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France's train traffic disrupted amid strike for higher pay

Jul. 06, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A strike by railway workers demanding higher pay amid cost of living increases interrupted train services in France on Wednesday. National railway company SNCF said about one high-speed train in four was canceled, while regional services such as suburban trains in the...

Shanghai, Beijing order new round of mass COVID-19 testing

Jul. 06, 2022 05:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of parts of Shanghai and Beijing have been ordered to undergo further rounds of COVID-19 testing following the discovery of new cases in the two cities, while tight restrictions remain in place in Hong Kong, Macao and other Chinese cities. Shanghai has only...

Tiger Woods looking at British Open as historic occasion

Jul. 05, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

The British Open is scheduled for Royal Liverpool, Royal Troon and Royal Portrush over the next three years. The Old Course at St. Andrews typically is used every five years. That adds to the perspective of Tiger Woods playing this year. When he said Tuesday that...

2021 Black Hills national park visitors spent $231 million

Jul. 05, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A new report shows 3.6 million visitors to Black Hills area national parks in South Dakota spent about $231 million in 2021. That had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $301 million and resulted in about 3,360 jobs. The analysis was done by...

Hong Kong's John Lee stresses balance in easing quarantine

Jul. 05, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s new leader John Lee said Tuesday at his first news conference since taking office that he will work on easing restrictions for travelers while balancing the risks of a coronavirus outbreak overwhelming the health care system. Hong Kong and mainland...

Flight cancellations ease slightly as July 4 weekend ends

Jul. 04, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Travelers flying home from July Fourth getaways faced flight delays Monday, but airlines were canceling fewer flights than in the days leading up to the holiday weekend. Since holiday weekend travel picked up on Thursday, airlines have canceled more than 2,200 U.S....

Dior does folklore in Paris couture, riffing on Ukraine art

Jul. 04, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Images of traditional embroideries and floral paintings adorned the walls of Dior’s celebrity-laden runway homage to Ukraine as Paris' four-day Couture Week kicked off Monday. The set, from Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko, was the starting point for designer Maria...

Portugal enacts contingency plan to tackle airport delays

Jul. 04, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese authorities on Monday set in motion a summer contingency plan at the country’s airports, promising unprecedented staffing levels at passport control amid chaotic scenes in Lisbon and other airports across Europe. The contingency plan incudes an...

Romanian woman killed in 2nd Egypt shark attack in days

Jul. 04, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Foreign Ministry said Sunday that a tourist from the country was killed in a shark attack while vacationing in Egypt, making it the second shark attack death there in recent days. A 68-year-old Austrian woman died on Friday after losing an arm...

London Bridge document now in Lake Havasu Museum of History

Jul. 03, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The Lake Havasu Museum of History has punched up its permanent exhibit about the London Bridge with perhaps the largest addition to the exhibit since it was originally installed. The centerpiece of the addition is the original 12-foot long mylar...