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Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, right, and European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen chat after posing for a group photo with Portuguese cabinet ministers and EU commissioners at the Belem Cultural Center in Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The Portuguese presidency of the EU is receiving the College of Commissioners of the European Commission for a round of meetings. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

EU looks at vaccine certificates to help summer tourism

Jan. 15, 2021 12:23 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is looking at a common vaccine certificate to help get travelers to their vacation destinations and prevent tourism from suffering another disastrous year due to the coronavirus pandemic. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the certificates for...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump stands alongside Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chief Executive and Republican mega donor Sheldon Adelson before speaking at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood, Fla.   Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness, his wife said Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Trump, Pence and Reid react to death of Sheldon Adelson

Jan. 12, 2021 7:57 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire casino mogul and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson died Monday night at 87. Here are some reactions to his death: “Sheldon lived the true American dream. Sheldon was true to his family, his country, and all those that knew him. The world has lost a great man. He will...

Highway project through Book Cliffs in Utah suspended

Dec. 21, 2020 4:56 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of rural counties in Utah has suspended a highway construction project that would run through the Book Cliffs in Grand County. The group — called the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition — unanimously voted Friday to halt the project because of opposition from...

Irma Baralija poses in front of the Old Bridge, one of Bosnia's best known landmarks in Mostar, Bosnia, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Bosnia's ethnically divided southern city of Mostar is holding its first local election in 12 years. The vote on Sunday ends a political stalemate between two nationalist parties representing ethnic groups that has prevented Mostar’s citizens from democratically electing their local legislators. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

'Big win for democracy': Bosnian city of Mostar gets a vote

Dec. 19, 2020 6:45 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Irma Baralija is looking forward to Sunday, when she intends to vote and hopes to win her race as the southern Bosnian city of Mostar holds its first local election in 12 years. To make that vote possible in her hometown, the 36-year-old Baralija had to sue Bosnia in the...

Pat Talbott, right, watches with her son Ted as the first of three structures fall during a controlled demolition collapse at the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Ariz., on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. The 775-foot (236-meter) structures loomed over the Navajo Generating Station, a 2,250 megawatt plant that closed last year as natural gas became a cheaper alternative for electricity. (Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP)

Power plant stacks that loomed over Arizona come down

Dec. 18, 2020 8:53 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Three towering concrete stacks that were the most visual reminders of a coal-fired power plant that operated for decades along the Arizona-Utah state line came down Friday. The 775-foot (236-meter) structures loomed over the Navajo Generating Station, a 2,250 megawatt plant that...

Water cascades down Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon, Utah, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. On Tuesday, the Provo Municipal Council voted on a resolution seeking to keep the falls area in its natural state and maintain the falls for public recreational use. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)

Utah protesters oppose development at Bridal Veil Falls

Dec. 9, 2020 4:46 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — About a dozen protesters gathered outside the Utah County Administration Building to oppose a proposal for development at Bridal Veil Falls, coming a day before officials consider efforts both to protect and build at the popular tourist destination. The protest Tuesday came about a week...

Water cascades down Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon, Utah, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. On Tuesday, the Provo Municipal Council voted on a resolution seeking to keep the falls area in its natural state and maintain the falls for public recreational use. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)

Provo will keep Bridal Veil Falls tourist spot public land

Dec. 2, 2020 6:42 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The Provo Municipal Council has voted for a resolution to keep the Bridal Veil Falls, a popular tourist attraction, public land. The approval on Tuesday came as reports circulated indicating that developer Richard Losee was angling to privatize the land to build a drug treatment center,...

WorkSafe Chief Executive Phil Parkes talks to media in Wellington, New Zealand Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. New Zealand authorities have filed safety violation charges against 10 organizations and three individuals after a volcanic eruption at White Island last year killed 22 people. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)

New Zealand files 13 safety charges after volcano killed 22

Nov. 30, 2020 3:04 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities filed safety violation charges on Monday against 10 organizations and three individuals after a volcanic eruption at White Island last year killed 22 people. The island had been a popular tourist destination before the Dec. 9 eruption. But many people...

Holiday travelers crowd the ticketing area of terminal one Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at MSP in Minneapolis. Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

Thanksgiving travelers try to reach destinations, miss virus

Nov. 26, 2020 5:20 PM EST

Americans, millions of whom traveled against the advice of public health officials, tried to stay safe before they hunkered down with their families for Thanksgiving, a holiday remade by the pandemic as case numbers and death tolls rise. Lily Roberts, 19, said she got tested for COVID-19 at San Francisco...

FILE - In this July 30, 2014, photo is Margerie Glacier, one of many glaciers that make up Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. U.S. officials on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, released details on proposed land conservation purchases for the coming year amid bipartisan objection to restrictions on how the government's money can be spent. (AP Photo/Kathy Matheson, File)

Land conservation plan stirs fight over Trump restrictions

Nov. 20, 2020 6:34 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Proposed land conservation purchases in dozens of states would preserve more natural areas within tourist destinations, U.S. officials announced Friday, as lawmakers from both parties pushed back on Trump administration restrictions on how the money can be spent. The $125 million in...