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Stories with subject: Recreation and leisure
  • new storyCooper Hewitt's triennial design exhibit looks at 'Beauty' story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 5:04 pm

    NEW YORK - Every three years, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum offers visitors the chance to take a good, long look at the state of contemporary design.

  • new storyHulu to sell Internet TV package with live programming story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 4:37 pm

    NEW YORK - Hulu is expanding its Internet TV programming with a subscription service offering a mix of live cable and broadcast options that will include news and sports.

  • new storyGettysburg park gets 3,000 artifacts from Civil War museum 
    Updated: May-04-16 4:22 pm

    Gettysburg National Military Park is taking ownership of some 3,000 items from an American Civil War museum in Philadelphia that's been closed for eight years under an agreement announced Wednesday.

  • new storyTexas Crop Report 
    Updated: May-04-16 3:53 pm

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of May 3:

  • Fishing panel urges Obama not to set Atlantic sea monument 
    Updated: May-04-16 3:43 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - A key interstate fishing commission is calling on the White House to shoot down or dramatically limit a proposal for a national monument in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Zoo announces Carl Jones as Indianapolis Prize recipient 
    Updated: May-04-16 3:42 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Zoo has selected Carl Jones as this year's recipient of an award honoring animal conservationists who have made notable contributions to the field.

  • Crews scramble to remove trees downed by Oregon winter 
    Updated: May-04-16 3:16 pm

    BEND, Oregon - Forest managers in central Oregon are racing to clean up trees downed by winter weather before summer tourists arrive.

  • 100th running of the Indy 500: Museum, tours and Main Street story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 2:12 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - It's a big year for a big race. May 29 will mark the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, which claims to be the largest single-day sporting event in the world. Some 300,000 spectators will gather to watch drivers race 200 times around the 2.5-mile oval track - a total of 500 miles.

  • Free Show: Spoleto's Porgy and Bess to be simulcast 
    Updated: May-04-16 2:02 pm

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The Spoleto Festival USA will be simulcasting two performances of "Porgy and Bess" on big-screen televisions this season because tickets for the iconic George Gershwin opera set in Charleston quickly sold out.

  • Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 1:06 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Researchers say they believe the ship that 18th century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is still submerged somewhere in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor, but it'll take a lot of work and money to identify it.

  • Image of Asia: Little monk soccer in South Korea 
    Updated: May-04-16 10:11 am

    In this photo by Lee Jin-man, children play Dongjasung, or little monk, soccer under lanterns at Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea. The children's heads are shaved when they enter the temple to experience a monk's life for two weeks. The events are part of the celebrations of Buddha's upcoming 2,560th birthday on May 14.

  • Obama to name Stonewall 1st national monument for gay rights 
    Updated: May-04-16 9:16 am

    WASHINGTON - New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve.

  • County wants more details on oil refinery proposed near park 
    Updated: May-04-16 8:30 am

    MEDORA, North Dakota - Billings County leaders want more information before deciding whether to approve a proposed oil refinery about 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota.

  • 2016 Jazz Fest attendance drops after wet weekend 
    Updated: May-04-16 8:19 am

    NEW ORLEANS - Rain over the second weekend of this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival caused overall attendance to drop from the previous year's total.

  • EXCHANGE: Southern Indiana learns about plant reproduction 
    Updated: May-04-16 7:55 am

    NEW ALBANY, Indiana - We see them every spring, buzzing around flowers with clumps of pollen stuck to their back legs.

  • Advocacy group says Illinois fantasy sports bill needs work 
    Updated: May-04-16 6:34 am

    CHICAGO - A law enforcement advocacy group in Chicago says safeguards in proposed Illinois legislation on fantasy sports betting aren't good enough and could open the door to organized crime.

  • Fair Haven man denies threatening bystanders with chainsaw 
    Updated: May-04-16 3:23 am

    RUTLAND, Vermont - A western Vermont man has denied charges that he threatened to kill a crowd of people gathered outside a Rutland dance club with a chainsaw earlier this year.

  • Scouts scare up pile of elkhorn 
    Updated: May-04-16 2:10 am

    JACKSON, Wyoming - Before the adults could even finish giving instructions, the boys were already taking off, running up the steep ridge, determined to maybe be the first to find an elk antler.

  • College student launches new line of dolls for boys of color story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 12:45 am

    WELLESLEY, Massachusetts - When Jennifer Pierre visits the toy store, she sees shelves of dolls that are mostly girls and mostly white. She wants to change that.

  • Obama to name Stonewall 1st national monument for gay rights story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 10:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve.

  • Democrats divide in 3-way primary for West Virginia governor 
    Updated: May-03-16 4:57 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - While West Virginia's coal industry shrivels and unemployment surges, billionaire businessman Jim Justice is dreaming about the next Dollywood, Disney World or Idaho potato in his Democratic bid for governor.

  • Sandringham is British royals' much-loved country retreat 
    Updated: May-03-16 12:27 pm

    SANDRINGHAM, England - It is unique among royal residences, a country retreat that is the private property of Queen Elizabeth II, a place at once so private and so beguiling that King George V pronounced it "the place I love better than anywhere in the world."

  • Local photographer's Mt. Rainier shot to be on stamp 
    Updated: May-03-16 12:16 pm

    PITTSBURGH - The night sky at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington is often photogenic: wide and dark and full of bright stars. Add to that firmament the Northern Lights and a guy with the time to get it right and you have the makings of a photograph worthy of a postage stamp.

  • North Dakota deer hunting licenses up 13 percent this year 
    Updated: May-03-16 11:07 am

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is making 49,000 deer licenses available for the fall hunting season, a 13 percent rise from last year and a reflection of the state's slowly rebounding deer population.

  • Lawyer says Iranian cartoonist freed after prison sentence story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 9:35 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - An Iranian cartoonist imprisoned over portraying lawmakers as animals to criticize a draft law restricting contraception and criminalizing voluntary sterilization has been released from prison.