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Olaf weakens after hitting Mexico's Los Cabos as Cat 2 storm

Sep. 10, 2021 22:07 PM EDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Olaf slipped back to tropical storm force on Friday after slamming into the Los Cabos resorts at the tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula and then drenching the region with torrential rains. The storm came ashore near San...

EXCERPT: On 9/11, reporting from Taliban-controlled Kabul

Sep. 10, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

The following account from Kathy Gannon, now news director for Afghanistan and Pakistan for The Associated Press, is excerpted from the book “September 11: The 9/11 Story, Aftermath and Legacy,” an in-depth look at AP’s coverage of 9/11 and the events that followed. On that day, Gannon,...

Hurricane Olaf nears Mexico's Los Cabos resorts

Sep. 09, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Olaf bore down on the Los Cabos resort region at the tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula Thursday as authorities closed ports, prepared temporary shelters and urged people to monitor public announcements. The U.S. National...

Nashville airport breaks ground on new hotel, garage

Sep. 09, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville International Airport has broken ground on a new 14-story hotel that is scheduled to open in late 2023. Officials gathered at the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for what will be a Hilton-branded hotel and a parking garage directly...

Crushed by pandemic, conventions mount a cautious return

Sep. 09, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

In pre-COVID times, business events __ from small academic conferences to giant trade shows like CES __ routinely attracted more than 1 billion participants each year. The pandemic brought those global gatherings to a sudden halt, emptying convention centers and shuttering hotels. ...

The Latest: Australia state to begin easing out of lockdown

Sep. 08, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Parts of Australia’s New South Wales state will come out of lockdown Saturday and the government plans to ease restrictions in Sydney once 70% of its residents aged 16 and older are fully vaccinated. The government on Thursday outlined plans to ease...

Waikiki resort mandates vaccination for workers, guests

Sep. 08, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A resort in the famed tourist mecca of Waikiki will be the first in Hawaii to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all employees and guests. Starting Oct. 15, ’Alohilani Resort will require its employees, patrons and guests to show proof they're...

Tourists swarming Savannah for busy Labor Day weekend

Sep. 06, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s oldest city is closing out a busy summer with a swarm of tourists over the Labor Day weekend. Visit Savannah, the city's tourism bureau, predicted 80% of hotel rooms in the area would be booked through the Monday holiday. ...

Two anchors of COVID safety net ending, affecting millions

Sep. 05, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mary Taboniar went 15 months without a paycheck, thanks to the COVID pandemic. A housekeeper at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort in Honolulu, the single mother of two saw her income completely vanish as the virus devastated the hospitality industry. ...

Hawaii health care workers decry lack of COVID mandates

Sep. 03, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Health care workers in Hawaii say a lack of government action is worsening an already crippling surge of coronavirus cases in the islands, and without effective policy changes the state’s limited hospitals could face a grim crisis. “Soon we’re...