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Shaheen, Messner debate Trump's handling of coronavirus

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus again highlighted contrasts between U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Corky Messner in their third and final debate Tuesday night. Messner, who was endorsed by Pres
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Shaheen, Messner debate Trump's handling of coronavirus

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus again highlighted contrasts between U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Corky Messner in their third and final debate Tuesday night. Messner, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump during his primary campaign, praised what he called the president’s ...

California will allow fans at pro sports but not Disneyland

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California will let fans back in outdoor stadiums for pro sporting events in counties with low coronavirus infection rates but isn’t ready to allow Disneyland and other major theme parks to reopen, the state's top health official s
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California will allow fans at pro sports but not Disneyland

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California will let fans back in outdoor stadiums for pro sporting events in counties with low coronavirus infection rates but isn’t ready to allow Disneyland and other major theme parks to reopen, the state's top health official said Tuesday. San Francisco and neighboring Alameda and Santa ...

Papers shed light on early years of 'Old Ironsides,' Navy

The U.S.S. Constitution Museum has acquired more than 150 documents, including correspondence from President George Washington's secretary of war and the leader of the Haitian Revolution, that shed light on the warship's early years and the young United State
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Papers shed light on early years of 'Old Ironsides,' Navy

The U.S.S. Constitution Museum has acquired more than 150 documents, including correspondence from President George Washington's secretary of war and the leader of the Haitian Revolution, that shed light on the warship's early years and the young United States' first international conflict. The collection acquired at auction had been in ...

Health officials weigh in on navigating safe ski season

DENVER (AP) - Colorado health officials are weighing in on how to safely navigate the upcoming ski season amid a pandemic as eager skiers and snowboarders who have been cooped up for the greater part of a year prepare to hit the slopes in a matter of weeks. T
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Health officials weigh in on navigating safe ski season

DENVER (AP) - Colorado health officials are weighing in on how to safely navigate the upcoming ski season amid a pandemic as eager skiers and snowboarders who have been cooped up for the greater part of a year prepare to hit the slopes in a matter of weeks. The Colorado ...

Papers shed light on early years of USS Constitution, Navy

The U.S.S. Constitution Museum has acquired more than 150 documents, including correspondence from President George Washington's secretary of war and the leader of the Haitian Revolution, that shed light on the warship's early years and the young United State
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Papers shed light on early years of USS Constitution, Navy

The U.S.S. Constitution Museum has acquired more than 150 documents, including correspondence from President George Washington's secretary of war and the leader of the Haitian Revolution, that shed light on the warship's early years and the young United States' first international conflict. The collection acquired at auction had been in ...

Hall of Fame Health launched to help former NFL players

Hall of Fame Health, a nationwide effort to offer services to any former NFL player or team employee and their families, announced its partnership Tuesday with 12 medical care providers. The program will attempt to make everything from treatment to insurance
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Hall of Fame Health launched to help former NFL players

Hall of Fame Health, a nationwide effort to offer services to any former NFL player or team employee and their families, announced its partnership Tuesday with 12 medical care providers. The program will attempt to make everything from treatment to insurance plans to advice available to thousands of people who ...

Window opens for Virgin Galactic's final round of testing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The window for the final round of testing of Virgin Galactic’s rocket-powered spacecraft opens later this week as the company inches toward commercial flights. Virgin Galactic President Mike Moses updated New Mexico lawmakers on th
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Window opens for Virgin Galactic's final round of testing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The window for the final round of testing of Virgin Galactic’s rocket-powered spacecraft opens later this week as the company inches toward commercial flights. Virgin Galactic President Mike Moses updated New Mexico lawmakers on the progress during a meeting Monday. He said the space tourism ...

New York won't enforce New Jersey, Connecticut quarantines

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A rise in COVID-19 cases in New Jersey and Connecticut has landed both states on New York's quarantine list, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York won't enforce the rules against those residents. The three states had announced the joint trav
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New York won't enforce New Jersey, Connecticut quarantines

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A rise in COVID-19 cases in New Jersey and Connecticut has landed both states on New York's quarantine list, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York won't enforce the rules against those residents. The three states had announced the joint travel advisory this summer at a ...

Honolulu reserves rooms at 2 properties for virus isolation

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu reserved hundreds of rooms at two hotels so Oahu has more space for people to go into coronavirus quarantine. Officials booked 221 rooms from Oct. 15 to Dec. 30 at the Park Shore Hotel in Waikiki to isolate those who have been expose
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Honolulu reserves rooms at 2 properties for virus isolation

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu reserved hundreds of rooms at two hotels so Oahu has more space for people to go into coronavirus quarantine. Officials booked 221 rooms from Oct. 15 to Dec. 30 at the Park Shore Hotel in Waikiki to isolate those who have been exposed to the virus ...

Thailand admits first first foreign tourists in 7 months

BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand’s tourist industry on Tuesday took a modest step toward reviving its coronavirus-battered fortunes by welcoming 39 visitors who flew in from Shanghai, the first such arrivals since regular travelers were banned from entry almost seve
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Thailand admits first first foreign tourists in 7 months

BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand’s tourist industry on Tuesday took a modest step toward reviving its coronavirus-battered fortunes by welcoming 39 visitors who flew in from Shanghai, the first such arrivals since regular travelers were banned from entry almost seven months ago. The visitors who arrived at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport are ...

The Latest: Heathrow offers rapid tests for some flights

LONDON - London’s Heathrow Airport has launched a rapid coronavirus test service for passengers. The pre-departure tests, which aim to provide results in an hour, will be offered to those flying to Hong Kong and Italy. The saliva swab costs 80 pounds ($104
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The Latest: Heathrow offers rapid tests for some flights

LONDON - London’s Heathrow Airport has launched a rapid coronavirus test service for passengers. The pre-departure tests, which aim to provide results in an hour, will be offered to those flying to Hong Kong and Italy. The saliva swab costs 80 pounds ($104) and can return results quickly because they ...

California's feared surge of virus cases hasn't happened

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Near the end of September, with coronavirus cases falling and more schools and businesses reopening, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration urged restraint, citing a statistical model that predicted a startling 89% increase in virus hosp
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California's feared surge of virus cases hasn't happened

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Near the end of September, with coronavirus cases falling and more schools and businesses reopening, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration urged restraint, citing a statistical model that predicted a startling 89% increase in virus hospitalizations in the next month. That hasn't happened. Instead, state data shows hospitalizations ...

NY loosens travel restrictions as nation sees spike

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York may have to consider changes to its quarantine rules for out-of-state travelers now that two of its closest neighbors, Connecticut and New Jersey, are on the brink of getting added to the list of places subject to the restrictions
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NY loosens travel restrictions as nation sees spike

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York may have to consider changes to its quarantine rules for out-of-state travelers now that two of its closest neighbors, Connecticut and New Jersey, are on the brink of getting added to the list of places subject to the restrictions. The three states announced ...

‘Missing piece’ of historic Bay Area land to open to public

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) - The National Park Service has acquired an historic farm in the San Francisco Bay Area that will allow public access to thousands of acres of land crucial to saving wildlife such as the red-legged frog and the golden eagle, according t
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‘Missing piece’ of historic Bay Area land to open to public

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) - The National Park Service has acquired an historic farm in the San Francisco Bay Area that will allow public access to thousands of acres of land crucial to saving wildlife such as the red-legged frog and the golden eagle, according to a newspaper report Monday. ...

NY faces hot spots, rising infection in surrounding states

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York may have to consider changes to its quarantine rules for out-of-state travelers now that two of its closest neighbors, Connecticut and New Jersey, are on the brink of getting added to the list of places subject to the restrictions
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NY faces hot spots, rising infection in surrounding states

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York may have to consider changes to its quarantine rules for out-of-state travelers now that two of its closest neighbors, Connecticut and New Jersey, are on the brink of getting added to the list of places subject to the restrictions. The three states announced earlier ...

Pandemic air travel milestone; 1 million passengers screened

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - The number of passengers screened in a single day for flights in the U.S. topped one million for the first time since COVID-19 infections began to spike last March. The notable milestone, reached Sunday, signifies both the progress
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Pandemic air travel milestone; 1 million passengers screened

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - The number of passengers screened in a single day for flights in the U.S. topped one million for the first time since COVID-19 infections began to spike last March. The notable milestone, reached Sunday, signifies both the progress made since the darkest days of ...

Washington state ski resort to require reservations

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A ski resort in Washington state has announced plans to reopen with restrictions, including limiting how many people are allowed on the mountain to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Colorado-based ski company Vail Resorts, whic
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Washington state ski resort to require reservations

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A ski resort in Washington state has announced plans to reopen with restrictions, including limiting how many people are allowed on the mountain to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Colorado-based ski company Vail Resorts, which owns Stevens Pass and other ski areas around the ...

Mike 'Doc' Emrick, beloved voice of hockey in US, retires

Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick announced his retirement Monday after almost 50 years behind the microphone. The man affectionately known as “Doc” for his doctorate in communications spent the past 15 years as the voice of the NHL in the Unite
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Mike 'Doc' Emrick, beloved voice of hockey in US, retires

Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick announced his retirement Monday after almost 50 years behind the microphone. The man affectionately known as “Doc” for his doctorate in communications spent the past 15 years as the voice of the NHL in the United States. Emrick, 74, called 22 Stanley Cup ...

Egypt says another trove of ancient coffins found in Saqqara

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed another trove of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo, authorities said Monday. The Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said in a statement that archaeologists found the collection of colorful, s
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Egypt says another trove of ancient coffins found in Saqqara

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed another trove of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo, authorities said Monday. The Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said in a statement that archaeologists found the collection of colorful, sealed sarcophagi buried more than 2,500 years ago at the Saqqara necropolis. ...

Art center hosts in-person visitors during COVID-19 pandemic

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - During a year in which so many exhibits are canceled or online only, the Anderson Arts Center is going old-school with its Annual Winter Juried Show. The artwork - some 150 pieces - is on display, and the public is welcome (in a safe, soc
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Art center hosts in-person visitors during COVID-19 pandemic

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - During a year in which so many exhibits are canceled or online only, the Anderson Arts Center is going old-school with its Annual Winter Juried Show. The artwork - some 150 pieces - is on display, and the public is welcome (in a safe, socially distanced ...

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