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FILE - In this Thursday, May 11, 2017, file photo, Funky Monkey Toys store owner Tom Jones plays with a fidget spinner in Oxford, Mich. Fidget spinners were among the most searched topics on Google in 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
December 13, 2017 - 3:05 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside." These were some of the people, topics and memes that trended to the top of Google searches in 2017. The...
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Military school students wait to dance during their annual ball in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. The ball attracts the youth from all over Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
December 12, 2017 - 3:38 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow's International Kremlin Cadet Ball is a picture of discipline, pomp and splendor. Girls in billowing dresses twirl across the dance floor, immaculately dressed young men line the hall in orderly rows, and teachers bark out orders, trying to get their students to keep time...
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December 11, 2017 - 8:33 am
Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas. Hanukkah begins Tuesday night and lasts for eight days. If you're traveling or vacationing during the holiday,...
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In this Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 photo, Justin and Amanda Held with two of their three goats in Grand Rapids, Ohio. The couple, who say their three goats have helped ease the husband's depression, have been ordered once again to get rid of them. The Held's were told during a court hearing Friday in Bowling Green, they must remove the animals from their property for a misdemeanor zoning violation to be dismissed. (Jeremy Wadsworth/The Blade via AP)
December 09, 2017 - 12:08 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio couple who say their three goats have helped ease the husband's depression has been ordered once again to get rid of them. The Blade reports that Justin and Amanda Held were told during a court hearing Friday in Bowling Green they must remove the animals from...
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In this Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, photo, evangelical preacher Franklin Graham speaks in front of audience in Hanoi, Vietnam. More than 10,000 Vietnamese have filled up a stadium in a rare Christian evangelistic event led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, who says he wants the communist government to consider Christians its best citizens. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
December 08, 2017 - 11:05 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — More than 10,000 Vietnamese filled up a stadium in a rare Christian evangelistic event led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, who said he wants the communist government to consider Christians its best citizens. Despite sweeping economic reforms over the past 30 years that made...
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This Nov. 30, 2017 photo, shows densely built apartment buildings and steep hills that are common in Amman, Jordan. A shiny new high-tech utopian city is planned to rise from Jordan's bleak desert over the next three decades, potentially rivaling the capital of Amman, a congested, increasingly unwieldy metropolis of 4 million people. Critics say it's often more efficient to address problems in existing cities and that new city projects tend to be risky endeavors. (AP Photo/Lindsey Leger)
December 08, 2017 - 3:46 am
MADOUNEH, Jordan (AP) — A shiny new city is to arise from Jordan's desert over the next three decades, potentially rivaling the kingdom's capital of Amman, a rapidly growing and increasingly unwieldy metropolis of 4 million people. Announcing plans for what it portrays as a high-tech utopia, Jordan...
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In this Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, photo, Luke Byerly tends to his 14-year-old beagle, Robbie, during a break at Byerly's job as a technician at a veterinary clinic in east Denver. Byerly is using CBD, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana, oil to treat the dog's arthritis. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 07, 2017 - 6:04 pm
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They're selling well. "The 'Up and Moving' is for joints and for pain," he explains. "The 'Calm and Quiet' is for real anxious dogs, to take away that anxiety." People...
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December 07, 2017 - 8:31 am
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — The city of Naples, often in headlines because of its garbage woes and mafia violence, is celebrating international recognition of its tastier side. UNESCO on Thursday added the art of the Neapolitan pizza maker, or "pizzaiuolo," to its list of "intangible cultural heritage of...
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This image provided by the Pantone Color Institute shows the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018, called "Ultra Violet." The color experts at the Carlstadt, New Jersey-based Pantone say the deep purple shade was chosen to evoke a counterculture flair, a grab for originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking. Ultra Violet follows Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year, "Greenery." (Pantone Color Institute via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 6:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — What we have here in 2017 is a heap of chaos and disruption. What we need in 2018? The Pantone Color Institute thinks whatever that might be will come in the deep purple hue of "Ultra Violet," its color of the year revealed Thursday. The color wasn't chosen because it's regal,...
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FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, an employee poses with Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" on display at Christie's auction rooms in London. The rare painting of Christ, which that sold for a record $450 million, is heading to a museum in Abu Dhabi. The newly-opened Louvre Abu Dhabi made the announcement in a tweet on Wednesday, Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
December 06, 2017 - 9:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ that sold in New York for a record $450 million (380 million euros) is heading to a museum in the United Arab Emirates. The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi made the announcement Wednesday. The 500-year-old painting is called "Salvator Mundi,"...
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