Recreation and leisure

This Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, photo released by Heavenly Mountain Resort shows snow covering chairs and ski equipment at Heavenly Mountain Resort near South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Skiers eager to hit the slopes had to sit out a Presidents' Day holiday weekend as heavy snow and rain fell for a fourth straight day Friday in California's mountains, where the snow was so deep in some areas plows couldn't go out and cities were running out of places to pile it. (Duncan Kincheloe/Heavenly Mountain Resort via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 11:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it. Several...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 file photo, British author Andrea Levy at home in north London. Levy has died after suffering from cancer in recent years. She was 62. Georgina Moore of Tinder Press said Levy died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 after having been “ill for some time.” (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
February 15, 2019 - 9:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Andrea Levy, a prize-winning novelist who chronicled the hopes and horrors experienced by the post-World War II generation of Jamaican immigrants in Britain, has died. She was 62, and had suffered from cancer. One of the first black British authors to achieve both critical and...
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A little female polar bear watches the camera after its first examination by the animal doctors at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The still unnamed bear was born Dec. 1, 2018 at the zoo. (Steffen Freiling/Berlin Zoo via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 4:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its latest baby polar bear is "a perky, strong girl." Keepers and vets were able to separate the 11-week old bear from mother Tonja for the first time to conduct a medical checkup, during which they also determined the cub's sex. The zoo said Friday that the...
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United States Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a statement in front of the 'Warsaw Uprising Monument' in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The Polish capital is host for a two-day international conference on the Middle East, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 14, 2019 - 3:42 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid homage Thursday to the suffering of the Jewish and Polish people under German occupation during World War II with visits to memorials honoring their suffering and heroism. The heavily symbolic visits to a city destroyed by Adolf Hitler's...
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This image released by the Tribeca Film Festival shows a scene from Roger Ross Williams’ “The Apollo,” which will kick off the annual festival on April 24. (Tribeca Film Festival via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 5:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival will open with the premiere of a documentary about New York City's iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem. Festival organizers Wednesday announced that Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" will kick off the annual festival April 24. The HBO film...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, logos for the Alliance of American Football, right, and the Orlando Apollos adorn an end zone pylon before an AAF football game between the Apollos and the Atlanta Legends on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. Almost no one knows the players, and there’s virtually no history to look back on. But that’s not stopping people from making bets on America’s newest professional football league, the Alliance of American Football. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
February 13, 2019 - 4:10 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Almost no one knows the players and there's virtually no history to look back on. But that's not stopping gamblers from making — and bookmakers from taking — bets on America's newest professional football league, the Alliance of American Football (AAF). With one weekend...
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A cameraman takes images of Rembrandt's "self-portrait as the Apostle Paul" (oil on canvas, 1661) during a press preview of an exhibition of the all the Rijksmuseum's Rembrandts in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. To mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch master's death, museums across the Netherlands have declared 2019 Rembrandt and the Golden Age Year and are staging a string of exhibitions to highlight their collections. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
February 13, 2019 - 8:35 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — For the first time, and likely the last, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is showing off most of its works by Rembrandt van Rijn in a single exhibition. From imposing portraits to intimate sketches and prints that usually lie cocooned in the darkness of climate-controlled storage, the...
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FILE - This June 13, 2013 file photo shows the Activision Blizzard Booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Video game maker Activision Blizzard is laying off nearly 800 workers as the company braces for a steep downturn in revenue following the best year in its history. The cutbacks announced Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, illustrate the boom-and-bust cycles in an industry whose fortunes are tied to video games that can have a relatively short lives before players move on to the next craze. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 12, 2019 - 8:03 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Video game maker Activision Blizzard is laying off nearly 800 workers as the company braces for a steep downturn in revenue following the best year in its history. The cutbacks announced Tuesday illustrate the boom-and-bust cycles in an industry whose fortunes are tied...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 12, 2019 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may get his parade after all. Just don't call it a parade. Trump said Tuesday that he's exploring the idea of holding a parade called "Salute to America" around July 4. The Lincoln Memorial is under consideration for the event, which he said would be more...
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February 12, 2019 - 2:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The makers of "Fortnite" are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from a rapper who says the video game is illegally using a dance he created. Epic Games filed the motion Monday to dismiss the lawsuit filed in December by 2 Milly, a Brooklyn-based rapper whose real name...
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