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The Latest: France reaches 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths

Apr. 15, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

PARIS — France has become the third country in Europe after the U.K. and Italy to reach the unwanted milestone of 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths as new infections and deaths surged due to virus variants. The country of 67 million is the eighth nation in the world to...

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...

A $1.2 billion loss for Delta, but recovery is on the radar

Apr. 15, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

Delta Air Lines lost $1.2 billion in the first quarter, more than expected, but executives said Thursday that the airline could be profitable by late summer if the budding recovery in air travel continues. CEO Ed Bastian said Thursday that ticket sales have been stronger...

9 deceased new members of Hall of Fame to be honored in May

Apr. 15, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The nine new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who are deceased will be honored in a television special next month. Eight men who were selected for the 2020 centennial class and one from the 2021 group will be recognized. They are Bobby...

UN envoy: South Sudan has potential, needs to hold elections

Apr. 15, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — David Shearer said Wednesday he’s leaving the top U.N. job in South Sudan convinced the world’s youngest nation has the potential to become a tourist destination to rival any country in East Africa and the oil and mineral riches to spur economic progress — if it...

Michigan health chief traveled out of state amid virus spike

Apr. 14, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health director Elizabeth Hertel traveled with family to Alabama for spring break last week despite her department's guidance to avoid out-of-state travel while Michigan suffers a raging coronavirus outbreak. The trip was first reported by...

New US Senate panel to tackle Nevada tourism amid pandemic

Apr. 14, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A U.S. Senate subcommittee focused on travel and tourism has met for the first time to discuss ways to help the industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade and Export Promotion met on Tuesday, the Las Vegas...