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The Latest: Germany considers restrictions for unvaccinated

Jul. 25, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

BERLIN — German politicians were deeply divided Sunday over a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if COVID-19 infection numbers reach new heights in the coming months. Chief of staff Helge...

With workers in high demand, teenagers are filling the void

Jul. 25, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As businesses have taken “closed indefinitely” signs out of their windows and reopened their doors, the landscape of a post-pandemic workforce is changing and depending on an unexpected demographic — teens. Teenagers have...

Undrafted from small school, Harris makes hall with Cowboys

Jul. 25, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Cliff Harris was preparing for one of his six Pro Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys in the 1970s when Minnesota coach Bud Grant went over the defensive signals for a game that's always been more exhibition than competition. Hold up one finger for zone, two for...

Madrid's Retiro park, Prado avenue join World Heritage list

Jul. 25, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Madrid’s tree-lined Paseo del Prado boulevard and the adjoining Retiro park have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, holding an online meeting from Fuzhou, China, backed the candidacy on Sunday that...

Bar Harbor, dependent on tourists, is split on cruise ships

Jul. 25, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A picturesque seaside town that depends on tourism isn't so keen on cruise ships, according to a survey. The survey found that 55% of Bar Harbor residents view cruise ships as having a negative overall impact. About the same percentage also said...

Trade group: Connecticut could lag in regaining hotel jobs

Jul. 25, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut could lag behind most states in regaining hotel jobs lost during the coronavirus pandemic, according to projections by a national trade group. The Washington, D.C.-based American Hotel and Lodging Association predicts the state will...

Israeli airlines launch first direct flights to Morocco

Jul. 25, 2021 07:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Israeli airlines launched their first commercial flights between Israel and Morocco on Sunday, less than a year after the countries officially normalized relations. Israir's flight departed Tel Aviv for Marrakech with around 100 Israeli tourists,...

Europe's summer tourism outlook dimmed by variants, rules

Jul. 25, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks are contributing to another cruel summer for Europe’s battered tourism industry. Popular destination countries are grappling with surging COVID-19 variants, but the...

Unvaccinated snow leopard at San Diego Zoo catches COVID-19

Jul. 24, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An unvaccinated snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has contracted COVID-19. Caretakers noticed that Ramil, a 9-year-old male snow leopard, had a cough and runny nose on Thursday. Later, two separate tests of his stool confirmed the presence of the...

Civil rights museums open for free on Emmett Till's birthday

Jul. 24, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi civil rights museums are marking what would have been the 80th birthday of Emmett Till on Sunday by letting people in for free. The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History in Jackson are also having guided...