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Brian Conlon, publican of Slattery's Bar on Capel Street in Dublin, pulls a pint on Good Friday, Friday March 30, 2018. Drinking establishments are open and serving alcohol _ thanks to recently legislation that overturned a ban in place since 1927 and took effect in the nick of time for thirsty locals and tourists. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 12:34 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — Guinness is flowing in Irish pubs on a Good Friday for the first time in 90 years. Lines of people were reported as pubs opened at 7 a.m. to serve alcohol, thanks to legislation that overturned the 1927 ban on pubs opening on Good Friday in time for thirsty locals and tourists. The...
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Maryjane Sazon, a 39-year-old beauty salon worker, grimaces as she gets nailed to the cross as part of Good Friday rituals in the village of San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines Friday, March 30, 2018. Sazon said she has joined the tradition for seven years in the hope of being cured of severe headache and nervous breakdown. Thousands of Filipino Roman Catholic devotees and tourists descended Friday on a farming village north of Manila to witness the crucifixion of several men in a reenactment of Jesus Christ's sufferings, a gory annual tradition church leaders frown upon. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
March 30, 2018 - 10:36 am
SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Seven Filipino Roman Catholic devotees, including a woman, were nailed to wooden crosses in a Good Friday reenactment of Jesus Christ's suffering that was watched by thousands of spectators but frowned upon by church leaders. Three devotees wearing crowns of...
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March 30, 2018 - 9:17 am
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — A century after World War I ended, discarded munitions from that and other wars continue to make their way onto beaches around the country. Items ranging from tiny fuses to full-scale mines are displaced by beach replenishment projects, sucked from the ocean floor and...
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In this March 20, 2018, photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, investigators examine a driverless Uber SUV that fatally struck a woman in Tempe, Ariz. The fatality prompted Uber to suspend all road-testing of such autos in the Phoenix area, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 6:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The family of an Arizona woman killed when struck by an autonomous Uber vehicle apparently has reached a settlement with the company. Cristina Perez Hesano, an attorney for the daughter and husband of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, disclosed no details and responded Thursday to...
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This Tuesday, March 27, 2018 photo released by HALO Trust shows a digger working at de-mining the land near the baptismal site of Jesus Christ, Qasr al Yahud, in the West Bank. Pilgrims seeking serenity during a visit to Jesus' traditional baptism site may be rattled by what greets them: thousands of land mines left over from dormant Mideast conflicts. But a new project is working to rid the West Bank site of the explosive devices, clearing away the relics of war that have blemished the sacred place for nearly five decades. (HALO Trust via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 12:50 pm
QASR EL-YAHUD, West Bank (AP) — Pilgrims seeking serenity during a visit to Jesus' traditional baptism site may be rattled to discover they are surrounded by thousands of land mines left over from dormant Mideast conflicts. But a project now underway plans to rid the West Bank site of the explosive...
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March 29, 2018 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A touring exhibition that explores the evolution of video games and features more than 100 playable games has landed in Philadelphia. "Game Masters " opens Saturday at The Franklin Institute and runs through Sept. 3. The exhibition is divided into sections that explore legendary...
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In this March 4, 2017, photo, tourists enjoy the popular Maya bay on Phi Phi island, Krabi province. Authorities have ordered the temporary closing of the beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" to halt environmental damage caused by too many tourists. (AP Photo/Rajavi Omanee)
March 29, 2018 - 4:08 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie. Maya Bay, on Phi Phi Leh island in the Andaman Sea, will be closed to all visitors for four months annually starting this June to allow for the recovery of the battered coral reefs...
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March 28, 2018 - 4:39 pm
PROSPECT, Va. (AP) — Carnival Cruise rolled into a small Virginia town this week on the hunt for a local teen and his coveted Snapchat handle @CarnivalCruise. The company surprised 15-year-old Darian Lipscomb at his Prospect, Virginia, home Tuesday night after peppering the town with signs asking "...
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FILE - In Jan. 19, 2009, file photo, a woman looks out of a window while visiting the National Civil Rights Museum located at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., on the nationwide holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The wreath marks the location where King was killed while standing on the balcony April 4, 1968. Travelers will find a variety of events and sites in Memphis and elsewhere honoring King's legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 28, 2018 - 11:13 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader's shocking murder on April 4, 1968, marked one of the most significant moments in U.S. history. The city's role in the...
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In this March 24, 2018 photo, tourists visit Viu Manent vineyard by horse-drawn carriage in Colchagua, Chile. The tourists have paid for a hands-on experience at Chile's harvest, which draws thousands of visitors each year. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
March 28, 2018 - 12:05 am
VALLE DE COLCHAGUA, Chile (AP) — Dozens of tourists armed with sharp scissors and donning dusty gloves and aprons walk through rows of green vines, hand-picking dark purple grapes that will be turned into Chilean wines enjoyed around the world. It's hard work under a scorching sun and the...
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