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West Virginia lawmakers weigh needle exchange regulations

Apr. 10, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia bill that would regulate needle exchange programs is poised to gain final approval in the Republican-controlled legislature. Critics have said more stringent requirements for the programs will constrain the number of providers who give clean syringes...

Navajo president balks at reopening tribal roads to visitors

Apr. 10, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has vetoed a a resolution to reopen tribal roads on the Navajo reservation to tourists and other visitors amid the continuing pandemic. Nez said Friday in a statement that he vetoed the resolution approved...

Michigan reports nearly 6,900 new virus cases, 74 deaths

Apr. 10, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nearly 6,900 new COVID-19 cases and 74 deaths due to the virus have been confirmed in Michigan. The newly confirmed cases Saturday pushed the state’s total to more than 738,000 since the start of the pandemic more than a year ago, the Michigan...

Polynesian voyaging canoe captain, navigator dies at 65

Apr. 10, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Master navigator Chad Kalepa Baybayan, who served as a captain of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea, has died. He was 65. Baybayan died suddenly while visiting family in Seattle, his family said in a statement on Friday. The cause of death was not...

Kentucky Muslims suggest foods for after Ramadan fasts

Apr. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The holy month of Ramadan, the most sacred month of the year for Muslims, will begin next week for more than a billion Muslims worldwide. Ramadan celebrates when the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by God and during this time each...

Alaska governor to launch ad campaign for tourism industry

Apr. 10, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has announced that Alaska will conduct a national advertising campaign to support its tourism industry. The Republican governor also reiterated in a Friday news conference his assertion that the federal Centers for Disease...

Virus recovery funds to promote tourism on Alabama coast

Apr. 10, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Beach season is heating up, and Alabama’s coast is getting federal money to help recover from tourism losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration said Thursday it will provide the...

The Latest: Tweet recalls queen's loving anniversary speech

Apr. 10, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

Events and reaction from around the world to mark the death of Prince Philip at age 99: LONDON — The Twitter account of Britain's royal family has featured a tribute Queen Elizabeth II gave to Prince Philip for the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. ...

Hopeful signs of increased traffic at Lake Charles airport

Apr. 10, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — After one of the worst year's in the airline industry, the airport in Lake Charles is starting to see hopeful signs that air traffic is picking up. The director of the Lake Charles Regional Airport, Heath Allen, told the American Press newspaper...

Party animals: Hattiesburg zoo reopens some activities

Apr. 10, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi zoo is again booking birthday parties and overnight camping adventures, a year after those activities were halted because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Hattiesburg Zoo has birthday party openings on Saturdays and Sundays,...