Outdoor recreation

Elaine and Jack Hulgan pose for a portrait after riding out the hurricane in their attic, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cantonment, Fla. Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, as the storm's remnants continued to dump heavy rains inland that spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 17, 2020 - 3:14 pm
CANTONMENT, Fla. (AP) — The firetrucks and rescue vehicles kept passing her house even after Elaine Hulgan, 76, wrote “IN ATTIC HELP” on the front door. So Hulgan's 84-year-old husband resorted to his best emergency signal: an ear-splitting whistle. The noise rose above the din, and a firefighter...
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Team Brad Hall, Lawrence Taylor, Luke Dawes and Greg Cackett of Britain arrive the finish area during the four-man bobsled race at the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
September 15, 2020 - 1:05 pm
This season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships were awarded Tuesday to Altenberg, Germany, and moved out of Lake Placid, New York, because of concerns across many winter sports about the coronavirus pandemic and potential travel complications for those coming to North America. The...
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President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a media briefing in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 10, 2020 - 5:08 pm
CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire state health commissioner said Thursday that there have been no cases of the coronavirus linked to President Donald Trump’s rally two weeks ago, and only one person who attended another large event - Motorcycle Week in Laconia - has since tested positive. About 1,...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo, guests at the Disneyland Resort visit the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom has relaxed coronavirus restrictions in five more counties. The announcement on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, means the state has now eased restrictions for more than 8 million people living in three of the state's most populous counties — San Diego, Orange, and Santa Clara. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
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September 09, 2020 - 8:14 pm
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Country health officials have walked back some Halloween rules just a day after issuing orders that would have restricted trick-or-treating and other Halloween traditions because of the coronavirus pandemic. The county Department of Health initially said Tuesday that trick...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, elephants roam in the Hwange Game Reserve in Zimbabwe. An environmental group in Zimbabwe has applied to the country's High Court, Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020, to stop a Chinese firm from mining coal in the park which hosts one of Africa's largest populations of elephants. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/File)
September 09, 2020 - 8:07 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s government says it has banned mining in its national parks, but an environmental group that had taken court action to stop the development of a coal mine in an elephant-rich park said on Wednesday that it will insist on “more than just words.” Reports that a...
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September 03, 2020 - 1:38 pm
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, N.H. (AP) — A 16-year-old from New Hampshire successfully swam across the English Channel, completing a 33-mile (53-kilometer) swim she called an “adventure.” Vera Rivard, of Springfield, left Dover in the United Kingdom in the morning and arrived on a beach near Calais,...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, actor Dwayne Johnson poses for photographers at the premiere of the "Rampage," in London. Johnson will host and Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson will perform on a globally broadcast concert calling on world leaders to make coronavirus tests and treatment available and equitable for all. The advocacy organization Global Citizen and the European Commission announced Monday, June 22, 2020 that Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Concert will air on June 27. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
September 02, 2020 - 10:00 pm
LOS ANGELES -- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he and his family tested positive for the coronavirus. Johnson announced their diagnosis in an 11-plus minute video on Instagram on Wednesday. The actor says he was shocked after hearing their positive tests. He called the ordeal “one of the most...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2020 file photo, people congregate at One-Eyed Jack's Saloon during the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D.. Hundreds of thousands of people attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota from Aug. 7 to 16. Minnesota health officials reported Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, that a man in his 60s who attended the rally died from COVID-19. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves File)
September 02, 2020 - 2:55 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Minnesota man who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota last month has died from COVID-19, Minnesota health officials reported on Wednesday. The death is the first reported from the biker rally that drew hundreds of thousands of people. Infections linked...
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French Prime Minister Jean Castex attends a press conference on the situation on the COVID-19 in France, Thursday Aug. 27, 2020 in Paris. The virus is now actively circulating in about a fifth of France's regions, the government said, urging new local restrictions to avoid another national lockdown. Despite the resurgence, the government is pushing ahead with plans to reopen all French schools next week, and to welcome workers back to their jobs after summer vacations blamed for spreading the virus. (Christophe Archambault, Pool via AP)
August 27, 2020 - 8:56 am
PARIS (AP) — The virus is actively circulating in about 20% of France’s regions and masks will now be required for everyone in Paris — but the government is determined to reopen schools next week, get workers back on the job and kick off the Tour de France cycling race on Saturday. Showing a map of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to then-Gov.-elect Kristi Noem, R-S.D., during a meeting at White House ,in Washington. From the earliest days of the pandemic, Trump called on governors to "liberate" residents, reopen schools and get businesses back to normal. No governor followed that advice more closely — and with more attention-seeking fervor — than South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci File)
August 26, 2020 - 11:42 am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — From the earliest days of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump called on governors to “liberate” residents, reopen schools and get businesses back to normal. No governor followed that advice more closely — and with more attention-seeking fervor — than South...
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