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Cambodia announces phased reopening to vaccinated tourists

Oct. 26, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's government announced plans Tuesday to reopen the country in several stages to fully vaccinated foreign tourists starting from the end of next month. The program beginning Nov. 30 will allow visitors who are fully vaccinated against...

Second NCAA gender equity report shows spending disparities

Oct. 26, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

The NCAA spends more on average on male athletes than female ones, particularly when it comes to the “mere handful of championships” viewed as revenue sources, according to a new report. The law firm hired by the NCAA to investigate equity issues released its 153-page...

New Zealand expands vaccine mandate to 40% of all workers

Oct. 26, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government said Tuesday it will expand a vaccine mandate to include thousands of workers who have close contact with their customers — including employees at restaurants, bars, gyms and hair salons. The changes will mean...

Wisconsin Assembly passes workforce housing bills

Oct. 26, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly passed a package of bills Tuesday touted by Republicans and the state's building and real estate industries as a way to create more affordable housing for workers, reduce regulations and reform outdated practices. A tight...

Death of female hiker in Scottsdale was due to heart disease

Oct. 26, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The death of a woman while hiking in Scottsdale last weekend was believed to be due to medical reasons, authorities said Tuesday. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office’s preliminary report states that the primary cause of death was heart...

Enforcement of indoor vaccine mandates proves uneven in US

Oct. 26, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Go out for a night on the town in some U.S. cities and you might find yourself waiting while someone at the door of the restaurant or theater closely inspects your vaccination card and checks it against your photo ID. Or, conversely, you might be waved right through just by...

Louisiana Book Festival, separate Festival of Words upcoming

Oct. 26, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana poet laureate Mona Lisa Saloy and jazz-pop singer and songwriter Rickie Lee Jones are among scores of authors being featured over the next three weekends in the statewide Louisiana Book Festival. The separate Acadiana-based Festival of Words will take place...

Maine attorney general clears police officer in shooting

Oct. 26, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

GORHAM, Maine (AP) — The Maine attorney general’s office has cleared a police officer in a shooting of a man who resisted arrest in a confrontation in a parking lot two years ago. A report released Monday said Officer Dean Hannon shot and killed Kyle Needham, 32, in a...

Boston's Christmas tree chosen to make trek from Nova Scotia

Oct. 26, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A 48-foot white spruce has been chosen to serve a Boston’s next Christmas tree and will soon begin its trek from Nova Scotia as part of a decades-old tradition. This year’s tree is being donated by L’Arche Cape Breton, a nonprofit that provides homes...

Record number of boats at Lake Tahoe had invasive mussels

Oct. 26, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — The number of boats that inspectors stopped from launching at Lake Tahoe while carrying aquatic invasive species reached a record high this year, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency said. Inspectors intercepted 28 boats with invasive Dreissenid...