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FILE--In this Jan. 4, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama greets people on the tarmac before boarding Air Force One at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Honolulu as he travels back to Washington after his annual family vacation. A state Senate committee in Hawaii is calling for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
March 27, 2018 - 8:28 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A state Senate committee in Hawaii on Tuesday called for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously for a resolution requesting that the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts...
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FILE - This April 1, 2016 file photo shows one of Egypt's famed King Tutankhamun's golden sarcophagus displayed at his tomb in a glass case at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt. A nearly decade-long project to better protect and preserve Egypt's legendary tomb of King Tut is nearing completion. The Getty Conservation Institute of Los Angeles said Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the project has added a filtration system to keep out dust and humidity and a barrier to keep visitors from getting too close to the tomb's wall paintings. The effort was launched in 2009 by the institution, known worldwide for its conservation work, in collaboration with Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil,File)
March 27, 2018 - 5:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A nearly decade-long makeover of King Tut's tomb aimed at preserving one of Egypt's most important archaeological sites and also one of its most popular tourist attractions is close to complete, the Getty Conservation Institute of Los Angeles said Tuesday. The project has added a...
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March 27, 2018 - 11:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Emirati aviation official accused Qatar on Tuesday of allowing its military fighter jets to come dangerously close to a large airplane and a helicopter, allegations immediately denied by Doha amid an Arab boycott of the energy-rich Gulf nation. Speaking to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2016, file photo, Usher takes a selfie before the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, Calif. A Concert for Peace and Justice on April 27, 2018, with a lineup that includes Usher, Common, The Roots and Kirk Franklin has been announced for the grand opening of a memorial in Alabama to victims of lynching. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
March 27, 2018 - 7:55 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Concert for Peace and Justice with a lineup that includes Usher, Common, The Roots and Kirk Franklin has been announced for the grand opening of a memorial in Alabama to victims of lynching. WSFA-TV reports that the Equal Justice Initiative announced the lineup for the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, a woman leaves the Nipton Trading Post in Nipton, Calif. A Phoenix-based marijuana technology company bought the town of Nipton for $5 million with ambitious plans to turn its dusty, nearly deserted 80 acres into a pot-friendly resort destination just an hour outside Las Vegas. But the company announced earlier in March 2018 it has sold Nipton to Delta International Oil & Gas in a cash and stock deal worth about $7.7 million. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 26, 2018 - 8:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Could plans to turn an old California ghost town into a marijuana mecca be going up in smoke? Cannabis technology company American Green, which bought Nipton for $5 million last year, has sold it to another company for $7.7 million, acknowledging it struggled to raise the money...
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A person, who refused to give their name, checks a sign on the door of the Russian consulate office stating that the office is closed and not accepting any new passport applications in Seattle, Wash., Monday, March 26, 2018. The United States and more than a dozen European nations kicked out Russian diplomats on Monday and the Trump administration ordered Russia's consulate in Seattle to close, as the West sought joint punishment for Moscow's alleged poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain. (AP Photo/Eugene Johnson)
March 26, 2018 - 8:02 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to shutter the Russian consulate in Seattle displeased many Russian immigrants Monday, some of whom rushed to its offices in hopes of securing passports, visas and other important documents. One woman, who identified herself as a dual U.S.-Russian...
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A woman takes a picture of the cherry blossom at Chidorigafuchi in Tokyo, Monday, March 26, 2018. Japan's famous cherry blossoms have reached full bloom in Tokyo as spring-like weather descends on the nation's capital.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
March 26, 2018 - 5:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's famous cherry blossoms have reached full bloom in Tokyo as spring-like weather descends on the nation's capital. Crowds flocked Monday to popular spots in much of Japan to enjoy the sea of delicate pink and white blooms. Some laid down picnic sheets at Shinjuku Gyoen, a former...
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In this March 5, 2018 photo, a reminder of the original street name for Motolinia Street reads in Spanish: "Holy Spirit Street" with the date 1869 - 1928, hangs in downtown Mexico City. As the streets of Mexico's capital near their 500th birthday, two Mexican writers are trying to peel back the layers of change that have hidden their colorful history by placing plaques to give passers-by some description of famous past resident, notable events or the original street name. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)
March 26, 2018 - 12:07 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City has existed in one form or another since the Aztecs settled here in 1315, but the colonial city founded by the Spanish with a grid system of streets was born out of the bloody conquest of 1521. As those streets — among the oldest in the hemisphere — near their 500th...
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March 25, 2018 - 11:34 pm
Fast growing ridesharing, food delivery and financial services business Grab is acquiring Uber's Southeast Asian business operations The company said Monday that Uber will in turn take a 27.5 percent stake in Singapore-based Grab and its CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, will join Grab's board. Uber has been...
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In this March 7, 2018 photo, Nouf Alosaimi, a 29-year-old female Saudi dive instructor, waits in the water for Tamer Nasr, an Egyptian diving instructor to explore the waters off a sandy island in the Red Sea near King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia. Saudi has the longest coastline of any country along the Red Sea, and the kingdom's nascent tourism industry is betting on the clear, blue waters, coral reefs and idyllic islands off its western coastline to lure visitors from around the world. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
March 25, 2018 - 11:44 am
OFF THE COAST OF JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The sky is clear, the sun is shining, and the sea is a glimmering turquoise. Nouf Alosaimi is on a discovery dive around a small, sandy island in the Red Sea that's home to busy crabs and a few seagulls. Jellyfish float near the edge of the boat in...
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