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California adds vacation incentive to spur vaccinations

Jun. 14, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will offer six “dream vacation” incentives to spur more people to get coronavirus vaccinations, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday on the eve of the state awarding of $15 million in cash prizes. Aside from boosting California's...

Hawaii bankruptcies drop as economy recovers from slowdown

Jun. 14, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii bankruptcies dropped to their lowest level for the month of May in 15 years as the economy claws out of a coronavirus pandemic-induced slowdown. U.S. Bankruptcy Court data shows there were 100 cases in May, down 10.7% from 112 during the same...

The Latest: Lebanon marks daily record of vaccinations

Jun. 13, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

BEIRUT — Lebanon has vaccinated a daily record of people against COVID-19, raising the total number of shots administered around the country against the virus to more than 1 million. The Health Ministry said nearly 23,000 people were vaccinated on Sunday alone in...

Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

Jun. 12, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020. The Transportation Security Administration...

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...