Leisure travel

August 07, 2018 - 8:11 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Tourism officials in Lithuania's capital are coming under fire from the Catholic Church for a highly sexualized advertising campaign to promote the city as Pope Francis prepares to visit the country next month. The campaign features a woman lying on what looks like a bed...
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Former wide receiver Terrell Owens holds a street sign after a road was named for him following his Pro Football Hall of Fame speech, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Instead of speaking at the Hall of Fame events in Canton, Ohio, Owens celebrated his induction at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he played football and basketball and ran track. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 04, 2018 - 6:53 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Terrell Owens came in wearing a suit spotted with the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo and swapped that out for the prized gold jacket. His bust? That remained 600 miles away in Canton, Ohio, along with the seven other members of this year's Hall of Fame class, leaving the...
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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Kamalei Correa (51) runs after an interception against the Chicago Bears during the first half at the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 03, 2018 - 12:29 am
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The goals were to let the backups play and learn, and to be inspired. Missions accomplished. The Ravens and Bears honored their great linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher with some defense to make them proud in the Hall of Fame game that opened the NFL's preseason Thursday...
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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Kamalei Correa (51) runs after an interception against the Chicago Bears during the first half at the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 02, 2018 - 11:26 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ravens and Bears honored their great linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher with some defense to make them proud in the Hall of Fame game that opened the NFL's preseason Thursday night. Oh, there was a little spark of offense, some provided by Baltimore's first-round draft...
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Tourists walk past the Eiffel Tower, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 in Paris. The visitors descending on the Eiffel Tower at the peak of the August tourist season are voicing frustration that the beloved Paris monument is closed. Since Wednesday, Eiffel Tower workers have been on strike over the new visitor access policy, which they say is responsible for inordinately long queues.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
August 02, 2018 - 9:32 am
PARIS (AP) — Visitors descending upon the Eiffel Tower at the peak of the August tourist season are voicing frustration that the beloved Paris monument is closed. Since Wednesday, Eiffel Tower workers have been on strike over a new visitor access policy, which they say is responsible for...
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This combination photo of images released by Scholastic Art & Writing Awards shows, from left, Alexandra Contreras-Montesano, Burlington, Vermont, Daniel Blokh of Birmingham, Alabama, Ariana Smith of Las Vegas, Darius Atefat-Peckham of Interlochen, Michigan and Heather Laurel Jensen of Mesa, Arizona, who have been selected National Student Poets, a program which has ranged from literary readings to working with recent immigrants. (Scholastic Art & Writing Awards via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 8:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Five teenagers have been selected National Student Poets, a program that will have them serve as ambassadors at everything from literary readings to community service. The poets include Alexandra Contreras-Montesano, from Burlington, Vermont, and Heather Laurel Jensen of Mesa,...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo, former NFL player Terrell Owens arrives at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Despite his decision to not attend Saturday's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Terrell Owens will be "honored" by the hall for his NFL career. Hall President David Baker tells The Associated Press on Monday, July 30, 2018, that the Canton, Ohio, shrine's mission statement begins with the goal "to honor the heroes of the game."(Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
July 30, 2018 - 1:25 pm
Despite his decision to not attend Saturday's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Terrell Owens will be "honored" by the hall for his NFL career. Hall President David Baker tells The Associated Press on Monday that the Canton, Ohio, shrine's mission statement begins with the goal "to...
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In this July 24, 2018 photo, Bonnie Tangalos of Charlotte, N.C., reviews a comedy profile created for her during her visit to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, N.Y. The center that is marking its grand opening Aug. 1 was inspired by the late comedian Lucille Ball, who wanted her hometown of Jamestown to become a destination for the celebration of comedy as an art form. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
July 29, 2018 - 10:35 pm
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The new National Comedy Center is ready to reveal how serious it is about humor. The $50 million high-tech center in western New York pays homage to what's made people laugh from Vaudeville to now. Its grand opening celebration starts Aug. 1. The nonprofit center in Jamestown...
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July 29, 2018 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It was quite a ride, but not the one they were expecting. Riders on the Coney Island Cyclone got an unexpected trip on Saturday, when the famous amusement park attraction temporarily lost power. CBS New York reports cars on the wooden roller coaster slowed to a stop. Luna Park,...
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Fans buy baseball merchandise before the start of National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
July 29, 2018 - 4:46 pm
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Baseball Hall of Fame inductions (all times local): ___ 4:40 p.m. Jim Thome has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Emotional during a Hall of Fame visit in February to tour the museum to prepare for this day, Thome held it together despite...
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