Recreation and leisure

This May 8, 2019, photo shows hypodermic needles, needle caps, cotton swabs and other drug paraphernalia removed from Atrisco Park, home of the Atrisco Valley Little League, in Albuquerque, N.M. The little league park is fighting a battle against discarded syringes with attached hypodermic needles amid the region’s outgoing opioid epidemic. (Jim Thompson/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
May 19, 2019 - 12:20 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Little League park is fighting a battle against discarded syringes with attached hypodermic needles amid the region's outgoing opioid epidemic. Atrisco Park, home of the Atrisco Valley Little League, in Albuquerque is racing to clean up syringes littering...
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In this photo taken Monday, May 13, 2019, a sign for Sonoita stands in the heart of southeastern Arizona where owners of wineries and other small tourism operations worry that the Rosemont Copper Mine proposed to be built in the nearby Santa Rita Mountains could harm their businesses with mining trucks rumbling down scenic state highway 83 that runs past the range. Native American tribes are seeking an injunction to halt work on the copper mine project they say will desecrate burial and other sacred sites in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)
May 19, 2019 - 10:30 am
SONOITA, Ariz. (AP) — Scenic State Highway 83 gently curves through southeastern Arizona's wine country, past waves of blond grass dotted with orange-tipped ocotillo plants before the dark Santa Rita Mountains loom into view. The Milepost 44 pullout offers a panorama of the range in the Coronado...
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Lisa Sasaki, the director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, poses for a photograph in front of the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2019. On May 18, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center launches a $25 million fundraising drive for permanent gallery space on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with a glitzy party in Los Angeles full of celebrities and politicians.. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 18, 2019 - 10:51 am
The Smithsonian's initiative on documenting Asians in America started humbly enough two decades ago, with a borrowed exhibit in a borrowed museum wing and a tiny staff. There was a National Museum of the American Indian attached to the Smithsonian, and progress was being made toward a museum on the...
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FILE - This Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows a van decorated with "Woodstock or Bust" at the original Woodstock Festival site in Bethel, N.Y. The Woodstock 50 festival is back on after a court on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 rebuffed an ex-investor’s effort to cancel the anniversary extravaganza. But organizers will have to do without some $18 million, at least for now. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
May 17, 2019 - 3:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival are signaling progress toward resolving a financial crunch after a falling-out with backer Amplifi Live. The festival announced Friday that investment bank Oppenheimer & Co. has signed on as a financial adviser to pull money together...
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This May 15, 2019 image taken from video shows Haechan of the K-pop group NCT 127 taking a selfie with a baby pudu at the Los Angeles Zoo. Fans of the group donated money to name the baby pudu after Haechan. This week, the human Haechan got to meet his namesake, snapping selfies with the little deer at his enclosure. (AP Photo/Jerry Nulty)
May 16, 2019 - 3:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A member of the K-pop group NCT 127 has finally met his deer doppelgänger. The human Haechan (HECH'-ehn) met the baby pudu at the Los Angeles Zoo on Wednesday, months after fans of the group donated money to name the tiny animal after the star. During the visit, Haechan snapped...
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May 16, 2019 - 11:49 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in Indianapolis has reached its goal of raising $1.5 million to acquire and begin renovations on a building to serve as its permanent home. The museum announced Wednesday that it met a deadline for the fundraising effort. The museum's founder...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Kodak Black arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Rapper Kodak Black is due in Miami federal court on weapons charges that prevented him from performing last weekend at the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival, around which several violent incidents occurred. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2019 - 11:40 am
MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal weapons charges that prevented him from performing last weekend at the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival, around which several violent incidents occurred. U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres also granted the 21-year-old Black...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide, Kami Rita, 48, waves as he arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal. Rita has scaled Mount Everest for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world's highest peak. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
May 15, 2019 - 1:11 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sherpa climber Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world's highest peak. Rita reached the summit with other climbers Wednesday morning and all of them were reported to be safe, said...
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FILE - This Feb. 17, 2006 file photo shows the international border line made up of bollards: irregular, concrete-filled steel poles, seperating Mexico, left from the United States, in the Organ Pipe National Monument near Lukeville, Ariz. The federal government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a this national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to government documents and environmental advocates. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday waived environmental and dozens of other laws to build more barriers along the southern border. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
May 14, 2019 - 6:09 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates. The Department of Homeland Security on...
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In this Feb. 16, 2019, photo, Jay Foreman, CEO of Basic Fun!, poses for a photo at Toy Fair New York 2019, in New York. For many Americans, President Donald Trump's trade war may soon get very real. Foreman says Trump's proposed tariffs on toys imported from China could hurt his business. (Andrew Kelly/AP Images for Basic Fun!)
May 14, 2019 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For many Americans, President Donald Trump's trade war may soon get very real. His administration is preparing to extend 25% tariffs to practically all Chinese imports not already hit with duties, including toys, sneakers, shirts, alarm clocks, toasters and coffeemakers. That's...
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