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Norwegian cruise ship runs aground; no passengers on board

Aug. 05, 2022 05:11 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norwegian cruise ship operator Hurtigruten says one of its ships has run aground in a fjord off the Nordic country's west coast. Hurtigruten said the MS Richard With cruise ship was not in ordinary service and there were no passengers on board when the incident...

Norwegian Cruise Line to drop requirement for COVID-19 test

Jul. 06, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line is dropping a requirement that passengers test negative for COVID-19 before sailing unless it is required by local rules. The company said Wednesday that it will drop the testing requirement Aug. 1 except on ships sailing from places with local...

China's Baidu races Waymo, GM to develop self-driving cars

Jun. 29, 2022 01:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — With no one at the wheel, a self-driving taxi developed by tech giant Baidu Inc. is rolling down a Beijing street when its sensors spot the corner of a delivery cart jutting into its lane. The taxi stops a half-car-length away. “So sorry,” a recorded voice tells...

Carnival shares cruise higher on gains in revenue, bookings

Jun. 24, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Long-battered shares of Carnival Corp. jumped more than 12% Friday as the cruise line owner reported a big increase in revenue, occupancy levels, and bookings for future trips. However, the company posted a $1.83 billion second-quarter loss and said the effects of the...

Cruise ships adding sports betting options for passengers

Jun. 17, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

The fast-growing legal sports betting industry is extending its reach to the middle of the ocean. BetMGM and Carnival Corporation announced a deal Friday to put sports books on more than 50 U.S.-based ships. The arrangement will allow betting while the ships are at sea...

Cruise liners try to rewrite climate rules despite vows

Jun. 07, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

The trade group representing the cruise ship industry unsuccessfully pushed international authorities to water down new environmental regulations despite its members’ climate commitments, experts in marine air pollution warn. Late last month, the International Maritime Organization rejected a...

California regulators approve state's 1st robotic taxi fleet

Jun. 02, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

California regulators on Thursday gave a robotic taxi service the green light to begin charging passengers for driverless rides in San Francisco, a first in a state where dozens of companies have been trying to train vehicles to steer themselves on increasingly congested roads. The...

Japan to allow limited foreign package tours as experiment

May. 17, 2022 07:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government announced Tuesday it will begin allowing small package tours from four countries later this month before gradually opening up to foreign tourism for the first time since it imposed tight border restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. ...