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Olympic families find solace, create bonds far from Tokyo

Aug. 03, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Christina Dressel began organizing the room long before the NBC cameras started rolling. The mother of swimming superstar Caeleb Dressel reeled off a makeshift seating chart for the couch, directed everyone who wanted to be on television where to...

Turkey battles wildfires for 6th day; 10,000 are evacuated

Aug. 02, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

BOZALAN, Turkey (AP) — Selcuk Sanli set his two cows loose, put his family’s most treasured belongings in a car and fled his home as a wildfire approached his village near Turkey's beach resort of Bodrum, one of thousands fleeing flames that have coated the skies with a thick yellow haze....

Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases

Jul. 31, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday, as its theme park resorts again started asking visitors to wear masks indoors. ...

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

Jul. 31, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean Sea resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported. Coast guard units led...

Hawaii's tourism agency plans to reduce visitors to Oahu

Jul. 30, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials in Hawaii have approved a plan to reduce the number of tourists on its most populous island. A management plan created by the Hawaii Tourism Authority aims to manage the number of tourist accommodations on Oahu, seek land use and zoning...

UN demands Turkey, Turkish Cypriots reverse Varosha action

Jul. 29, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday again demanded that Turkey and Turkish Cypriots immediately reverse all actions to reopen the abandoned resort of Varosha and backed further talks “in the near future” on reunifying the divided Mediterranean island. ...

Europe on vacation, but vaccinations not taking a break

Jul. 29, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

CARRY-LE-ROUET, France (AP) — Europe's famed summer holiday season is in full swing, but efforts to inoculate people against the coronavirus are not taking a break. Instead, with lockdowns easing despite concerns about variants and nations looking to breathe new life...

Euphoric Philippines, rewards greet Olympic gold winner home

Jul. 28, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The rewards, the citations and the nationwide parties are going to have to wait, for a week or so anyway. Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, fresh from winning her country’s first Olympic gold medal in nearly a century at the Tokyo Games,...

American Airlines crews say lodging is lacking on the road

Jul. 28, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Passengers on American Airlines has been dogged by flight delays this summer, and now flight attendants and pilots say the airline is failing to secure hotel rooms, sometimes forcing employees to sleep in airports. Unions for flight attendants...

Indian hoteliers test clout in lawsuits against big chains

Jul. 28, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hotel owner Vimal Patel has traced a familiar path to success in the U.S. hospitality industry. Patel is part of the Indian diaspora, which owns a sizeable share of the hotels and motels in the country. Like others in the community, his start in the...