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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, people dine outside the Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses and has confirmed two cases of norovirus, officials said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The National Park Service began investigating after visitors and employees started reporting illnesses this month. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

170 sickened at Yosemite; park confirms 2 cases of norovirus

Jan. 16, 2020 8:15 PM EST

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses and has confirmed two cases of norovirus, officials said Thursday. The National Park Service began investigating after visitors and employees started reporting illnesses this...

Maria Campos, 52, fights back tears while approaching the Stewart Detention Center with her grandkids to visit her son, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Lumpkin, Ga. Campos' son was deported a year ago from the same ICE facility where another son is now detained.

In tiny town, immigration detainees outnumber residents

Jan. 16, 2020 10:43 AM EST

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — Maria Campos sits in the backseat of a car with her grandchildren, her eyes welling with tears as the immigration center comes into view. The seven-hour drive from North Carolina to the Stewart Detention Center in a remote corner of southwest Georgia has become all too familiar. One of...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, Scott Hapgood, right, a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker while on vacation in Anguilla, and his lawyer Juliya Arbisman, left, hold a media conference in New York. A spokeswoman for Hapgood said a lawsuit against Auberge Resorts was filed Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in a California court in Marin County, where the company is based in Mill Valley. He is seeking undisclosed damages. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Man accused of killing hotel worker in Anguilla sues resort

Jan. 14, 2020 12:37 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with killing a hotel worker he says attacked his family on the Caribbean island of Anguilla has filed a negligence lawsuit against the resort company that operates the hotel. A spokeswoman for Scott Hapgood, of Darien, said the lawsuit against Auberge...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, people dine outside the Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Federal health officials are inspecting Yosemite National Park's food service areas after at least a dozen people have fallen ill with stomach issues. The National Park Service and the U.S. Public Health Service told the San Francisco Chronicle they launched an investigation after employees and visitors reported the problems in January 2020. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Stomach illness outbreak at Yosemite prompts major clean-up

Jan. 10, 2020 7:46 PM EST

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Federal health officials are inspecting Yosemite National Park's food service areas after at least a dozen people have fallen ill with stomach issues. The National Park Service and the U.S. Public Health Service told the San Francisco Chronicle they launched an...

In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Beefeater doorman Tom Sweeney points up Powell Street while standing outside the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Sweeney has opened doors for movie stars and shaken hands with every U.S. president since Gerald Ford, with the exception of Donald Trump. He's taken photos with countless visitors from around the world, often after telling them where to catch the cable car and how to get to Fisherman's Wharf. The man known as a

San Francisco's beloved Beefeater doorman to retire

Jan. 10, 2020 1:33 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another bit of old, quirky San Francisco will be no more when Tom Sweeney finally hangs up his white pressed collar and signature Beefeater jacket this weekend after more than four decades of opening doors at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel downtown. Sweeney has taken the luggage of movie...

Hotel operator buys The Times-Dispatch building in Richmond

Jan. 2, 2020 4:32 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A hotel operator has purchased The Times-Dispatch building in Virginia’s capital city, but the Richmond newspaper will remain in the downtown building under a long-term lease, the companies announced Thursday. The Times-Dispatch reports that its newsroom, advertising and...

Fire, explosion at hotel injures 2 firefighters, 8 guests

Dec. 24, 2019 1:42 PM EST

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — An explosion and fire in a hotel in New Hampshire sent two firefighters and eight guests to the hospital Tuesday, officials said. None of the injuries suffered at the Element Hotel in Lebanon was life-threatening, officials said. But a firefighter with a broken arm and broken ribs was...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2008, file photo Dixville Notch residents wait for the stroke of midnight to be the first voters for the nation's presidential election in Dixville Notch, N.H. The tiny, isolated community near the Canadian border known for casting ballots just after midnight in presidential elections may need to forfeit that tradition in 2020. The attorney general's office said the community is currently missing a required official in order to hold an election in the Feb. 11 primary.   (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, File)

Tiny Dixville Notch may have to forfeit midnight voting

Dec. 23, 2019 9:55 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A tiny, isolated community near the Canadian border known for casting ballots just after the stroke of midnight in presidential elections may need to forfeit that tradition in 2020. Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, has been in the spotlight for years for voting first in the state's...

This Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 photo, shows an empty restaurant at lunchtime, in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon's unprecedented economic crisis and two months of mass protests have taken a huge toll on hotel and restaurant industries, with massive losses reported by various businesses. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanon’s vital tourism industry takes huge hit amid turmoil

Dec. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s unprecedented economic and financial crisis has taken a huge toll on the hospitality sector, a mainstay of the Lebanese economy, with hundreds of restaurants closing and hotel occupancy plummeting. In recent years, there has been talk about the tiny Mediterranean country...

FILE - In this March 11, 2019 file photo, the Trump International Hotel is seen in Washington.  In the weeks leading up to an invitation-only Republican fundraiser featuring an appearance by President Trump, room rates at the Trump International Hotel in Washington surged to as high as $6,719.  That's more than dozen times the posted price for rooms on other weekends.  (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Trump speaks at swank GOP fundraiser, his DC hotel profits

Dec. 18, 2019 5:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took the stage in the ballroom of his luxury hotel in Washington on Saturday night, just days before an impeachment vote, to rail against his political rivals as a crowd of high-dollar Republican donors and party activists cheered. In the weeks leading up to the...