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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, Demonstrators burn flares and wave Polish flags during the annual march to commemorate Poland's National Independence Day in Warsaw, Poland. Thousands of nationalists marched in Warsaw on Poland's Independence Day holiday, taking part in an event that was organized by far-right groups. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 07, 2018 - 11:26 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The mayor of Warsaw banned a march that radical Polish nationalists planned on the centennial of Polish independence, saying Wednesday she made the decision due to security concerns and to curb "aggressive nationalism." Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz said she wanted to put a...
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Hugh Hales-Tooke, a friend of victim Nicholas Cleves, kneels during a moment of silence during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Hudson River Park bike path attack, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in New York. A year ago a terrorist drove a truck along the path, killing eight people and injuring eleven.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 31, 2018 - 6:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As a jittery New York celebrates Halloween on Wednesday, city officials are taking heat for botching a ceremony meant to honor victims of last year's deadly truck attack. A last-minute invitation to the ceremony make it so one victim's mother couldn't attend, her friend, Hugh Hales-...
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This photo obtained from Facebook posted on June 26, 2017, shows a selfie of Vishnu Viswanath, right, and his wife Meenakshi Moorthy at Skydive Santa Barbara in Lompoc, Calif. The Indian husband and wife who fell to their deaths from Taft Point, a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park, were apparently taking a selfie, the man's brother said Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (Vishnu Viswanath/Facebook via AP)
October 30, 2018 - 10:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — She was a self-described "adrenaline junkie," and he took "wow-worthy photos" of the couple posing at the edge of cliffs and jumping from planes that appeared on social media and a travel blog that attracted thousands of followers. In one post at the Grand Canyon this spring,...
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Japanese Princess Ayako, center right, dressed in traditional ceremonial robe, and groom Kei Moriya, center left, arrive at Meiji Shrine for their wedding ceremony in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Japan's Princess Ayako married Moriya, a commoner in a ritual-filled ceremony Monday at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine.(Kyodo News via AP)
October 29, 2018 - 1:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Princess Ayako married a commoner in a ritual-filled ceremony Monday at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine. Ayako and groom Kei Moriya were shown on national news walking slowly before guests at the shrine. The wedding took place in one of the pagoda-like buildings in the shrine complex and...
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Native American protesters stand outside the Phoenix office of Yandy.com, a retailer of "sexy Native American" costumes on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. For some ethnic and racial groups, Halloween has long been haunted by costumes that perpetuate stereotypes and instances of cultural appropriation. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)
October 26, 2018 - 5:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — NBC talk show host Megyn Kelly's comments about blackface on Halloween have reinvigorated a debate over costumes that cross racial lines and what's appropriate at a time when diverse movie and TV characters like "Black Panther" have become hugely popular. The issue has reverberated...
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October 26, 2018 - 10:27 am
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Just in time for Halloween, a rare "corpse flower" that gets its nickname from its putrid smell is expected to bloom next week at Dartmouth College's greenhouse. Named Morphy, the titan arum is native to Sumatra's equatorial rainforests and has a long, pointy stalk with a skirt...
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October 25, 2018 - 12:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The ghost of Toys R Us is haunting Sears suppliers. Since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Sears Holdings Corp. has been trying to convince suppliers to keep shipping it merchandise by touting the $300 million in financing it has secured so that its business can continue operating...
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This image released by NBC shows Kristin Chenoweth, left, and Idina Menzel from the Halloween-themed TV special "A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years On Broadway," airing on NBC on Oct. 29 at 10pm ET. Chenoweth and Menzel were original stars of the Broadway production. (Eric Liebowitz/NBC via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 11:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years ago, one of the top films in the land was "Finding Nemo" and Shania Twain played the Super Bowl halftime show. 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" was a hit album and a couple of witches-to-be took over Broadway. The musical "Wicked" shook off some tepid reviews to roar...
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Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly leaves after a hearing in the Arapahoe County Courthouse, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Centennial, Colo. Kelly was arrested early Tuesday, Oct. 23, on suspicion of criminal trespass in Englewood, Colo. The Broncos waived Kelly on Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool)
October 24, 2018 - 6:24 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Chad Kelly's short stint as the Denver Broncos' backup quarterback is over, and his former teammates and ex-coaches are trying to ignore the distraction of his dismissal while keeping him in their thoughts. The Broncos waived the second-year pro Wednesday, a day after he was...
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October 23, 2018 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Target will be offering for the first time two-day shipping with no minimum purchase this holiday, raising the stakes in the delivery wars during the busiest shopping season of the year. The offer, announced Tuesday, will start Nov. 1 and end Dec. 22. It's part of the retailer's...
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