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Australian 'a bit sore' after hand was caught in croc's jaws

Sep. 28, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian wildlife tour operator said he was lucky to escape more serious injury or even death when a crocodile lunged from a river and clamped his hand in its jaws. Sean Dearly was attacked on Monday on the Adelaide River which is...

Disney World opened 50 years ago; these workers never left

Sep. 28, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Applying to be one of the first workers at Walt Disney World, high school graduate George Kalogridis made a split-second decision that set the course for his life: he picked a room where prospective hotel workers were being hired. Chuck Milam got a...

US to allow visa-free travel for visitors from Croatia

Sep. 28, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government said Tuesday that Croatia would soon join the countries whose people can visit without a visa in a sign of closer economic and security ties. The State Department and Department of Homeland Security said in a joint statement that...

France to reduce visas for North Africans in migration spat

Sep. 28, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France will reduce the number of visas issued to people in North Africa because governments there are refusing to take back migrants expelled from France. The move announced Tuesday comes amid pressure from far-right politicians on centrist President...

Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín to retire

Sep. 28, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín will retire as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Spanish-language announcer following the 2022 season, ending a 64-year run with the team. Jarrín announced his decision on Tuesday, saying he wants to spend more time...

New Rijksmuseum exhibition showcases Renaissance portraits

Sep. 28, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — As COVID-19 lockdowns ease and borders reopen, there is a gathering at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum of people from around Europe, depicted in more than 100 Renaissance portraits. The Dutch national museum's new exhibition “Remember Me,” covers the...

The Latest: Pakistan to begin vaccinating children 12 and up

Sep. 28, 2021 03:45 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s planning minister says the government will begin a drive to vaccinate children aged 12 or above to protect them from coronavirus. The announcement on Tuesday by Asad Umar comes amid a steady decline in fatalities from coronavirus across the...

3 Yellowstone wolves killed in first week of Montana hunt

Sep. 27, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Three gray wolves from a large pack in Yellowstone National Park that’s popular among tourists have been killed by Montana hunters, park officials said Monday. The two female pups and a female yearling from the Junction Butte pack were killed...

Greyhound settles lawsuit over immigration sweeps on buses

Sep. 27, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit over the bus line’s practice of allowing U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to board its buses in Washington state to conduct warrantless immigration sweeps, the state attorney general said Monday....

Hawaii tourism industry could benefit from new federal rules

Sep. 27, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — New federal rules for international travelers are expected to help Hawaii's crippled tourism industry. The state's international market has been nearly nonexistent since the pandemic largely shut down travel last year. Last week,...