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White House to resume its full tour schedule next month

Jun. 27, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public tours of the White House will return to a full operating schedule next month, after nearly a year and a half of disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Free tours of the executive mansion were suspended when President Joe Biden took office, as...

Former Rutgers star Pointer returning as assistant coach

Jun. 27, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Former Rutgers basketball star Tasha Pointer is returning to the team as an assistant coach. Coach Coquese Washington announced the hiring of the Scarlet Knights' all-time assists leader on Monday. “Tasha is a Scarlet Knight legend and I am...

Germany returns artifacts taken from 3 African nations

Jun. 27, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials said Monday that numerous priceless artifacts taken from African nations during colonial times will be permanently returned. Among the artifacts is a shell-studded statue of the mother goddess Ngonnso', which holds great spiritual significance for the...

Minnesotan contracts state's first case of monkeypox

Jun. 27, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials say a Twin Cities adult has contracted the state's first presumed case of monkeypox, a disease that has emerged in more than 50 countries and 26 U.S. states. The state public health lab identified the infection, a case which has been...

Germany suggests airlines nix VIP lanes amid airport chaos

Jun. 27, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials say airlines could help ease the c urrent chaos seen at airports due to staff shortages by ending the privileged treatment some travelers enjoy. Passengers at German airports, like elsewhere in Europe, have endured long waits at check-in and numerous...

Germany's Lufthansa to return some A380s to service

Jun. 27, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Lufthansa said Monday that it plans to put some of its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets back into service next year after mothballing the aircraft at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Lufthansa said it is currently assessing how many A380s will be...

Stunning Roman mosaics return home to new Israeli museum

Jun. 27, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A series of exceptional 1,700-year-old Roman mosaics have returned home to Israel, where the collection went on public display for the first time Monday after more than a decade touring the world’s top museums. The mosaics were first discovered in the central...

Australian data: Greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2021

Jun. 27, 2022 03:48 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government on Monday blamed the previous administration’s inaction on climate change for an increase in the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions last year. Australia emitted 488 million metric tons (538 million U.S. tons) of carbon...

We may not talk about Bruno, but we can see Mirabel at park

Jun. 26, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — We may not talk about Bruno, but we can see Mirabel, live and in person. Mirabel, the star of the animated hit Disney film, “Encanto,” made her in-person debut on Sunday at Walt Disney World in Florida. Character performers...

African American Museum is planned for Las Vegas' Westside

Jun. 26, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas’ Historic Westside community is paving the way for an African American Museum and Cultural Arts Center, as part of its road map to revitalization. The center is one of many implementation strategies under the community’s HUNDRED Plan — a...