Leisure travel

June 29, 2018 - 8:22 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With the opening of Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studies, Walt Disney World is also offering guests a new mobile app called Play Disney Parks. The app debuts Saturday, the same day that Toy Story Land opens to the public. Entertainment options include interactive themed...
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June 29, 2018 - 7:58 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. migration agency's rejection of (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The U.N.'s migration agency has rejected the Trump administration's proposed candidate to head the body, a post previously held by Americans since 1951. Diplomats who took part in three rounds of...
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Passengers looks at an information board at Bali's international airport, Indonesia on Thursday, June 28, 2018, as airlines canceled flights. The Mount Agung volcano has shot ash 2,000 meters into the atmosphere, disrupting the travel plans of thousands as several airlines canceled flights from the Indonesian tourist island. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
June 28, 2018 - 11:01 pm
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian tourist island of Bali closed its international airport Friday, stranding thousands of travelers, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed a 2,500-meter (8,200-feet) column of ash and smoke. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said nearly 450 flights were...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2015, file photo, a pipeline carries water drawn from wells in the San Bernardino National Forest, Calif. Nestle has been offered a three-year permit to keep taking millions of gallons of water from Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest, but with new restrictions designed to keep a creek flowing for other uses. The offer announced Wednesday, June 27, 2018, by the U.S. Forest Service allows the maker of Arrowhead bottled water to continue piping water from the Strawberry Creek watershed as it has done for decades. (Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun via AP, File)
June 27, 2018 - 9:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. officials offered Nestle, the maker of Arrowhead bottled water, a three-year permit on Wednesday to keep taking millions of gallons of water from a national forest in Southern California — but with new restrictions designed to keep a creek flowing for other uses. The offer...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2013, file photo, Cheech Marin speaks while introducing of a display featuring Chicano artwork from his personal collection at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie, Wyo. Months after California legalized recreational marijuana the state is giving stoner comedian Marin's Chicano art museum $9.7 million. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)
June 27, 2018 - 5:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Months after California legalized recreational marijuana the state is giving stoner comedian Cheech Marin's Chicano art museum $9.7 million. It must be fate. The money was tucked away in the $139 billion California budget Gov. Jerry Brown signed Wednesday. The Cheech Marin Center...
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June 27, 2018 - 8:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An exhibit on segregation in the post-Civil War American South is opening in September in New York City. "Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow" runs September 7 through March 3, 2019, the New-York Historical Society announced Wednesday. The exhibit will trace the South's...
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June 23, 2018 - 8:25 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Inspectors in New York state have begun their annual safety check of amusement rides as the summer gets under way. The state Department of Labor said Friday that its field teams inspect all amusement park rides at least once a year. The department also checks rides at traveling...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk speaks at an event marking a conservation agreement for a former mining site just north of the park in Jardine, Mont. Democrats are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to explain the reassignment of dozens of senior agency officials including Wenk. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
June 22, 2018 - 7:02 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democrats in Congress pressed U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent, who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August. A...
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FILE - In a July 29, 2007 file photo, a whitetail deer stops while grazing behind a cannon at dawn on the battlefield at Manassas National Battlefield park in Manassas, Va. The National Park Service on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, announced the discovery of the remains of two Civil War soldiers buried among a batch of severed limbs at Manassas National Battlefield. The soldiers' remains will be buried later this year at Arlington National cemetery near the nation's capital. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)
June 20, 2018 - 4:39 pm
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Researchers have discovered the remains of two Civil War soldiers buried among a batch of severed limbs on a northern Virginia battlefield. The National Park Service on Wednesday announced the discoveries at Manassas National Battlefield Park. The park service says it's the first...
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This May 24, 2018 photo shows music maker Jermaine Dupri during an interview in New York. Dupri will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 14. (AP Photo/John Carucci)
June 14, 2018 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Jermaine Dupri gets inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he will be only the second hip-hop creator honored after Jay-Z. It's not something he takes lightly. "No matter what you want to say about my records that I created, no matter what you want to say about the artists...
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