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Hawaii tourism officials call for more sustainable industry

Jun. 10, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — As people flock back to Hawaii after more than a year of pandemic travel restrictions, some industry experts are calling for more environmentally responsible and sustainable forms of tourism. Crowded neighborhoods, highways and beaches have renewed calls...

Finland's Korhonen pulls out of US Open over travel concerns

Jun. 09, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mikko Korhonen of Finland withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday because of travel concerns getting to Torrey Pines. He was replaced in the field by Cole Hammer, the first alternate from the Columbus, Ohio, qualifier that featured the strongest field....

EU report: Illicit drug sales moved online during lockdowns

Jun. 09, 2021 05:34 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Illegal drug production on European soil increased during the coronavirus pandemic last year as lockdowns helped move drug sales from streets to encrypted online platforms, according to an analysis of continental drug trends released Wednesday. The 2021...

Normandy commemorates D-Day with small crowds, but big heart

Jun. 06, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — When the sun rises over Omaha Beach, revealing vast stretches of wet sand extending toward distant cliffs, one starts to grasp the immensity of the task faced by Allied soldiers on June 6, 1944, landing on the Nazi-occupied Normandy shore. ...

The Latest: Hawaii emails reveal strain over contact tracing

Jun. 05, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- A review of Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s emails shows the state epidemiologist spent key weeks in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic resisting suggestions and requests that she boost contact tracing to control the spread of COVID-19. They also showed Dr....

D-Day spirit of remembrance lives on, despite the pandemic

Jun. 05, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

CARENTAN, France (AP) — In a small Normandy town where paratroopers landed in the early hours of D-Day, applause broke the silence to honor Charles Shay. He was the only veteran attending a ceremony in Carentan commemorating the 77th anniversary of the assault that helped bring an end to...

Pilgrims return to Spain’s 'El Camino' paths after pandemic

Jun. 05, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Committing to the pilgrim’s path has for centuries been a source of renewal for those willing to put their lives on hold and spend days, weeks or even months crossing Spain along the Camino de Santiago, a journey that takes hikers to the reported...

The Latest: Mexico to use US vaccine doses at border

Jun. 04, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials said Friday they will use 1 million U.S. doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to inoculate people along the border. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the vaccinations along Mexico’s northern border with the...

Mexico to use US-donated vaccines along border

Jun. 04, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Friday they will use 1 million U.S. doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to inoculate people along the border. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the vaccinations along Mexico's northern border with...

The Latest: Arizona’s state-run vaccination sites to close

Jun. 03, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX -- Arizona’s state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites, which were touted as a national model, will be shutting down later this month. The state Department of Health Services announced Thursday all its mass vaccination sites are gradually winding down operations and...