Recreation and leisure

Alicia Barnett's Chocolate Labrador Retriever named "Mueller" waits for a treat in their Kansas City, Kan., home on March 11, 2019. Barnett named the puppy in honor of special prosecutor Robert Mueller, shown on the television in the background, because the dog seemed strong, quiet, and a bit mysterious. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 20, 2019 - 5:25 am
Her family wanted a puppy, so Alicia Barnett dreamed they would find one that was smart, steady and a bit mysterious. She hoped their new addition could share a personality — and a name — with the man who has become her rather unlikely idol. At Christmas, her teenage son brought home a 10-week-old...
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A couple lights a lantern during a celebration, known as "Chaharshanbe Souri," or Wednesday Feast, marking the eve of the last Wednesday of the solar Persian year, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Tehran, Iran. Iran's many woes briefly went up in smoke on Tuesday as Iranians observed a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition known as the Festival of Fire. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
March 19, 2019 - 11:50 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's many woes briefly went up in smoke as Iranians observed a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition known as the Festival of Fire. The celebration is held on the last Tuesday night before Nowruz, or the Iranian New Year, which will be celebrated Thursday. The annual ritual...
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This combination photo shows, from left, Robert Plant, Miley Cyrus and and Chance the Rapper, who will perform one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the Woodstock festival which will take place Aug. 16-18 in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo)
March 19, 2019 - 7:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant, the Black Keys and...
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This image provided by Google shows the controller for a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS, such as Pixel phones and Chromebooks. (Google via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 7:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google's Chrome browser and...
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March 18, 2019 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats are urging the FBI to investigate a donor to President Donald Trump who is the founder and onetime owner of a spa that has been implicated in a human-trafficking ring. In a Friday letter to the FBI, Democrats on the House and Senate judiciary and intelligence panels...
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Ray Stevens, from left, Jerry Bradley, Ronnie Dunn, and Kix Brooks pose at a press conference announcing that they will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Monday, March 18, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 18, 2019 - 1:53 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn are riding a resurgence of interest in '90s-era country music with a new album celebrating their top-selling singles, a longstanding Las Vegas residency and now an invitation to join the Country Music Hall of Fame. The duo, along with...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2007 file photo, Dick Dale, known as "The King of the Surf Guitar," performs at B.B. King Blues Club in New York. Dale has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dale passed away Saturday night, March 16, 2019. No other details were available. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 17, 2019 - 9:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dick Dale passed away Saturday night. No other details were...
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Sharon Keely, left, of Dublin, watches as participants march up Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 16, 2019 - 8:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new, troublesome topic hovered over the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York this year: Britain's failed Brexit deal with the European Union that could squeeze Ireland's economy. But nothing could put a damper on the largest American celebration of Irish heritage on Saturday, with...
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Former UKIP party leader Nigel Farage joins the start of the first leg of March to Leave the European Union, in Sunderland, England, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Hard-core Brexiteers led by former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage set out on a two-week "Leave Means Leave" march between northern England and London, accusing politicians of "betraying the will of the people." (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 16, 2019 - 1:47 pm
SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Portugal is telling British visitors that regardless of Brexit, they are welcome to continue enjoying the country's sunny beaches, golf courses and wine cellars. A new official tourism campaign declares: "Brelcome,...
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March 16, 2019 - 11:59 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Thousands of gaudy green revelers are cheering on the South's largest St. Patrick's Day parade on the Georgia coast. Savannah's oak-shaded squares were jammed with folding chairs, party tents, and coolers of beer when the parade of marching bands and shamrock-decorated floats...
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