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In this Dec. 12, 2017, photo, Park Young-ae, 60, owner of Young Hoon Restaurant, arranges dog meats at her restaurant in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Just weeks before the Olympics, a culture clash is taking place in Pyeongchang, and it's only partly about the anticipatory jitters before a swarm of foreigners arrives. There's a strain of unease as the government, desperate to measure up to an Olympic host city image, pushes for change in an indebted, aging backwater that relies on tourism and fisheries with no real industrial base. Park said "I have been selling dog meat for decades. It is really difficult for me to change my menu just because of the Olympics." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 26, 2018 - 2:01 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Just weeks before the Olympics, an unusual culture clash is taking place in Pyeongchang, and it's only partly about the anticipatory jitters in this remote, mountainous region before a swarm of foreigners arrives. Excitement is mixing with a strain of unease as the...
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In this photo taken on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, visitors drive past a restaurant now occupying the former building the Olympic anti-doping laboratory in Sochi, Russia. The building at the center of a doping scandal which rocked the 2014 Winter Olympics now hosts a bar and restaurant cashing in on its notoriety amid a tourism boom. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)
January 14, 2018 - 10:55 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Would you drink a sample from the Sochi doping lab? The building at the center of a Russia doping scandal that rocked the 2014 Winter Olympics now hosts a restaurant celebrating its notoriety amid a tourism boom. Former lab director Grigory Rodchenkov has testified to doping...
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Justin Thomas drives from the 17th tee during the first round of the Sony Open golf tournament Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
January 13, 2018 - 5:08 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Charles Howell III was eating breakfast in his hotel when the restaurant at the Kahala started buzzing. Everyone had their phones. Everyone received the same push alert. "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." "All the alarms went...
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November 20, 2017 - 8:27 am
New York is home to 51 ski resorts, the most of any state in the nation, and its three state-run ski areas have undergone several upgrades since last season. At Belleayre, the Catskill Mountain region's first high-speed gondola will be unveiled in December. At Gore Mountain in North Creek, more...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Jimmie Johnson greets fans during driver introductions prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va. Johnson was chasing a record championship this year, he didn't put his philanthropic efforts on hold. Johnson spent portions of this year's NASCAR season raising money for local schools and donating time and funds to hurricane assistance. He's a finalist for the Comcast Community Champion of the Year, which will be announced Thursday prior to NASCAR's championship weekend. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
November 15, 2017 - 4:34 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson won't win a record eighth championship this year. He could wind up as NASCAR's charitable champion, though. Johnson came up short in his bid to make Sunday's championship-deciding race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he won his seventh title a year ago. As...
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RETRANSMISSION TO REMOVE AMOUNT OF MONEY - This Sept. 16, 2017 photo provided by Brianne Bueno shows the home of Beatrice and Dominique Gerard, which was damaged by flooding during Hurricane Harvey In Angleton, Texas. Bueno, Gerards' granddaughter, helped organize a raffle on Facebook in which her family gave away two World Series tickets they had bought in order to raise money to help repair the Gerard's home. The fundraising effort was one example of the economic boost the Astros' run to a World Series championship provided to local families and businesses in the wake of Harvey. (Brianne Bueno via AP)
November 02, 2017 - 10:31 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros' victorious World Series run has not only given an emotional boost to a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. It has provided an economic lift as well. And for one Houston family, the journey to a championship led to a financial opportunity that will help...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Kieren Duncan (85) is tacked by Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman (50) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Chicago. Freeman says he saved a man who was choking by performing the Heimlich maneuver at a Texas airport on Sunday, July 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
July 24, 2017 - 12:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman saved a man from choking at a Texas airport over the weekend. Freeman tells the Chicago Tribune ( http://trib.in/2vPjxr8 ) that he was eating at a restaurant in the Austin airport while awaiting a flight to Chicago on Sunday when he...
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June 19, 2017 - 6:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Fans are sure to sample delicious food in Russia at the Confederations Cup, but chances are it'll be from Georgia. It's not southern soul food, though. The Georgia in question is an ex-Soviet country of just under 4 million people in the Caucasus region whose rich and hearty food and...
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Bob Wolf poses with a Nashville Predators jersey Friday, June 2, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. The need for secrecy finally is at an end and he's ready to share his tale of the Predators' original catfish caper with the NHL hockey franchise on hockey's biggest stage. Wolf says the idea to toss a catfish grew from a discussion at Wolfy's during the Predators' inaugural season. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
June 02, 2017 - 4:41 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Detroit Red Wings fans have their octopi. The Panthers' faithful in Florida had the "rat trick." Nashville? The Predators have catfish, the Southern staple that has become a beloved badge of honor fans delight in throwing onto the ice for good luck. Who started Music City's...
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This Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, Utah Jazz fan Welby Evangelista, 46, drinks a beer at Gracie's Bar and Restaurant, in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in the state capital launched a new website and video Monday titled, "There's nothing to do in Salt Lake" that features people enjoying drinks and food at popular breweries, bars, restaurants and sporting venues. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 03, 2017 - 11:30 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in...
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