Holidays

Flags fill the backpack of a members of the Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, as they place flags at headstone, in honor the nation's fallen military heroes during its annual Flags In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
May 26, 2018 - 4:35 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Rodney McGruder went home for Memorial Day weekend, for reasons that didn't include barbecues and beach time. He paid tribute to people he never met. The Miami Heat guard was part of an NBA contingent that volunteered to spend time in the Washington area with about 500 children who are...
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In a Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo, a sign posted at a trail leading into the national forest in Flagstaff, Ariz., tells the public no one is allowed in. Multiple areas of national forests around Arizona are closed because of extreme fire danger. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
May 26, 2018 - 1:23 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring's boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man's home until this week when the area was closed because of the escalating threat of...
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May 25, 2018 - 8:52 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season — was roiling parts...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2009 file photo, colored "Sweethearts" candy is held in bulk prior to packaging at the New England Confectionery Company in Revere, Mass. Four bidders are vying to buy the bankrupt manufacturer of Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and other iconic candies. A bankruptcy auction is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 23, 2018 - 5:45 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The bankrupt 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day got a sweet message from a rival Wednesday: BE MINE. Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. had the winning $18.83 million bid for the New England...
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This photo shows the public entrance to the Anchorage Correctional Complex on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Muslim inmates are suing state corrections officials, claiming that officials at the jail are providing them with inadequate nourishment as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
May 23, 2018 - 3:43 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Muslim inmates are suing state corrections officials, arguing that they are not provided adequate nourishment as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan at an Alaska jail. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations Legal Defense Fund. It...
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In this May 2, 2018 photo, boys play football at the sports and youth center in Mohamed Salah's hometown Nile delta village of Nagrig, Egypt. Residents boast of how the Liverpool winger has poured millions of pounds into the village, with the beneficiaries’ list including a school, a mosque, a youth center and a dialysis machine at a nearby hospital. His success as a footballer in Europe’s most attractive league has inspired many parents in Nagrig to send their children to soccer academies in the hope that maybe one day they can emulate his success. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
May 22, 2018 - 12:01 pm
NAGRIG, Egypt (AP) — The cafe began to fill up more than two hours before kickoff. By the time the match began, some 200 men and boys — some as young as five — huddled around two large TV screens at a cafe Mohamed Salah frequents when he's back visiting his village deep in Egypt's Nile Delta. Salah...
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May 18, 2018 - 2:48 pm
ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — Maine's Gov. Paul LePage is crediting a bicycle helmet for saving his life when he says he was hit by an uninsured driver last fall in Florida. LePage tells MaineToday Media that the impact cracked his helmet into two pieces and "sent me flying 40 feet." The crash exacerbated...
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Members of the Malaysian Islamic authority perform "Rukyah Hilal Ramadan," the sighting of the new moon to determine the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Muslims around the world will start observing Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar this week. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
May 16, 2018 - 6:30 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Last minute preparations are underway as Muslims around the world stocked up on groceries and dates Wednesday for evening meals to break dawn-to-dusk fasting during the month of Ramadan. Saudi Arabia and other Muslim-majority nations, like Egypt and Indonesia,...
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Charles Howell III follows his shot from the 16th tee, during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, May 11, 2018, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 15, 2018 - 6:33 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jay Monahan might have been overly ambitious when he said he hoped to have next year's PGA Tour schedule ready to announce at The Players Championship. The commissioner is not in a big rush, and there remain a few moving parts. And it goes beyond finding a title...
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President Donald Trump arrives for an event about prescription drug prices in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 13, 2018 - 1:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is paying tribute to his late mother, Mary MacLeod, in a Mother's Day video posted to his Twitter account. Trump says, "So much of what I've done and so much of what I've become is because of my mother. I miss her a lot." The video doesn't mention first lady...
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