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Books are displayed in a bookshop during the Hay Festival in Hay on Wye, Wales, Friday May 31, 2019. At Britain’s leading literary gathering, the word of the year was anxiety. Fifty shades of worry, about climate change, mental health and of course Brexit, dominated this year’s Hay Festival, an annual carnival of ideas held in Hay-on-Wye, a tiny Welsh town with 2,000 residents and 20 bookshops. (AP Photo/Jill Lawless)
June 03, 2019 - 5:46 am
HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — At Britain's leading literary gathering, the word of the year was anxiety. Fifty shades of worry —about climate change, mental health and of course Brexit — dominated this year's Hay Festival, an annual carnival of ideas held in Hay-on-Wye, a tiny Welsh town with 2,000...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 13, 2018 file photo, a six-meter high cartoon baby blimp of U.S. President Donald Trump is flown as a protest against his visit, in Parliament Square in London, England. Trump's long-delayed state visit on June 3, 2019, timed to coincide with ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, has been deeply divisive since May extended the invitation on behalf of the queen in the first week of Trump’s administration. The invitation prompted street protests, an online petition signed by more than 1 million opposed to the idea, and a debate in Parliament over whether Trump deserved the highest honor Britain can bestow on a foreign leader. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
June 03, 2019 - 5:13 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local): 10:10 a.m. The Trump baby blimp could be headed for a museum. The Museum of London says it wants to acquire a rubber inflatable depicting President Donald Trump as a giant screaming baby that has featured in...
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This April 8, 2019 photo provided by the National Parks Service shows a California condor in Zion National Park in Utah. On Thursday, May 30, 2019, park rangers said they suspect a pair of endangered California condors has hatched their first egg because of behavior changes between the male and female birds. (National Parks Service via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 5:57 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — There's likely a new baby condor at Zion National Park in southwest Utah. Park rangers said Thursday that they suspect a pair of endangered California condors has hatched their first egg because of behavior changes between the birds. They estimate the chick to be about 3 weeks...
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May 31, 2019 - 2:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — There's likely a new baby condor at Zion National Park in southwest Utah. Park rangers said Thursday that they suspect a pair of endangered California condors has hatched their first egg because of behavior changes between the male and female birds. They estimate the chick to...
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In this Tuesday, May 28, 2019 photo, Timothy Stromsnes, president of the Reedy Creek Professional Firefighters Local 2117, stands next to one of the trucks at Station 2 at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Firefighters for Walt Disney World's private government say they're vastly understaffed, posing a safety risk as the 25,000-acre Florida theme park resort grows even bigger this year with the debuts of a new Star Wars land, a new air-gondola system and even more hotel rooms. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
May 31, 2019 - 12:21 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters for Walt Disney World's private government say they're understaffed, and they say that poses a safety risk. Leaders of a union representing the firefighters say the problem is increasing as the 25,000-acre Florida theme park resort grows even bigger with...
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From left, "Star Wars" film franchise creator George Lucas, cast members Billy Dee Williams and Mark Hamill, Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Bob Iger and cast member Harrison Ford stand in front of the Millennium Falcon starship during a dedication ceremony for the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
May 30, 2019 - 1:38 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is on the same land as Disneyland, but stepping into the new attraction transports visitors to an entirely different world. The theme park offered media a glimpse into Galaxy's Edge on Wednesday. The exclusive tour included a Star Wars-themed food...
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Stormtroopers patrol the Tie Echelon Stage during the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
May 29, 2019 - 9:55 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is on the same land as Disneyland, but stepping into the new attraction shows an entirely different world. The theme park offered media a glimpse into Galaxy's Edge on Wednesday. The exclusive tour included a Star Wars-themed food tasting, a stroll...
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Tourists wait in line to visit the Louvre museum as it reopens, in Paris, Wednesday, May, 29, 2019. The world's most visited museum was closed on Monday after employees complained they were harassed by tourists waiting to see the Mona Lisa. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 29, 2019 - 7:50 am
PARIS (AP) — The Louvre museum in Paris reopened to the public Wednesday after being shut down for a day when workers complaining about overcrowding walked out. Union representatives met Wednesday morning with management to discuss how to ease the traffic flow at the world's most visited museum...
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Tourists wait in line to visit the Louvre museum as it reopens, in Paris, Wednesday, May, 29, 2019. The world's most visited museum was closed on Monday after employees complained they were harassed by tourists waiting to see the Mona Lisa. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 29, 2019 - 6:47 am
PARIS (AP) — The Louvre museum in Paris has reopened to the public after it was closed for one day Monday, when workers complaining about overcrowding walked out. Union representatives met Wednesday morning and decided to reopen the museum at 11am, some two hours after its regular opening time...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, talks about the museum's first year and his vision for the future of the exhibits, in Washington. Bunch was named May 28, 2019, as the 14th Smithsonian Secretary by the Smithsonian's board of regents. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 28, 2019 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Lonnie Bunch started working on the Smithsonian's first black museum, he had no collection, no building and one employee. The Smithsonian Institution rewarded the founding director of the wildly popular museum on Tuesday by putting him in charge of all 19 of its museums,...
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