Recreation and leisure

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, talks about the museum's first year and his vision for the future of the exhibits, in Washington. Bunch was named May 28, 2019, as the 14th Smithsonian Secretary by the Smithsonian's board of regents. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 28, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Lonnie Bunch started working on the Smithsonian's first black museum, he had no collection, no building and one employee. The Smithsonian Institution rewarded the founding director of the wildly popular museum on Tuesday by putting him in charge of all 19 of its museums,...
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May 28, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against an Alaska resident in a case that gives law enforcement officers significant protection from people who want to sue and claim they were arrested in retaliation for something they said or wrote. In an opinion , the justices said that because...
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FILE - This Monday, May 20, 2019 file photo, of an image from a remote video camera provided by the Friends of Big Bear Valley, shows a bald eagle parent watching over its two chicks, on a nest covered with snow that fell overnight in the Angeles National Forest near Big Bear, Calif. Late season rain and snow were apparently too much for a bald eagle chick in a Southern California forest nest watched by a popular internet camera. The death of the chick named Cookie was announced Monday, May 27, 2019 by the environmental advocacy group Friends of Big Bear Valley and the San Bernardino National Forest. (Friends of Big Bear Valley via AP,File)
May 28, 2019 - 11:09 am
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Late season rain and snow were apparently too much for a bald eagle chick in a Southern California forest nest watched by a popular internet camera . The death of the chick named Cookie was announced Monday by the environmental advocacy group Friends of Big Bear Valley...
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May 27, 2019 - 12:30 pm
MAUI, Hawaii (AP) — The California man killed by a shark in Hawaii over the weekend was a frequent visitor to the islands and an avid scuba diver who had recently retired, a friend said. A shark attacked 65-year-old Thomas Smiley while he was swimming Saturday in the Ka'anapali Beach Park area on...
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Martin Truex Jr., left, is congratulated by team owner Joe Gibbs in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 26, 2019 - 11:38 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. gave team owner Joe Gibbs another reason to celebrate at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then broke to the front on a wild final restart and won the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four seasons Sunday...
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The new Simonne Mathieu court is seen as Spain's Garbine Muguruza serves against Taylor Townsend of the U.S. during their first round matches of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 26, 2019 - 9:36 am
PARIS (AP) — Tennis and tropical plants: The stunning new court at the French Open is, quite literally, wild. Surrounded on all four sides by greenhouses filed with exotic plants, the Court Simonne Mathieu saw its first French Open match on Sunday, a triumph for tournament organizers who overcame...
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May 26, 2019 - 9:33 am
BAKER, Nev. (AP) — A 137-year-old rifle found five years ago leaning against a juniper tree in Great Basin National Park in Nevada is now part of an exhibit dedicated to the "Forgotten Winchester" at the park visitor center near the Utah border. The weathered Winchester Model 1873 is in a case...
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Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide Kami Rita, 49, is welcomed by his sister at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 25, 2019. The Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world's highest peak on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
May 25, 2019 - 7:46 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Family, friends and supporters welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal's capital on Saturday, days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record. After flying back from Everest to Kathmandu, Kami Rita was greeted by the waiting crowd at the...
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This April 29, 2019 photo provided by the United States Geological Survey shows a grizzly bear and a cub along the Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wildlife officials say grizzly bear numbers are holding steady in the Northern Rockies as plans to hunt the animals in two states remain tied up in a legal dispute. (Frank van Manen/The United States Geological Survey via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 12:33 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Grizzly bears are spreading into new areas of the U.S. Northern Rockies, expanding from remote wildernesses and into low-level farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting. New government data from grizzly population monitoring show bruins in the Yellowstone area of...
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This April 29, 2019 photo provided by the United States Geological Survey shows a grizzly bear and a cub along the Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wildlife officials say grizzly bear numbers are holding steady in the Northern Rockies as plans to hunt the animals in two states remain tied up in a legal dispute. (Frank van Manen/The United States Geological Survey via AP)
May 24, 2019 - 6:57 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials asked a federal appeals court on Friday to overturn part of a judge's ruling that blocked the first grizzly bear hunts in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. The case before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals involves more than 700 grizzly bears in...
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