Sunday, April 30, 2017

Culture

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 ...
Jeffrey Quilter, Director at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, poses in front of reproduction of a Peruvian Decapitator God, at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.

BY PHILIP MARCELO CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — As one of the world’s oldest museums dedicated to anthropology turns 150, it’s undergoing some big changes to showcase its significant role in ...
In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, photo, Shavonne Henry, left, poses with her husband, Michael Henry, while playing the computer game "Civilization," at their apartment in Vancouver, Wash. Nearly half of all Americans aged 18 to 30 have nothing in retirement savings and no access to a traditional pension, according to a survey.

BY STAN CHOE NEW YORK (AP) — Young Americans with even just $1 saved for retirement are ahead of the pack. Forty-eight percent of all Americans aged 18 to 30 ...
This photo provided by JPMorgan Chase shows a likeness of the bank's newest credit card, the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card.

BY KEN SWEET NEW YORK (AP) — The demand has been so overwhelming that the manufacturer ran out of raw material in just a few days. Enthusiasts extol its virtues ...
In this Dec. 31, 2013 file photo, employees tends to marijuana plants at a grow house in Denver.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to descend on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to smoke pot for the annual 4/20 celebration, the unofficial marijuana holiday that ...
Figures in ritual dresses, 600-900 AD, are displayed at the exhibition 'The Maya – Language of Beauty at the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum in Berlin, Monday, April 11, 2016.

BY GEIR MOULSON BERLIN (AP) — Sculptures celebrating the human body, precious jewelry, animals from frogs to jaguars and depictions of deities are going on show in Berlin in an ...
In this June 21, 2005 file photo, skateboarders participate in an international "Wild in the Streets" event to raise awareness of the skateboarding community in Love Park in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Skateboarders in Philadelphia are feeling the love from Love Park now that the mayor has temporarily lifted a ban on skating there until it closes for renovations. ...
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