Recreation and leisure

Police investigate the scene of a multiple shooting at The Jacksonville Landing, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, during a video game competition in Jacksonville, Fla. A gunman opened fire Sunday during an online video game tournament that was being livestreamed from the mall, killing multiple people and sending many others to hospitals, authorities said. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 9:12 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman opened fire Sunday at an online video game tournament as it was being livestreamed from a Florida mall, killing two people and then fatally shooting himself in an attack that sent several others to hospitals, authorities said. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams...
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Men dressed in WWI uniforms march during a parade, part of a reconstruction of the WWI battle of Verdun, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Verdun, eastern France. Hundreds of volunteers from 18 countries gathered in the French town Verdun as part of a string of events to mark the centenary of the end of World War One, with re-enactors dressed in period soldiers’ uniforms bringing to life a big military encampment in the town. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
August 26, 2018 - 7:44 am
VERDUN, France (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers from 18 countries have gathered in the northeastern French town of Verdun to keep alive the memory of those who fought under appalling conditions in World War I. Re-enactors dressed in soldiers' uniforms brought to life a big military encampment in the...
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In this Aug. 30, 2014 photo, a couple stands inside a love sculpture at Burning Man on the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev. The #MeToo movement is making its way to Burning Man which begins Aug. 26-Sept. 3, 2018. Organizers are reminding attendees that just because the counterculture festival in the Nevada desert is known for occasional nudity and kinky landmarks like the "Orgy Dome," it doesn't mean it’s a free-for-all when it comes to touching or non-consensual sex. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 7:45 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The #MeToo movement is making its way to Burning Man. Organizers are reminding attendees that just because the counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert is known for occasional nudity and kinky landmarks like the "Orgy Dome," it doesn't mean it's a free-for-all when it comes...
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August 22, 2018 - 9:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Complex and inflexible U.K. visa rules are deterring international artists from coming to Britain and robbing U.K. audiences of the chance to see global talent, leaders of several major arts festivals said Wednesday. This summer the WOMAD world music festival and the Edinburgh...
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This Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, photo shows a box of Nabisco Barnum's Animals crackers on the shelf of a local grocery store in Des Moines, Iowa. Mondelez International says it has redesigned the packaging of its Barnum’s Animals crackers after relenting to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 21, 2018 - 9:55 am
After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free. Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, has redesigned the packaging of its Barnum's Animals crackers in response to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA, which...
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Rescuers work at the Raganello Gorge in Civita, Italy, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. At least eight people were killed when heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers in the southern region of Calabria, Italy's civil protection agency said. The dead included four men and four women. The head of civil protection in Calabria, Carlo Tansi, told Sky TG24 that 12, including a 10-year-old boy, were brought to safety in the flash flood in the Raganello Gorge, a popular hiking spot. The boy was among six people who were injured. (Francesco Capitaneo/ANSA via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 2:50 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy's civil protection agency says the death toll in a flash flood that swept away hikers in a narrow gorge in the southern region of Calabria has risen to 10. At least three others are missing, too. Authorities on Tuesday said 23 people have been saved from flooding in the Raganello...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo two surfers share a wave at the Mavericks surf spot off Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 that he signed a bill making surfing the official state sport. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez,File)
August 21, 2018 - 1:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Let's go surfing now, everybody's learning how," the Beach Boys have been telling us in song since 1962. And if you haven't started listening by now — and you live in California — perhaps it's time you did. On Monday surfing became the official sport of California. So grab a...
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Law enforcement with S.C. Department of Natural Resources take pictures of the site where authorities say Cassandra Cline was dragged into a lagoon by an alligator and killed while trying to save her dog on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Cline was walking the dog along a residential area of Sea Pines Resort when she was attacked, state and local officials said. (Drew Martin/The Island Packet via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 5:54 pm
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A woman who often walked her dog near a golf course lagoon across the street from her vacation home was killed Monday by an alligator that dragged her into the greenish water at a private resort on the South Carolina coast. Authorities said 45-year-old Cassandra...
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A young girl enjoys the surf at Seabrook Beach, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Seabrook, N.H. Authorities in New Hampshire say two swimmers caught in riptides on Sunday have died. Rip currents, sometimes referred to as riptides, are narrow channels of water that move as fast as 8 feet a second and occur at any beach with breaking waves. Anyone caught in them is advised to swim parallel to shore to escape their pull. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 20, 2018 - 5:47 pm
SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — One moment, Matt Tomaszewski was enjoying a sunny day at the beach with his family. The next, he was running to the ocean with his paddleboard to try to save the lives of six swimmers caught in a rip current. He was among numerous good Samaritans and others who sprang into...
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August 20, 2018 - 1:42 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy's civil protection agency says at least five people have been killed when a rain-swollen river flooded a gorge in the southern region of Calabria. The Italian news agency ANSA reported Monday that 12 people were brought to safety in the flash flood. It was unclear how many people...
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