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Boch Center has on-site testing; Service for Vermont victims

Sep. 19, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Sunday: VERMONT A coalition of Vermont faith groups was holding a memorial service Sunday on the Statehouse lawn to honor Vermonters who have died of COVID-19. Vermont...

New owners bring back a historic Virginia inn

Sep. 18, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — Shannon Magenheimer has become the princess she always dreamed about. As a child on trips to the county seat from the family farm in Longshop, Magenheimer said she would imagine a magical life in The Oaks mansion, long a centerpiece of the...

Trial begins over COVID outbreak in Austrian ski resort

Sep. 17, 2021 06:03 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — A civil trial opened Friday in Austria over the government's handling of a coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine ski resort during the early stages of the pandemic that relatives say resulted in unnecessary infections and deaths. Sieglinde and Ullrich Schopf,...

Muslim groups call for Hilton boycott over project in China

Sep. 16, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group is calling for a boycott of Hilton hotels over what it says are plans to build a hotel on the site of a bulldozed Uyghur mosque in China. The Council on American-Islamic Relations and other organizations held a news...

Atlantic City casinos bounce back, up 31% from a year ago

Sep. 16, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos and racetrack sports betting outlets are bouncing back convincingly from financial woes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, taking in 31% more in August than they did a year earlier, after COVID-19-related closures ended. ...

Proceeds from Quiros' settlement aim to help Newport recover

Sep. 10, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Proceeds from a Vermont settlement with a former ski resort owner — who was accused of massive fraud involving foreign investors’ money in area developments — are being used to help the city of Newport recover from the failed projects, officials said. ...

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...

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. ...

First flames, then fees: Tahoe evacuees report price gouging

Sep. 03, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — As fearful Lake Tahoe residents packed up belongings and fled a raging wildfire burning toward the California-Nevada border, some encountered an unexpected obstacle: price gouging. A rideshare company quoted a fee of more than $1,500 to be...

High winds threaten to whip up flames approaching Lake Tahoe

Aug. 31, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A day after an explosive wildfire emptied a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe, a huge firefighting force braced for strong winds Tuesday as some residents in neighboring Nevada were ordered to evacuate. The city of South Lake...