Recreation and leisure

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announces a ban on new mining claims in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Emigrant, Mont. The move extends a 2-year ban enacted under former President Barack Obama for another 20 years. (Matthew Brown/AP)
October 08, 2018 - 7:53 pm
EMIGRANT, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the towering mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, after two proposed gold mines raised concerns that an area drawing tourists from the around the globe could be spoiled. As...
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October 08, 2018 - 2:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A second Scottish golf resort owned by President Donald Trump posted losses last year as his company faced an anti-Trump backlash, roadblocks to expansion plans and a dip in the local economy. A report from Britain's Companies House shows the Trump International Golf Links near...
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October 08, 2018 - 12:45 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An exhibition in Syria's capital of hundreds of artifacts includes many that museum officials say were retrieved from rebel-held areas amid recent gains by the military. Those on display Monday at the Opera House are just some of the roughly 20,000 pieces that officials...
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October 08, 2018 - 11:25 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Minnesota Twins player Miguel Sano was under investigation Monday in the Dominican Republic after the third baseman was involved in a traffic incident that injured a police officer. Police said in a statement that Sano was released from custody after...
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Chase Elliott, front left, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after he won a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 07, 2018 - 7:37 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott had been burdened by lofty expectations that come as the son of a Hall of Fame driver and the replacement of a four-time NASCAR champion. As the close calls and frustrating finishes mounted, and wins eluded him, the 22-year-old Elliott could feel the pressure...
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October 07, 2018 - 4:56 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials say the number of tigers roaming the jungles of Nepal has nearly doubled because of initiatives from the government, conservationists and local authorities who have worked for years to increase the tiger population in the Himalayan nation. Gopal Prakash Bhattarai...
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October 05, 2018 - 1:13 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 2-year-old Nebraska boy was killed and his sister was injured when wind tore a giant inflatable from its moorings and tossed it 30 feet (9 meters) into the air before depositing it, with the toddler wrapped up inside, more than 100 feet (30 meters) away, authorities said...
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First lady Melania Trump walks with singing children as she visits the Nest Orphanage in Limuru, Kenya, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Melania Trump has fed baby elephants as she visits a national park in Kenya to highlight conservation efforts. The U.S. first lady also went on a quick safari. Mrs. Trump is on her first-ever visit to Africa and her first extended solo international trip as first lady. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 05, 2018 - 9:35 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Melania Trump sashayed to the beat of African music as she was welcomed to an orphanage in Kenya on Friday. Children living at The Nest in Nairobi greeted her with singing and dancing, and it didn't take long before the typically reserved U.S. first lady gave in to the moment...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) runs for a 2-yard touchdown against TCU during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas. Ehlinger has thrown for at least 200 yards and a touchdown in the first five games, becoming just the fourth Texas quarterback to do that--and the first in a decade. Texas plays Oklahoma this week. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
October 05, 2018 - 3:08 am
DALLAS (AP) — It's a perfect setting: Oklahoma and Texas in the middle of the State Fair of Texas on an early fall Saturday with their passionate fans clad in crimson and burnt orange, split 50-50 in the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. It's nice that the game carries some national prominence, too...
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FILE--In this Feb. 23, 2004, file photo, winemaker David Lett savors the bouquet from a glass of Pinot Noir at his Eyrie Vinyards home in Dundee, Ore. Some Oregon lawmakers and winery owners are scrambling to help a dozen vineyards owners who face having 2,000 tons of grapes wither on the vine, unsold, after a California winemaker abruptly cancelled contracts to buy them, claiming they were tainted from some from the summer's wildfires.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
October 04, 2018 - 7:57 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some Oregon lawmakers and winery owners scrambled Thursday to help a dozen vineyard owners who face the prospect of tons of grapes withering on the vine after a California company abruptly canceled contracts to buy the grapes worth millions of dollars over fears they are tainted...
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