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This Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, Utah Jazz fan Welby Evangelista, 46, drinks a beer at Gracie's Bar and Restaurant, in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in the state capital launched a new website and video Monday titled, "There's nothing to do in Salt Lake" that features people enjoying drinks and food at popular breweries, bars, restaurants and sporting venues. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 03, 2017 - 11:18 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in...
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In this May 2, 2017, photo, Nepalese members of the Newar community pull the Rato Machindranath Chariot in Lalitpur, Nepal. The legend says that around the 7th century there was massive drought in the Kathmandu valley. It was believed that the arrival of the red deity would end the drought and bring back the rainfall. Hence then King Narendra Dev along with a priest and farmer travelled to what is now the Assam state in India and brought back Karunamaya, the god of compassion. It is popularly now known as Rato Machindranath. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
May 03, 2017 - 4:51 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The last time the five-story-high chariot crashed during Nepal's Rato Machindranath festival, participants knew something bad was coming. Months later, in February 2005, then-King Gyanendra seized absolute power, and the Himalayan nation was in the grip of political unrest,...
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May 02, 2017 - 8:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The historic meeting house where colonists gathered to begin challenging British rule in the years leading to the American Revolution and launched the Boston Tea Party has been damaged and closed to the public. Officials say the Old South Meeting House sustained accidental damage from...
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FILE- In this April 6, 2017, file photo provided by Amtrak, Amtrak workers do repairs on railroad tracks in a tunnel at New York's Penn Station. Rail travelers who have endured delays and cancellations prompted by equipment failures would face about six weeks of significant service disruptions this summer to accommodate repairs at Penn Station, the nation’s busiest rail station, under a plan proposed by Amtrak. Meanwhile, Democratic U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer’s office said Tuesday, May 2, that an agreement has been reached in Congress to boost funding for Amtrak to $1.495 billion for the coming fiscal year. (Amtrak via AP, File)
May 02, 2017 - 6:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rail travelers who have endured delays and cancellations prompted by equipment failures would face about six weeks of significant service disruptions this summer to accommodate repairs at Penn Station, the nation's busiest rail station, under a plan proposed by Amtrak. Meanwhile,...
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Rihanna attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition on Monday, May 1, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
May 02, 2017 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A thunderous drumbeat echoed through the cocktail reception at the Met Gala. Either an earthquake was hitting the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or the glittering assembly of guests was being called in to dinner. Hasan Minhaj, a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," was...
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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, left, prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 02, 2017 - 2:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House hearing on customer service at U.S. airlines (all times local): 2 p.m. An American Airlines executive is apologizing for an incident in which a male flight attendant upset a female passenger to the point of tears, then got into a heated confrontation with a...
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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, left, prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 02, 2017 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House hearing on customer service at U.S. airlines (all times local): 1 p.m. Some lawmakers — and frequent flyers — are expressing sympathy to airline executives who have been grilled by lawmakers at a hearing on problems with U.S. air travel. Democratic Rep. Lois...
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This image released by Matt Ross Public Relations shows Josh Groban during a performance of "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," in New York. The musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Chad Batka/Matt Ross Public Relations via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," a musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, which also saw nods for Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, Josh Groban, Danny DeVito and Cate...
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This image released by Boneau.Bryan-Brown shows, foreground from left, John Earl Jelks, Michelle Wilson, Johanna Day and Alison Wright during a performance of Lynn Nottage's play, "Sweat," at Studio 54 in New York. The play, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama on April 10, is a likely contender for a Tony Award for best play. Tony Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," a sung-through musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, which also saw nods for Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, Josh Groban, Danny...
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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, left, prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 02, 2017 - 11:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House hearing on customer service at U.S. airlines (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee is urging United Airlines and other carriers to use the notoriety of a passenger's removal from a United flight to make changes that...
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