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Visitors view a 1906 trunk, displayed as part of the "Volez, Voguez, Voyagez," Louis Vuitton exhibit, in the former American Stock Exchange building, in New York Financial District, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. The luxury French brand, founded in the mid-19th century, is telling its story with a free, museum-like exhibition of artifacts, products and immersive displays. The exhibition is on view at the American Stock Exchange Building in Lower Manhattan until Jan. 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 07, 2017 - 3:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As travel changed, so did luggage. That's the story told by an elaborate exhibition about Louis Vuitton, the luxury luggage and fashion brand. The exhibition, free to visit and on display in Lower Manhattan through Jan. 7, is called "Volez, Voguez, Voyagez," which means fly, sail,...
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November 07, 2017 - 7:09 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is hoping tourists will pursue happiness. New welcome signs with the slogan "Pennsylvania. Pursue Your Happiness" are going up on the state's interstates and major highways. They'll be replacing ones that have been in place since 1997. The first of the 37 signs...
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People pass through a security checkpoint on Staten Island before the start of the New York City Marathon Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
November 05, 2017 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Under the watchful eye of an extremely heavy police presence, crowds of spectators turned out Sunday to cheer on the runners taking part in the New York City Marathon just days after a truck attack killed eight people in lower Manhattan. In Brooklyn, where runners made their way...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2016, photo, a sign is shown near Blanding, Utah. The rural Utah city, one of the last "dry" communities in the Mormon-majority state, will ask voters Tuesday whether to allow beer and wine sales in town for the first time in more than 80 years. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
November 05, 2017 - 9:44 am
BLANDING, Utah (AP) — The rural Utah city of Blanding, one of the last "dry" communities in the Mormon-majority state, will ask voters Tuesday whether to allow beer and wine sales in town for the first time in more than 80 years. The southeastern city of about 3,500 people has seen an influx of...
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A framed photo of Narcisco Eguia, the great grandfather of Associated Press reporter Russell Contreras, sits in the Hurricane Harvey-damaged building of the Houston Hispanic civil rights group Sociedad Mutualista Obrera Mexicana on Sept. 25, 2017. Eguia helped found the group in 1930. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
November 05, 2017 - 8:27 am
HOUSTON (AP) — I returned to the city of my birth a few weeks ago, to a place that had drowned after a monster storm brought more than a year's worth of rain and sent its bayous and reservoirs overflowing. Hurricane Harvey had long left Houston, but its legacy lived on — in the ashy floors of Aunt...
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A man walks a snow covered road near Soda Springs, Calif., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. A light snow fell in the upper elevations of the Sierra Nevada overnight, with up to 2 feet of snow forecast to fall in elevations above 8,000 feet and at least a foot of snow is expected in Donner and Tioga passes and other areas above 6,000 feet and up this weekend, forecasters said. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 04, 2017 - 2:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on snow and rain falling in California's Sierra Nevada (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Snow is falling in the Sierra Nevada and the far north is seeing a few inches of rain as a storm sweeps through California. But the fire-ravaged wine country is mostly dry. Even so,...
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November 04, 2017 - 10:49 am
NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Officials have ruled the deaths of NASCAR driver Ted Christopher and an 81-year-old pilot in a Connecticut plane crash an accident. The medical examiner's office said Thursday the September deaths of 59-year-old Christopher and the plane's pilot, Charles Dundas, were...
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Equipment is airlifted by helicopters to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) in Lysefjorden near Stavanger, Norway, Friday Nov. 3, 2017, in preparation for filming of a new Mission Impossible movie. The Pulpit rock rises 600 meters above the fjord and is a major tourist attraction, and the next Mission Impossible film is slated for release next year. (Carina Johansen/NTB scanpix via AP)
November 04, 2017 - 7:45 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Technical equipment to shoot "Mission: Impossible 6" is being helicoptered in to southern Norway's most famous tourist attraction — which means the site is being temporarily closed off for visitors. Cameras are to be rolling Tuesday through Thursday at the Preikestolen (...
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A man walks a snow covered road near Soda Springs, Calif., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. A light snow fell in the upper elevations of the Sierra Nevada overnight, with up to 2 feet of snow forecast to fall in elevations above 8,000 feet and at least a foot of snow is expected in Donner and Tioga passes and other areas above 6,000 feet and up this weekend, forecasters said. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 04, 2017 - 3:03 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Snow began dusting the ski slopes and peaks of the Sierra Nevada and rain fell on the far northern reaches of California. Both were expected to go from drizzling to pounding as the weekend continues. Snow plows and other snow-removal equipment were parked on roads in the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2015 file photo, fish swim over a patch of bleached coral in Hawaii's Kaneohe Bay off the island of Oahu. Nearly half of the Hawaii's coral reefs were bleached during heat waves in 2014 and 2015 and fisheries close to shore are declining, a group of scientists told state lawmakers. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
November 03, 2017 - 3:05 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly half of Hawaii's coral reefs were bleached during heat waves in 2014 and 2015 and fisheries close to shore are declining, a group of scientists told state lawmakers. The scientists from the Nature Conservancy briefed the lawmakers on Thursday about what they called an...
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