Recreation and leisure

David Lauren poses beside Team USA's Opening Ceremony parka, which features a battery-powered heating element inside to keep athletes warm during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
January 22, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Polo Ralph Lauren unveiled Team USA's Olympic parade uniforms Monday and social media haters can leave the ugly sweater jokes back in Sochi. Roundly mocked in 2014 for a chaotic, patchwork cardigan sweater, the brand went classic red, white and blue this time around for the opening...
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January 22, 2018 - 3:37 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City and southern New Jersey have always been Philadelphia Eagles country. And with the local team in the Super Bowl, the seaside gambling resort can only dream of the extra millions of dollars it might have taken in had it been able to offer sports betting. The...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the AFC championship trophy after an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
January 21, 2018 - 10:19 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oddsmakers like the chances of Tom Brady winning a sixth Super Bowl ring, making the New England Patriots nearly a touchdown favorite to beat the Philadelphia Eagles. Sports books around Las Vegas opened the Patriots around a 6-point favorite Sunday to win their second straight...
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A tourist helicopter circles the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in New York. The statue is closed due to the government shutdown. President Donald Trump's budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 21, 2018 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors and triggered furloughs for Air Force civilian employees but won't keep Lady Liberty shackled. The Statue of Liberty and...
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In a photo from Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, riders cycle in the Lexus Velodrome in Detroit. The indoor cycling track is expected to draw bike riders from other cold-weather states and across the U.S. while giving inner-city youth an opportunity to participate for free in the fast-moving and growing sport. The Lexus Velodrome joins a training facility in Colorado Springs and a venue in Los Angeles as the only indoor velodromes in the U.S. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 21, 2018 - 10:09 am
DETROIT (AP) — An indoor cycling track in Detroit is expected to draw bike riders from other cold-weather states and across the U.S. while giving inner-city youth the opportunity to participate for free in the fast-moving and growing sport. The Lexus Velodrome, which will have its grand opening...
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A United States Park Police officer post a sign informing of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island closing at an entrance to the ferry, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations." Late Friday, the Senate failed to approve legislation to keep the government from shutting down after the midnight deadline. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 20, 2018 - 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise became emblems of American dysfunction on Saturday when a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration forced scores of federal government agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island turned away visitors in...
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A photo taken by a robotic probe provided by the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, shows a part of what is believed to be the handle of the fuel rods container and melted fuel in small lumps scattered on a structure below the Fukushima reactor core. The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says a long telescopic pipe carrying a camera has captured images of some melted fuel inside one of the three reactors, a crucial information for the decades-long cleanup. (International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 10:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday that a long telescopic probe successfully captured images of what is most likely melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors, providing limited but crucial information for its cleanup. Tokyo Electric Power Co...
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Fiona, a baby Nile Hippopotamus, swims through her enclosure as visitors look on at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati. Fiona, born six weeks prematurely at 29 pounds, well below the common 50-100 pound range, and required nonstop critical care by zookeepers to ensure her survival has become a international celebrity. She will reach her first birthday on Jan. 24. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 19, 2018 - 9:24 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Some days, it's more like being a Hollywood star's agent than a communications official for the zoo. That's what happens when your prematurely born hippopotamus becomes a global celebrity. The Cincinnati Zoo has a day of festivities ready for Fiona's first birthday party Saturday...
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January 19, 2018 - 4:03 am
GRAMMYS WILL HAVE TRIBUTE TO VICTIMS OF LAS VEGAS SHOOTINGS NASHVILLE (AP) — Eric Church says not a day goes by since the Oct. 1 shootings in Las Vegas that he has not thought about what happened. Church says it was his last show of his tour and he was savoring the moment. Church performed the...
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January 18, 2018 - 12:40 pm
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park recorded its busiest year in 2017 — the fourth consecutive year of record attendance. According to the National Park Service, the western Wyoming park had more than 4.9 million visits last year, a 3 percent increase from the prior year. Officials say...
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