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Virus-linked border moves raise fears on free travel in EU

BRUSSELS (AP) - As European countries struggle to manage spikes in coronavirus cases, concern is mounting about a “second wave” of uncoordinated border restrictions within Europe that threatens the free movement of goods and people - a foundation that th
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Virus-linked border moves raise fears on free travel in EU

BRUSSELS (AP) - As European countries struggle to manage spikes in coronavirus cases, concern is mounting about a “second wave” of uncoordinated border restrictions within Europe that threatens the free movement of goods and people - a foundation that the world’s biggest trading bloc is built on. Despite repeated warnings ...

China business travel returns for Marriott, revenue tumbles

Marriott has reopened 91% of its hotels globally as business travel reemerges in China and worldwide occupancy, which tumbled to 11% in April, reached 34%. The company reported quarterly profits on Monday that fell far short of expectations, however, and rev
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China business travel returns for Marriott, revenue tumbles

Marriott has reopened 91% of its hotels globally as business travel reemerges in China and worldwide occupancy, which tumbled to 11% in April, reached 34%. The company reported quarterly profits on Monday that fell far short of expectations, however, and revenue plunged. Shares dipped about 3% before the ...

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano ejects towering column of ash

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's rumbling Mount Sinabung erupted Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky and depositing ash on villages. Falling grit and ash accumulated up to 5 centimeters (2 inche
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Indonesia's Sinabung volcano ejects towering column of ash

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's rumbling Mount Sinabung erupted Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky and depositing ash on villages. Falling grit and ash accumulated up to 5 centimeters (2 inches) in already abandoned villages on the volcano's slopes, ...

Mandan man puts Cold War-era missile site up for auction

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Leslie Volochenko envisioned a doomsday bunker for the former missile site he purchased in 2012. The Mandan handyman had planned to advertise the site online as a “place for safety.” But he didn’t get title from the government in t
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Mandan man puts Cold War-era missile site up for auction

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Leslie Volochenko envisioned a doomsday bunker for the former missile site he purchased in 2012. The Mandan handyman had planned to advertise the site online as a “place for safety.” But he didn’t get title from the government in time for the end of the world ...

Indians' Plesac sent home after protocol misstep in Chicago

Zach Plesac understood the importance of players behaving in order for baseball to have its season amid a global pandemic. He broke the rules anyway. The Indians sent Plesac back to Cleveland on Sunday in a car service after the young right-hander violated te
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Indians' Plesac sent home after protocol misstep in Chicago

Zach Plesac understood the importance of players behaving in order for baseball to have its season amid a global pandemic. He broke the rules anyway. The Indians sent Plesac back to Cleveland on Sunday in a car service after the young right-hander violated team rules and Major League Baseball's coronavirus ...

Touristy Taos sees out-of-state visitors despite virus rules

TAOS, N.M. (AP) - Those living in and around Taos all appear to be doing the same thing - examining the license plates of out-of-state tourists. They come from all over, from as nearby as Arizona to as distant as Maryland. They include Georgians, Californians
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Touristy Taos sees out-of-state visitors despite virus rules

TAOS, N.M. (AP) - Those living in and around Taos all appear to be doing the same thing - examining the license plates of out-of-state tourists. They come from all over, from as nearby as Arizona to as distant as Maryland. They include Georgians, Californians, and Oklahomans. “And Texans,” Taos ...

6 French citizens, 2 guides killed by gunmen at giraffe park

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) - Unidentified gunmen killed six French aid workers and two Nigerien guides who were visiting a wildlife park east of Niger’s capital early Sunday, authorities from both countries said. French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his condo
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6 French citizens, 2 guides killed by gunmen at giraffe park

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) - Unidentified gunmen killed six French aid workers and two Nigerien guides who were visiting a wildlife park east of Niger’s capital early Sunday, authorities from both countries said. French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his condolences and support for the victims' families in a statement. Macron had ...

Crowds, illegal gear threaten Oregon's pristine Crate Lake

BEND, Ore. (AP) - The clean, clear waters of Crater Lake National Park are being threatened by contamination brought in by visitors after the coronavirus pandemic spurred sharp cutbacks in park staffing. Crater Lake Superintendent Craig Ackerman said he's con
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Crowds, illegal gear threaten Oregon's pristine Crate Lake

BEND, Ore. (AP) - The clean, clear waters of Crater Lake National Park are being threatened by contamination brought in by visitors after the coronavirus pandemic spurred sharp cutbacks in park staffing. Crater Lake Superintendent Craig Ackerman said he's concerned visitors are ignoring signs prohibiting the use of gear that ...

Chicago science museum gets grant to digitize artifacts

CHICAGO (AP) - The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has received a grant to digitize thousands of its artifacts that'll make them free to public access. Museum officials said the roughly $225,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Servic
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Chicago science museum gets grant to digitize artifacts

CHICAGO (AP) - The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has received a grant to digitize thousands of its artifacts that'll make them free to public access. Museum officials said the roughly $225,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will help build an online collections ...

After $35M renovation, hotel on Purdue campus reopens doors

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A 90-year-old hotel on Purdue University's campus has reopened for business following a $35 million renovation that transformed its lobby, expanded its suites and added a restaurant and bar. The 182-room Union Club Hotel reopened W
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After $35M renovation, hotel on Purdue campus reopens doors

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A 90-year-old hotel on Purdue University's campus has reopened for business following a $35 million renovation that transformed its lobby, expanded its suites and added a restaurant and bar. The 182-room Union Club Hotel reopened Wednesday to guests who inspected the overhaul of the hotel, ...

Indiana U's Eskenazi Museum of Art to reopen Aug. 27

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University’s Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art will reopen Aug. 27 after a five-month closure. After being closed for three years for a $30 million renovation, the museum reopened in late 2019 but closed again in March
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Indiana U's Eskenazi Museum of Art to reopen Aug. 27

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University’s Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art will reopen Aug. 27 after a five-month closure. After being closed for three years for a $30 million renovation, the museum reopened in late 2019 but closed again in March amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Starting Aug. 27, ...

Rural neighborhood drew app-dependent Yellowstone tourists

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - “This is not it.” Eugenio Bautista uttered that all-too-common realization after rolling to a stop along Stateline Road recently. En route with his family from Yosemite National Park, the roadtripper from Chicago had slept in Idaho Fa
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Rural neighborhood drew app-dependent Yellowstone tourists

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - “This is not it.” Eugenio Bautista uttered that all-too-common realization after rolling to a stop along Stateline Road recently. En route with his family from Yosemite National Park, the roadtripper from Chicago had slept in Idaho Falls. Awakening, he punched “Yellowstone National Park” into his Apple ...

Health officials in Colorado conduct mask wearing recon

DENVER (AP) - They really are watching you. From their cars and trucks, parked in the lots of King Soopers, Whole Foods and the corner store, they are staring out their vehicle windows as you shop. But these guys - volunteers from the public health departmen
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Health officials in Colorado conduct mask wearing recon

DENVER (AP) - They really are watching you. From their cars and trucks, parked in the lots of King Soopers, Whole Foods and the corner store, they are staring out their vehicle windows as you shop. But these guys - volunteers from the public health department - are only interested ...

Acadia transit facility gets help to reach completion

TRENTON, Maine (AP) - The federal government is giving $9 million to help with the development of a transit facility in Downeast Maine that supporters say will dramatically improve transportation in the area. The Federal Transit Administration is providing th
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Acadia transit facility gets help to reach completion

TRENTON, Maine (AP) - The federal government is giving $9 million to help with the development of a transit facility in Downeast Maine that supporters say will dramatically improve transportation in the area. The Federal Transit Administration is providing the money to help finish the next phase of Acadia Gateway ...

Virginia teens see pandemic-related shifts in summer jobs

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Teenagers were not spared from the dwindling job opportunities that pervaded the nation due to COVID-19. Restrictions on pools, day cares and food services made many typical summer jobs for students impossible this year. According to a Jun
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Virginia teens see pandemic-related shifts in summer jobs

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Teenagers were not spared from the dwindling job opportunities that pervaded the nation due to COVID-19. Restrictions on pools, day cares and food services made many typical summer jobs for students impossible this year. According to a June report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., a ...

Morocco's carriage horses suffer as COVID-19 bars tourists

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - Abdenabi Nouidi sold his favorite horse for $150 to help feed the others on the team that pulls tourists in carriages through the buzzing streets of Marrakech. The prospect of starvation looms for carriage horses and other animals no
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Morocco's carriage horses suffer as COVID-19 bars tourists

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - Abdenabi Nouidi sold his favorite horse for $150 to help feed the others on the team that pulls tourists in carriages through the buzzing streets of Marrakech. The prospect of starvation looms for carriage horses and other animals normally used in Morocco’s tourist mecca. Visitors have ...

Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway report 87% increase in second-quarter profit

OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett's company reported an 87% jump in its second-quarter profit as the paper value of its investment portfolio increased with the stock market, but it took a roughly $10 billion write down on the value of its aircraft parts manu
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Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway report 87% increase in second-quarter profit

OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett's company reported an 87% jump in its second-quarter profit as the paper value of its investment portfolio increased with the stock market, but it took a roughly $10 billion write down on the value of its aircraft parts manufacturing business because of the economic impact ...

Local marks 5 years, big success with Big Loud Records label

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - In Craig Wiseman’s first five years of living in Nashville, he found himself playing drums for $25 a night in the popular, upbeat bars of downtown Nashville. Now, the Grammy Award-winning songwriter and Hattiesburg native is celebrat
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Local marks 5 years, big success with Big Loud Records label

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - In Craig Wiseman’s first five years of living in Nashville, he found himself playing drums for $25 a night in the popular, upbeat bars of downtown Nashville. Now, the Grammy Award-winning songwriter and Hattiesburg native is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the launch of Big Loud ...

7 people cited for illegal entry of the Crater Lake caldera

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - Seven people were cited for illegally entering the Crater Lake caldera, creating a hazardous situation and putting park staff at risk, officials said Saturday. KOMO-TV reports Crater Lake National Park staff received a report Frida
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7 people cited for illegal entry of the Crater Lake caldera

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - Seven people were cited for illegally entering the Crater Lake caldera, creating a hazardous situation and putting park staff at risk, officials said Saturday. KOMO-TV reports Crater Lake National Park staff received a report Friday afternoon of multiple visitors in the caldera between Rim Village ...

76ers announce that All-Star Ben Simmons needs knee surgery

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - All-Star Ben Simmons will have surgery on his left knee, a big blow for the Philadelphia 76ers and their hopes of making a deep run in this season’s playoffs. The 76ers announced Saturday that Simmons will be leaving the NBA’
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76ers announce that All-Star Ben Simmons needs knee surgery

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - All-Star Ben Simmons will have surgery on his left knee, a big blow for the Philadelphia 76ers and their hopes of making a deep run in this season’s playoffs. The 76ers announced Saturday that Simmons will be leaving the NBA’s season-restart bubble at Walt ...

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