Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: Recreation and leisure


  • America celebrates Fourth with parades, hot dogs, cold beer

    The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music. Here are …


  • On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

    BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis’ most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of …


  • Church of England appoints first female bishop

    LONDON (AP) — The Church of England on Wednesday named the first female bishop in its 500-year history, promoting saxophone-playing, soccer-loving vicar Libby Lane to bishop of Stockport. The announcement …


  • French ex-hostage identifies captor in Syria

    PARIS (AP) — A French journalist held hostage for months by extremists in Syria says one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Brussels …


  • World War I: the war that inspired innovative art

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 1914, with the war in Europe just two weeks old, Henry James knew that something had been lost forever. “Black and hideous …


  • Victim recounts Southern California shark attack

    MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man who was attacked by a great white shark off a Southern California beach is describing how quickly a routine swim turned into a …


  • Spain’s famed bull run festival begins in Pamplona

    PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of revelers crammed into the main square and adjacent narrow streets of northern Pamplona on Sunday for the start of Spain’s famed San Fermin running …


  • 23 injured during stampede at Spanish bull run

    PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The penultimate bull run of Spain’s San Fermin festival left at least 23 people injured Saturday, when thrill-seekers fleeing the beasts were crushed at the narrow …


  • Snowstorm hits Rockies, heads to Midwest

    DENVER (AP) — A storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow in the Rocky Mountains is heading east and is forecast to bring the first major winter …


  • Winter storm moves through Rocky Mountains

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A winter snow storm moved through the Rocky Mountain region Tuesday as many people prepared for the start of their holiday travels. The storm could …


  • Man accused in Ore. mall shooting wanted to travel

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — To police and witnesses, Jacob Tyler Roberts was a gunman on a mission, shooting numerous rounds from a semiautomatic rifle as he stalked through a Portland …


  • Man accused in Ore. mall shooting wanted to travel

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — To police and witnesses, Jacob Tyler Roberts was a gunman on a mission, shooting numerous rounds from a semiautomatic rifle as he stalked through a Portland …


  • Americans finding dozens of ways to mark 12-12-12

    A Michigan sixth-grader will put aside her nerves and get her ears pierced on her 12th birthday. Two law-enforcement officials will exchange wedding vows at 12:12 p.m. in Pittsburgh’s federal …


  • NBA’s Stern scolds Christie on sports bet effort

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — NBA Commissioner David Stern takes Gov. Chris Christie to task for his efforts to allow sports gambling in New Jersey. Stern made his comments in a …


  • Iowa girls’ families, community reel over bodies

    EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — The families of two young cousins missing for five months still were hoping the girls would come home, maybe even for Christmas, until the sad news …


  • Alaska reclaims missing moon rocks since 1973

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A display of moon rocks that disappeared from an Alaska museum after an arson fire nearly four decades ago has been returned to the state following …


  • Authorities ‘confident’ bodies are 2 Iowa cousins

    EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Northeast Iowa residents who have been holding out hope that two young cousins missing for five months might be home for Christmas were grappling Thursday with …


  • Pearl Harbor survivor helps identify unknown dead

    HONOLULU (AP) — Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater. And …


  • Man calls 14-foot canoe on Boston Harbor his home

    BOSTON (AP) — Michael Richard Smith is a man without a fixed address, someone who leaves it to the wind and tide in Boston Harbor to help decide where he’ll …


  • Calif oyster farm closure ends long battle

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Lunny’s struggle to keep his family’s oyster farm running in Point Reyes National Seashore appears to be over, closing out an era of oysterman plying …


  • Mo. Powerball winner verified; Ariz.’s a mystery

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Lottery officials on Thursday verified one of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball jackpot, but that ticket …


  • Winning tickets sought in $588M Powerball jackpot

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — The search is on for the country’s newest multimillionaires, the holders of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball …


  • Powerball jackpot climbs to $550M on ticket sales

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Americans went on a ticket-buying spree, the Powerball jackpot rose to $550 million Wednesday, enticing many people who rarely, if ever, play the lottery to purchase …


  • Millions chase record $500M Powerball jackpot

    CHICAGO (AP) — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize …


  • Record Powerball result of changes to boost sales

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to …


  • Millions chase record $425M Powerball jackpot

    CHICAGO (AP) — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize …


  • ‘Sneaker waves’ blamed for deaths of Calif. family

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


  • Family swept out to sea in attempt to save dog

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


  • N. California community mourns family swept to sea

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


  • Northern CA community mourns family swept to sea

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog as 10-foot …


Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(509) 747-4422
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile