Recreation and leisure

January 28, 2019 - 11:27 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Scientists are rushing to salvage a study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park now that the government shutdown is over. Biologists and support personnel typically spend seven weeks every winter on the Lake Superior island, observing how the predator and prey...
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January 28, 2019 - 10:37 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Vans Warped Tour will come to Atlantic City for two days in June. The music, sports and art festival will be held on the Atlantic City beach June 29th and 30th. The more than 50 artists who will perform will be announced on March 1, the same day tickets go on sale to...
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This undated photo issued by Belfast Zoo, Northern Ireland, shows a red panda on the zoo premises. Officials say a rare red panda has gone missing from Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland on Sunday. Belfast City Council officials said Monday Jan. 28, 2019, the animal is not considered dangerous but warned the public not to approach it if it is spotted. (Belfast Zoo via AP)
January 28, 2019 - 7:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Officials say a rare red panda is safe and sound, a day after it escaped from Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland. The animal went missing on Sunday, and Belfast City Council had urged members of the public to report any sightings to the zoo. The council said Monday that the mammal had...
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A group of police officer is seen through a glass door at the Tretyakov State Gallery museum in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Russia's ministry of culture has estimated the insurance value of Arkhip Kuindzhi's Ai Petri. Crimea painting that was stolen from the gallery on Sunday at 12 million rubles (some 181,860 US dollars), director of the ministry's museums department Vladislav Kononov told TASS. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 28, 2019 - 2:52 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police on Monday found the painting that was stolen a day earlier from Moscow's famed museum of Russian art in broad daylight before unsuspecting visitors. The painting of mountain ridges by Arkhip Kuindzhi, titled "Ai-Petri. Crimea," was stolen in front of confused visitors...
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FILE- In this Sept. 8, 2015, photo, Wayne Newton poses for a photo at his home in Las Vegas. Newton will mark his 60th anniversary with a return to Caesars Palace casino-resort. His show starts Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, with dates scheduled through May. (Christopher DeVargas/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)
January 27, 2019 - 12:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wayne Newton dropped out of high school his junior year to perform with his brother at a Las Vegas hotel. It was 1959, and he was too young to spend his breaks at the casino and too broke to eat dinner there. Six decades later — with more than 30,000 live shows on the world-famous...
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FILE - This Sept. 2, 2010 file photo shows a woman walking along the beach in Frisco, N.C. on Hatteras Island. Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal on Saturday, one day after a partial government shutdown came to an end. The National Park Service said it was working on reopening all of its parks as quickly as possible, but some parks may not open immediately depending on their staff size and complexity. The Virgin Islands National Park, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were among the parks that reopened Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Grand Canyon National Park issued a statement saying it would be fully operational this week. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)
January 27, 2019 - 5:42 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal on Saturday, one day after a partial government shutdown came to an end. While there were signs that some government...
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January 26, 2019 - 4:48 pm
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say visitor centers will reopen by Sunday afternoon as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history ends. Park officials said in a statement Saturday that entrance fees also will be charged starting Sunday. Officials said...
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The signature of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., is visible on a deal to reopen the government on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 26, 2019 - 4:11 pm
What's up now that the partial government shutdown ended after 35 days: WHAT'S NEW Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal on Saturday, one day after a partial government shutdown...
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January 26, 2019 - 2:08 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Zoo's names for three baby otters have fans joining the light side, including one well-known "Star Wars" alumnus. The Kansas City Star reports that the Asian small-clawed otter triplets born last October have been dubbed Han, Luke and Leia. The otters were...
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January 25, 2019 - 9:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the longest shutdown in U.S. history officially over, here's a look at how the federal government will get back to regular business: ___ WHEN WILL FEDERAL WORKERS GET PAID? It's unclear at this time. The White House tweeted that it will be "in the coming days." Some 800,000...
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