Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Culture

In this May 11, 2014 file photo, a Saudi woman seen through a heart-shaped statue walks along an inlet of the Red Sea in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.

BY AYA BATRAWY DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi woman has been arrested for defying the kingdom’s strict dress code by walking around in a miniskirt and crop ...
In this April 23, 2017 photo, Andrea Kittle, of Albuquerque, N.M., tries out a vintage Smith Corona electric typewriter at a "type-in" in Albuquerque. "Type-ins" are social gatherings in public places where typewriter fans test different vintage machines.

BY RUSSELL CONTRERAS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Typewriter enthusiasts gather at an Albuquerque restaurant to experiment with vintage Smith Coronas. Fans in Boston kneel in a city square and type ...
In this Sunday, April 23, 2017, file photo, visitors arrive at the fairgrounds to attend the High Times Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino, California.

BY JOHN ROGERS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Put this in your pipe and smoke it. High Times, the magazine that for decades has been the go-to bible for backyard pot ...
In this Dec. 10, 2016, file photo, supporters of LGBT and human rights wave rainbow flags during a rally supporting a proposal to allow same-sex marriage in Taipei, Taiwan, on the World Human Rights Day. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

BY JOHNSON LAI and CHRISTOPHER BODEEN TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — In a first for Asia, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, punctuating a yearslong campaign ...
In this undated photo provided by Sahar Nasief, Nassief, right, poses with her mother Naila Mohammed Saleh Nasief, center, and daughter Lubna Jamjoom, while wearing blue wrist bands that say in Arabic, "I am my own guardian," In Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. (Sahar Nasief via AP)

BY AYA BATRAWY DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — First she’s in the hands of her father, then she moves to her husband. Often, she ends up under the power ...
Brides and grooms, from left to right, run away from a giant flower ball as a part of an adventure-themed wedding ceremony in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, on the eve of Valentine's Day. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

BY JESSE J. HOLLAND WASHINGTON (AP) — More and more Americans are marrying people of different races and ethnicities, reaching at least 1 in 6 newlyweds in 2015, the highest ...
In this July 9, 2016 file photo, girls jump from a diving platform into the Geneva Lake and enjoy sunny and warm weather, in Villeneuve, Switzerland. After nearly 90 years, women can legally swim topless in Geneva’s lake and Rhone River without running the risk of a fine. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP,file)

BY JAMEY KEATEN GENEVA (AP) — Who needs St. Tropez? A glitzy Swiss city is allowing women to swim topless now, too. Geneva’s regional council, modifying a ban that predated ...
A woman shows the photo she took of a man holding dumplings during a community gathering ahead of the Chinese lunar new year at a village on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BY NOMAAN MERCHANT LIUMINYING VILLAGE, China (AP) — Four men in traditional yellow costumes bang large drums to announce the start of the New Year’s Eve banquet in Liuminying village. ...
In this file photo taken Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, an elephant walks through the bush at the Southern African Wildlife College on the edge of Kruger National Park in South Africa. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, FILE)

BY CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA JOHANNESBURG (AP) — China says it plans to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 in a move designed to curb the mass slaughter ...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, file photo, a flower nearly ready for harvest sits atop a mature marijuana plant at the Pioneer Production and Processing marijuana growing facility in Arlington, Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

BY DAVID CRARY NEW YORK (AP) — A record high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks before voters ...
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