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Missouri family says racism led to pool party cancellation

Aug. 09, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A Black family says racism prompted officials at a suburban Kansas City water park to cancel a private pool party for their 17-year-old son's birthday during the weekend. Chris Evans said he signed a contract with Summit Waves Aquatic Facility in Lee's...

Giuliani must go to Atlanta for election probe, judge says

Aug. 09, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge said Tuesday that Rudy Giuliani must appear in Atlanta in person to testify before a special grand jury that's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia and set his appearance for next week. ...

Israel to allow Palestinians from West Bank to use airport

Aug. 09, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Palestinians from the occupied West Bank will soon be allowed to travel on flights to Turkey out of an Israeli airport, the Israel Airports Authority said Tuesday. The move is part of a series of gestures Israel says it is making to improve the living...

Jill Biden helps National Geographic promote national parks

Aug. 09, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is helping National Geographic promote its upcoming documentary series on U.S. national parks. The first lady introduces each installment of “America's National Parks,” a five-night series scheduled for broadcast on consecutive nights beginning...

Estonia, Finland want Europe to end Russian tourist visas

Aug. 09, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The leaders of Estonia and Finland want fellow European countries to stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens, saying they should not be able to take vacations in Europe while the Russian government carries out a war in Ukraine. Estonian Prime...

China closes Potala Palace after COVID-19 reported in Tibet

Aug. 09, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have closed Tibet’s famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in the Himalayan region. The response underscores China’s continued adherence to its “zero-COVID” policy, mandating lockdowns, routine testing,...

Motown stars celebrate completion of museum expansion phases

Aug. 08, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The historic section of Detroit where Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. built his music empire six decades ago is now looking better than ever. Motown legend — and Gordy's best friend — Smokey Robinson was among those who visited the newly improved Motown...

Lawyer: Giuliani won't testify Tuesday in Ga. election probe

Aug. 08, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani will not appear as scheduled Tuesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta that’s investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, his lawyer said. A judge last month...

Easing into vacation aboard the Boston-to-Cape Cod train

Aug. 08, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s buttoned-up South Station doesn’t typically conjure images of fold-up beach chairs, straw hats and rolling Yeti coolers. But on weekend mornings during the summer, that is what you’ll see. Instead of frenzied passengers running to catch...

China's Hainan beach resort expands COVID-19 lockdowns

Aug. 08, 2022 05:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The capital of China's Hainan province has locked down its residents for 13 hours on Monday as a COVID-19 outbreak grows on the tropical island during the summer school holidays. The temporary lockdown of Haikou city from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. follows an ongoing and...