Recreation and leisure

Usher participates in the Global Citizens "Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream" press conference at St. Ann's Warehouse on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
September 26, 2019 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of New York's Global Citizen Festival has announced plans for a massive 10-hour concert in 2020. Hugh Evans enlisted stars including Usher, Hugh Jackman and Pharrell to announce a yearlong campaign to produce the Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream shows on Sept. 26,...
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September 26, 2019 - 4:51 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — People who rely on wood stoves to heat their homes in the winter are scrambling to find other options after a U.S. District Court halted tree cutting on large swaths of national forests in the Southwest over concern about a threatened owl. "We have some elderly people that...
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September 24, 2019 - 9:52 am
PARIS (AP) — The drizzly weather in the French capital didn't rain on Dior's parade as the powerhouse staged the first major show of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday. On the contrary, rain was a fitting accessory for a forest-themed show at the Longchamp Racecourse that celebrated nature and ecology...
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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the Climate Summit in the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 23, 2019 - 9:12 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Gaming is going green — and some of the biggest game companies hope players will, too. The companies behind PlayStation, Xbox, Angry Birds, Minecraft, Twitch and other video games and platforms pledged Monday at the U.N. to level up efforts to fight climate change and get...
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September 23, 2019 - 7:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb is offering a handful of tourists concerned about the environment a chance to participate in scientific research on how to help preserve it during an all-expense paid trip to Antarctica. The Antarctic Sabbatical , as the travel company is dubbing it, will give five people the...
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Former professional cyclist Armando Cardenas props himself up against his bike after pedaling from the towns of Madrid to Zipacon, Colombia, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. In a decade-long career racing professionally, Cardenas never reached the same heights as the country's biggest cycling stars. Though with seven national titles and a medal at the Pan-American Games, the 37-year-old got to live his dream of cycling professionally. Like many of his fellow Colombian cyclists, he also made the decision to dope. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
September 23, 2019 - 7:39 am
MADRID, Colombia (AP) — After a punishing climb in the Andean mountains surrounding Colombia's capital, Armando Cardenas leans against his bike to catch his breath. In a decade-long career racing professionally, Cardenas never reached the same international heights as the country's biggest cycling...
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This combination photo shows author Ta-Nehisi Coates at the The Gordon Parks Foundation Annual Awards Gala in New York on May 22, 2018, left, and Oprah Winfrey at an event to announce new Apple products in Cupertino, Calif. on March 25, 2019. Winfrey has selected Ta-Nehisi Coates’ novel “The Water Dancer” as her next book club pick. (AP Photo)
September 23, 2019 - 5:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has selected Ta-Nehisi Coates' novel "The Water Dancer" as her next book club pick. Winfrey announced her choice Monday, telling The Associated Press that his narrative about a slave had a power and complexity that reminded of her of the late Toni Morrison's "Beloved...
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People dressed in costumes visit an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, near Rachel, Nev. People came to visit the gate inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 21, 2019 - 10:17 am
HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The promoter of an event set up for Earthlings to party around the "Storm Area 51" internet craze in the remote Nevada desert has pulled the plug due to low attendance, while the host of a festival for several thousand people in the tiny town of Rachel said Saturday her show will...
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People reach out for a glass of beer during the opening of the 186th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
September 21, 2019 - 7:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — The first keg was tapped, and the beer started flowing as the 186th Oktoberfest got underway Saturday in the southern German city of Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg with two blows of a hammer and the cry of "O'zapt is" — "it's tapped." As tradition...
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Performance artist Marina Abramovic gestures during the press conference for her art exhibition "Marina Abramovic - The Cleaner" in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Abramovic is displaying her work in her native Belgrade for the first time in 44 years and she says that returning home has been highly emotional. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
September 21, 2019 - 2:05 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Performance artist Marina Abramovic is displaying her work in her native Belgrade for the first time in 44 years and she says that returning home has been highly emotional. Abramovic summoned journalists to Belgrade's Museum of Contemporary Art at the crack of dawn on...
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