In this Jan. 16, 2018 photo, employees clean oyster shells at the Dibba Bay Oyster Farm's harvesting and processing facilities, in Dibba, United Arab Emirates. The waters of the Persian Gulf have long been home to pearl oysters. Now, off the shores of the Fujairah, an emirate with a coastline that juts out into the Gulf of Oman, a new type of oyster is thriving -- the edible kind. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili).
February 14, 2018 - 1:33 am
FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The waters of the Persian Gulf have long been home to pearl oysters, providing a valuable mainstay to Arab tribes that subsisted off its trade before the discovery of oil pumped new life into the Arabian Peninsula. Now, off the shores of the United Arab...
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A man walks with his dog during the Society de Sainte Anne parade, on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 14, 2018 - 12:21 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Families camped out from early morning to catch beads and stuffed animals thrown from float riders. Revelers took to the streets in elaborate or funny costumes evoking Marie Antoinette, President Donald Trump and glamorous vampires. And amused bystanders took in the chaotic scene...
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A member of the walking club Mondo Kayo revels as they march and dance down the route of the Krewe of Zulu parade on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 14, 2018 - 12:10 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Mardi Gras (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The party is over in New Orleans as Mardi Gras comes to a close. Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, for many Christians a period of reflection or fasting ahead of Easter. On Fat Tuesday, the last day of revelry, thousands...
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Rescuers depart Timberline Lodge in a snow tractor on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Teams on Mount Hood were attempting to reach stranded climbers on the Hogsback. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 11:37 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on rescue at Oregon's Mount Hood (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Authorities say all climbers who had been stranded on Oregon's tallest mountain are safe. More than a half-dozen had been climbing near Mount Hood's peak on Tuesday when they encountered tumbling rocks...
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This photo provided by passenger Haley Ebert shows damage to an engine on what the FAA says is a Boeing 777 after parts came off the jetliner during its flight from San Francisco to Honolulu Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. The plane landed safely as emergency responders waited nearby. United Airlines spokeswoman Natalie Noonan says Flight 1175 made an emergency landing due to a mechanical issue. (Haley Ebert via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 8:55 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A United Airlines flight landed safely Tuesday in Honolulu after an engine cover came off during its flight from California, the airline said. "Our pilots followed all necessary protocols to safely land the aircraft," United said in a statement, adding that all passengers departed...
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This Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo by JC Arkham shows a Southwest Airlines jet with emergency slides deployed following Arkham's and his wife's evacuation from the plane at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif. An airport official says one of four emergency slides failed to deploy during a fire in the plane's auxiliary power unit just after pushback, and the malfunction did not hinder the evacuation. The fire was extinguished by the plane's fire suppression system. (JC Arkham via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 8:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small fire that broke out on a Southwest Airlines plane at a Southern California airport led to a confusing and sometimes chaotic evacuation, with some fearful travelers pushing each other to reach the exit, passengers said Tuesday. Lauren Barnett was sitting toward the back of...
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February 13, 2018 - 7:42 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the United Airlines flight that made an emergency landing after losing an engine cover while flying from California to Hawaii (all times local): 2:30 p.m. United Airlines says a flight landed safely in Honolulu after an engine cover came off during its flight from...
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February 13, 2018 - 7:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — An engine issue forced an Atlanta-bound plane to turn back and make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria. Delta Airlines says Flight 55 from Lagos to Atlanta, which took off around 10:50 p.m. local time Tuesday, returned to Lagos International Airport less than an hour later. The...
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This undated image taken from video and provided by Brand USA is from the new IMAX movie called "America's Musical Journey" and shows musician Aloe Blacc in New Orleans looking at a statue of the late Louis Armstrong. The movie premieres Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, and was produced by Brand USA, the agency that markets the U.S. to the rest of the world, along with MacGillivray Freeman Films. The movie follows Blacc as he travels around the U.S., learning about the musical heritage and genres of music associated with various cities. (Brand USA via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Can the appeal of America's music help reverse the downturn in international visitors coming to the U.S.? Brand USA, which markets U.S. tourism around the world, hopes so. The agency is behind a new IMAX movie called "America's Musical Journey" that premieres this week. The 40-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2016, file photo, Alex Carrillo Quito of Ecuador imitates the character Rocky Balboa from the 1976 movie "Rocky," on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 13, 2018 - 11:41 am
Winter had trespassed into spring the day I visited Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria, where Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp children sang and danced their way through "Do-Re-Mi." Snowflakes stuck to my nose and eyelashes and also found their icy way down my neck. Not that I cared. As a fan of...
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