Recreation and leisure

February 05, 2019 - 6:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Activists are expressing alarm about more than 100 whales that are being kept in small, crowded pools in what environmentalists are calling a "whale prison," off the coast of the Russian Far East. The local court last week agreed to hear the activists' lawsuit seeking to penalize...
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This image made available on Monday Feb. 4, 2019 by Musee Departemental Arles Antique shows a bronze “Statue of a captive” dating from the first century B.C.. A Geneva art museum said on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, that Facebook had prohibited it from promoting an upcoming exhibit entitled “Caesar and the Rhone” on the social media platform with an image of the statue, citing concerns about nudity. (Jean-Luc Maby/Musee Departemental Arles Antique via AP)
February 04, 2019 - 4:41 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A Geneva art museum says Facebook prohibited it from promoting an upcoming exhibit with images of two statues — a half-naked Venus and a nude, kneeling man. The Museum of Art and History took to Twitter to say it had wanted to post pictures of the statues on Facebook to promote the "...
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A man watches Super Bowl LIII at the Westgate Superbook sports book, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 04, 2019 - 10:53 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's major professional sports leagues are split on how to get a piece of the action from legal sports betting after failing to get early adopting states to cut them in. But they are back in the game this year with several state legislatures considering granting them...
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The shredded Banksy painting "Love is in the Bin 'is being exhibited at the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden Monday Feb. 4, 2019, where the work will be shown from Feb. 5 to March 3, 2019. It was originally titled 'Girl with Balloon' and since it destroyed itself during an art auction in London, it's called 'Love is in the Bin'. (Uli Deck, DPA via AP)
February 04, 2019 - 10:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Banksy painting that shocked onlookers as it partially shredded itself after being sold at auction is going on display in Germany. The Frieder Burda museum in Baden-Baden said Monday that "Girl with Balloon," which self-destructed last year after an unidentified European collector...
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February 03, 2019 - 10:08 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A fiction film about a prison warden on death row duty and a documentary about the generations affected by China's' one-child policy have won the top jury awards at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. "Clemency," directed by Chinonye Chukwu and starring Alfre Woodard, won the U...
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In this Russian Emergency Situations Ministry frame grab, made available on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, Emergency Situation employees work at the scene of an accident in the Kaluga region, on a local road about 190 kilometers (118 miles) south of Moscow, Russia. Russian authorities say at least seven people, four of them children, have died in a bus crash south of Moscow. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
February 03, 2019 - 5:21 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A bus crashed south of Moscow on Sunday, killing at least seven people, four of them children, and sending 32 others to the hospital with injuries, authorities said. The bus carrying 45 people tipped over and crashed on a local road about 190 kilometers (118 miles) south of Moscow in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, singer Bruno Mars performs on stage at the Brit Awards 2017 in London. Mars may have wrapped up his massive "24K Magic World Tour" last year, but the singer gave one more glimpse into his stellar show the night before the Super Bowl. Some concertgoers danced down the aisles, others threw their hands up high and the majority recited Mars' lyrics at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on Saturday night, Feb. 2, 2019, in Atlanta. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, file)
February 03, 2019 - 2:59 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Bruno Mars may have wrapped up his massive "24K Magic World Tour" last year, but the singer gave one more glimpse into his stellar show the night before the Super Bowl. It seemed like everyone appreciated his show. Some concertgoers danced down the aisles, others threw their hands up...
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FILE - This Sept. 4, 2018, file photo shows Nibok refugee settlement on Nauru. Australia announced on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 that the last child refugees held on the Pacific atoll of Nauru will soon the sent to the United States, ending the banishment of children under the government's harsh asylum-seeker policy as elections loom. (Jason Oxenham/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 02, 2019 - 6:46 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Sunday that the last child refugees held on the Pacific atoll of Nauru will soon be sent to the United States, ending the banishment of children under the government's harsh asylum-seeker policy. The psychiatric and physical suffering of children...
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This image taken from video and made available by London Zoo, shows Sumatran tiger named Asim at London Zoo, Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019. Asim was recently transfered to London from a Danish safari park to serve as a new mate for female resident tiger Melati. (London Zoo via AP)
February 02, 2019 - 12:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — A rare Sumatran tiger is getting acquainted with his new home after arriving at the London Zoo this week. Asim, from Ree Park Safari in Denmark, was moved to the zoo Tuesday as a new mate for its resident female, 10-year-old Melati. The zoo's head tiger keeper, Kathryn Sanders, says "...
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Elephant seals and their pups occupy Drakes Beach, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif. Tourists unable to visit a popular beach in Northern California that was taken over by a colony of nursing elephant seals during the government shutdown will be able to get an up-close view of the creatures, officials said Friday. Rangers and volunteer docents will lead small groups of visitors starting Saturday to the edge of a parking lot so they can safely see the elephant seals and their newborn pups, said park spokesman John Dell'Osso. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 01, 2019 - 7:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua tree in California. During the 35-day government shutdown...
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