Recreation and leisure

February 25, 2019 - 10:55 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 2019 Essence Festival will feature headlining performances by Mary J. Blige and rappers NAS, Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri and Missy Elliott as Essence Magazine's "party with a purpose" turns 25 this year. Festival producers announced a partial lineup Monday, listing more than 80...
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February 24, 2019 - 7:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Free Solo" climbed to the top of the Oscars, winning best documentary feature. The film about rock climber Alex Honnold's quest to achieve a free solo climb of El Capitan in June 2017 was honored on Sunday night. Directors Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi were challenged...
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February 24, 2019 - 3:24 pm
MILAN (AP) — Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala made a rare fashion week appearance, sitting in the front row of Dolce & Gabbana on Sunday. The mayor's presence had the hallmark of an institutional show of support after the designers were forced to cancel a Shanghai show following comments by one of the...
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Rough Week for President
President Donald Trump speaks to the Ohio Republican Party State Dinner, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 24, 2019 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll host a July Fourth celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. And though the event he's calling "A Salute to America" is months away, he's boasting it'll be one of the city's biggest Independence Day gatherings ever. Here's what seems to be known: Trump...
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February 24, 2019 - 6:45 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Estonian construction workers got the shock of their lives when they found out the animal they saved from an icy river was not a dog but a wolf. Rando Kartsepp, Robin Sillamae and Erki Vali told the Postimees newspaper they were working at the Sindi dam on the frozen Parnu River in...
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February 23, 2019 - 12:29 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's whaling industry will be allowed to keep hunting whales for at least another five years, killing up to 2,130 baleen whales under a new quota issued by the government. The five-year whaling policy was up for renewal when Fisheries Minister Kristjan Juliusson...
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February 23, 2019 - 11:41 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Saturday to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions threatened by aggressive foreign trade practices that see food as a "product like any other." Macron's speech at his country's premier agriculture fair was aimed at assuaging...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:39 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday. The 77-year-old Kraft denied any wrongdoing. The case comes...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:39 am
MILAN (AP) — Anna Wintour paid tribute Friday to Karl Lagerfeld's generosity and sense of humor as she presented a new fashion exhibition. Elsewhere in Milan, luxury brand Bottega Veneta's new creative director showcased a collection that draws on the house's heritage but pushes it toward a forward...
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In this 1980 University of Auburn yearbook photo, released by the office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Lee is pictured in a confederate states costume while attending the university, in Auburn, Ala. Lee says he now regrets participating in “Old South” parties while he was a student at the university in which he and others dressed in Confederate uniforms. (Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 6:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee was 17 when he joined the Kappa Alpha fraternity at Auburn University, which every spring held an "Old South" party where he and other members dressed in Confederate uniforms. The fraternity has since ended the tradition, and Lee, four decades removed...
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