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Models wear creations for Chanel's Metiers d'Art collection presented at the Grand Palais in Paris, Wednesday, Dec.4, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 04, 2019 - 4:26 pm
PARIS (AP) — Chanel brought its itinerant off-season fashion show the “arts and crafts,” with its swath of VIPs including Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard, back to home ground in Paris on Wednesday to mark its first collection since Karl Lagerfeld died earlier this year. New designer Virginie...
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December 04, 2019 - 1:04 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins will join Major League Baseball's trend toward artificial turf by installing the surface at Marlins Park for 2020, and they'll move in the fences for the second time in four years. CEO Derek Jeter said an artificial surface solves the challenge the Marlins have had...
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In this Oct. 7, 2019, photo, dance instructor Ned Pavlovic, a native of Serbia, teaches his student Rouhy Yazdani, a native of Iran who now lives in Milford, Conn., some ballroom dance moves at the Fred Astaire Dance studio in Orange, Conn. Owners of Ballroom dance studios including the Fred Astaire studio say the immigration clampdown has made it even more difficult to find qualified instructors. The small business owners, U.S. dance studio chains and immigration attorneys say there's greater backlogs for visa applications and an overall increase in evidence requests, including for redundant and unnecessary documents. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)
December 02, 2019 - 9:28 am
ORANGE, Conn. (AP) — When no Americans replied to her ads seeking a dance instructor, studio owner Chris Sabourin looked overseas. But she was stymied again by a federal tightening of visa application rules she and others contend is hampering the ballroom dance industry. Sabourin had to eventually...
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In this Oct. 7, 2019, photo, dance instructor Ned Pavlovic, a native of Serbia, teaches his student Rouhy Yazdani, a native of Iran who now lives in Milford, Conn., some ballroom dance moves at the Fred Astaire Dance studio in Orange, Conn. Owners of Ballroom dance studios including the Fred Astaire studio say the immigration clampdown has made it even more difficult to find qualified instructors. The small business owners, U.S. dance studio chains and immigration attorneys say there's greater backlogs for visa applications and an overall increase in evidence requests, including for redundant and unnecessary documents. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)
December 02, 2019 - 7:01 am
ORANGE, Conn. (AP) — When no Americans replied to her ads seeking a dance instructor, studio owner Chris Sabourin looked overseas. But she was stymied again by a federal tightening of visa application rules she and others contend is hampering the ballroom dance industry. Sabourin had to eventually...
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Men dressed as 1812-era Russian and French soldiers re-enact a staged battle in the town of Borisov, 70 km (44 miles) east of Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, to mark the 207th anniversary of the Berezina battle during Napoleon's army retreat from Russia. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
November 24, 2019 - 10:40 am
BORISOV, Belarus (AP) — Thousands of people have taken part in a reenactment of the Battle of Berezina, one of the major clashes of the Napoleonic Wars. Reenactors were in full period costume for the event Sunday near the city of Borisov in Belarus. The battle took place in late November 1812 as...
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Federico Acosta, a Mexican who traces his lineage back 16 generations back to Moctezuma's daughter, left, and Italian Ascanio Pignatelli also of the 16th generation descended from Hernan Cortes' daughter, pose for a photo in front of a mural commemorating the meeting of the Spanish conquistador and the Aztec emperor, in Mexico City, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Descendants are meeting in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forbearers' first encounter. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
November 08, 2019 - 8:04 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Descendants of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec emperor Moctezuma met Friday in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forebearers' first encounter. The hope was that the meeting, at a colonial church where Cortés is buried, would go better than the one...
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Federico Acosta, a Mexican who traces his lineage back 16 generations back to Moctezuma's daughter, left, embraces Italian Ascanio Pignatelli also of the 16th generation descended from Hernan Cortes' daughter, during a press conference in Mexico City, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Descendants of the Spanish conquistador and the Aztec emperor are meeting in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forbearers' first encounter. The hope was that this meeting, at a colonial church where Cortes is buried, would go better than the one 500 years ago. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
November 08, 2019 - 7:14 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Descendants of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec emperor Moctezuma met Friday in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forebearers' first encounter. The hope was that the meeting, at a colonial church where Cortés is buried, would go better than the one...
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November 08, 2019 - 7:01 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Descendants of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec emperor Moctezuma met Friday in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forebearers' first encounter. The hope was that the meeting, at a colonial church where Cortés is buried, would go better than the one...
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November 08, 2019 - 6:10 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Descendants of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec emperor Moctezuma met Friday in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forebearers' first encounter. The hope was that the meeting, at a colonial church where Cortés is buried, would go better than the one...
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In this Oct. 7, 2019 photo provided by the National Toy Hall of Fame, Matchbox Cars, left, the coloring book, center, and the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, N.Y. The winners were selected by a panel of judges from among 12 finalists, which also included: Care Bears, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Masters of the Universe, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, the smartphone and the top. (Victoria Gray/The Strong, National Toy Hall of Fame via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 11:35 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Matchbox Cars, the coloring book and the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering were inducted Thursday into the National Toy Hall of Fame, recognized for an enduring appeal that keeps them on store shelves today. A panel of experts selected the Class of 2019 from among...
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