Recreation and leisure

FILE - In this Sunday, May 17, 2015 file photo Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek pose for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film Carol at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Businessman Francois-Henri Pinault and his billionaire father Francois Pinault said they were immediately giving 100 million euros from their company, Artemis, to help finance repairs to fire damaged Notre Dame cathedral. A statement from Francois-Henri Pinault said "this tragedy impacts all French people" and "everyone wants to restore life as quickly as possible to this jewel of our heritage." (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
April 16, 2019 - 11:57 am
PARIS (AP) — Two of France's richest men, long locked in a very public rivalry, are once again pitted against each other — this time over flashy and competing donations to rebuild Notre Dame. Billionaire luxury tycoons — Bernard Arnault, 70, and Francois Pinault, 82 — are among France's fiercest...
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This undated image shows Maggie the chimpanzee who lived at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, N.C. Zoo officials say the 46-year-old chimpanzee has died after 35 years as the dominant female of her group. In a news release, Maggie was humanely euthanized on Friday, April 12, 2019, after health issues including an infection and lung problems. (Jodi Wiley/North Carolina Zoo via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 11:52 am
ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Zoo says a 46-year-old chimpanzee has died after 35 years as the dominant female of her group. Zoo officials said in a news release that the chimp named Maggie was humanely euthanized on Friday after health issues including an infection and lung problems...
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FILE - This 1911, file photo shows the Notre Dame Cathedral, on the island called Ile de la Cite in Paris. Art experts around the world reacted with horror to news of the fire that ravaged cathedral on Monday, April 15, 2019. One shell-shocked art expert is calling the beloved Gothic masterpiece ‘one of the great monuments to the best of civilization.’ (AP Photo/File)
April 16, 2019 - 1:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame, a survivor of wars and revolutions, has stood for centuries as not merely the greatest of the Gothic cathedrals and a towering jewel of Western architecture. It has stood, in the words of one shell-shocked art expert, as "one of the great monuments to the best of...
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In this April 2, 2019 photo, young ballet students stand in first position in a dance studio at a public school in the Chorrillos neighborhood, a poor part of Lima, Peru. A former National Ballet of Peru dancer is bringing classical ballet dancing to children from impoverished communities where leotards and shiny pink pointe shoes are seldom if ever seen. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
April 15, 2019 - 12:28 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Young girls are learning the delicate art of ballet dancing in a Peruvian neighborhood where families consider running water a luxury. In the classroom at a public school near the South American nation's Pacific coast, girls line up at wooden ballet barres, point toes and curve...
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April 15, 2019 - 5:12 am
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting volunteer work days in April to prepare popular trails for the busy summer season. The park says volunteers are needed to help clear debris from trails and repair eroded trail sections. By working alongside experienced park...
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April 15, 2019 - 4:56 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 3,000 children across North Carolina will get bicycle helmets thanks to an initiative aimed at reducing injuries and deaths. The N.C. Department of Transportation says in a news release that it uses funds from the sale of the 'Share the Road' specialty license plates...
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April 14, 2019 - 11:27 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A street festival tied to the South's largest St. Patrick's Day parade is reporting a decline in wristband sales that gauge the popularity of the two-day event. The Savannah Morning News reports sales of $10 wristbands declined 18% this year compared to the 2018 event. The...
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April 13, 2019 - 6:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The president of Brazil may not be a welcome guest in New York — at least, not at one event. President Jair Bolsonaro (zhah-EER!-bohl-soh-NAH'-roh) is to be honored at the American Museum of Natural History in May, invited by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce that rented...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper. Fisher-Price is recalling nearly 5 million infant sleepers after more than 30 babies rolled over in them and died since the product was introduced in 2009. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that anyone who bought any models of the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper should stop using it right away and contact Fisher-Price for a refund. The recall covers about 4.7 million of the sleepers, which cost between $40 and $149. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 5:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fisher-Price recalled nearly 5 million infant sleepers on Friday, after more than 30 babies died in them over a 10-year period. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said anyone who bought a Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper should stop using it right away and contact Fisher-...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 file photo, Keith Ganatra, right, owner of the Del Monte Market, takes the numbers form picked by a customer, as he sells Mega Millions lottery tickets at a brisk pace in Laveen, Ariz. A growing number of states are moving to allow winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous, and Arizona could join the list under a proposal headed to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 12, 2019 - 5:07 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery groups' wishes to publicize winners to boost sales and show that the games are fair. Arizona could be the next state to join at...
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