Posts Tagged Recreation and leisure

On the road to find the world’s funniest person

This undated photo provided by The Laugh Factory shows comedian Nitin Mirani from the United Arab Emirates. Mirani one of several comics featured in a competition known as the Funniest Person in the World. (AP Photo/The Laugh Factory)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they’d been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.

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Tens of thousands expected for Detroit marathon

A runner stops to shoot the Detroit skyline with her phone during the Detroit marathon Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Detroit. The marathon weekend included races of a variety of lengths, besides the 26.2 mile marathon. An estimated 27,000 people participated last year. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals)  DETROIT NEWS OUT;  NO SALES

DETROIT (AP) — A cross country coach from Milford High School has won the men’s division of the Detroit marathon, while an ex-Grand Valley State distance runner has taken the women’s title.

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Shaun White bringing action sports to Rose Bowl

This photo provided by BZA shows Shaun White during a press conference at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. White is bringing a two-day festival featuring action sports, music, fashion, art and food to the Rose Bowl on Feb. 21-22, 2015. The Olympian announced Friday that he will participate in snowboarding and skateboarding exhibitions at Air + Style, which White will host and produce through his own company. (AP Photo/BZA, Michael Zito)

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Shaun White is bringing a two-day festival featuring action sports, music, fashion, art and food to the Rose Bowl on Feb. 21-22.

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Tim Russert office exhibit opens at Buffalo museum

In this Feb. 26, 2008, file photo, NBC's Tim Russert speaks to the crowd during a debate between Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., in Cleveland. An exhibit honoring the late Russert is opening, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. The exhibit titled “Inside Tim Russert’s Office,” will be on display at the Buffalo History Museum. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An exhibit honoring the late Tim Russert is opening in the hometown of the long-time moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US

In this Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 photo, a visitor to the Bowers Museum walks past a row of bronze masks, in Santa Ana, Calif. "China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui" includes more than 100 ancient pieces, some never seen outside China. The exhibit will remain at the Bowers until March 15, 2015, after which they will move to Houston's Museum of Natural Science. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — When the mysterious people of China’s Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why.

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