Posts Tagged Recreation and leisure

Judge halts New Jersey’s sports betting plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.

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Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

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NYC museum plans Basquiat exhibition

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Museum plans an exhibition on graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL’ BAH’-skee-aht) that includes eight rarely seen notebooks filled with his handwritten texts and sketches.

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Museum show tells story of father-son collection

This Oct. 22, 2014 shows curator Jo Briggs looking at a wall of paintings at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore that’s part of a new installation called “From Rye to Raphael.” The show, opening Sunday, tells the story of William Walters and his son Henry, who amassed a collection of everything from antiquities to fine art. The Walters’ fortune came from rye whiskey, railroads and banking. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

BALTIMORE (AP) — William Walters made a fortune in rye whiskey, railroads and banking in the 19th century, and along the way he also developed a passion for collecting art and antiquities. His son Henry was an avid collector, too, and built a memorial to his father in Baltimore to display their treasures.

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New Jersey files defense of sports betting effort

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Claims that New Jersey’s plan to allow legal sports gambling violates federal law are meritless, the state wrote in a court filing in response to efforts by four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA to stop gambling from beginning this weekend.

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