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Sisolak signs business liability and worker protection bill

Aug. 11, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation Tuesday expanding workplace safety protections for hotel and casino employees and shielding businesses that follow health directives from coronavirus-related lawsuits. “It’s about acknowledging that Nevada relies heavily on the...

Health officials in Colorado conduct mask wearing recon

Aug. 9, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — They really are watching you. From their cars and trucks, parked in the lots of King Soopers, Whole Foods and the corner store, they are staring out their vehicle windows as you shop. But these guys — volunteers from the public health department — are only interested in...

After $35M renovation, hotel on Purdue campus reopens doors

Aug. 9, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A 90-year-old hotel on Purdue University's campus has reopened for business following a $35 million renovation that transformed its lobby, expanded its suites and added a restaurant and bar. The 182-room Union Club Hotel reopened Wednesday to guests who inspected the overhaul of...

Water crisis drama began with ‘Hey, we broke something here’

Aug. 8, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It was supposed to be an easy job — not one that would shut down an entire city. But a series of major goofs and errors turned an underground drilling project into a nightmarish tale where the water pipes ran dry, leaving 250,000 people and businesses without water in...

Municipal police watch that pedestrians wear the mandatory facemasks in Saint-Tropez, southern France, Saturday Aug 8, 2020. The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez is requiring face masks outdoors starting Saturday, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end, free-wheeling summer beach parties. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

France's Saint-Tropez resort makes masks mandatory outdoors

Aug. 8, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

SAINT-TROPEZ, France (AP) — The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez began requiring face masks outdoors Saturday, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end, free-wheeling summer beach parties. More French cities and towns, especially in tourist areas, are imposing mask...

While wearing protective masks due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, Taryne Meade, of Douglas, Mass., photographs her son Liam during a tour of the U.S.S. Constitution, the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned ship, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Boston. The ship, which is also known as

Baker revisits reopening; 18 new COVID-19 deaths reported

Aug. 7, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is cracking down on larger gatherings, bars “masquerading” as restaurants and other events that could help spread the coronavirus as public health officials work to tamp down an uptick in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday. Baker also said he is...

Las Vegas issues $250 fine against host of large Trump event

Aug. 7, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The city of Las Vegas has issued a civil penalty against a hotel for hosting a faith-based campaign event for President Donald Trump that violated a mandate intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 despite warnings from city and state officials. The event proceeded as planned Thursday in...

Customers enter through the back of Mercabal wholesale market, to load their merchandise in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, July 30, 2020. The government is letting private businesses buy wholesale for the first time. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)

Economy tanking, Cuba launches some long-delayed reforms

Aug. 6, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — With its airports closed to commercial flights and its economy tanking, Cuba has launched the first in a series of long-promised reforms meant to bolster the country's struggling private sector. The island's thousands of restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts, auto mechanics and dozens of other...

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives her weekly update on COVID-19 and the state's effort to contain it during a virtual news conference from the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M., on Thursday, July 23, 2020. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

New Mexico moves to restart visits at long-term care sites

Aug. 6, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico plans to gradually restore visiting opportunities with residents of some nursing homes and other long-term care facilities by arranging outdoor or open-window meetings, the governor announced Thursday. Face masks and Plexiglas dividers will still be used out of an abundance...

FILE - This Sept. 20, 2013 file photo shows an aerial view of the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico. The Mexican coastal city pulled a pair of controversial video ads Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, touting the faded resort’s reputation as an “anything goes” tourism destination because they weren't appropriate during the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

Mexico resort pulls controversial 'anything goes' tourism ad

Aug. 6, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican coastal city of Acapulco pulled a pair of controversial video ads Thursday touting the faded resort’s reputation as an “anything goes” tourism destination because they weren't appropriate during the coronavirus pandemic. The governor of the Pacific coast...