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As COVID fears ebb, Japan readies for tourists from abroad

Jun. 28, 2022 04:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The rickshaw men in Tokyo are adding English-speaking staff, a sure sign Japan is bracing for a return of tourists from abroad. Japan’s border controls to curb the spread of coronavirus infections began gradually loosening earlier this month. That's...

Tennessee opens new lodge at Paris Landing State Park

Jun. 28, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

BUCHANAN, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials have opened a new lodge at Paris Landing State Park that features 91 guest rooms. The state Department of Environment and Conservation says officials on Monday opened the new facility that also has indoor and outdoor dining and conference...

Grand Canyon starts water limitations after pumphouse outage

Jun. 27, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park is starting water conservation measures on the North Rim due to an electrical failure involving the Roaring Springs pumphouse. Park officials said staff and contractors are working to investigate the extent of the...

White House to resume its full tour schedule next month

Jun. 27, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public tours of the White House will return to a full operating schedule next month, after nearly a year and a half of disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Free tours of the executive mansion were suspended when President Joe Biden took office, as...

Former Rutgers star Pointer returning as assistant coach

Jun. 27, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Former Rutgers basketball star Tasha Pointer is returning to the team as an assistant coach. Coach Coquese Washington announced the hiring of the Scarlet Knights' all-time assists leader on Monday. “Tasha is a Scarlet Knight legend and I am...

Germany returns artifacts taken from 3 African nations

Jun. 27, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials said Monday that numerous priceless artifacts taken from African nations during colonial times will be permanently returned. Among the artifacts is a shell-studded statue of the mother goddess Ngonnso', which holds great spiritual significance for the...

Minnesotan contracts state's first case of monkeypox

Jun. 27, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials say a Twin Cities adult has contracted the state's first presumed case of monkeypox, a disease that has emerged in more than 50 countries and 26 U.S. states. The state public health lab identified the infection, a case which has been...

Germany suggests airlines nix VIP lanes amid airport chaos

Jun. 27, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials say airlines could help ease the c urrent chaos seen at airports due to staff shortages by ending the privileged treatment some travelers enjoy. Passengers at German airports, like elsewhere in Europe, have endured long waits at check-in and numerous...

Germany's Lufthansa to return some A380s to service

Jun. 27, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Lufthansa said Monday that it plans to put some of its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets back into service next year after mothballing the aircraft at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Lufthansa said it is currently assessing how many A380s will be...

Stunning Roman mosaics return home to new Israeli museum

Jun. 27, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A series of exceptional 1,700-year-old Roman mosaics have returned home to Israel, where the collection went on public display for the first time Monday after more than a decade touring the world’s top museums. The mosaics were first discovered in the central...