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Historians in Delaware complete newspaper archiving project

SEAFORD, Del. (AP) - Since the late 1800s, there have been plenty of stories, newsmakers and journalists in the Seaford area. Now, there’s something new for the old news: Scores of archived newspaper editions from various publications are at your fingertip
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Historians in Delaware complete newspaper archiving project

SEAFORD, Del. (AP) - Since the late 1800s, there have been plenty of stories, newsmakers and journalists in the Seaford area. Now, there’s something new for the old news: Scores of archived newspaper editions from various publications are at your fingertips through technology and the click of a mouse. The ...

Bear biologists concerned famous grizzly

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Bear biologist Mike Boyce was staked out on a road in south of Wilson for much of the day on Nov. 17 keeping tabs on five grizzly bears that were napping, playing and feeding on a deer carcass. “They devoured it in just a matter of ...
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Bear biologists concerned famous grizzly

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Bear biologist Mike Boyce was staked out on a road in south of Wilson for much of the day on Nov. 17 keeping tabs on five grizzly bears that were napping, playing and feeding on a deer carcass. “They devoured it in just a matter of ...

The Latest: British govt insists virus measures are needed

LONDON - The British government is warning lawmakers who oppose strict coronavirus restrictions that the measures are the only way to avoid a surge that will overwhelm the health system. A four-week national lockdown in England is due to end Wednesday, and wi
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The Latest: British govt insists virus measures are needed

LONDON - The British government is warning lawmakers who oppose strict coronavirus restrictions that the measures are the only way to avoid a surge that will overwhelm the health system. A four-week national lockdown in England is due to end Wednesday, and will be replaced by three-tier regional measures that ...

Experts: Virus numbers could be erratic after Thanksgiving

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation's response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so, experts said Friday, as fewer people get tested during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and test
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Experts: Virus numbers could be erratic after Thanksgiving

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation's response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so, experts said Friday, as fewer people get tested during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and testing sites observe shorter hours. The result ...

Las Vegas tourism slumps as coronavirus surges

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas welcomed nearly 1.9 million tourists in October, a greater total than September but only about half the 3.7 million it hosted throughout the month a year prior, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported this week. The slo
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Las Vegas tourism slumps as coronavirus surges

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas welcomed nearly 1.9 million tourists in October, a greater total than September but only about half the 3.7 million it hosted throughout the month a year prior, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported this week. The slow and incomplete return of tourists continues ...

Travel agents in Mideast, Africa say UAE is blocking visas

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unexplained ban on visitors amid both the coronavirus pandemic
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Travel agents in Mideast, Africa say UAE is blocking visas

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unexplained ban on visitors amid both the coronavirus pandemic and the UAE's normalization deal with Israel. Confusion ...

Puppy pipeline runs from Georgia northward to adoptive homes

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Packed in a dog crate, a 3-year-old boxer mix named Sky took flight earlier this month. She was one of a half-dozen dogs who got the ride of their lives flying from Macon, Georgia, to new homes in Virginia. Kim Williams, who volunteers for
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Puppy pipeline runs from Georgia northward to adoptive homes

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Packed in a dog crate, a 3-year-old boxer mix named Sky took flight earlier this month. She was one of a half-dozen dogs who got the ride of their lives flying from Macon, Georgia, to new homes in Virginia. Kim Williams, who volunteers for the ...

Project adds biking, hiking trails in western North Carolina

NEBO, N.C. (AP) - A district inside a national park in western North Carolina has approved a project that will help sustain and expand its trail system. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a news release that the Pisgah National Forest’s Grandfathe
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Project adds biking, hiking trails in western North Carolina

NEBO, N.C. (AP) - A district inside a national park in western North Carolina has approved a project that will help sustain and expand its trail system. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a news release that the Pisgah National Forest’s Grandfather Ranger District approved the Mortimer Trails ...

Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Walt Disney Co. announced plans to lay off 4,000 more workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the industry. The announcement by the company was made in a U.S. Securities a
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Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Walt Disney Co. announced plans to lay off 4,000 more workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the industry. The announcement by the company was made in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing earlier ...

New quarter pays homage to a Kansas landmark

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Flint Hills of Kansas are all abuzz over a new coin that pays homage to the state's Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. The Wichita Eagle reports that the U.S. Mint this month released the 55th installment in its America the Beautif
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New quarter pays homage to a Kansas landmark

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Flint Hills of Kansas are all abuzz over a new coin that pays homage to the state's Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. The Wichita Eagle reports that the U.S. Mint this month released the 55th installment in its America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The flip ...

Thanksgiving travelers try to reach destinations, miss virus

Americans, millions of whom traveled against the advice of public health officials, tried to stay safe before they hunkered down with their families for Thanksgiving, a holiday remade by the pandemic as case numbers and death tolls rise. Lily Roberts, 19, sa
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Thanksgiving travelers try to reach destinations, miss virus

Americans, millions of whom traveled against the advice of public health officials, tried to stay safe before they hunkered down with their families for Thanksgiving, a holiday remade by the pandemic as case numbers and death tolls rise. Lily Roberts, 19, said she got tested for COVID-19 at San ...

Tensions rise over housing of migrants on Spanish islands

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - A row over where to house African migrants increasingly arriving by boat on Spain’s Canary Islands deepened Thursday, when the mayor of the most affected town urged the Spanish government to transfer them out of local hotels. More th
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Tensions rise over housing of migrants on Spanish islands

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - A row over where to house African migrants increasingly arriving by boat on Spain’s Canary Islands deepened Thursday, when the mayor of the most affected town urged the Spanish government to transfer them out of local hotels. More than 20,000 West Africans and Moroccans have reached ...

New migration maps serve as tools to help big game in West

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The life-or-death journey made by mule deer during the second-longest big game migration in North America came down to their ability to squeeze through a fence - a discovery made by scientists using wildlife GPS tracking techniques to ma
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New migration maps serve as tools to help big game in West

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The life-or-death journey made by mule deer during the second-longest big game migration in North America came down to their ability to squeeze through a fence - a discovery made by scientists using wildlife GPS tracking techniques to map animal migrations in the West in unprecedented ...

Low-cost carrier FlyDubai begins Israel flights after deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The low-cost carrier FlyDubai began regular flights to Tel Aviv on Thursday, the latest sign of the normalization deal taking hold between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. FlyDubai flight No. FZ1163 landed at Ben-Gurio
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Low-cost carrier FlyDubai begins Israel flights after deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The low-cost carrier FlyDubai began regular flights to Tel Aviv on Thursday, the latest sign of the normalization deal taking hold between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. FlyDubai flight No. FZ1163 landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport at 11:38 a.m. after a 3 ...

101 Pictures

Dipping into an archive comprising over 30 years of work, many of these 101 photographs pay tribute to Tom Wood’s mastery of color street photography and his love of humanity in and around Liverpool and Merseyside.
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101 Pictures

Dipping into an archive comprising over 30 years of work, many of these 101 photographs pay tribute to Tom Wood’s mastery of color street photography and his love of humanity in and around Liverpool and Merseyside.

'Tacky Lights Tour' will look different due to coronavirus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An annual holiday tradition of touring elaborate holiday displays at homes in and around Richmond will continue this year, but there won't be quite as many lights. The Tacky Lights Tour is still set to begin this weekend, although some lo
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'Tacky Lights Tour' will look different due to coronavirus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An annual holiday tradition of touring elaborate holiday displays at homes in and around Richmond will continue this year, but there won't be quite as many lights. The Tacky Lights Tour is still set to begin this weekend, although some longtime participants will skip it because ...

Georgia's state-owned Jekyll Island getting new hotel

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - A hotel is rising on a long-vacant beachfront on Georgia's state-owned Jekyll Island. The Brunswick News reports a 209-room hotel is scheduled to open in spring or summer of next year. It will carry a double branding, with 120 Court
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Georgia's state-owned Jekyll Island getting new hotel

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - A hotel is rising on a long-vacant beachfront on Georgia's state-owned Jekyll Island. The Brunswick News reports a 209-room hotel is scheduled to open in spring or summer of next year. It will carry a double branding, with 120 Courtyard by Marriott rooms and ...

Some snow expected as next storm moves over New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Forecasters with the National Weather Service in New Mexico say a storm is expected to cross over the state Friday through Saturday morning and could effect some post-holiday travel. The upper-level low pressure system will bring wit
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Some snow expected as next storm moves over New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Forecasters with the National Weather Service in New Mexico say a storm is expected to cross over the state Friday through Saturday morning and could effect some post-holiday travel. The upper-level low pressure system will bring with it snow and strong winds for some areas. ...

Lack of snow in France moves World Cup ski races to Italy

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) - Two men’s World Cup races scheduled in France next week were switched to Italy on Thursday because of a lack of snow. The International Ski Federation said Val d’Isere could not stage giant slaloms on Dec. 5-6 which now go to Sa
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Lack of snow in France moves World Cup ski races to Italy

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) - Two men’s World Cup races scheduled in France next week were switched to Italy on Thursday because of a lack of snow. The International Ski Federation said Val d’Isere could not stage giant slaloms on Dec. 5-6 which now go to Santa Caterina Valfurva. The ...

Pubs to stay shut in many areas in new English virus curbs

LONDON (AP) - Most people in England will continue to face tight restrictions on socializing and business after a nationwide lockdown ends next week, with pubs and restaurants ordered to remain shut across much of the country’s densely populated Midlands an
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Pubs to stay shut in many areas in new English virus curbs

LONDON (AP) - Most people in England will continue to face tight restrictions on socializing and business after a nationwide lockdown ends next week, with pubs and restaurants ordered to remain shut across much of the country’s densely populated Midlands and north. The government announced details on Thursday of three-level ...

Africa CDC sees COVID-19 vaccinations in 2nd quarter of 2021

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Vaccinations against COVID-19 in Africa might not start until the second quarter of next year, the continent's top public health official said Thursday, adding that it will be “extremely dangerous” if more developed parts of the worl
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Africa CDC sees COVID-19 vaccinations in 2nd quarter of 2021

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Vaccinations against COVID-19 in Africa might not start until the second quarter of next year, the continent's top public health official said Thursday, adding that it will be “extremely dangerous” if more developed parts of the world vaccinate themselves and then restrict travel to people with ...

Denver mayor travels for holiday after asking staff not to

DENVER (AP) - Denver Mayor Michael Hancock flew to Mississippi to visit family despite sending messages on social media and to city staff asking them to avoid traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. The mayor's spokesperson Mike Strott told The Denver Post t
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Denver mayor travels for holiday after asking staff not to

DENVER (AP) - Denver Mayor Michael Hancock flew to Mississippi to visit family despite sending messages on social media and to city staff asking them to avoid traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. The mayor's spokesperson Mike Strott told The Denver Post that Hancock flew out of Denver on Wednesday ...

Kentucky reports 3,408 new confirmed coronavirus cases

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) - Concerned about the risks of large gatherings amid surging coroavirus cases, Gov. Andy Beshear implored Kentuckians on Wednesday to keep Thanksgiving celebrations small and avoid traveling. “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays
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Kentucky reports 3,408 new confirmed coronavirus cases

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) - Concerned about the risks of large gatherings amid surging coroavirus cases, Gov. Andy Beshear implored Kentuckians on Wednesday to keep Thanksgiving celebrations small and avoid traveling. “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and usually we get together with about 15 people,” Beshear said. “This ...

A Series of Animated Paper Video Games Evokes Digital Nostalgia

 Perhaps no video game has evidenced the necessity of escapism in modern life more than Animal Crossing at the beginning of the pandemic. Players worldwide dove into the fictional universe to avoid the anxiety of daily life, a coping mechanism that a new a
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A Series of Animated Paper Video Games Evokes Digital Nostalgia

 Perhaps no video game has evidenced the necessity of escapism in modern life more than Animal Crossing at the beginning of the pandemic. Players worldwide dove into the fictional universe to avoid the anxiety of daily life, a coping mechanism that a new animation by Austin-based creator Eric Power beautifully encapsulates. Set to a new song by Mixtape for the Milky Way, the short history is an ode to the charming simulation and a slew of its predecessors and contemporaries. More

Iowa Tribe creates national park on Nebraska-Kansas border

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska is creating the nation's largest tribal national park on a forested bluff overlooking the Missouri River and a historic site of its people. The 444-acre park will allow the tribe to tell the story of
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Iowa Tribe creates national park on Nebraska-Kansas border

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska is creating the nation's largest tribal national park on a forested bluff overlooking the Missouri River and a historic site of its people. The 444-acre park will allow the tribe to tell the story of the Ioway people and ...

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