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Ancient tablet acquired by Hobby Lobby going back to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) – A 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Mesopotamian king, then looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago, is finally headed back to Iraq. The $1.7 million cuneiform clay tablet was found in 185
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Ancient tablet acquired by Hobby Lobby going back to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) – A 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Mesopotamian king, then looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago, is finally headed back to Iraq. The $1.7 million cuneiform clay tablet was found in 1853 as part of a 12-tablet collection ...

DOJ sues to block 'de facto merger' between American Airlines, JetBlue

The Biden Justice Department is suing to block American Airlines and JetBlue from consolidating operations in Boston and New York City, arguing it would cause hundreds of millions of dollars in harm to travelers. In a civil antitrust lawsuit filed Tuesday, th
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DOJ sues to block 'de facto merger' between American Airlines, JetBlue

The Biden Justice Department is suing to block American Airlines and JetBlue from consolidating operations in Boston and New York City, arguing it would cause hundreds of millions of dollars in harm to travelers. In a civil antitrust lawsuit filed Tuesday, the DOJ claims the so-called “Northeast Alliance” would eliminate ...

U.S. to allow vaccinated travelers from all countries, bows to pressure from Europe

The U.S. will let vaccinated foreign nationals fly into the country in early November without quarantining, the White House said Monday, a major change after European partners grumbled that the Americans did not reciprocate their efforts to ease long-standin
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U.S. to allow vaccinated travelers from all countries, bows to pressure from Europe

The U.S. will let vaccinated foreign nationals fly into the country in early November without quarantining, the White House said Monday, a major change after European partners grumbled that the Americans did not reciprocate their efforts to ease long-standing pandemic bans. Travelers must still present a negative test within three ...

SpaceX's 1st tourists homeward bound after 3 days in orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX capsule carrying four space tourists aimed for a splashdown off the Florida coast Saturday evening. The first all-amateur flight to orbit Earth began three days ago with a launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente
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SpaceX's 1st tourists homeward bound after 3 days in orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX capsule carrying four space tourists aimed for a splashdown off the Florida coast Saturday evening. The first all-amateur flight to orbit Earth began three days ago with a launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The billionaire who paid for the flight, Jared Isaacman, ...

SpaceX tourists splash down after trailblazing trip to orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four space tourists ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast.  Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where their ch
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SpaceX tourists splash down after trailblazing trip to orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four space tourists ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast.  Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where their chartered flight began three days earlier. The all-amateur crew was ...

Woman suffers thermal burns in Yellowstone National Park

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) – A 19-year-old Rhode Island woman suffered “significant thermal burns” in Yellowstone National Park and is being treated at the Burn Center at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho, par
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Woman suffers thermal burns in Yellowstone National Park

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) – A 19-year-old Rhode Island woman suffered “significant thermal burns” in Yellowstone National Park and is being treated at the Burn Center at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho, park officials said. The woman, a park concessions employee, suffered second- and third-degree ...

SpaceX's 1st private crew motivates cancer kids from orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -– SpaceX’s first space tourists are taking in sweeping views of Earth that few have witnessed and motivating children with cancer. The capsule’s four passengers are flying exceedingly high, even by NASA standards.
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SpaceX's 1st private crew motivates cancer kids from orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -– SpaceX’s first space tourists are taking in sweeping views of Earth that few have witnessed and motivating children with cancer. The capsule’s four passengers are flying exceedingly high, even by NASA standards. SpaceX got them into a 363-mile (585-kilometer) orbit following Wednesday night’s launch from ...

SpaceX aiming for night launch of 4 on 1st private flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – SpaceX aimed to blast a billionaire into orbit Wednesday night with his two contest winners and a health care worker who survived childhood cancer. It’s the first chartered passenger flight for Elon Musk’s SpaceX
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SpaceX aiming for night launch of 4 on 1st private flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – SpaceX aimed to blast a billionaire into orbit Wednesday night with his two contest winners and a health care worker who survived childhood cancer. It’s the first chartered passenger flight for Elon Musk’s SpaceX and a big step in space tourism by a private company. ...

Airline industry pushes back on Anthony Fauci, proposed air-travel vaccine mandate

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly revealed that he would back COVID-19 vaccine mandates for air travel, causing some in the industry to push back this week. Dr. Fauci said in an interview with the “Skimm This” podcast, &ld
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Airline industry pushes back on Anthony Fauci, proposed air-travel vaccine mandate

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly revealed that he would back COVID-19 vaccine mandates for air travel, causing some in the industry to push back this week. Dr. Fauci said in an interview with the “Skimm This” podcast, “if you want to get on a plane and travel ...

U.S. jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign that the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant has yet to lead to widespread layoffs. Thursday’s report fro
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U.S. jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign that the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant has yet to lead to widespread layoffs. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that jobless claims dropped ...

Shark tourism grows on Cape Cod, 3 years after attacks

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — There’s no ominous music, no telltale fin breaking the surface as the powerful silhouette of a great white shark glides alongside the small tour boat off Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Michael Simard crouches low and points a fin
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Shark tourism grows on Cape Cod, 3 years after attacks

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — There’s no ominous music, no telltale fin breaking the surface as the powerful silhouette of a great white shark glides alongside the small tour boat off Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Michael Simard crouches low and points a finger in the direction of the roughly 10-foot (3-meter) ...

With no tourist handouts, hungry Bali monkeys raid homes

SANGEH, Indonesia (AP) — Deprived of their preferred food source — the bananas, peanuts and other goodies brought in by tourists now kept away by the coronavirus — hungry monkeys on the resort island of Bali have taken to raiding villagers&r
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With no tourist handouts, hungry Bali monkeys raid homes

SANGEH, Indonesia (AP) — Deprived of their preferred food source — the bananas, peanuts and other goodies brought in by tourists now kept away by the coronavirus — hungry monkeys on the resort island of Bali have taken to raiding villagers’ homes in their search for something tasty. Villagers in ...

Strong winds push California wildfire closer to Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Flames raced across treetops and through drought-stricken vegetation as firefighters scrambled Wednesday to keep a growing California wildfire from reaching a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe after evacuatio
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Strong winds push California wildfire closer to Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Flames raced across treetops and through drought-stricken vegetation as firefighters scrambled Wednesday to keep a growing California wildfire from reaching a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe after evacuation orders were expanded to neighboring Nevada. Thick smoke from the Caldor Fire ...

No stranger to plagues, Venice opens film fest with caution

VENICE (AP) – Visitors to Venice could be forgiven for not realizing that beyond the majesty of St. Mark’s Square and the romance of gondola rides lies a city that centuries ago helped provide a baseline of what the world knows today about contain
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No stranger to plagues, Venice opens film fest with caution

VENICE (AP) – Visitors to Venice could be forgiven for not realizing that beyond the majesty of St. Mark’s Square and the romance of gondola rides lies a city that centuries ago helped provide a baseline of what the world knows today about containing pandemics. It was here that the ...

EU sets restrictions on U.S. travelers, cites coronavirus transmission

The European Union on Monday recommended that members states reimpose travel restrictions on American visitors due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in the U.S., where daily hospitalizations for the disease are averaging 100,000 for the first time since th
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EU sets restrictions on U.S. travelers, cites coronavirus transmission

The European Union on Monday recommended that members states reimpose travel restrictions on American visitors due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in the U.S., where daily hospitalizations for the disease are averaging 100,000 for the first time since the winter spike. The bloc eased most restrictions on U.S. travelers ahead ...

Santa Fe hotel first to call for guests' vaccine proof

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A Santa Fe hotel will likely be the first such establishment in the city and New Mexico to mandate proof of vaccination for access. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Ten Thousand Waves guests who want to book a room, use the sp
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Santa Fe hotel first to call for guests' vaccine proof

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A Santa Fe hotel will likely be the first such establishment in the city and New Mexico to mandate proof of vaccination for access. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Ten Thousand Waves guests who want to book a room, use the spa or ...

EU set to advise restrictions on U.S. travelers, citing coronavirus transmission

The European Union is poised to tell member states they should reimpose travel restrictions on Americans due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in the U.S., where daily hospitalizations for the disease are averaging 100,000 for the first time since the winte
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EU set to advise restrictions on U.S. travelers, citing coronavirus transmission

The European Union is poised to tell member states they should reimpose travel restrictions on Americans due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in the U.S., where daily hospitalizations for the disease are averaging 100,000 for the first time since the winter surge. The 27-nation bloc eased most restrictions on U.S. ...

EU set to recommend reinstating restrictions on U.S. travelers

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union plans to recommend that its member states reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infection levels in the country, EU diplomats said Monday. A decision to remove the U.S. from a s
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EU set to recommend reinstating restrictions on U.S. travelers

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union plans to recommend that its member states reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infection levels in the country, EU diplomats said Monday. A decision to remove the U.S. from a safe list of countries for nonessential travel would reverse ...

Get the shot or else: Corporate America, health companies put teeth behind vaccine mandates

The proliferation of mandates for COVID-19 shots is increasingly being backed up with penalties, including surcharges and banishments for the unvaccinated. It reflects a growing impatience with people who have snubbed the shots after polite nudging, free doug
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Get the shot or else: Corporate America, health companies put teeth behind vaccine mandates

The proliferation of mandates for COVID-19 shots is increasingly being backed up with penalties, including surcharges and banishments for the unvaccinated. It reflects a growing impatience with people who have snubbed the shots after polite nudging, free doughnuts and even cash failed to persuade them. Delta Air Lines said Wednesday ...

Delta Air Lines to impose $200 per month fee on unvaccinated workers

Delta Air Lines plans to impose a $200-per-month fee on unvaccinated employees enrolled in the company health plan as of Nov. 1, an unusual policy that stops short of a mandate but might compel workers to get the shots. The airline also will require unvaccina
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Delta Air Lines to impose $200 per month fee on unvaccinated workers

Delta Air Lines plans to impose a $200-per-month fee on unvaccinated employees enrolled in the company health plan as of Nov. 1, an unusual policy that stops short of a mandate but might compel workers to get the shots. The airline also will require unvaccinated workers to wear masks indoors ...

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