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Alaska to offer tourists COVID-19 vaccines starting June 1

Apr. 16, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Friday that COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1, in unveiling plans aimed at bolstering the state's pandemic-battered tourist industry. Dunleavy, a Republican,...

3 resign from Auschwitz council after politician appointed

Apr. 16, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three members of an advisory council for the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in Poland have resigned after the government appointed a former prime minister and top member of the country's right-wing ruling party to serve on the council. Culture Minister...

Montana man severely injured by bear near West Yellowstone

Apr. 16, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — A bear mauled a Montana man causing him severe injuries near a campground just west of Yellowstone National Park. The violent encounter happened Thursday afternoon in an area of timber near Bakers Hole Campground in the Custer Gallatin...

Hawaii program for tourists in need may close due to cuts

Apr. 16, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A 24-year-old Hawaii program that has helped tourists following traumatic events has said it may have to close. The Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii said it would not survive beyond this summer if proposed legislative budget cuts take effect, Hawaii News...

Distillery to build family-friendly destination in Kentucky

Apr. 16, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky distillery startup is planning to build a 300-acre campus that will employ about 126 workers, the governor's office said. Log Still Distillery is investing $24 million in a second phase of its project to revive a historic site in Nelson...

Tourist in deadly vacation rental fight asks to leave Hawaii

Apr. 15, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Pittsburgh man pleaded not guilty Thursday to manslaughter in the strangulation of a college buddy he was vacationing with in Hawaii. A judge ordered Benjamin Fleming, who has been released on $250,000 bond, not to leave the Big Island without court...

German airlines, rail company aim to reduce domestic flights

Apr. 15, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's airline industry and main rail company said Thursday they aim to encourage more people to switch from planes to trains for domestic routes, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The German Aviation Association and Deutsche Bahn signed an agreement...

Bill would have North Dakota finance amusement park

Apr. 15, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Legislature will decide if a last-minute proposal for a state-financed amusement and theme park along a major interstate would be an economic boon for an area with little else to offer, or if it would do nothing more than take taxpayers for a ride. ...

Glacier National Park clarifies ticket entry system

Apr. 15, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Park officials in Montana have clarified an upcoming ticketed entry system for Going-to-the-Sun Road this summer. Officials first proposed that visitors validate their seven-day tickets on the first day in an effort to manage congestion and avoid...

Residents want vote on limiting cruise ship access in Juneau

Apr. 15, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Some Juneau-area residents have filed paperwork seeking to qualify for the local ballot proposed limits on cruise ships in Alaska's capital city. The proposed measures submitted Monday would ban large cruise ships at certain times and over a...