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Ski areas owned by Vail Resorts to require indoor masks

Sep. 22, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The company that owns Vermont's Stowe Mountain Resort ski area and 33 other resorts across the country is going to require that skiers be masked when indoors at the resorts in the upcoming ski season. In an email to season pass holders this week, Vail...

Child hunger expected to rise in South Dakota this year

Sep. 22, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization projects more children will go hungry in South Dakota this year and won't know where their next meal is coming from. Feeding America says the child food in security rate for 2021 in...

The Latest: Harrington to get a tattoo if Europe wins Cup

Sep. 22, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the United States and Europe (all times CDT): ___ 11 a.m. What started as a pledge now appears to be a tradition in the Ryder Cup: Padraig Harrington...

Existing US home sales fell in August, price growth slows

Sep. 22, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes fell in August and prices that have been soaring eased, the latest sign the housing market is cooling as intense competition leaves many would-be buyers on the sidelines. Existing homes sales fell 2% last month from July to a...

Library devoted to Japan novelist Murakami to open in Tokyo

Sep. 22, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A library devoted to Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's writings, scrapbooks and record collection opens next week in Tokyo as a spot for literary research, cultural exchange and a gathering spot for his fans. The Haruki Murakami library, which opens Oct....

Seattle, state to buy 3 new buildings for homeless people

Sep. 22, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Three new buildings in Seattle with 165 studio apartments that were supposed to be rented at market rates will instead house people leaving homelessness and people at risk of becoming homeless. The nonprofit Low Income Housing Institute will buy the...

Anger, confusion spread over UK's new COVID travel rules

Sep. 22, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Travelers and authorities from India and some African countries are furious — and confused — about Britain's new COVID-19 travel rules, calling them discriminatory. The British government announced what it billed as a simplification of the...

‘My whole life in a van’: Islanders flee Spanish volcano

Sep. 22, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — A wall of lava up to 12 meters (40 feet) high bore down on a Spanish village Wednesday as islanders scrambled to save what they could before the molten rock swallowed up their homes following a volcanic eruption. The lava still spewing...

Nigeria-born designer Joy Meribe opens Milan Fashion Week

Sep. 22, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Nigeria-born designer Joy Meribe opened Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday with her debut runway collection, a concrete success for a movement to promote diversity in Italian fashion just a year after launching. The Italian National Fashion Chamber tapped...

Louisiana's struggling seafood industry teetering after Ida

Sep. 22, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's oyster farmers, crabbers, shrimpers and anglers are nothing if not adaptable, producing millions of pounds of seafood annually, often in water that was dry land a generation ago. They've fought off a devastating oil spill, floods, changing markets and endless...