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A notice explaining precautions to be taken by people traveling to Wuhan, China, is seen at a terminal of Rome's International Fiumicino airport, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Heightened precautions are being taken worldwide as a new strain of coronavirus has been infecting hundreds of people across the central Chinese metropolis. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Airline, hotel stocks fall on fear about new virus in China

Jan. 21, 2020 7:23 PM EST

Airline and hotel shares fell Tuesday as fear grew about a virus that authorities say has killed six people and sickened 300 more, including at least one person in the U.S. The outbreak of the new type of coronavirus is believed to have started in Wuhan in central China. No U.S. airlines fly to Wuhan, but their...

Chains required on I-80, 2 feet of snow above Lake Tahoe

Jan. 17, 2020 1:56 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Chain restrictions remain in effect on U.S. Interstate 80 after a winter storm dumped more than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow on the top of some ski resorts around Lake Tahoe. Chains were required Friday on all but four-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on a 50-mile (80-kilometer)...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, people dine outside the Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses and has confirmed two cases of norovirus, officials said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The National Park Service began investigating after visitors and employees started reporting illnesses this month. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

170 sickened at Yosemite; park confirms 2 cases of norovirus

Jan. 16, 2020 8:15 PM EST

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses and has confirmed two cases of norovirus, officials said Thursday. The National Park Service began investigating after visitors and employees started reporting illnesses this...

Maria Campos, 52, fights back tears while approaching the Stewart Detention Center with her grandkids to visit her son, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Lumpkin, Ga. Campos' son was deported a year ago from the same ICE facility where another son is now detained.

In tiny town, immigration detainees outnumber residents

Jan. 16, 2020 10:43 AM EST

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — Maria Campos sits in the backseat of a car with her grandchildren, her eyes welling with tears as the immigration center comes into view. The seven-hour drive from North Carolina to the Stewart Detention Center in a remote corner of southwest Georgia has become all too familiar. One of...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, Scott Hapgood, right, a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker while on vacation in Anguilla, and his lawyer Juliya Arbisman, left, hold a media conference in New York. A spokeswoman for Hapgood said a lawsuit against Auberge Resorts was filed Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in a California court in Marin County, where the company is based in Mill Valley. He is seeking undisclosed damages. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Man accused of killing hotel worker in Anguilla sues resort

Jan. 14, 2020 12:37 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with killing a hotel worker he says attacked his family on the Caribbean island of Anguilla has filed a negligence lawsuit against the resort company that operates the hotel. A spokeswoman for Scott Hapgood, of Darien, said the lawsuit against Auberge...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, people dine outside the Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Federal health officials are inspecting Yosemite National Park's food service areas after at least a dozen people have fallen ill with stomach issues. The National Park Service and the U.S. Public Health Service told the San Francisco Chronicle they launched an investigation after employees and visitors reported the problems in January 2020. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Stomach illness outbreak at Yosemite prompts major clean-up

Jan. 10, 2020 7:46 PM EST

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Federal health officials are inspecting Yosemite National Park's food service areas after at least a dozen people have fallen ill with stomach issues. The National Park Service and the U.S. Public Health Service told the San Francisco Chronicle they launched an...

In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Beefeater doorman Tom Sweeney points up Powell Street while standing outside the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Sweeney has opened doors for movie stars and shaken hands with every U.S. president since Gerald Ford, with the exception of Donald Trump. He's taken photos with countless visitors from around the world, often after telling them where to catch the cable car and how to get to Fisherman's Wharf. The man known as a

San Francisco's beloved Beefeater doorman to retire

Jan. 10, 2020 1:33 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another bit of old, quirky San Francisco will be no more when Tom Sweeney finally hangs up his white pressed collar and signature Beefeater jacket this weekend after more than four decades of opening doors at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel downtown. Sweeney has taken the luggage of movie...

Hotel operator buys The Times-Dispatch building in Richmond

Jan. 2, 2020 4:32 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A hotel operator has purchased The Times-Dispatch building in Virginia’s capital city, but the Richmond newspaper will remain in the downtown building under a long-term lease, the companies announced Thursday. The Times-Dispatch reports that its newsroom, advertising and...

Lawsuit challenges Lake Tahoe ski resort's new parking fees

Jan. 1, 2020 11:19 AM EST

CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. (AP) — Two season pass holders at a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort have filed a lawsuit against the resort's owner over new parking fees they say were unjustly imposed. Officials at Northstar California Resort near Truckee, California, announced in October they would begin charging fees for...

Fire, explosion at hotel injures 2 firefighters, 8 guests

Dec. 24, 2019 1:42 PM EST

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — An explosion and fire in a hotel in New Hampshire sent two firefighters and eight guests to the hospital Tuesday, officials said. None of the injuries suffered at the Element Hotel in Lebanon was life-threatening, officials said. But a firefighter with a broken arm and broken ribs was...