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Massachusetts museums announce reopening plans

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts museums are announcing reopening plans now that they are allowed to start welcoming visitors again under the third phase of the state's coronavirus economic recovery plan. The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem announced in a stat
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Massachusetts museums announce reopening plans

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts museums are announcing reopening plans now that they are allowed to start welcoming visitors again under the third phase of the state's coronavirus economic recovery plan. The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem announced in a statement Friday that it will open its doors July 16 and ...

MLB cancels All-Star Game for 1st time since 1945

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2
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MLB cancels All-Star Game for 1st time since 1945

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta’s Truist ...

Disney suspends college internship program amid pandemic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Walt Disney World has suspended the Disney College Program indefinitely amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Disney said in a blog post on Thursday that the internship's participants won't be among those returning to work when it reo
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Disney suspends college internship program amid pandemic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Walt Disney World has suspended the Disney College Program indefinitely amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Disney said in a blog post on Thursday that the internship's participants won't be among those returning to work when it reopens its Florida theme parks later this month. The company ...

Holidays to test Thailand's easing of virus restrictions

BANGKOK (AP) - Thai authorities urged vigilance Friday as the country celebrates its first long holiday weekend after lifting most restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus. No new local infections have been reported in Thailand in more tha
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Holidays to test Thailand's easing of virus restrictions

BANGKOK (AP) - Thai authorities urged vigilance Friday as the country celebrates its first long holiday weekend after lifting most restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus. No new local infections have been reported in Thailand in more than a month. The four day holiday starting Saturday, ...

Quarantine-free travel from U.K. to Cyprus to start Aug. 1

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus’ beleaguered tourism sector got some good news after the government announced on Friday that travelers from the U.K. will be allowed entry into the east Mediterranean island nation next month without having to undergo a compul
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Quarantine-free travel from U.K. to Cyprus to start Aug. 1

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus’ beleaguered tourism sector got some good news after the government announced on Friday that travelers from the U.K. will be allowed entry into the east Mediterranean island nation next month without having to undergo a compulsory 14-day quarantine. But Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said ...

Virus-hammered Air France discussing thousands of job cuts

PARIS (AP) - Air France is meeting with personnel representatives Friday to discuss thousands of job cuts after the virus pandemic grounded most flights and darkened prospects for future air travel. Activists from the far-left CGT union protested at Air Franc
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Virus-hammered Air France discussing thousands of job cuts

PARIS (AP) - Air France is meeting with personnel representatives Friday to discuss thousands of job cuts after the virus pandemic grounded most flights and darkened prospects for future air travel. Activists from the far-left CGT union protested at Air France headquarters at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport as the ...

Botswana investigates 'mysterious deaths' of 275 elephants

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) - Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses - 275 - found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks said i
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Botswana investigates 'mysterious deaths' of 275 elephants

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) - Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses - 275 - found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks said it is mobilizing human personnel and aircraft to ...

UK scrapping quarantine for many visitors, but not from US

LONDON (AP) - The British government said Friday it is scrapping a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from about 60 countries deemed “lower risk” for the coronavirus, including France, Spain, Germany and Italy - but not the United States, the world's wor
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UK scrapping quarantine for many visitors, but not from US

LONDON (AP) - The British government said Friday it is scrapping a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from about 60 countries deemed “lower risk” for the coronavirus, including France, Spain, Germany and Italy - but not the United States, the world's worst-hit country from COVID-19. The change takes effect July ...

First coronavirus then Trump order split Indian families

NEW DELHI (AP) - The March day that his father died, Karan Murgai boarded a plane to India. The coronavirus was spreading, so Murgai's wife and their two young children stayed home in Dallas. Their separation - due to last three weeks - became indefinite af
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First coronavirus then Trump order split Indian families

NEW DELHI (AP) - The March day that his father died, Karan Murgai boarded a plane to India. The coronavirus was spreading, so Murgai's wife and their two young children stayed home in Dallas. Their separation - due to last three weeks - became indefinite after President Donald ...

Move to rename 'Bloody Sunday' bridge has critics in Selma

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Thousands gathered in this river city in 1940 to dedicate a new bridge in honor of white supremacist Edmund Pettus, a Confederate general and reputed Ku Klux Klan leader. Just 25 years later, the bridge became a global landmark when civil r
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Move to rename 'Bloody Sunday' bridge has critics in Selma

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Thousands gathered in this river city in 1940 to dedicate a new bridge in honor of white supremacist Edmund Pettus, a Confederate general and reputed Ku Klux Klan leader. Just 25 years later, the bridge became a global landmark when civil rights marchers were beaten at ...

Virus concerns grow — as do crowds flocking to Jersey Shore

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) - As coronavirus-related restrictions are eased and temperatures climb, people are flocking back to the Jersey Shore. And with the July Fourth holiday weekend upon us, that's making some people nervous, particularly given the large crowds th
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Virus concerns grow — as do crowds flocking to Jersey Shore

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) - As coronavirus-related restrictions are eased and temperatures climb, people are flocking back to the Jersey Shore. And with the July Fourth holiday weekend upon us, that's making some people nervous, particularly given the large crowds that have surfaced at some popular shore spots recently and poor ...

Jersey Shore at a glance as July Fourth comes amid pandemic

Here's a quick look at what's open and which coronavirus-related restrictions remain in place at the Jersey Shore as the July Fourth weekend arrives: BEACHES: Open, with reduced occupancy limits and, social distancing rules remain in place. Masks are recommen
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Jersey Shore at a glance as July Fourth comes amid pandemic

Here's a quick look at what's open and which coronavirus-related restrictions remain in place at the Jersey Shore as the July Fourth weekend arrives: BEACHES: Open, with reduced occupancy limits and, social distancing rules remain in place. Masks are recommended while waiting in line but not required while on the ...

Utah governor approves more mask mandates as cases rise

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Masks will be mandatory in parts of Utah that are home to several of the state’s famous national parks, the governor's office confirmed Thursday. The measures will not extend to park lands, which are run by the federal government. Repu
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Utah governor approves more mask mandates as cases rise

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Masks will be mandatory in parts of Utah that are home to several of the state’s famous national parks, the governor's office confirmed Thursday. The measures will not extend to park lands, which are run by the federal government. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert has approved ...

Report: Sardinia blocks Americans who land in private jet

ROME (AP) - Officials on the Italian island of Sardinia are distancing themselves from a reported decision by local airport authorities to prevent a group of Americans who arrived in a private plane from going to their rented summer house due to European Unio
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Report: Sardinia blocks Americans who land in private jet

ROME (AP) - Officials on the Italian island of Sardinia are distancing themselves from a reported decision by local airport authorities to prevent a group of Americans who arrived in a private plane from going to their rented summer house due to European Union anti-coronavirus measures.. Because of the ...

Cooper vetoes string of North Carolina reopening bills

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a string of bills on Thursday passed in the Republican-controlled legislature to reopen businesses and help reignite parts of the economy most hurt by the coronavirus. With GOP lawmakers unlikely to h
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Cooper vetoes string of North Carolina reopening bills

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a string of bills on Thursday passed in the Republican-controlled legislature to reopen businesses and help reignite parts of the economy most hurt by the coronavirus. With GOP lawmakers unlikely to have the votes needed to override the Democratic governor's ...

US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel

Federal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but stopped short of requiring them to do so. The officials also recommended - but did not move to require - travelers wear face coverings
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US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel

Federal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but stopped short of requiring them to do so. The officials also recommended - but did not move to require - travelers wear face coverings in airports and on planes. All leading U.S. airlines ...

Gov. Ron DeSantis' plea for July 4: No crowds, no tight spaces

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday pleaded with Floridians to avoid enclosed spaces and crowds over the Independence Day weekend, as the state posted over 10,000 cases of the coronavirus — a single-day high — ahead of a visit from Vice President Mike P
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Gov. Ron DeSantis' plea for July 4: No crowds, no tight spaces

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday pleaded with Floridians to avoid enclosed spaces and crowds over the Independence Day weekend, as the state posted over 10,000 cases of the coronavirus — a single-day high — ahead of a visit from Vice President Mike Pence. "You're much better being in the 95-degree ...

Playgrounds, rides, libraries, museums reopen in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's playgrounds, water and amusement parks, libraries and museums reopened Thursday after a monthslong pause because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Atlantic City's casinos also reopened, though without smoking, drinking and indoor di
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Playgrounds, rides, libraries, museums reopen in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's playgrounds, water and amusement parks, libraries and museums reopened Thursday after a monthslong pause because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Atlantic City's casinos also reopened, though without smoking, drinking and indoor dining. New Jersey continues to reopen businesses from the near-total closure from ...

Visa lottery winners feel cheated by Trump's visa ban

CAIRO (AP) - Noha, an Egyptian engineer, should feel lucky after winning a visa lottery that randomly selects people from a pool of more than 14 million applications for about 55,000 green cards that would let them live permanently in the United States. But t
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Visa lottery winners feel cheated by Trump's visa ban

CAIRO (AP) - Noha, an Egyptian engineer, should feel lucky after winning a visa lottery that randomly selects people from a pool of more than 14 million applications for about 55,000 green cards that would let them live permanently in the United States. But the hopes she and her husband ...

Virgin Galactic prepares to unveil spaceship's interior

UPHAM, N.M. (AP) - Virgin Galactic is preparing to unveil the cabin interior of its spaceship as final testing of the craft nears completion at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico. The space tourism company on Tuesday announced that the cabin’s interi
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Virgin Galactic prepares to unveil spaceship's interior

UPHAM, N.M. (AP) - Virgin Galactic is preparing to unveil the cabin interior of its spaceship as final testing of the craft nears completion at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico. The space tourism company on Tuesday announced that the cabin’s interior will be revealed during a virtual event ...

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