Recreation and leisure

July 24, 2018 - 12:07 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The butter sculpture at this year's Ohio State Fair brings a bit of Christmas in July with a dairy display of key elements from the 1983 film "A Christmas Story," which was partly filmed in Cleveland. In addition to the traditional butter cow and calf, the sculpture unveiled...
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FILE – In this Monday, July 23, 2018, aerial image provided by The Wyse Choice photography in Hershey, Pa., muddy brown floodwaters in Spring Creek flow beneath the Skyrush roller coaster, in yellow, and the Comet roller coaster, in white, at the Hersheypark theme park in Hershey, Pa. Hersheypark and the neighboring ZooAmerica wildlife park closed due to flooding Monday, July 23, 2018, after three days of rain in the central and eastern parts of Pennsylvania that caused Spring Creek to flood and the nearby Swatara Creek to approach moderate flood stage. The roof of Hersheypark's Carrousel ride is visible at left, and the scenic Kissing Tower ride and the cocoa bean silos and twin smokestacks of The Hershey Company's original chocolate factory, largely demolished in 2013 and 2014, are visible top left of center. (The Wyse Choice via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 11:30 am
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Heavy rain and flash flooding made it appear a river of chocolate was running through the middle of Hersheypark. The Pennsylvania amusement park reopened Tuesday after it and ZooAmerica closed due to flooding on Monday. Three days of rain in the central and eastern part of the...
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This image released by A24 shows Timothee Chalamet in a scene from "Hot Summer Nights." (A24 via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 10:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Films starring Timothee Chalamet and Hugh Jackman as well as Bradley Cooper's directorial debut "A Star Is Born" with Lady Gaga are among the selections for this year's Toronto International Festival. "Beautiful Boy" stars Chalamet and Steve Carell and will be one of several...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, movie director James Cameron talks to reporters at an event in Wellington, New Zealand. Filmmaker Cameron is backing a bid announced Tuesday July 24, 2018, by a group of British museums to raise US dollars 20 million (15 million pounds) to buy 5,500 Titanic artefacts from the private American company that salvaged them from the wreck of the passenger liner RMS Titanic.(AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)
July 24, 2018 - 7:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Filmmaker James Cameron and Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard are backing a bid by a group of British museums to acquire a collection of 5,500 artifacts from the sunken vessel. The campaign announced Tuesday aims to raise $20 million (15 million pounds) to buy the items from a private...
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This photo provided by Holly Spaman shows a small stuffed lion she found along the Broken Top Trail near Bend, Ore., July 16, 2018. A little girl who lost the lion on a hike in the Oregon backcountry was reunited with her favorite toy over the weekend after a community effort to identify her. (Holly Spaman via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 10:55 pm
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A little girl who lost her beloved stuffed lion on a hike in the Oregon backcountry was reunited with her favorite toy over the weekend after a community effort to identify her. Hiker Holly Spaman, who recently moved to Bend, Oregon, from Yakima, Washington, ran into Audrianna...
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July 23, 2018 - 1:57 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey took in nearly $3.5 million in sports bets during its first nine days of accepting such bets. And most of that came from two weekends that sandwiched a dead period for professional sports caused by baseball's All-Star break...
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In this photo taken on Monday, July 9, 2018, Britain's Prince George poses for a picture following the christening of his brother Prince Louis, at Clarence House in London. Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge have released a photo of Prince George to mark his fifth birthday on Sunday, July 22. (Matt Porteous via AP)
July 22, 2018 - 7:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Who doesn't like birthdays? Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate have released a new photo of their son Prince George to mark his fifth birthday. The photo shows George grinning in the garden of Clarence House after the christening of his younger brother Prince Louis on July 9...
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FILE - In this July 16, 1969, file photo, Neil Armstrong waving in front, heads for the van that will take the crew to the rocket for launch to the moon at Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Fla. When Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, he captured the attention and admiration of millions of people around the world. Now fans of Armstrong and of space exploration have a chance to own artifacts and mementos that belonged to the modest man who became a global hero. The personal collection of Armstrong, who died in 2012, will be offered for sale in a series of auctions handled by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. (AP Photo/File)
July 20, 2018 - 11:10 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Admirers of Neil Armstrong and space exploration have a chance to own artifacts and mementos that belonged to the modest man who became a global hero by becoming the first human to walk on the moon. The personal collection of Armstrong, who died in his native Ohio in 2012, will be...
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FILE - This May 23, 1941, file photo shows Ted Williams, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, at Yankee Stadium in New York City. A new film explores the life of baseball legend Williams who struggled with his Mexican-American heritage and his volatile relationship with his family and the press. The upcoming PBS "American Masters" documentary on the former Boston Red Sox slugger uses rare footage and family interviews to paint a picture of a complicated figure that hid his past but later spoke out and defended black players. (AP Photo/File)
July 19, 2018 - 5:43 pm
ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero Joe DiMaggio. But beneath the smiles...
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FILE--In this file photo taken Aug. 2, 2015, Nate Powell, an employee with Grand Canyon National Park, collects an entrance fee as traffic is backed up as vehicles arrive at an entrance gate at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. A new study concludes visitors may be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting their visits short because of pollution.(Emery Cowan/Arizona Daily Sun via AP, file)
July 18, 2018 - 6:48 pm
DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities looked at more than two...
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