowing motorized electric bicycles into national parks and other public lands.(AP Photo/David Sharp, files)
August 30, 2019 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorized electric bicycles may soon be humming along serene trails in national parks and other public lands nationwide. It's part of a new Trump administration order — hotly opposed by many outdoors groups — that will allow e-bikes on every federal trail where a regular bike can...
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Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, speaks in front of a crowd of people after sailing in New York harbor aboard the Malizia II, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The zero-emissions yacht left Plymouth, England on Aug. 14. She is scheduled to address the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 28, 2019 - 4:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the New York arrival of Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who crossed the Atlantic on a sailboat (all times local): 4:40 p.m. A Swedish teen climate activist who arrived in New York City following a trans-Atlantic trip on a sailboat to attend a global...
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Greta Thunberg, 16, a Swedish environmental activist, sails into New York harbor aboard the Malizia II, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The zero-emissions yacht left Plymouth, England on Aug. 14. She is scheduled to address the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
August 28, 2019 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a conference on global warming, approached New York City's shores on Wednesday. Thunberg, 16, and her crew were expected to arrive at a lower Manhattan marina in the...
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August 27, 2019 - 7:35 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of beer can collectors are heading to New Mexico for a "CANvention." The Albuquerque Journal reports the Brewery Collectibles Club of America is scheduled Thursday to start celebrating different types of beer cans at its three-day national gathering at the...
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In this photo taken August 25, 2012 a herd of elephants in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. A CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) conference being held in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday Aug. 27, 2019, is expected to decide later Tuesday weather to allow the capture of wild African elephants for export beyond Africa, with U.S. and Europe campaigning against the practice and with nations like China, Zimbabwe, and Botswana pressing to allow the trade. (AP Photo/Kevin Andreson)
August 27, 2019 - 5:25 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Countries that are part of an international agreement on trade in endangered species agreed Tuesday to limit the sale of wild elephants caught in Zimbabwe and Botswana, delighting conservationists but dismaying some of the African countries involved. Wildlife experts said a resolution...
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, visit the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Erdogan is on a short working visit in Russia.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
August 27, 2019 - 12:39 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — In a show of burgeoning security ties between Russia and Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the opening of an annual Russian air show as a guest of President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday and expressed interest in purchasing the latest Russian fighter jets. NATO...
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August 27, 2019 - 12:22 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's High Museum of Art has announced a couple has gifted it a collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, including works by Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Henri Matisse. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Tuesday that the 24-painting donation from...
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This combination of photos released by The Poetry Foundation shows, from left, Franny Choi, Michael Wasson, Justin Phillip Reed, Jose Olivarez and Jane Huffman who are the recipients of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. (The Poetry Foundation via AP)
August 27, 2019 - 10:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Five young poets, including a National Book Award winner, have each received prizes worth just over $25,000. Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine announced Tuesday that the Lilly Rosenberg Fellowships were given to Franny Choi, Jane Huffman, Jose Olivarez, Justin Phillip Reed and...
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Firefighters work to put out fires along the road to Jacunda National Forest, near the city of Porto Velho in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help Amazon countries fight raging wildfires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treating the region like a "colony." (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
August 27, 2019 - 9:12 am
JACUNDA NATIONAL FOREST, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on the fires burning in Brazil's Amazon region (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil will only accept an offer of international aid to fight Amazon fires if French leader Emmanuel Macron retracts comments that...
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FILE -- In this Friday, April 5, 2019 file photo taken trough a window female panda Meng Meng eats bamboo at its enclosure at the zoo in Berlin, Germany. Berlin's zoo is hoping to hear the patter of tiny panda paws soon. The zoo posted on Facebook a few seconds of footage from an ultrasound scan Tuesday of its 6-year-old Meng Meng, which it said shows 'a mini-panda with its heart beating fast'. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
August 27, 2019 - 7:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's zoo is hoping to hear the patter of tiny panda paws soon. The zoo on Tuesday posted on Facebook a few seconds of footage from an ultrasound scan of its 6-year-old Meng Meng, which it said shows "a mini-panda with its heart beating fast." It said that the birth isn't far off,...
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