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Hawaii cargo shipping firm seeks $25M from state virus funds

May. 28, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii ocean shipping firm requested $25 million in federal coronavirus relief funds from the state to keep the company operating. Young Brothers LLC, Hawaii’s only regulated interisland cargo company, appealed to the state Tuesday for the money to prevent the 120-year-old company...

State to help with ferry service to Ketchikan, Hollis

May. 27, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state plans to use one of its ferries to provide service between two southeast Alaska communities while repairs are done on an Inter-Island Ferry Authority vessel. The authority halted service between Ketchikan and Hollis on Prince of Wales Island on Friday after what it described...

FILE : In this file photo taken on July 26, 2009, Macao tycoon Stanley Ho, talks to reporters after the Macau chief executive election in Macao. On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the family of Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon considered the father of modern gambling in China, has died at 98. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

Stanley Ho, who built Macao's gambling industry, dies at 98

May. 26, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Casino tycoon Stanley Ho, whose business empire dominated the Portuguese gambling enclave of Macao for decades, died Tuesday in Hong Kong at age 98. Considered the father of modern gambling in China, Ho’s long and eventful life tracked the ebb and flow of southern China’s...

School children wearing masks get their hands sanitized and temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

May. 26, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports biggest jump in virus cases for 7th straight...

Heidi Hannah holds her head in her hands, as she is joined by her sons Tomas, 10, left, and Lucas, 8, right, at a Memorial Day visit to the grave of her oldest son, Army Specialist Taylor Hannah, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif., Monday, May 25, 2020. Public Memorial Day events at the cemetery were canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Taylor Hannah, 22, died March 1, 2020 of a rare blood disease. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Pandemic brings smaller, subdued Memorial Day observances

May. 25, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Americans settled for small processions and online tributes instead of parades Monday as they observed Memorial Day in the shadow of the pandemic, which forced communities to honor the nation’s military dead with modest, more subdued ceremonies that also remembered those lost...

Passenger wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus board a ferry at the Piraeus port near Athens on Monday, May 25, 2020. Greece restarted Monday regular ferry services to the islands as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

In race for tourism, Greece reopens cafes, island ferries

May. 25, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands Monday, and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season. Travel to the islands had been generally off-limits since a lockdown was imposed in late March to...

Mississippi State Port director leaving for job in Florida

May. 23, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The director who has overseen expansion of the Mississippi State Port of Gulfport in recent years is resigning June 30 to accept a job in Florida. Jonathan Daniels will become the chief executive officer and executive director at Port Everglades in Broward County. He said he will be...

Virus upsets summer plans for Isle Royale park

May. 23, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Wolves and moose won't notice much human company at Isle Royale National Park. The remote island in Lake Superior said it's delaying the summer opening because of coronavirus restrictions. Camping might become available by late June or July but there will be no ferry service. It...

A mask covers the mouth on the statue of Golden Gate Bridge chief engineer Joseph Strauss at an empty visitors plaza in San Francisco on April 17, 2020. Normally, the months leading into summer bring bustling crowds to the city's famous landmarks, but this year, because of the coronavirus threat they sit empty and quiet. Some parts are like eerie ghost towns or stark scenes from a science fiction movie. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

AP PHOTOS: Lockdown journey through a silenced San Francisco

May. 23, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The late San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen was fond of saying, “One day if I go to heaven … I’ll and look around and say, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.‘” I’ve thought about these words often as...

State parks to resume hours, bathrooms open next month

May. 22, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State parks will resume normal hours this weekend but visitors won't have access to bathrooms until early next month, the Department of Natural Resources announced Friday. The parks have been operating with reduced daily hours and have been closed completely on Wednesdays as the state...