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Little Arrow Outdoor Resort is the glamping getaway you need

Sep. 27, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) — Little Arrow Outdoor Resort in Townsend could be the pandemic panacea we all need. The hidden retreat sits steps away from the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, making it perfect for pandemic-wary travelers this fall. The retreat has accommodations ranging from...

Vermont planetarium plans first big expansion in 125 years

Sep. 27, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury is planning its first expansion in 125 years. The plans call for a three-story, 6,000-square-foot addition of glass and wood framing. The addition would house space for modern, hands-on exhibits focused on meteorology and...

Task force OKs allowing 100% capacity for retailers

Sep. 27, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The governor's economic reopening task force has approved updated guidance allowing full capacity at retail stores, which have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers have been limited to half capacity, and while some sectors like garden centers have done well, some...

Grand NW Indiana mansion that became restaurant being razed

Sep. 27, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A grand mansion in northwest Indiana that was visited by a parade of prominent guests before being turned into an upscale restaurant is meeting the wrecking ball after years of neglect. Architectural salvage professionals rescued chandeliers, woodwork, hardware and other fixtures...

Hiker dies after falling from waterfall in White Mountains

Sep. 27, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

LIVERMORE, N.H. (AP) — A hiker was killed Saturday after falling from a waterfall in the White Mountains, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The man had been hiking with two friends but went ahead to follow a trail to the top of Arethusa Falls, the department said. When his friends...

State pilots community garden on Chicago's South Side

Sep. 27, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois officials are testing out a new community garden project they hope will bring more fresh produce options to distressed neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side. The first site to participate will be Antioch Haven Homes, affordable housing in Englewood. The neighborhood has a...

A woman walks by Notre Dame cathedral Saturday Sept.26, 2020 in Paris. While France suffered testing shortages early in the pandemic, ramped-up testing since this summer has helped authorities track a rising tide of infections across the country. More than 15,000 new cases were reported Friday, and the Paris hospital system is starting to delay some non-virus surgeries to free up space for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)

French hospitals delay operations to cope with COVID surge

Sep. 27, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Hospitals in the Paris and Marseille regions are delaying some scheduled operations to free up space for COVID-19 patients as the French government tries to stem a rising tide of coronavirus infections, the health minister said Sunday. As restaurants and bars in Marseille prepared to shut down...

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men wearing face masks, are reflected on a door window, as they pray ahead of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which starts at sundown Sunday during a three-week nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israelis mark Yom Kippur under 'painful' virus lockdown

Sep. 27, 2020 6:24 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which annually sees Israeli life grind to a halt, begins on Sunday in a nation already under a sweeping coronavirus lockdown. Every year, businesses shut down, roads empty out and even radio and TV stations go silent as the faithful fast for 25...

From the left, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, France Prime Minister Jean Castex, and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin arrive on the scene after a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Friday Sept. 25, 2020 in Paris. French terrorism authorities are investigating a knife attack that wounded at least two people Friday near the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, authorities said. A suspect has been arrested. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)

France vows to protect its Jewish community after stabbing

Sep. 27, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s interior minister promised Sunday to protect France’s Jewish community from extremists after a double stabbing in Paris blamed on Islamic terrorism. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin visited a synagogue Sunday ahead of the evening start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of...

Moroccan police officers wearing face masks patrol Ain Diab beach in Casablanca, Morocco, Wednesday, Sept.23, 2020. Morocco first decreed lockdown measures on March 20. Today, police checks are part of the scenery in hard-hit Casablanca, the country's economic powerhouse, or Marrakech, a major tourist destination at a standstill. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Morocco faces down COVID spread with tough rules

Sep. 27, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — With air and sea borders closed for months and eight cities barring people from entering or leaving, Morocco has been pulling out the stops to stanch the spread of coronavirus. Still, the kingdom on the Atlantic coast, a magnet for tourists in better times, has registered more than...