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Nancy to coach Montreal, which will play in Fort Lauderdale

MONTREAL (AP) - Wilfried Nancy was promoted to head coach of Montreal in Major League Soccer, which will play home games at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, because of travel restrictions by the Canadian government during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Nancy repla
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Nancy to coach Montreal, which will play in Fort Lauderdale

MONTREAL (AP) - Wilfried Nancy was promoted to head coach of Montreal in Major League Soccer, which will play home games at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, because of travel restrictions by the Canadian government during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Nancy replaced Thierry Henry, who resigned on Feb. 25. “After Thierry ...

Joshua Tree National Park expects spring to bring crowding

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - The National Park Service is expecting the high popularity of Joshua Tree National Park to continue this spring and is urging visitors to anticipate congestion. March and April are usually the busiest times at the par
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Joshua Tree National Park expects spring to bring crowding

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - The National Park Service is expecting the high popularity of Joshua Tree National Park to continue this spring and is urging visitors to anticipate congestion. March and April are usually the busiest times at the park in the Southern California desert, a drive ...

EU commission 'surprised' by Belgium's travel ban extension

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Commission expressed its astonishment Monday following a decision by Belgian authorities to prolong a ban on all non-essential travel as part of measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The EU’s executive arm had previousl
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EU commission 'surprised' by Belgium's travel ban extension

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Commission expressed its astonishment Monday following a decision by Belgian authorities to prolong a ban on all non-essential travel as part of measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The EU’s executive arm had previously warned six member states including Belgium that their travel-limiting measures ...

Spring-break partying falls victim to COVID-19 crisis

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Goodbye, sunshine. Hello, study sessions. Colleges around the U.S. are scaling back spring break or canceling it entirely to discourage partying that could spread the coronavirus and raise infection rates back on campus. Tex
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Spring-break partying falls victim to COVID-19 crisis

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Goodbye, sunshine. Hello, study sessions. Colleges around the U.S. are scaling back spring break or canceling it entirely to discourage partying that could spread the coronavirus and raise infection rates back on campus. Texas A&M University opted for a three-day weekend instead of a whole ...

EU commission «surprised» by Belgium's travel ban extension

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Commission expressed its astonishment Monday following a decision by Belgian authorities to prolong a ban on all non-essential travel as part of measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The EU’s executive arm had previousl
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EU commission «surprised» by Belgium's travel ban extension

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Commission expressed its astonishment Monday following a decision by Belgian authorities to prolong a ban on all non-essential travel as part of measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The EU’s executive arm had previously warned six member states including Belgium that their travel-limiting measures ...

Facing critics, Total to minimize oil work in Uganda park

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - The French oil company Total says it will limit its work to extract oil from a Ugandan national park to less than 1% of the protected area, seeking to assuage the concerns of activists who oppose the project. Total said it would suppor
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Facing critics, Total to minimize oil work in Uganda park

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - The French oil company Total says it will limit its work to extract oil from a Ugandan national park to less than 1% of the protected area, seeking to assuage the concerns of activists who oppose the project. Total said it would support funding a 50% ...

As coronavirus cases raise, museums reopen their doors

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Some museums in Milwaukee have opened their doors again as coronavirus cases wane and vaccinations roll out. The Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum and Harley Davidson Museum all opened this past weekend for the first time this yea
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As coronavirus cases raise, museums reopen their doors

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Some museums in Milwaukee have opened their doors again as coronavirus cases wane and vaccinations roll out. The Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum and Harley Davidson Museum all opened this past weekend for the first time this year. Discovery World plans to open later this month. ...

Nevada reports 230 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 230 more confirmed COVID-19 cases and one additional death. The latest figures raised the state’s pandemic totals to 296,190 cases and 5,037 known deaths. The number of infections is thought to
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Nevada reports 230 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 230 more confirmed COVID-19 cases and one additional death. The latest figures raised the state’s pandemic totals to 296,190 cases and 5,037 known deaths. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people ...

National park visits in Hawaii decline in 2020 amid pandemic

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Visitation at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has declined by more than half last year compared with 2019 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, park officials said. The National Park Service said 589,775 people visited the Big Island pa
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National park visits in Hawaii decline in 2020 amid pandemic

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Visitation at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has declined by more than half last year compared with 2019 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, park officials said. The National Park Service said 589,775 people visited the Big Island park in 2020 compared with the nearly ...

At Dubai airport, travelers' eyes become their passports

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Dubai’s airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, can already feel surreal, with its cavernous duty-free stores, artificial palm trees, gleaming terminals, water cascades and near-Arctic levels of air condit
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At Dubai airport, travelers' eyes become their passports

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Dubai’s airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, can already feel surreal, with its cavernous duty-free stores, artificial palm trees, gleaming terminals, water cascades and near-Arctic levels of air conditioning. Now, the key east-west transit hub is rolling out another addition from the ...

Lawmakers want to restore native plants at National Parks

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) - Maine's Republican senator is working with a Democratic colleague to try to restore native plants in America's national parks. Sen. Susan Collins has introduced the legislation along with Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington.
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Lawmakers want to restore native plants at National Parks

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) - Maine's Republican senator is working with a Democratic colleague to try to restore native plants in America's national parks. Sen. Susan Collins has introduced the legislation along with Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington. Collins said the proposal would create a pilot program at the ...

With east Glacier closed to help tribe, businesses fret

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Public access to Glacier National Park’s east entrances has been prohibited since last March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with tribal, state, local, and federal officials reaching a consensus to maintain the closure even aft
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With east Glacier closed to help tribe, businesses fret

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Public access to Glacier National Park’s east entrances has been prohibited since last March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with tribal, state, local, and federal officials reaching a consensus to maintain the closure even after other areas of the park reopened in order to ...

Indiana awards $30M in funding for new trails projects

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana has awarded nearly $30 million to communities and nonprofit groups for construction of 70 miles of new trails Gov. Eric Holcomb says will boost local tourism and economic development. The $29.6 million in funding announced Thursda
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Indiana awards $30M in funding for new trails projects

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana has awarded nearly $30 million to communities and nonprofit groups for construction of 70 miles of new trails Gov. Eric Holcomb says will boost local tourism and economic development. The $29.6 million in funding announced Thursday for 18 communities and non-profit organizations is the part of ...

The Latest: UK students off to class backed by virus tests

LONDON - British children are gearing up to return to school on Monday after a two-month closure, part of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson said was a plan to get the country to “start moving closer to a sense of normality.” As part of the plan, millions
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The Latest: UK students off to class backed by virus tests

LONDON - British children are gearing up to return to school on Monday after a two-month closure, part of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson said was a plan to get the country to “start moving closer to a sense of normality.” As part of the plan, millions of high school ...

The Latest: New Caledonia into lockdown as infections emerge

NOUMEA, New Caledonia - Local authorities ordered New Caledonia, a French archipelago in the South Pacific, to be placed under lockdown for at least two weeks to try to prevent the virus from spreading. The decision comes after nine new infections were confir
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The Latest: New Caledonia into lockdown as infections emerge

NOUMEA, New Caledonia - Local authorities ordered New Caledonia, a French archipelago in the South Pacific, to be placed under lockdown for at least two weeks to try to prevent the virus from spreading. The decision comes after nine new infections were confirmed on Sunday. The president of the Caledonian ...

Swiss vote on proposal to ban face coverings in public

BERLIN (AP) - Swiss voters decide Sunday on a proposal to ban face coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters. Polls are pointing to a close outcome. The measure would out
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Swiss vote on proposal to ban face coverings in public

BERLIN (AP) - Swiss voters decide Sunday on a proposal to ban face coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters. Polls are pointing to a close outcome. The measure would outlaw covering one's ...

AP PHOTOS: Cyprus keeps Carnival spirit alive amid COVID-19

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) - Carnival is usually the highlight of the year for Cyprus, when residents let loose in bizarre and colorful costumes, joyfully dancing and celebrating during the Mediterranean island nation's biggest annual party scene. Following 10 day
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AP PHOTOS: Cyprus keeps Carnival spirit alive amid COVID-19

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) - Carnival is usually the highlight of the year for Cyprus, when residents let loose in bizarre and colorful costumes, joyfully dancing and celebrating during the Mediterranean island nation's biggest annual party scene. Following 10 days of festivities in the cosmopolitan town of Limassol, the grand parade ...

USDA official makes quick transition back to Sumner farm

SUMNER, Neb. (AP) - Greg Ibach’s three-plus years as U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs in Washington, D.C., ended at 11:59 a.m. Jan 20. It was inauguration day for President Joe Biden. “I had to be out of
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USDA official makes quick transition back to Sumner farm

SUMNER, Neb. (AP) - Greg Ibach’s three-plus years as U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs in Washington, D.C., ended at 11:59 a.m. Jan 20. It was inauguration day for President Joe Biden. “I had to be out of the building by 12 noon,” Ibach told the ...

Mississippi history group honors scholars, flag commission

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Historical Society is honoring several scholars and groups, including a commission that designed a new state that voters adopted in November. The society presented awards during its annual meeting Friday. The lifetime ach
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Mississippi history group honors scholars, flag commission

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Historical Society is honoring several scholars and groups, including a commission that designed a new state that voters adopted in November. The society presented awards during its annual meeting Friday. The lifetime achievement award went to retired professor Alferdteen Harrison, who co-founded a Black ...

The Latest: Europe records 1M coronavirus cases last week

MILAN - Europe recorded 1 million new coronavirus cases last week, an increase of 9% from the previous week and a reversal that ended a six-week decline, according to the World Health Organization. Among the hard-hit places is the Milan suburb of Bollate, whe
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The Latest: Europe records 1M coronavirus cases last week

MILAN - Europe recorded 1 million new coronavirus cases last week, an increase of 9% from the previous week and a reversal that ended a six-week decline, according to the World Health Organization. Among the hard-hit places is the Milan suburb of Bollate, where the virus swept through a nursery ...

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