Recreation and leisure

The body of Saman Gunan, a former Thai navy SEAL who died during an overnight mission, is carried during a repatriation and religious rites ceremony at Chiang Rai Airport in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6, 2018. The Thai navy diver working as part of the effort to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave died Friday from lack of oxygen, underscoring risks of extracting the team. (AP Photo)
July 06, 2018 - 8:50 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The death of a former member of the Thai navy's elite SEAL during an underwater swim in the partly flooded cave where a dozen boys and their soccer coach are trapped struck a particularly deep chord with Thais, because he was a volunteer on a humanitarian mission that has riveted the...
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Revellers hold up traditional red neckties during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2018 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain, Friday July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
July 06, 2018 - 8:21 am
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A traditional firework known as the "Chupinazo" kicked off Pamplona's famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival on Friday. The bull runs are the highlight of the world-famous fiesta, but its seamless nine days and eight nights of traditional events, music and alcohol-...
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Demonstrators protest against bullfighting in front of the City Hall a day before of the famous San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, July 5, 2018. The festival will begin on July 6 with the ''txupinazo'' opening ceremony, with people participating in bull runs, music and dance, through the old city. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
July 06, 2018 - 3:34 am
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The topics of sexual abuse and animal cruelty are dominating this year's San Fermin festival in Pamplona, which kicks off Friday for nine days and eight nights of round-the-clock alcohol-soaked partying, traditional celebrations and dangerous bull runs. It's not a full-blown...
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International rescuers team prepare to enter the cave where a young soccer team and their coach trapped by flood waters Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand. With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing against time to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum risk, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 05, 2018 - 7:27 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum risk, officials said Thursday. A firefighter who has been working on draining the water said parts of a passage leading...
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A plane drops fire retardant on homes in the area of Basalt, Colo., Wednesday, July 4, 2018, during the Lake Christine Fire. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 1:36 am
DENVER (AP) — Large wildfires grew across the American West on Wednesday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry region. The National Interagency Fire Center on Wednesday...
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With the New York City skyline in the background fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
July 04, 2018 - 11:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With dazzling fireworks and backyard barbecues, Americans celebrated Independence Day with traditions that expressed pride in their country's 242nd birthday. But this quintessential American holiday was marked with a sense of a United States divided for some. There were even...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, stand on the Truman Balcony as the national anthem is performed during the Fourth of July Celebration on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 04, 2018 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the U.S. military for keeping America "safe, strong, proud, mighty and free" and used the Independence Day holiday to thank them for being willing to put their lives on the line in defense of the nation. "Two hundred and 42 years ago on...
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July 04, 2018 - 5:02 pm
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — Two people died and several others were injured after a branch measuring in parts more than 8 feet (2.5 meters) around fell on spectators during a fireworks display in western Illinois, authorities said. Rock Island County Sheriff Gerald Bustos said Wednesday that the...
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FILE -- In this Friday, March 2, 2018 photo Keeper Zachariah Mutai attends to Fatu, one of only two female northern white rhinos left in the world, in the pen where she is kept for observation, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya. Scientist say they're several steps closer to perfecting a method for stopping the extinction of northern white rhinos. Writing in the journal Nature Communications, researchers said Wednesday they’ve succeeded in creating embryos using frozen northern white rhino sperm and eggs from a southern white rhino. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
July 04, 2018 - 2:35 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they're several steps closer to perfecting a method that could prevent the extinction of northern white rhinos, of which only two animals are known still to be alive. According to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers have...
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FILE- In this July 2, 2011 file photo, fans sing along with Jill Scott as she performs on stage at the 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. More is the key word for the 2018 Essence Festival as it gears up for fans planning to descend upon New Orleans over the 4th of July holiday weekend for its 24th cultural explosion. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
July 04, 2018 - 11:17 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More is the key word for the 2018 Essence Festival as it gears up for fans planning to descend upon New Orleans over the 4th of July holiday weekend for its 24th cultural explosion. Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc., said since the first festival was held...
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