Cultures

May 05, 2018 - 8:16 am
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's alliance with the UAE may be coming to an end after the latter deployed forces to a Yemeni island, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, without prior consultation with Yemen's exiled government, a senior Yemeni official said Saturday. The UAE is a major pillar in a...
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May 05, 2018 - 7:51 am
CAIRO (AP) — A senior Yemeni official says the alliance with UAE might be heading to an end after its forces were deployed to a Yemeni island, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, without prior consultation with the government. The UAE is a major pillar in the Saudi-led coalition fighting...
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Pope Francis sits during a meeting with faithful on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Neocatechumenal Way, one of the Catholic Church's biggest missionary movement, in the esplanade of Tor Vergata neighborhood in Rome, Saturday, May 5, 2018. Pope Francis is urging the missionary movement to respect different cultures and not try to conquer souls as it spreads the faith around the world. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 05, 2018 - 7:30 am
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday urged one of the Catholic Church's biggest but most contentious missionary movements to respect different cultures and not try to conquer souls as it spreads the faith around the world. Francis headlined a big rally marking the 50th anniversary of the...
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May 05, 2018 - 6:38 am
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is urging one of the Catholic Church's biggest missionary movements to respect different cultures and not try to conquer souls as it spreads the faith around the world. Francis headlined a rally Saturday marking the 50th anniversary of the Neocatechumenal Way's arrival in...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace hotel and casino, in Las Vegas. The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas says Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract to protect workers if a "Do Not Disturb" sign has been hanging on a doorknob more than 24 hours. The Culinary Union on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, said under its proposal, security would open a room "for entry and service" if a guest refuses housekeeping for more than 24 hours. Caesars previously announced security would begin checking rooms every 24 hours, even if the sign is hanging on the doorknob. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 02, 2018 - 10:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas on Wednesday said Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract that would protect workers if a "Do Not Disturb" sign has been hanging on a doorknob for more than 24 hours. The...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace hotel and casino, in Las Vegas. The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas says Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract to protect workers if a "Do Not Disturb" sign has been hanging on a doorknob more than 24 hours. The Culinary Union on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, said under its proposal, security would open a room "for entry and service" if a guest refuses housekeeping for more than 24 hours. Caesars previously announced security would begin checking rooms every 24 hours, even if the sign is hanging on the doorknob. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 02, 2018 - 8:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas on Wednesday said Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new contract that would protect workers if a "Do Not Disturb" sign has been hanging on a doorknob for more than 24 hours. The...
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In this Monday, April 30, 2018 photo, Sister Phylliss, left, hugs a patron while hosting Karaoke night at The SF Eagle, a historic gay bar, in San Francisco. San Francisco’s gay and leather community is set to get its own cultural district as part of a broader city effort to preserve neighborhoods at risk of disappearing under rising rents. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on a resolution Tuesday that would create the Leather and LGBTQ District in part of the city’s South of Market neighborhood. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 01, 2018 - 5:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Decades ago, San Francisco's gay and leather culture sought shelter in the city's seedy South of Market district — forced there by brutal police crackdowns on gays. Over time, the area became a vibrant place teeming with bathhouses and bars that added to San Francisco's...
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In this Monday, April 30, 2018 photo, Sister Phylliss, left, hugs a patron while hosting Karaoke night at The SF Eagle, a historic gay bar, in San Francisco. San Francisco’s gay and leather community is set to get its own cultural district as part of a broader city effort to preserve neighborhoods at risk of disappearing under rising rents. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on a resolution Tuesday that would create the Leather and LGBTQ District in part of the city’s South of Market neighborhood. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 01, 2018 - 3:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Decades ago, San Francisco's gay and leather culture sought shelter in the city's seedy South of Market district — forced there by brutal police crackdowns on gays. Over time, the area became a vibrant place teeming with bathhouses and bars that added to San Francisco's...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, March 21, 2018, a dart containing the elephant tranquilizer etorphine hydrochloride strikes the side of an elephant during an operation to attach GPS tracking collars to them, in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. The battle to save Africa's elephants appears to be gaining momentum in Mikumi, where killings are declining and some populations are starting to grow again. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
April 13, 2018 - 2:14 am
MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened. It wasn't a killer who targeted her but a conservation official, immobilizing her with a dart containing drugs. Soon she was...
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April 11, 2018 - 10:15 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A culture of secrecy has long shielded state lawmakers accused of sexual harassment in New York. But advocates hope a new policy will bring accountability and prevent further misconduct. Two weeks ago the Legislature and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed on a uniform policy...
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