Recreation and leisure

Honoree Martin Scorsese, center, poses with actors Jonah Hill, left, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel and Leonardo DiCaprio at the Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit tribute to Martin Scorsese, presented by Chanel, on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
November 20, 2018 - 7:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Many young boys grow up with superheroes adorning their walls. Jonah Hill grew up with a picture of Martin Scorsese on his. The actor related the poignant anecdote at a star-studded benefit Monday evening at the Museum of Modern Art, honoring the celebrated director both for his...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 file photo, the empty space where Henri Matisse' painting "La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune" was hanging, right, is seen next to a painting by Maurice Denis, center, and Pierre Bonnard, left, at Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Romanian prosecutors are investigating if a painting by Pablo Picasso taken from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania it was reported on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Four Romanians were convicted of stealing Picasso's "Tete d'Arlequin" and six other valuable paintings from the Kunsthal gallery. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
November 18, 2018 - 10:01 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors are investigating if a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania. Four Romanians were convicted in the 2012 heist of Picasso's "Tete d'Arlequin" and six other valuable paintings...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, file photo, a child dressed as Black Pete waits for the arrival of Sinterklaas, in Dokkum, northern Netherlands. As many Dutch children eagerly anticipate the arrival of their country's version of Santa Claus this weekend, opponents and supporters of his controversial helper Black Pete are gearing up for protests. Black Pete is often played by white people with their faces daubed in dark makeup. Supporters see him as a traditional children's character, while opponents decry him as a racist stereotype. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
November 16, 2018 - 11:41 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As Dutch children anticipate the arrival of their country's version of Santa Claus this weekend, critics and fans of his helper, Black Pete, are gearing up for protests that have become another fixture of the festive season in the Netherlands. White people often daub...
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FILE - This July 19, 2018, file photo, shows the property, southwest of Belfield, N.D, the future home of The Davis Refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. North Dakota water officials say the company developing the oil refinery has supplied adequate information to justify drawing water from an underwater aquifer. An attorney for area landowners challenging the recommended permit for the Davis Refinery counters that information from Meridian Energy Group has been vague and contradictory. The arguments came Wednesday, Nov. 14 during a hearing before an administrative law judge. (Tom Stromme /The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
November 14, 2018 - 4:09 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota has supplied adequate information to justify drawing water from an underwater aquifer, State Water Commission officials testified Wednesday. An attorney for area landowners challenging...
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November 14, 2018 - 9:59 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government says it will cut the maximum stake on electronic slot machines from 100 pounds ($130) to 2 pounds ($2.60) in April — reversing an unpopular decision to delay the move. The government agreed to reduce the maximum wager on fixed-odds betting terminals to help...
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In this 2016 photo provided by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, a young mountain gorillas named Fasha, who has faced a number of challenges in her young life, including having been caught in a snare in the past, lies in the grass in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, the International Union for Conservation of Nature updated the species’ status from “critically endangered” to “endangered.” The designation is more promising, but still precarious. (Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 8:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say. After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature updated mountain gorillas' status from...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018, file photo, eroded hills are shown in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota. Attorneys for North Dakota's Health Department say the agency didn't improperly discount its own concerns about a proposed oil refinery near the park when it permitted the project earlier this year. The department and developer Meridian Energy Group want a state judge to reject a challenge by environmental groups to an air quality permit that allowed the company to begin construction last summer at the Davis Refinery site about 3 miles from the park. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson, File)
November 13, 2018 - 2:22 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue. The...
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Displayed is Alexander Hamilton's Society of the Cincinnati Eagle insignia at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. This and other items loaned by the fifth great-grandson of Hamilton will be featured as part of the museum's "Year of Hamilton." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 12, 2018 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton loaned some family heirlooms, including a ring that has a lock of his hair inside, to the Museum of the American Revolution Monday. Douglas Hamilton was in Philadelphia to give the artifacts to the museum to be featured as part of...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, actress Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'A Wrinkle In Time' in London. Winfrey has chosen Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” as her next book club pick, The Associated Press has learned. In a statement Monday, Nov. 12, Winfrey said the memoir was “well-written” and inspirational. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
November 12, 2018 - 8:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's "Becoming," already expected to sell millions of copies, now has the official backing of Oprah Winfrey. "This book is everything you wanted to know and so much you didn't even know you wanted to know. I believe it's going to spark within you the desire to think...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department shows Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus, who was killed Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in a deadly shooting at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Fellow sheriff's deputies knew Helus as a “cop’s cop,” someone who, as one put it, would go to the ends of the Earth to solve a crime. On Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, Helus’ colleagues and others will gather at a Westlake Village, California, church, where he will be hailed as a hero. (Ventura County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
November 10, 2018 - 4:43 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — One was a veteran police officer who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. Another had survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Others include two friends who loved off-roading, a Marine veteran who dedicated his life to service and a recent college...
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