Recreation and leisure

August 14, 2017 - 12:22 am
DUNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A skydiver who was blown off course in Massachusetts has been rescued after spending hours stuck about 70 feet (21 meters) up in a tree. Dunstable police said late Sunday that the man had been removed from the tree more than two hours after rescue teams were first dispatched...
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August 13, 2017 - 11:08 am
ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) — The federal government plans to pay tribute to Georgia's largest barrier island by issuing a special coin. The National Park Service says 25-cent coins with a design recognizing Cumberland Island will be produced by the U.S. Mint next year. Located offshore near the Georgia-...
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In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 photo, a lion rescued from a zoo in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo cuddles her newborn cub in the Ma’wa Wildlife Reserve in northern Jordan. The odds had been stacked against “Hajar,” a lion cub born just hours after her mother Dana, rescued from a zoo in war-torn Syrian, was released into a wildlife reserve in Jordan. Dana and 12 other animals, including four other lions and two tigers, had barely survived under harsh conditions in the Syrian city of Aleppo, once a major battle ground. (Four Paws/Ahu Savan An, via AP).
August 13, 2017 - 11:05 am
SOUF, Jordan (AP) — The odds had been stacked against Hajar, a lion cub born just hours after her mother Dana, rescued from a zoo in war-torn Syrian, was released into a wildlife reserve in Jordan. Dana and 12 other animals, including four other lions and two tigers, had barely survived under harsh...
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August 12, 2017 - 11:35 am
TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) — Val Kilmer is coming to Tombstone on Saturday for an event to celebrate the life of Doc Holliday, the legendary gunfighter whom the actor famously portrayed in the 1993 movie that was set in the Old West town. Kilmer will participate in several events at Doc Holli-Days,...
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This undated photo provided by Glacier National Park/National Park Service shows the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park, Mont. A wildfire has cut off the return route for dozens of people staying at the backcountry chalet, leaving them the choice of remaining until rangers tell them it's safe or hiking out along a longer and more difficult trail, park officials said Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (Glacier National Park/National Park Service via AP)
August 12, 2017 - 9:50 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire has cut off the return route for dozens of people staying in a Glacier National Park backcountry chalet, leaving them the choice of remaining until rangers tell them it's safe or hiking out along a longer and more difficult trail, park officials said Friday. Park...
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August 11, 2017 - 7:36 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than three decades after thieves made off with a valuable painting from the University of Arizona Museum of Art, officials say they have recovered the long sought piece from an antique dealer in New Mexico. The museum that was home to the Willem de Kooning "Woman-Ochre" painting...
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August 11, 2017 - 12:44 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire has cut off the return route of dozens of hikers staying in a Glacier National Park backcountry chalet. Park spokeswoman Lauren Alley said Friday the 40 or 50 people at Sperry Chalet can either remain in place or hike out along a trail that is more than twice as long...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, a large bison blocks traffic as tourists take photos of the animals in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Sometime within the next four to six years, Yellowstone is expected to reach its capacity for being able to handle all the vehicles that tourists drive through the park every year to see its sights. The National Park Service says potential solutions that will be discussed include instituting a reservation system or passenger shuttles to control the number of visitors during peak times for the busiest attractions in the park. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
August 10, 2017 - 6:44 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Sometime within the next four to six years, Yellowstone National Park is expected to reach its capacity for being able to handle all the vehicles that tourists drive through the park to see sights like Old Faithful, wild wolves and grizzly bears and spectacular scenery...
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Pavel Tordaj, 42, a farmer, shows corn damaged by drought as he stands inside his field of corn in Padina, Serbia, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Authorities and experts are warning that extremely hot and dry summer this year in the Balkans has decimated crops, dried rivers and hurt the animal world. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
August 10, 2017 - 10:16 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Evidence is piling up that this year's sizzling summer in central and southeastern Europe has decimated crops, drained rivers and hurt the animal world. As the drought's costs become clearer, temperatures in Serbia, Romania, Hungary and Croatia were expected to reach 39...
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August 10, 2017 - 5:16 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A drama teacher has sued his North Carolina public school district for racial discrimination in staffing and unfair compensation. The Herald Sun of Durham reports 30-year Hillside High School drama teacher Wendell Tabb filed the lawsuit against Durham Public Schools on Wednesday...
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