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November 15, 2018 - 5:27 pm
HURON, S.D. (AP) — A pair of South Dakota turkeys will make their way to the nation's capital in the hopes of receiving presidential pardons and avoiding ending up as Thanksgiving dinner at the White House. Tourism officials in the birds' hometown of Huron paraded the turkeys around the city on...
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November 14, 2018 - 4:40 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Food safety officials are stressing the importance of proper handling and cooking practices amid a nationwide outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella found in raw turkey, with Thanksgiving approaching. The Centers for Disease Control last week said the number of reported illnesses...
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November 14, 2018 - 1:28 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Sand castles are coming to the Vatican. The Vatican said Wednesday its Nativity scene this year will be built from sand and sculpted by an international set of artists. About 700 tons of sand will be shipped to St. Peter's Square for the sculpture, which will be the centerpiece...
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Guests attend the wedding of Indian Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh at the Villa Balbianello in Lenno, Como lake, northern Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Wednesday’s nuptials at Villa Balbianello, a lakeside mansion featured in Star Wars and James Bond films, came on the fifth anniversary of the release of their first movie together. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
November 14, 2018 - 8:54 am
TREMEZZINA, Italy (AP) — Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are getting married at a villa on Italy's Lake Como that has screen credits of its own. Wednesday's ceremony at Villa Balbianello coincides with the fifth anniversary of the release of the couple's first movie together. The...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Diplo arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. MTV is expanding its live events business in the U.S. by acquiring the SnowGlobe Music Festival. The three-day New Year’s Eve festival takes place in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. This year’s lineup includes Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz and RL Grime headlining among more than 40 artists. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
November 12, 2018 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is expanding its live events business in the U.S. by acquiring the SnowGlobe Music Festival. The three-day New Year's Eve festival takes place in South Lake Tahoe, California. This year's lineup includes Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz and RL Grime headlining among...
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Members of radical right-wing groups light up flares during a march by tens of thousands of people and hosted by President Andrzej Duda that marked 100 years since Poland regained independence in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 11, 2018 - 3:29 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president, prime minister and other top political figures led an Independence Day march Sunday as part of a day of centenary celebrations, trailed by a huge crowd led by nationalist groups. More than 250,000 people marched in Warsaw to mark the 100th anniversary of...
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Workers prepare to raise the 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 72-foot tall, 12-ton Norway Spruce from Wallkill, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in New York. The 86th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremoN.Y. will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer)
November 10, 2018 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 LED lights as one of New York City's star holiday attractions — the gift of a same-sex married couple. The 72-foot-tall, 12-ton Norway spruce arrived on a flatbed trailer Saturday morning and was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Polish President Andrzej Duda, left, hands new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki the document of his appointment as head of government at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. Duda and Morawiecki will be among Polish government officials who will take part in a yearly march organized by nationalist groups on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
November 10, 2018 - 1:28 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government and the organizers of a yearly march organized by nationalist groups have agreed to hold a joint march on the 100th anniversary of Poland's rebirth as a state on Sunday. The announcement late Friday means President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Mateusz...
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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is hoisted by crane to a flatbed truck, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2018 in Wallkill, N.Y. It will be transported to Manhattan where it will be erected at Rockefeller Center this weekend. The 72-foot-tall (22-meter) Norway spruce will be lit in a televised ceremony on Nov. 28 and remain on display until Jan 7. (Patrick Oehler/Poughkeepsie Journal via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 4:53 pm
WALLKILL, N.Y. (AP) — The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has been cut down in upstate New York and is being readied for transport to Manhattan where it will be erected this weekend. Rockefeller Center's publicist says the 72-foot-tall (22-meter) Norway spruce was cut down Thursday morning at the...
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In this file photo taken Sept. 16, 2013, Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki attends a news conference in Warsaw, Poland. Poland's largest music publisher is commemorating the centennial of the country's independence by hosting concerts abroad that feature the work of modern Polish composers. The 11 concerts scheduled to take place on Sunday in foreign venues that include London, Melbourne and New York will highlight the music of composers such as Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, Wojciech Kilar and Krzysztof Penderecki. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 07, 2018 - 3:41 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's largest music publisher is commemorating the centennial of the country's independence by hosting concerts abroad that highlight the work of modern Polish composers. The 11 concerts — a number chosen to represent the Nov. 11 Independence Day — are scheduled to take...
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