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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...

California Legislature OKs bill to help displaced workers

Apr. 15, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Now that Gov. Gavin Newsom is letting more businesses reopen as coronavirus cases decline, the California Legislature on Thursday passed a bill requiring some hotels, stadiums other hospitality companies to offer laid-off workers their jobs back. ...

Morris Brown College nears reaccreditation after 20 years

Apr. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A historically Black college that barely skirted death during 20 years without accreditation said Tuesday that is near regaining that seal of approval. Atlanta's Morris Brown College said the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools has...

Canary Islands hotel offers shelter to migrants in need

Apr. 13, 2021 03:58 AM EDT

PUERTO RICO DE GRAN CANARIA, Spain (AP) — When hotel director Calvin Lucock and restaurant owner Unn Tove Saetran said goodbye to one of the last groups of migrants staying in one of the seaside resorts they manage in Spain’s Canary Islands, the British-Norwegian couple didn’t know when...

NCAA volleyball tournament will boost Omaha's economy

Apr. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha economy will get a significant boost from hosting the entire NCAA volleyball championship tournament over the next two weeks. For instance, when the NCAA decided to move the entire tournament to the city instead of just holding the Final...

Tourist charged with manslaughter in pal's Hawaii death

Apr. 08, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — There is probable cause to charge a Pittsburgh tourist with manslaughter in the strangulation death of the college buddy he was vacationing with in Hawaii, a judge ruled Thursday. Benjamin Fleming was arrested last month after his first night out on the...

Pandemic impact may weigh on commercial real estate recovery

Apr. 08, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is fueling optimism that Americans will increasingly return to the ways they used to shop, travel and work before the pandemic. That would be a welcome change for companies that own office buildings and hotels, or...

Hawaii vacation of 3 friends from East Coast ended in death

Apr. 08, 2021 02:25 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii vacation for three tourists from the U.S. East Coast turned deadly after one of them became “psychotically” drunk, his friend testified Wednesday. Alexander Germany-Wald of Montclair, New Jersey, testified at a preliminary hearing for his...

At Disney World, smiles won't be hidden for much longer

Apr. 07, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — At Walt Disney World, the smiles won't have to be hidden for much longer. Starting Thursday, visitors to the theme park resort will be able to remove their masks temporarily for outdoor photos, the company said on its website. ...

Kauai rejoins Hawaii's Safe Travels program for visitors

Apr. 07, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The island of Kauai in Hawaii has rejoined the state's Safe Travels program, which means out-of-state visitors can skip quarantining if they test negative for the coronavirus up to 72 hours before their flight. As of Monday, travelers to Kauai were...