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For sleepy Hong Kong residents, 5-hour bus tour is a snooze

Oct. 21, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Travel-starved, sleep-deprived residents might find a new Hong Kong bus tour to be a snooze. The 76-kilometer (47-mile), five-hour ride on a regular double-decker bus around the territory is meant to appeal to people who are easily lulled asleep by...

Strong winds cause damage, disruptions in western Europe

Oct. 21, 2021 07:33 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A powerful autumn storm, named Aurore, blasted parts of western Europe on Thursday, knocking out power to a quarter of a million French homes and damaging buildings in at least four countries. Train services were disrupted by uprooted trees littering...

Passenger revenue soars at Southwest despite hit from virus

Oct. 21, 2021 07:22 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Passenger revenue almost tripled and Southwest Airlines posted a smaller loss that most had expected, despite slowing air traffic in the third quarter with the spread of the delta variant. Net income was $446 million, or 73 cents per share, bouncing back...

PPP is gone, but government help for small businesses isn't

Oct. 21, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

The federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program provided small-business owners with just under $800 billion in COVID-19 relief, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The PPP concluded on May 31, but as businesses forge ahead in the recovery process,...

Australian town overwhelmed by response to free land offer

Oct. 21, 2021 05:20 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian Outback town of Quilpie hoped its offer of free residential land to anyone who would make it their home might attract five new families to the remote community of 800. But authorities have been overwhelmed by more than 250 inquires in less than two...

Nashville to regulate rowdy party bus industry

Oct. 21, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's Metro Council has approved implementing new regulations for the city's numerous entertainment vehicles that often loudly cruise down lower Broadway. The Tennessean reports that the council voted 33-3 on Tuesday...

Sheriff to announce what killed California family on hike

Oct. 21, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A California sheriff has scheduled a news conference to announce the causes of death of a Northern California family and their dog who were found in a remote hiking area in a case that has baffled authorities. Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy...

Gwyneth Paltrow tackles bedroom taboos in Netflix series

Oct. 20, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow admits she has insecurities about her physical appearance in an episode of her new Netflix series “ Sex, Love & goop,” but she’s working on that. The Oscar-winner and entrepreneur behind the goop beauty and wellness brand opens up in the six-episode...

Grand Teton joins Yellowstone in breaking tourism records

Oct. 20, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Just nine months into 2021, Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park already has had its busiest year on record. The park joins nearby Yellowstone in setting visitation records this year. Grand Teton had almost 3.5 million recreation...

Louisiana governor, lawmakers at odds over Superdome upgrade

Oct. 20, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two years after a contract appeared near to keep the Saints football team in New Orleans for decades, Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is trying to persuade legislative leaders to commit to putting up the cash for Superdome upgrades central to those plans. ...