Holidays

August 30, 2018 - 1:10 pm
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — In the three days between the opening two FedEx Cup playoff events, Tiger Woods took it easy at home with a little driving and putting. Only one golf club was involved. "Driving the car a lot," Woods said Thursday, a reference to taking his two kids to after-school activities...
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August 27, 2018 - 5:38 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish currency has again weakened against the dollar, as Turkey's markets resumed trading after a week-long religious holiday. The Turkish lira was down some 3.5 percent on Monday, trading at around 6.22 against the dollar. The currency has seen a sharp fall in value...
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Rohingya refugees perform ablution before offering Eid al Adha prayers at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in sprawling Bangladeshi camps are celebrating Eid al-Adha Wednesday amid festivity and confusion over whether they would ever be able to go back to Myanmar they fled amid violence and a massive crackdown. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 22, 2018 - 6:07 am
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees living in sprawling camps in Bangladesh celebrated the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on Wednesday, praying for better lives and wondering if they'll ever again celebrate at their homes in Myanmar. The calls to the faithful...
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Families leave their houses during a nearby clash between insurgents and security forces in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Gunmen besieged a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence service in Kabul on Thursday, police said, as the city's Shiite residents held funeral services for the victims of a horrific suicide bombing the previous day that left over 30 dead. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
August 18, 2018 - 1:01 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The leader of the Taliban said Saturday there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign "occupation" continues, reiterating the group's position that the 17-year war can only be brought to an end through direct talks with the United States. In a message...
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People dress in historical military costumes during an Armed Forces Day parade in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Poland's President Andrzej Duda voiced in a speech, that he hopes for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 15, 2018 - 10:33 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president voiced hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country, speaking as the nation put on a large military parade on its Armed Forces Day holiday Wednesday replete with tanks and people marching in historic uniforms. Poland is fearful of Russia's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2008 file photo, designer Kate Spade attends the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists event in New York. Andy Spade, the widower of Kate Spade, has returned to Instagram with a heartfelt dedication to the late fashion designer nearly two months after her death. He posted a photo late Monday, July 30, 2018, of a desert tree he and their 13-year-old daughter Bea decorated with Christmas lights and a tin foil star made out of cardboard, writing it was "like we do every Christmas." (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
July 31, 2018 - 5:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Spade, the widower of Kate Spade, has returned to Instagram with a heartfelt dedication to the late fashion designer nearly two months after her death. He posted a photo late Monday of a desert tree he and their 13-year-old daughter Bea decorated with Christmas lights and a tin...
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July 31, 2018 - 1:12 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — You won't have to travel to Hawkins, Indiana, to visit the Upside Down. Universal Studios' theme parks in Orlando, Los Angeles and Singapore are bringing the scary dimension from Netflix's "Stranger Things" to their Halloween Horror Nights. Each park will have a "Stranger...
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A Portuguese woman, who preferred not to give her name, sits at a Ryanair airline check-in desk after her flight to Pisa, Italy, was cancelled during the first of two days cabin crew strike at Adolfo Suarez-Barajas international airport in Madrid, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Low-cost airline Ryanair cabin crew are to stage a 48-hour strike July 25 and 26 in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 25, 2018 - 9:47 am
MADRID (AP) — Cabin crew workers for low-cost airline Ryanair went on strike Wednesday in four European countries over working conditions, forcing tens of thousands of passengers to make last-minute travel adjustments at the peak of the summer holiday season. Ryanair said the 50,000 customers...
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This Monday, July 16, 2018, photo provided by the American Dairy Association Mideast shows Ohio State Fair butter sculpture depicting the character Ralphie in bunny suit pajamas from "A Christmas Story" in the Dairy Products Building at The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair in Columbus, Ohio. This and other sculptures mark the 35th anniversary of the 1983 movie. The American Dairy Association Mideast says sculptors spent more than 400 hours creating the refrigerated display unveiled Tuesday, July 24, 2018, crafted from more than a ton of butter. (American Dairy Association Mideast via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 10:23 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The butter sculpture at this year's Ohio State Fair brings a bit of Christmas in July with a dairy display of key elements from the 1983 film "A Christmas Story," which was partly filmed in Cleveland. In addition to the traditional butter cow and calf, the sculpture unveiled...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2015 file photo, students follow a Tibetan-language lesson at the Lhasa-Beijing Experimental Middle School on the outskirts of Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in China. An official Chinese Communist Party newspaper says Tibetan children have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer 2018 school holidays. (AP Photo/Aritz Parra, File)
July 23, 2018 - 10:03 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Children in traditionally Buddhist Tibet have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays, an official Chinese Communist Party newspaper has reported. The Global Times quoted an education official in the regional capital of Lhasa as saying that...
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