Posts Tagged Recreation and leisure

JFK returns to old look in new collectors’ coins

A newly-stamped gold coin of President John F. Kennedy is examined at the U.S. Mint at West Point on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. Kennedy is getting a new look on the new coin that is being made by the mint to mark the 50 years since the slain president debuted on a half-dollar. (AP Photo)

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors’ coins.

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4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

In this July 18, 2013 file photo, Karl Zingh, of San Diego, makes his way through the crowd during Day 2 of Comic-Con International in San Diego. Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, pop-culture fans are flocking to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con. The four-day festival celebrating comic books, costumes and other popular arts kicks off with a preview Wednesday night, July 23, 2014, and goes full force Thursday at the San Diego Convention Center. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.

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Alligator season catches on in Mississippi

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Alligator hunting season has become one of the hottest sports in Mississippi.

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Pain of Atlantic City casino closings far-reaching

This Feb. 29, 2012 file photo shows the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino and Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, left back, in Atlantic City, N.J. The rapid disintegration of Atlantic City's casino market might be an early indicator of what could happen in other parts of the country that have too many casinos and not enough gamblers. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — With three more of Atlantic City’s 11 casinos threatening to close by September, nearly 8,000 workers and their families will be affected. But the impact of the closings will be felt far beyond their kitchens.

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Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild

This photo provided by courtesy of Mattel, Inc. shows the "Hot Wheels Life-Sized Darth Vader Car." When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Mattel, Inc., Jeffrey Moustache)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky’s the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel’s dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport.

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