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Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted, but gloom remains - the annual Carnival parade of flamboyant samba schools won’t be held in February. And while the decision
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Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted, but gloom remains - the annual Carnival parade of flamboyant samba schools won’t be held in February. And while the decision is being characterized as a postponement ...

Virus delays Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the pandemic. Rio’s League of Samba Schools, LIESA, announc
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Virus delays Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the pandemic. Rio’s League of Samba Schools, LIESA, announced that the spread of the coronavirus has made it impossible ...

Groups decry proposal to roll back Alaska forest protections

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to exempt the country’s largest national forest from a ban on timber harvests and road building in roadless areas, a move conservation groups denounced Thursday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture,
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Groups decry proposal to roll back Alaska forest protections

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to exempt the country’s largest national forest from a ban on timber harvests and road building in roadless areas, a move conservation groups denounced Thursday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, under which the Forest Service falls, announced Thursday the upcoming ...

Park IDs hunter killed by grizzly bear in Alaska as Ohio man

COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) - The hunter killed by a grizzly bear last weekend in a remote part of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve was identified Thursday by park officials as a 22-year-old man from Ohio. The death of Austin Pfeiffer lat
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Park IDs hunter killed by grizzly bear in Alaska as Ohio man

COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) - The hunter killed by a grizzly bear last weekend in a remote part of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve was identified Thursday by park officials as a 22-year-old man from Ohio. The death of Austin Pfeiffer late Sunday was the first recorded fatal ...

Auction of Vin Scully's memorabilia tops $2 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Items from the personal collection of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully sold at auction for over $2 million, including World Series rings from the Dodgers' championships in 1955 and 1988. Each ring sold for $188,000 during online bidding
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Auction of Vin Scully's memorabilia tops $2 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Items from the personal collection of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully sold at auction for over $2 million, including World Series rings from the Dodgers' championships in 1955 and 1988. Each ring sold for $188,000 during online bidding that ended Wednesday, according to David Hunt, ...

Las Vegas Review-Journal wins NPA’s general excellence award

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Press Association released its complete list of 2020 award winners on Thursday and recognized the Las Vegas Review-Journal for its general excellence award in its urban category. Its reporter Arthur Kane and photographer L.
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Las Vegas Review-Journal wins NPA’s general excellence award

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Press Association released its complete list of 2020 award winners on Thursday and recognized the Las Vegas Review-Journal for its general excellence award in its urban category. Its reporter Arthur Kane and photographer L.E. Baskow were named the outstanding journalists and visual journalists ...

Shelters of People Experiencing Houselessness Are Photographed within Affluent Residences to Demonstrate Inequality

Whether opulent or minimalist in style, the houses that Jana Sophia Nolle photographs are displays of wealth. Plush rugs cover hardwood, hardback editions line built-in bookshelves, and tall windows reach from floor to ceiling. Even the stark rooms with few s
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Shelters of People Experiencing Houselessness Are Photographed within Affluent Residences to Demonstrate Inequality

Whether opulent or minimalist in style, the houses that Jana Sophia Nolle photographs are displays of wealth. Plush rugs cover hardwood, hardback editions line built-in bookshelves, and tall windows reach from floor to ceiling. Even the stark rooms with few sculptures and seats signify a choice, rather than a necessity, and demonstrate the ability to furnish a room with just significant objects. Within these residences, though, Nolle reconstructs a contrasting shelter to illuminate a growing disparity. More

Park identifies hunter killed by bear in Alaska as Ohio man

COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) - The hunter killed by a grizzly bear last weekend in a remote part of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve was identified Thursday by park officials as a 22-year-old man from Ohio. The death of Austin Pfeiffer lat
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Park identifies hunter killed by bear in Alaska as Ohio man

COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) - The hunter killed by a grizzly bear last weekend in a remote part of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve was identified Thursday by park officials as a 22-year-old man from Ohio. The death of Austin Pfeiffer late Sunday was the first recorded fatal ...

Colorful, Geometric Stitches Embolden Black-and-White Photographs of Historical Figures and Cultural Icons

When Victoria Villasana (previously) lays a long stitch on a vintage photograph, she’s connecting the pattern or geometric shape to a piece of history, culture, or philosophy. The Mexican artist transforms found black-and-white images of cultural icons
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Colorful, Geometric Stitches Embolden Black-and-White Photographs of Historical Figures and Cultural Icons

When Victoria Villasana (previously) lays a long stitch on a vintage photograph, she’s connecting the pattern or geometric shape to a piece of history, culture, or philosophy. The Mexican artist transforms found black-and-white images of cultural icons and historical figures through vibrant embroideries. Turquoise fibers radiate from Nelson Mandela’s fist, a gold, chevron collar lines Chadwick Boseman’s shirt, and Yayoi Kusma sports a multicolor garment with varying dots and stripes. More

Lufthansa to try out pre-flight corona tests on routes to US

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - German airline Lufthansa says it will test the practice of offering on-the-spot coronavirus tests before boarding intercontinental flights in an attempt to find a way to get long-haul passengers flying again. The airline said Thursda
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Lufthansa to try out pre-flight corona tests on routes to US

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - German airline Lufthansa says it will test the practice of offering on-the-spot coronavirus tests before boarding intercontinental flights in an attempt to find a way to get long-haul passengers flying again. The airline said Thursday it was working with partners in the pharmaceutical industry to obtain ...

Financially hurting Hawaii candy maker offers vendors a deal

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) - A financially hurting Hawaii candy maker known for a memorable slogan is trying to shore up its business by offering a deal to vendors as the company faces difficulties because of the coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout. Hawaiian H
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Financially hurting Hawaii candy maker offers vendors a deal

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) - A financially hurting Hawaii candy maker known for a memorable slogan is trying to shore up its business by offering a deal to vendors as the company faces difficulties because of the coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout. Hawaiian Host Inc. has asked vendors to settle invoices with ...

Mirrored depot will open Dutch museum's storage to public

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - All the paintings, sculptures and other works that grace museums and galleries around the world are the visible tip of a huge art iceberg. Most of the institutions only have space to exhibit a fraction of their collections, meani
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Mirrored depot will open Dutch museum's storage to public

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - All the paintings, sculptures and other works that grace museums and galleries around the world are the visible tip of a huge art iceberg. Most of the institutions only have space to exhibit a fraction of their collections, meaning the majority of the art is locked ...

Revealing Struggles and Joy, Expressive Portraits Are Superimposed onto Watercolor Foliage

Spanish artist Àngela Maria Sierra, who works as Riso Chan, explores the human psyche through subtly layered foliage. “I always imagine that they are someone’s soul, what we don’t see, our nature,” Sierra says of the delicate botanica
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Revealing Struggles and Joy, Expressive Portraits Are Superimposed onto Watercolor Foliage

Spanish artist Àngela Maria Sierra, who works as Riso Chan, explores the human psyche through subtly layered foliage. “I always imagine that they are someone’s soul, what we don’t see, our nature,” Sierra says of the delicate botanical assemblages that she overlays onto her subjects’ faces and torsos. Each portrait begins with a focus on texture and pattern as the artist paints clusters of twigs and leaves with watercolor. She then scans those botanical elements and uses Procreate to superimpose the figure onto the original piece. More

Measure and Middle

Exploring our ‘new normal’ with a tender and stoic eye, Ingmar Björn Nolting’s delicate vignettes of daily life take us on a journey around Germany during the Covid-19 crisis.
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Measure and Middle

Exploring our ‘new normal’ with a tender and stoic eye, Ingmar Björn Nolting’s delicate vignettes of daily life take us on a journey around Germany during the Covid-19 crisis.

Hidden History Weekend starts Friday in West Virginia

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) - Southern West Virginia's hidden history will be highlighted during an event this weekend. The 12th annual Hidden History Weekend runs Friday through Sunday. The National Park Service says the free event is at New River Gorge National R
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Hidden History Weekend starts Friday in West Virginia

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) - Southern West Virginia's hidden history will be highlighted during an event this weekend. The 12th annual Hidden History Weekend runs Friday through Sunday. The National Park Service says the free event is at New River Gorge National River, the National Coal Heritage Area, Hinton Historic ...

2 scholars, said to be banned, had no China travel planned

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Two Australian scholars reportedly banned from China said Thursday they had no intention of traveling there for fear for their personal safety. The Chinese Communist Party’s English-language newspaper Global Times cited unidentifi
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2 scholars, said to be banned, had no China travel planned

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Two Australian scholars reportedly banned from China said Thursday they had no intention of traveling there for fear for their personal safety. The Chinese Communist Party’s English-language newspaper Global Times cited unidentified sources in reporting the two had been banned from entering China but did not ...

Another mountain lion found dead on California freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Another mountain lion was found dead Wednesday on a Southern California freeway, prompting autthorities to say it was likely the latest of nearly two dozen cougars who have been struck while trying to cross roads that ring their territory.
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Another mountain lion found dead on California freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Another mountain lion was found dead Wednesday on a Southern California freeway, prompting autthorities to say it was likely the latest of nearly two dozen cougars who have been struck while trying to cross roads that ring their territory. The mountain lion was found dead on ...

Back to work: NBA's non-Disney clubs start team workouts

Kevin Love was back on the court in Cleveland. Karl Anthony-Towns got to work in Minnesota and his old coach started to mold his new team in New York. After six months without one, it felt so good for some NBA teams to practice again that even Allen Iverson m
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Back to work: NBA's non-Disney clubs start team workouts

Kevin Love was back on the court in Cleveland. Karl Anthony-Towns got to work in Minnesota and his old coach started to mold his new team in New York. After six months without one, it felt so good for some NBA teams to practice again that even Allen Iverson might've ...

Original 9 trailblazers stood for tennis equality in 1970

NEW YORK (AP) - Billie Jean King and eight other women of the “Original 9” are celebrating the 50th anniversary of signing $1 contracts and breaking away from the U.S. tennis establishment to form the Virginia Slims circuit in 1970. It helped launch the W
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Original 9 trailblazers stood for tennis equality in 1970

NEW YORK (AP) - Billie Jean King and eight other women of the “Original 9” are celebrating the 50th anniversary of signing $1 contracts and breaking away from the U.S. tennis establishment to form the Virginia Slims circuit in 1970. It helped launch the WTA Tour, which now offers millions ...

MIMOSA: An Optimistic Collection of Temporary Installations Take Over Philadelphia’s Navy Yard

An eclectic array of installations recently popped up at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, transforming the historic neighborhood into a temporary wonderland teeming with quirky characters, large-scale interventions, and optimism. A life-size piñata shaped lik
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MIMOSA: An Optimistic Collection of Temporary Installations Take Over Philadelphia’s Navy Yard

An eclectic array of installations recently popped up at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, transforming the historic neighborhood into a temporary wonderland teeming with quirky characters, large-scale interventions, and optimism. A life-size piñata shaped like a 1984 Thunderbird is parked on 12th Street, cross-stitched roses trail across the brick facade of Building 99, and a typographic message casts shadows on a pavilion in a call for hope. Officially titled Mystery Island and the Marvelous Occurrence of Spontaneous Art, or MIMOSA, the entirely outdoor exhibition includes work from seven artists DAKU (previously), Justin Favela (previously), Kid Hazo with South Fellini, Reed Bmore, Liesbet Bussche, and Raquel Rodrigo (previously). More

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

HELSINKI (AP) - Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers. Four d
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Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

HELSINKI (AP) - Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers. Four dogs of different breeds trained by Finland’s Smell Detection Association started ...

Paris police briefly evacuate Eiffel Tower after bomb threat

PARIS (AP) - Paris police briefly evacuated the Eiffel Tower and blockaded the surrounding area Wednesday after a phone-in bomb threat. All tourists inside the monument were evacuated after an anonymous caller phoned police Wednesday morning and said a bomb h
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Paris police briefly evacuate Eiffel Tower after bomb threat

PARIS (AP) - Paris police briefly evacuated the Eiffel Tower and blockaded the surrounding area Wednesday after a phone-in bomb threat. All tourists inside the monument were evacuated after an anonymous caller phoned police Wednesday morning and said a bomb had been placed inside the tower, according to an official ...

Sri Lanka to offer livestreams from wildlife parks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lankan authorities announced Wednesday that they will offer livestreams from the island nation's wildlife parks, in a move to help revive a tourism industry that has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. The government's To
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Sri Lanka to offer livestreams from wildlife parks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lankan authorities announced Wednesday that they will offer livestreams from the island nation's wildlife parks, in a move to help revive a tourism industry that has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. The government's Tourism Promotion Bureau said livestreaming will initially cover four national ...

Group sues Austrian govt over ski resort virus outbreak

VIENNA (AP) - An Austrian consumer protection group said Wednesday it has filed four civil lawsuits against the country's government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine ski resort that has been blamed for thousands of infections worldwi
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Group sues Austrian govt over ski resort virus outbreak

VIENNA (AP) - An Austrian consumer protection group said Wednesday it has filed four civil lawsuits against the country's government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine ski resort that has been blamed for thousands of infections worldwide during the early phase of the pandemic. The chairman ...

Paris police barricade Eiffel Tower after bomb threat

PARIS (AP) - Paris police have blockaded the area around the Eiffel Tower after a phone-in bomb threat. Police cars and tape surrounded the streets below the tower and the bridge stretching across the Seine River to Trocadero Plaza. Some tourists were still w
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Paris police barricade Eiffel Tower after bomb threat

PARIS (AP) - Paris police have blockaded the area around the Eiffel Tower after a phone-in bomb threat. Police cars and tape surrounded the streets below the tower and the bridge stretching across the Seine River to Trocadero Plaza. Some tourists were still walking in the area, but it was ...

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