Recreation and leisure

December 19, 2016 - 7:55 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Poker pro Phil Ivey and a companion must return more than $10 million they won from an Atlantic City casino while playing cards that were arranged in a certain way to give the players an edge. A federal judge had previously ruled Ivey and companion player Cheng Yin Sun...
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This undated image provided by The National WWII Museum, shows a photo Harold E. Ward presented to his girlfriend at the time as a gift. Executives with the New Orleans museum say creating a vast online digital collection of 9,000 existing oral and written histories will take longer than the war was fought - 10 years and $11 million dollars. First-person accounts of Pearl Harbor, the D-Day invasion, Germany’s surrender, Iwo Jima, Hiroshima and more will ultimately be online for researchers and the wider world to peruse. (Brian T. Ward/Courtesy of The National WWII Museum via AP)
December 17, 2016 - 11:38 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's D-Days — that is, digital days — at the National World War II Museum, with historians seeking to storm the internet and move thousands of first-person accounts of the fighting online. Executives at the National World War II Museum say creating a vast online collection of 9,...
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe gestures during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. McAuliffe announced a proposed $50 million settlement to resolve claims stemming from the release of mercury from the former E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) facility in Waynesboro, Virginia (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 15, 2016 - 8:59 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chemical giant DuPont will pay more than $50 million but admit no fault under a proposed environmental settlement after releasing toxic mercury for decades that made its way into Shenandoah Valley waterways, state and federal officials announced Thursday. The deal would resolve...
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December 15, 2016 - 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington said Thursday that they have issued a permit for the Women's March on Washington, a demonstration planned for the day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. The Metropolitan Police Department said it has issued a permit for the Jan. 21 march...
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe gestures during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. McAuliffe announced a proposed $50 million settlement to resolve claims stemming from the release of mercury from the former E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) facility in Waynesboro, Virginia (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 15, 2016 - 4:43 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chemical giant DuPont will pay more than $50 million but admit no fault under a proposed environmental settlement after releasing toxic mercury for decades that made its way into Shenandoah Valley waterways, authorities announced Thursday. The deal would resolve alleged...
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December 15, 2016 - 3:45 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chemical giant DuPont will pay more than $50 million but admit no fault under a proposed environmental settlement after releasing toxic mercury for decades into the Shenandoah Valley waterways, authorities announced Thursday. The deal would resolve state and federal litigation...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network, focusing on the "worst of the worst" offenders and partnering with outside fact-checkers to sort honest news reports from made-up stories that play to people's passions and preconceived notions. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 15, 2016 - 3:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network. It will focus on the "worst of the worst" offenders and partner with outside fact-checkers and news organizations to sort honest news reports from made-up stories that play to...
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December 15, 2016 - 4:47 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a vast trove of art which a German collector kept hidden from the world for decades can go to a Swiss museum as requested in his will. The Munich state court said Thursday that Cornelius Gurlitt's will is valid, rejecting a case brought by his cousin Uta...
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December 14, 2016 - 9:15 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A group of information technology workers laid off by Walt Disney World says they're the victims of national origin discrimination because they were fired and replaced by contractors from India. The 30 former IT workers sued Walt Disney Parks and Resorts on Monday in an Orlando...
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A model of the Capitol Building is displayed on a giant planning map during a media tour highlighting inaugural preparations being made by the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region for military and civilian planners, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at the DC Armory in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 14, 2016 - 1:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of inaugural planners planted themselves in front of a giant 60-by-40-foot floor map of Washington on Wednesday for a daylong rehearsal of how each moment of Inauguration Day 2017 will play out. These are not people who like surprises: They're looking to game out every...
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