Leisure travel

Children watch as a military helicopter passes by the country's most famous beach resort island of Boracay, in central Aklan province, Philippines Wednesday, April 25, 2018, a day before the government implements its temporary closure. Thousands of workers will be affected when Boracay will be closed after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders its closure on April 26 for up to six months after saying the waters off its famed white-sand beaches had become a "cesspool" due to overcrowding and development. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
April 25, 2018 - 5:29 am
BORACAY, Philippines (AP) — Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island's famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte described the waters off Boracay as a "...
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April 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927. A private collector also claims to own the bat, and he's selling it at auction. PSA/DNA, one of the leading sports memorabilia...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2015 file photo, a high tide submerges a narrow causeway leading to the Mont Saint-Michel, on France's northern coast. Authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France on Sunday April 22, 2018, after a visitor apparently threatened to attack security services. (AP Photo) FRANCE OUT
April 22, 2018 - 12:47 pm
MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France (AP) — The Latest on the evacuation of a French tourist site due to security concerns (all times local): 3:20 p.m. France's Mont-Saint-Michel abbey has reopened after several hours of searching by police failed to locate a visitor who allegedly threatened French security...
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Police attend the scene of an evacuation at Mont Saint-Michel, on France's northern coast, Sunday April 22, 2018. Authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France after a visitor apparently threatened to attack security services. (Denis Surfys via AP)
April 22, 2018 - 6:52 am
MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France (AP) — French authorities evacuated tourists from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and were searching houses Sunday on the famed outcropping in the English Channel for a visitor who apparently threatened to attack security services. The exceptional and elaborate evacuation of...
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April 18, 2018 - 7:13 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi will open a $1 billion indoor Warner Bros. amusement park this July. Officials made the announcement on Wednesday at the Warner Bros. World park. It was built by the Abu Dhabi government-owned Miral Asset Management and encompasses 1.65 million...
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April 16, 2018 - 9:16 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A bison reserve in eastern Poland says seven young female animals are traveling to Spain to help boost a bison herd there. Michal Krzysiak, head of the Bialowieza National Park, says Monday that the bison — aged between 1 and 4 years old — have been put on trucks and were on...
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Jon Bon Jovi performs during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
April 15, 2018 - 12:18 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bon Jovi reunited onstage with former members for a powerful performance celebrating its admission into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the late icon Nina Simone was welcomed to the prestigious music club with show-stopping performances from Lauryn Hill and Andra Day. Bon...
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In this photo provided by David Bergman, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy shakes hands with Jon Bon Jovi during a dinner in Cleveland, on Friday April 13, 2018, the night before the band was to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Murphy issued a proclamation on Saturday April 14, naming the day “Bon Jovi Day” in New Jersey. (David Bergman via AP)
April 14, 2018 - 1:37 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Have a nice day? They did Saturday in New Jersey, where the governor declared it "Bon Jovi Day" in honor of the state's newest Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. Gov. Phil Murphy made the declaration hours before the platinum-selling New Jersey band was to be inducted into the...
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April 14, 2018 - 9:19 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati says it plans to celebrate the life of singer and activist Mavis Staples with one of the museum's highest honors. The center will present Staples with the Everyday Freedom Hero Award at a reception on Friday. Staples...
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April 13, 2018 - 9:02 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A pride of lions has been killed by suspected poisoning in one of Uganda's major protected areas, a wildlife official said Friday. Eleven lions were found dead in the popular Queen Elizabeth National Park, said Jossy Muhangi, a spokesman for the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The...
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