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It's a day for dogs as Brazil ramps up for Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil is ramping up toward the world's most famous Carnival celebrations and already the dogs have had their day. Dozens of costumed dogs joined their owners in a traditional pre-Carnival parade Sunday along Avenida Atlantica bordering
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It's a day for dogs as Brazil ramps up for Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil is ramping up toward the world's most famous Carnival celebrations and already the dogs have had their day. Dozens of costumed dogs joined their owners in a traditional pre-Carnival parade Sunday along Avenida Atlantica bordering Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach. “At first it seemed ...

New York courts snowmobiling tourists with free weekend

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is courting winter tourists with a fee-free weekend for out-of-state snowmobilers. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the plan Sunday at Saranac Lake. Fees will be waived March 14 and 15 for Canadian and other out-of-state visitors
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New York courts snowmobiling tourists with free weekend

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is courting winter tourists with a fee-free weekend for out-of-state snowmobilers. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the plan Sunday at Saranac Lake. Fees will be waived March 14 and 15 for Canadian and other out-of-state visitors with registered, insured vehicles. New York State ...

Number of weddings in Nevada's Clark County are declining

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Officials say the number of weddings in Clark County has been declining. The county had 73,000 weddings last year - more than 40-percent drop from 2004, when 128,000 ceremonies occurred. County Clerk Lynn Goya cites an overall decline in adve
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Number of weddings in Nevada's Clark County are declining

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Officials say the number of weddings in Clark County has been declining. The county had 73,000 weddings last year - more than 40-percent drop from 2004, when 128,000 ceremonies occurred. County Clerk Lynn Goya cites an overall decline in advertising to push the industry and available ...

From Concept to Cover

Picture editor at The Sunday Times Magazine, Russ O’Connell, sheds light on his role at the widely-respected publication and what he looks for when commissioning photographers for the all-important cover shoot.
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From Concept to Cover

Picture editor at The Sunday Times Magazine, Russ O’Connell, sheds light on his role at the widely-respected publication and what he looks for when commissioning photographers for the all-important cover shoot.

Sri Lanka asks US to review travel ban on its army chief

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka asked the United States on Sunday to review its decision to impose a travel ban on the island nation's army chief, who has been accused of grave human rights abuses during the final stage of the country's civil war that end
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Sri Lanka asks US to review travel ban on its army chief

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka asked the United States on Sunday to review its decision to impose a travel ban on the island nation's army chief, who has been accused of grave human rights abuses during the final stage of the country's civil war that ended 11 years ...

Lincoln’s legacy offers lessons in statesmanship

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - In an aptly named permanent exhibit of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum called The Whispering Gallery, visitors are visually and audibly confronted with political cartoons and newspapers from the 1860s against the backdrop of
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Lincoln’s legacy offers lessons in statesmanship

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - In an aptly named permanent exhibit of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum called The Whispering Gallery, visitors are visually and audibly confronted with political cartoons and newspapers from the 1860s against the backdrop of a soundtrack critical of Lincoln’s ascendancy to the presidency. Through the dark, ...

Bolsonaro stresses Christian morals amid Rio's pre-Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - President Jair Bolsonaro addressed tens of thousands of evangelicals on a Rio de Janeiro beach Saturday, telling them Brazil's government is working to restore morality in Latin America’s largest nation, just as pre-Carnival festivitie
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Bolsonaro stresses Christian morals amid Rio's pre-Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - President Jair Bolsonaro addressed tens of thousands of evangelicals on a Rio de Janeiro beach Saturday, telling them Brazil's government is working to restore morality in Latin America’s largest nation, just as pre-Carnival festivities get under way. Brazil “is changing because it has a government ...

Cost of China's anti-virus fight rises with workers idle

BEIJING (AP) - Real estate agent Du Xuekun’s sales usually jump after the Lunar New Year holiday. But this year, Du has been at home for a month with no income after vast swathes of China’s economy were shut down in a sweeping effort to contain a virus ou
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Cost of China's anti-virus fight rises with workers idle

BEIJING (AP) - Real estate agent Du Xuekun’s sales usually jump after the Lunar New Year holiday. But this year, Du has been at home for a month with no income after vast swathes of China’s economy were shut down in a sweeping effort to contain a virus outbreak. ...

Bolsonaro addresses evangelicals amid Rio's pre-Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - President Jair Bolsonaro addressed tens of thousands of evangelicals on a Rio de Janeiro beach Saturday, telling them Brazil's government is working to restore morality in Latin America’s largest nation, just as pre-Carnival festivitie
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Bolsonaro addresses evangelicals amid Rio's pre-Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - President Jair Bolsonaro addressed tens of thousands of evangelicals on a Rio de Janeiro beach Saturday, telling them Brazil's government is working to restore morality in Latin America’s largest nation, just as pre-Carnival festivities get under way. Brazil “is changing because it has a government ...

New sculpture honoring Lincoln planned at Springfield museum

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A new sculpture honoring the 16th U.S. president is coming to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Museum officials announced plans last week for the “Beacon of Endurance” piece, designed by B.J. Kri
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New sculpture honoring Lincoln planned at Springfield museum

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A new sculpture honoring the 16th U.S. president is coming to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Museum officials announced plans last week for the “Beacon of Endurance” piece, designed by B.J. Krivanek. He described the sculpture in a statement as standing 24 ...

Students to study economic impact of Fall River Vietnam wall

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A group of college students has launched a project to study the potential economic impact of the soon-to-open Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Fall River. Joseph Marshall, committee chairman of the group raising the wall, tells The H
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Students to study economic impact of Fall River Vietnam wall

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A group of college students has launched a project to study the potential economic impact of the soon-to-open Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Fall River. Joseph Marshall, committee chairman of the group raising the wall, tells The Herald News the students from Salve Regina University ...

Egypt sentences ex-minister's brother for artifact smuggling

CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced the brother of a former finance minister to 30 years after his conviction in two separate cases of trafficking antiquities out of the country. The Cairo Criminal Court also fined Raouf Boutros-Ghali, who is a
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Egypt sentences ex-minister's brother for artifact smuggling

CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced the brother of a former finance minister to 30 years after his conviction in two separate cases of trafficking antiquities out of the country. The Cairo Criminal Court also fined Raouf Boutros-Ghali, who is an actor, 6 million Egyptian pounds ($382,000) after ...

New leader of indigenous museum is educator, tribe member

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) - The new executive director of a museum dedicated to the indigenous people of Maine is a professional educator and member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe. The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor will be led by Christopher Newell, the museum's trustee
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New leader of indigenous museum is educator, tribe member

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) - The new executive director of a museum dedicated to the indigenous people of Maine is a professional educator and member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe. The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor will be led by Christopher Newell, the museum's trustees announced this week. The museum documents ...

Suit filed over Margaritaville Amusement Park construction

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A contractor is threatening to stop work on Margaritaville Amusement Park in south Mississippi over what it says are $5 million in unpaid construction bills. The Tindall Corp., a South Carolina family business with a division in Moss Po
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Suit filed over Margaritaville Amusement Park construction

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A contractor is threatening to stop work on Margaritaville Amusement Park in south Mississippi over what it says are $5 million in unpaid construction bills. The Tindall Corp., a South Carolina family business with a division in Moss Point, Mississippi, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. ...

An Anti-Smartphone With a Rotary Designed and Built by Space Engineer Justine Haupt

Justine Haupt, a developer of astronomy instrumentation at Brookhaven National Laboratory, spent the last three years developing a device that strips away all of the non-phone functions of modern smartphones. The Portable Wireless Electronic Digital Rotary Te
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An Anti-Smartphone With a Rotary Designed and Built by Space Engineer Justine Haupt

Justine Haupt, a developer of astronomy instrumentation at Brookhaven National Laboratory, spent the last three years developing a device that strips away all of the non-phone functions of modern smartphones. The Portable Wireless Electronic Digital Rotary Telephone (aka Rotary Cellphone) does not have a touchscreen, menus, or other superfluous features. It fits in Haupt’s pocket, and it makes calls. The first version of Haupt’s anti-smartphone was made using a cellphone radio development board. More

In Alaska, rural living complicates access to Real ID

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - For many Americans, going to a state motor vehicle office can be a tedious time suck. For people who live in rural Alaska's vast patchwork of communities not connected by roads, just getting to a DMV can be a lengthy and pricey ordeal.
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In Alaska, rural living complicates access to Real ID

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - For many Americans, going to a state motor vehicle office can be a tedious time suck. For people who live in rural Alaska's vast patchwork of communities not connected by roads, just getting to a DMV can be a lengthy and pricey ordeal. Motor vehicle ...

Ivanka Trump in Abu Dhabi ahead of women's conference

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, where she met with women entrepreneurs and was to meet Abu Dhabi's crown prince. She was in Abu Dhabi ahead of the t
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Ivanka Trump in Abu Dhabi ahead of women's conference

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, where she met with women entrepreneurs and was to meet Abu Dhabi's crown prince. She was in Abu Dhabi ahead of the two-day Global Women’s Forum in ...

Enormous waves race across Atlantic, UK faces another storm

LONDON (AP) - Enormous waves churned across the North Atlantic on Saturday as Britain braced for a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding. Hundreds of flights were cancelled, and the Royal Navy joined the search for a missing man who wen
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Enormous waves race across Atlantic, UK faces another storm

LONDON (AP) - Enormous waves churned across the North Atlantic on Saturday as Britain braced for a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding. Hundreds of flights were cancelled, and the Royal Navy joined the search for a missing man who went overboard a boat. Hurricane-force winds of ...

Museum's founding director named Arab American of the Year

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - The founding director of the Arab American National Museum is being honored as the institution marks its 15th anniversary. Anan Ameri was named 2020 Arab American of the Year by ACCESS, of which the museum is part. Officials were planni
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Museum's founding director named Arab American of the Year

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - The founding director of the Arab American National Museum is being honored as the institution marks its 15th anniversary. Anan Ameri was named 2020 Arab American of the Year by ACCESS, of which the museum is part. Officials were planning to formally present the award to ...

Livestock disease found in elk in Montana's Ruby Mountains

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - State officials say the livestock disease brucellosis has been found in elk in southwestern Montana’s Ruby Mountains, the latest evidence that the disease continues to slowly spread among wildlife in the Yellowstone region. Two elk tes
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Livestock disease found in elk in Montana's Ruby Mountains

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - State officials say the livestock disease brucellosis has been found in elk in southwestern Montana’s Ruby Mountains, the latest evidence that the disease continues to slowly spread among wildlife in the Yellowstone region. Two elk tested positive for exposure to the disease during recent sampling by ...

Enormous waves race across Atlantic, UK braces for storm

LONDON (AP) - Enormous waves churned across the North Atlantic on Saturday as Britain braces for a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding that's already seen the army deployed to help out residents in northern England. Hurricane-force win
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Enormous waves race across Atlantic, UK braces for storm

LONDON (AP) - Enormous waves churned across the North Atlantic on Saturday as Britain braces for a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding that's already seen the army deployed to help out residents in northern England. Hurricane-force winds up to 80 knots (92 mph) and monster waves ...

Organizing archives is big job at Legacy of the Plains

GERING, Neb. (AP) - People are familiar with the history inside the exhibit hall at Legacy of the Plains, but few know of shelves, file cabinets and boxes full of frozen moments in time. “This is my favorite place in the world,” Barb Netherland said, look
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Organizing archives is big job at Legacy of the Plains

GERING, Neb. (AP) - People are familiar with the history inside the exhibit hall at Legacy of the Plains, but few know of shelves, file cabinets and boxes full of frozen moments in time. “This is my favorite place in the world,” Barb Netherland said, looking around the museum’s archive ...

China gymnastics team pulls out of WCup due to travel ban

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The Chinese gymnastics team entered into next week's World Cup in Melbourne has withdrawn from the event due to Australian government travel restrictions put in place to limit the coronavirus outbreak, organizers said on Saturday.
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China gymnastics team pulls out of WCup due to travel ban

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The Chinese gymnastics team entered into next week's World Cup in Melbourne has withdrawn from the event due to Australian government travel restrictions put in place to limit the coronavirus outbreak, organizers said on Saturday. The restrictions on foreign nationals travelling from China were introduced in ...

No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others' hands or holding them during prayers to preven
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No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others' hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the virus that ...

Japanese man who visited Hawaii confirmed with coronavirus

HONOLULU (AP) - A man who visited Hawaii was confirmed to have coronavirus when he returned home to Japan, Hawaii officials said Friday. Health officials were tracking down details about his travel in the Aloha State, including his flight information and peo
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Japanese man who visited Hawaii confirmed with coronavirus

HONOLULU (AP) - A man who visited Hawaii was confirmed to have coronavirus when he returned home to Japan, Hawaii officials said Friday. Health officials were tracking down details about his travel in the Aloha State, including his flight information and people with whom he had close contact. The ...

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