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FILE - In this July 26, 2019 file photo, holiday makers walk at al Sokhna beach in Suez, Egypt. The burkini, a swimsuit worn by conservative Muslims to cover the entire body, is scorned in many upper class Egyptian circles where it and the headscarf is seen as lower class. Women who wear the burkini or headscarves can face discrimination in upper-class beach resorts or in bars or clubs, though across Egypt the majority of women wear conservative dress. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Conflicting tan lines: The burkini raises debate in Egypt

Aug. 14, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The woman accosted Yasmeen Samir as she swam with her family at a pool in a resort on the North Coast, a stretch of Mediterranean beaches reserved for Egypt’s upper echelons. The reason: Samir was wearing a burkini, a swimsuit worn by conservative Muslims to cover the entire body. Soon...

Puerto Rico extends anti-coronavirus measures for 2 weeks

Jul. 31, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor announced Friday that she would extend for two more weeks measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. That means bars, gyms, marinas and movie theaters across the U.S. territory will stay shuttered until at least Aug. 15. Beaches...

Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced offers a press conference to announce the extension of the Covid-19 curfew until June 15, while detailing the new sectors of the country that may resume operations from May 26 as part of a new executive order, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Puerto Rico is cautiously reopening beaches, restaurants, churches, malls, and hair salons under strict conditions as the U.S. territory emerges from a two-month lockdown despite dozens of new coronavirus cases reported daily. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) PUERTO RICO OUT-NO PUBLICAR EN PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico rolls back openings amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Jul. 16, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Thursday announced major rollbacks including the closure of bars, gyms, marinas, theaters and casinos and restricted the use of beaches as the U.S. territory is hit by a spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. Gov. Wanda Vázquez said the...

Wisconsin family saves bear swimming with head stuck in bin

Jun. 30, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

BLOOMER, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin family helped save a young bear that was struggling to breathe while swimming in a lake with its head caught in a plastic food container. Tricia and Brian Hurt and their son, Brady, were fishing Saturday on Marsh Miller Lake in western Wisconsin's Chippewa County when they...

Swimmer caught on video grabbing shark at Delaware beach

Jun. 25, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

LEWES, Del. (AP) — A swimmer in Delaware was caught on camera prying a shark’s mouth open with his hands this weekend in an effort to free it from a fishing hook. The video shows the man grabbing onto the shark at a beach in Cape Henlopen State Park. He went into the water to unhook it after another...

2 swimming beaches reopening at Daniel Boone National Forest

Jun. 25, 2020 4:07 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Daniel Boone National Forest is reopening two swimming beaches next week, and group camping areas and picnic shelters will be open to groups of up to 50 people, the Forest Service said. The Twin Knobs and Zilpo swimming beaches at Cave Run Lake will reopen on Monday. A complete list...

A backyard swimming pool, where three family members died Monday, stands behind a home Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in East Brunswick, N.J. Sixty-two-year-old Bharat Patel, his 33-year old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel and her 8-year-old daughter were found unresponsive by East Brunswick police responding to a 911 call from neighbors who heard screams. Police Lt. Frank Sutter told reporters police performed CPR when they arrived, but all three victims were pronounced dead at the scene. On Tuesday, the Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office said it had concluded the deaths were by accidental drowning. (Alexander Lewis/The Asbury Park Press via AP)

Authorities ID 3 family members found dead in backyard pool

Jun. 23, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified three family members who died in their backyard swimming pool. Sixty-two-year-old Bharat Patel, his 33-year old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel and her 8-year-old daughter were found unresponsive in the above-ground pool Monday afternoon by East...

FILE - In this May 24, 2020, file photo, visitors gather on the beach in Newport Beach, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak.  Warm weather beach destinations are the most popular vacation searches, with Florida, Myrtle Beach, San Diego and Key West among the top considerations.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Planning for summer beach days? Docs share virus safety tips

Jun. 22, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Americans have never been more ready to get out of the house and bask in the sun. Warm-weather beach destinations are the most popular vacation searches, with Florida — particularly Key West — Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and San Diego among the top...

People walk in a popular street, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Turkey has made the wearing of face masks mandatory in five more provinces, following an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted Tuesday that the wearing of masks is now compulsory in 42 of Turkey's 81 provinces.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Turkey says spike in virus cases is within 'expected limits'

Jun. 17, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A spike in the number of the coronavirus infections in Turkey following the easing of restrictions is well within “the expected limits,” Turkey’s health minister said Wednesday, but urged the public not to flout social distancing rules. Speaking to reporters...