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AVP beach volleyball tour to open in Atlanta after Olympics

Jun. 14, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

The AVP beach volleyball tour is counting on an Olympic bump this summer. The U.S. pro tour announced a schedule Monday that will open Aug. 13, the week after the gold medal is awarded in Tokyo. The first tournament will be in Atlanta, where the sport made its Olympic...

Search for missing California ferry passenger called off

Jun. 12, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Friday night called off a sweeping air and sea search for a passenger who went overboard from a ferry off the coast of Southern California. Crews from Los Angeles County and the U.S. Coast Guard searched Thursday night and all...

Search on for missing Catalina ferry passenger

Jun. 11, 2021 03:41 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities searched Thursday evening for a passenger who reportedly fell overboard from a Santa Catalina Island ferry. A man was reported to have fallen off the Jet Cat Express at around 6 p.m. several miles offshore of Long Beach as the...

City of Long Beach approves $2.5M in funding for Queen Mary

Jun. 09, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — City officials in Long Beach have said they will spend $2.5 million to maintain the historic Queen Mary ocean liner for the next six months and plan out the repairs needed to reopen the tourist destination. The Long Beach City Council on...

The Latest: China reports 16 new confirmed coronavirus cases

May. 28, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

BEIJING — China on Saturday reported 16 new confirmed coronavirus cases including two authorities said were believed to have been acquired locally. The two locally transmitted cases were in Guangdong province in the south, adjacent to Hong Kong, the National Health...

Ship crews receiving vaccine at Southern California ports

May. 28, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Ship crews arriving at the adjacent ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are being offered COVID-19 vaccinations. More than 450 crewmembers from 27 ships have received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the Port of Long Beach said in a...

Williams inspires US water polo team with play, mentality

May. 20, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Alys Williams thought she was done. She was the last cut for the best women's water polo team in the world, and it was a long time until the Tokyo Olympics. It was time. Only, it wasn't Williams' ending. It was written by someone else, and...

Rocket Lab's satellite launch from New Zealand site fails

May. 15, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California-based Rocket Lab said a launch of satellites from its facility in New Zealand failed Saturday. The problem occurred during ignition of the Electron rocket’s second stage, the company said in a statement. The...

The Latest: Ore. bill extends deadline for late-rent payment

May. 11, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers have passed a bill to give tenants who are struggling with financial hardships due to the pandemic more time to pay past-due rent. Currently tenants have until July, but the legislation will extend the deadline to next Feb. 28. The bill...

Long Beach offers aquarium tickets for COVID-19 vaccinations

May. 11, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The city of Long Beach is offering tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific as an incentive to overcome resistance to COVID-19 vaccinations. Long Beach will give two aquarium tickets to anyone receiving their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna...