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A good man: Exhibits honor 'Peanuts' creator Schulz on 100th

May. 27, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a series of “Peanuts” comic strips that ran in mid-April of 1956, Charlie Brown grasps the string of his kite, which was stuck in what came to be known in the long-running strip as the “kite-eating tree.” In one episode that week, a frustrated...

Prepare for sticker shock if you are traveling this summer

May. 27, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines and tourist destinations are expecting monster crowds this summer as travel restrictions ease and pandemic fatigue overcomes lingering fear of contracting COVID-19 during travel. Many forecasters believe the number of travelers will match or even exceed...

Japan to resume tourism in June; only packaged tour for now

May. 26, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will open its borders to foreign tourists in June for the first time since imposing tight pandemic travel restrictions about two years ago, but only for package tours for now, the prime minister said Thursday. Beginning June 10, Japan will allow the entry of...

Data: Overseas flights, big April events boost Vegas casinos

May. 26, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling in Nevada continued a 14-month hot streak in April and a return of international flights boosted travel nearly to levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic began more than two years ago, according to Las Vegas airport, tourism and state casino revenue reports. ...

'Forgotten Four' to be honored during Hall of Fame week

May. 26, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The four men who smashed the race barrier in professional football in 1946 have been selected to share the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Ralph Hay Pioneer Award. The Canton, Ohio,-based organization announced Thursday that Kenny Washington, Woody Strode and Hall...

Lawsuit seeks to revoke FAA license for Georgia spaceport

May. 26, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed launchpad for commercial rockets on the Georgia coast are asking a court to throw out the project's government license, saying the Federal Aviation Administration failed to correctly assess the risks of firing rockets over homes and a barrier island...

Q&A: Baz Luhrmann on his tragic, razzle-dazzle 'Elvis'

May. 26, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — It’s the day before Baz Luhrmann is to unveil “Elvis" at the Cannes Film Festival, and it goes without saying that the director — one of cinema's most maximalist moviemakers — is ready to put on a show. “I’ve been ready to put on a show since I...

More Memorial Day travel expected, despite high gas prices

May. 26, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To drive, or not to drive? This Memorial Day weekend, with surging gas prices that are redefining pain at the pump, that is the question for many Americans as a new COVID-19 surge also spreads across the country. For Marvin Harper, of Phoenix, his family’s...

Sri Lankan leader seeks world's help during financial crisis

May. 26, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asked for urgent international help on Thursday as his country suffers from a financial crisis. “We are presently undergoing a severe economic crisis that has profoundly impacted the lives of all Sri Lankans, resulting in...

Jon Batiste kicks off Grammy Museum's educational series

May. 26, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Batiste is still putting in some Grammy work: The multi-talented performer will kick off a series geared toward public and educational programs in New York City next month. The Grammy Museum announced Thursday that Batiste will perform during a series titled...