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Thailand sets mid-October to reopen to vaccinated visitors

Jun. 16, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand plans to fully reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors by mid-October as the government seeks to restart the crucial coronavirus-devastated tourism industry, the prime minister announced Wednesday. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said fully...

Illinois becomes latest state to make Juneteenth a holiday

Jun. 16, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois became the latest state to make Juneteenth an official state holiday as Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a measure Wednesday near a rare signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. The new law making June 19 a paid holiday for state employees and...

Hawaii becomes 49th state to recognize Juneteenth

Jun. 16, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii on Wednesday became the 49th state to officially recognize Juneteenth when the governor signed legislation designating June 19 as a day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Gov. David Ige signed the bill just hours before the...

Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

Jun. 16, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation. The House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk, and...

Hiker dies in fall through Mount Rainier snow bridge

Jun. 16, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — The body of a hiker who fell through a snow bridge at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park has been recovered, according to officials. The hiker's body was found on Wednesday at the bottom of a steep drainage under 8-10 feet...

No apology: Tavis Smiley makes comeback bid after PBS firing

Jun. 16, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three years after workplace misconduct allegations cost veteran TV and radio talk-show host Tavis Smiley his job and a national forum, he’s ending his silence. Smiley, who continues to deny the claims of unwanted sexual behavior that led PBS to drop...

Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating end of slavery; Biden expected to sign

Jun. 16, 2021 19:35 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating end of slavery; Biden expected to sign.

Chargers QB Herbert getting better handle on new offense

Jun. 16, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers began their six-week vacation following Wednesday's final minicamp practice but the quarterback still plans to do a lot of studying leading up to the start of training camp next month. Herbert likes the...

McIlroy on board with ban on green reading books

Jun. 16, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Count Rory McIlroy in when it comes to banning the books players use to help them read greens — even though he uses one himself. McIlroy, responding to reports the books carried by most players in their back pockets may be on their way out as early as...

After tumultuous year, can Portland make a comeback?

Jun. 16, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The smell of fresh empanadas wafted through the stands at Portland's Saturday Market. People talked through their masks with artists as others sifted through fork windchimes, crystal necklaces, tie dye dresses and clay mugs. The weekly event was...