Hippo-y birthday to Fiona

Fiona, a baby Nile Hippopotamus, swims through her enclosure as visitors look on at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati. Fiona, born six weeks prematurely at 29 pounds, well below the common 50-100 pound range, and required nonstop critical care by zookeepers to ensure her survival has become a international celebrity. She will reach her first birthday on Jan. 24. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Some days, it’s more like being a Hollywood star’s agent than a communications official for the zoo. That’s what happens when your prematurely born hippopotamus becomes a global celebrity.

Tourism booming in Cuba

A tourist walks with her suitcase in front of the Capitolio in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump drew cheers from a Cuban-American crowd last summer when he announced that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba in order to starve the island’s military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up pressure for regime change. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

HAVANA — On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami’s Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba in order to starve the island’s military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up pressure for regime change.

Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016, file photo the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter is seen at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, N.C. The site is among about 130 locations in 14 states being promoted as part of the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which organizers hope will boost tourism in the region. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman, File)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died.

American Kennel Club adds 2 breeds to roster

Nederlandse kooikerhondje, Escher, right, and Rhett are shown during a news conference at the American Kennel Club headquarters, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in New York. The club announced that it's recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendeen. They're the first breeds added to the roster since 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK — A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club’s pack.

Oregon motorists can pump their gas, sometimes

FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo, instructions are visible on a handle as gas is pumped at a station in Portland, Ore. An Oregon law passed nearly seven decades ago banned drivers from pumping their own gas but now that's changing, in some cases. The new year ushered in some modifications to the aging law that makes Oregon only one of two states in the U.S. that places restrictions on self-service gas. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon law passed nearly seven decades ago banned drivers from pumping their own gas but now that’s changing — in some cases. The new year ushered in some modifications to an aging law that makes Oregon only one of two states in the U.S. that places restrictions on self-service gas.

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