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After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce — and chaos

Jul. 01, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer. “Are you ready?” Prayuth Chan-ocha asked, dramatically removing his mask and launching what's hoped to be the...

Xi defends vision of Hong Kong as 25-year anniversary marked

Jul. 01, 2022 04:40 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s leader Xi Jinping marked the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return in a speech Friday emphasizing Beijing’s comprehensive control over the once-British colony under his vision of the “one country, two systems” framework – countering criticism that the...

N. Korea suggests balloons flown from South brought COVID-19

Jul. 01, 2022 02:04 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea suggested Friday its COVID-19 outbreak began in people who had contact with balloons flown from South Korea — a highly questionable claim that appeared to be an attempt to hold its rival responsible amid increasing tensions over its nuclear program. ...

Same-sex couples updating legal status after abortion ruling

Jul. 01, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Emails and phone calls from same-sex couples, worried about the legal status of their marriages and keeping their children, flooded attorney Sydney Duncan’s office within hours of the Supreme Court’s decision eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. ...

Towns agrees with Timberwolves on $224 million extension

Jul. 01, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns is under contract for six more years, after agreeing to an extension Friday to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It's a huge commitment from the Timberwolves, and one they made as quickly as they possibly could: Starting in 2024-25, Towns...

Navy report: Multiple errors poisoned Pearl Harbor water

Jul. 01, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A Navy investigation released Thursday revealed that shoddy management and human error caused fuel to leak into Pearl Harbor's tap water last year, poisoning thousands of people and forcing military families to evacuate their homes for hotels. The...

Asian shares mostly lower after pessimistic 'tankan' survey

Jun. 30, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian benchmarks were mostly lower on Friday, echoing a decline on Wall Street, after a quarterly report by Japan’s central bank rekindled worries about the world’s third largest economy. Recent data suggest global growth is slowing as countries grapple with...

Last-minute deal averts casino strike in Atlantic City

Jun. 30, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The main union for Atlantic City casino workers reached agreements on new contracts with four casinos on Thursday, providing for what one its president called “the best contract we've ever had” and labor peace that will avoid a strike on Fourth of July weekend, one...

NY faces calls to enshrine abortion rights in constitution

Jun. 30, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Democrats are considering enshrining abortion rights in the state constitution following the overturn of Roe v. Wade, possibly as part of a broader amendment that would also prohibit discrimination based on gender expression. Lawmakers held a special...

Navy report reveals lax management, human error poisoned Pearl Harbor water

Jun. 30, 2022 21:57 PM EDT
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Navy report reveals lax management, human error poisoned Pearl Harbor water.