Recreation and leisure

July 25, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York county fair appearance by the Southern rock group Confederate Railroad has been scratched after objections over its name and the use of the Confederate flag in its logo. A spokesman for Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan says Thursday the band will not be...
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July 24, 2019 - 4:48 am
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are inviting the public to help with an effort to research the African American experience in southern Appalachia. According to a news release, participants in open house events will have the opportunity to learn about the...
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In this remote camera image by Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam, released by the U.S. Forest Service, a young bald eagle, upper right, that the public watched hatch online on a Southern California mountain, fledges its nest Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in the San Bernardino National Forest. San Bernardino National Forest spokesman Zach Behrens says the juvenile male let out a call at 6:19 a.m. Tuesday and flew off screen. Bald eagles typically fledge between 10 and 12 weeks of age but this one waited until he was 14 weeks old. (Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam/U.S. Forest Service via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 7:07 pm
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A young bald eagle that the public watched hatch online in a Southern California mountain nest has finally made its first flight. San Bernardino National Forest spokesman Zach Behrens says the juvenile male let out a call at 6:19 a.m. Tuesday and flew off screen. Bald...
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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2018 file photo shows Miss New York Nia Franklin, center, reacting after being named Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City, N.J. The Miss America Organization says this year's pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Connecticut in Uncasville, Connecticut. It will be broadcast on NBC Dec. 19, in a switch from recent broadcaster ABC. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray, File)
July 23, 2019 - 5:27 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There she is. Here she isn't. Miss America is leaving Atlantic City for the second time, trading one casino town for another in a move that caps a whirlwind of change at the nearly century-old pageant. This year's pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Connecticut in...
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, shows the Cape Hatteras lighthouse in Buxton, N.C. The National Park Service said Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that 39-year-old Jamie Lester Underwood, of Winston-Salem, pleaded guilty to vandalizing the lighthouse's original bronze door last year. A federal judge ordered Underwood to pay $1,922 in restitution for repairs and placed him on one year of probation. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 23, 2019 - 4:36 pm
CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says a North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to vandalizing the more than century-old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse by carving initials into its bronze door with a pocketknife. A park service news release Tuesday said 39-year-old Jamie Lester...
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File - This Sept. 4, 2017, file photo, shows hikers on the Hidden Lake trail in Glacier National Park in Montana. Wildlife officials are asking people who are traveling near Glacier National Park to report sightings of animals crossing the road. The Missoulian reported Monday, July 22, 2019, that park officials and the U.S. Geological Survey want to know where animals are crossing U.S. Highway 2. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)
July 23, 2019 - 12:26 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials are asking people who are traveling near Glacier National Park to report sightings of animals crossing the road. The Missoulian reported Monday that park officials and the U.S. Geological Survey want to know where animals are crossing U.S. Highway 2...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec 16, 2013 file photo, Giant panda Yang Guang is seen exploring his enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo in Edinburgh, Scotland. A giant panda has suffered an electric shock from a fence surrounding its new enclosure in Scotland. Visitors at Edinburgh Zoo were reportedly worried Tuesday, July 23, 2019 after watching male panda Yang Guang run back to his den after being zapped by the barrier. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, file)
July 23, 2019 - 11:44 am
LONDON (AP) — A giant panda has learned the hard way that his new enclosure is protected by an electric fence. Visitors at Edinburgh Zoo were worried Tuesday after watching male panda Yang Guang run back to his den after being zapped by the barrier. The panda and his partner Tian Tian, the only...
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In this 1919 photo provided by Chicago History Museum, a crowd of men and armed National Guard stand in front of the Ogden Cafe during race riots in Chicago. Red Summer, as the summer of 1919 came to be known, saw white-on-black violence in big cities like Washington and Chicago and small towns like Elaine, Ark., and Bisbee, Ariz. (Chicago History Museum/The Jun Fujita negatives collection via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 9:13 am
America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened. It flowed in small towns like Elaine, Arkansas, in medium-size places such as Annapolis, Maryland, and Syracuse, New York, and in big cities like Washington...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Amy McGrath speaks to supporters in Richmond, Ky. Democratic candidates in some key states in the 2020 race aren’t going along as some in the party’s presidential field takes a liberal turn. Among the latest discordant voice is Amy McGrath of Kentucky, a Marine running against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)
July 22, 2019 - 3:02 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — MJ Hegar, the leading U.S. Senate challenger in Texas, rides a Harley-Davidson in viral videos and has called herself "an ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding Texas Democrat." She is not a Democrat who promotes "Medicare for All." She mentions that during a narrow loss for a House...
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Colorado Rockies' Daniel Murphy applies sunscreen before a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 21, 2019 - 10:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD...
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