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Thailand loosens entry restrictions as omicron worries ease

Jan. 20, 2022 07:08 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand will ease entry requirements for vaccinated visitors from all countries next month as concerns about the omicron variant of the coronavirus decline, officials said Thursday. The country's tourism-dominated economy was devastated by travel restrictions...

Lawyer outlines defense for indicted Baltimore prosecutor

Jan. 18, 2022 14:34 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top prosecutor is innocent of federal charges that she lied about the pandemic harming her personal businesses to withdraw money from her retirement savings, her lawyer argued as he defended her purchase of two Florida vacation homes. Baltimore...

Ice road on large northern Minnesota lake opens for 2nd year

Jan. 17, 2022 13:27 PM EST

WARROAD, Minn. (AP) — A 37-mile ice highway in Minnesota that takes motorists across the mammoth Lake of the Woods to the northernmost point in the contiguous United States is open for the second straight year, with a toll of $250 per vehicle. The road, which costs an estimated...

Jimmy Buffett looks at 50 years after his 1st Key West gig

Jan. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A profane phone call and Jimmy Buffett’s inability to keep his daily planner organized 50 years ago in Miami set in motion events that changed the music world. Those events made the singer-songwriter one of the most beloved entertainers in America. And one of the...

Review: Time to bid goodbye to ‘Hotel Transylvania’

Jan. 13, 2022 18:45 PM EST

Here are some good things about the fourth Hotel Transylvania movie: Kathryn Hahn, who is as evocative a voice actor as she is in live action; The monster sidekicks voiced by David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Buscemi and Brad Abrell; A joke about a single marshmallow (really); The revelation...

5 reasons why ‘shoulder season’ is the best time to travel

Jan. 13, 2022 08:51 AM EST

In many ways, travel in 2021 was more challenging than it was in 2020. While demand for travel returned, sufficient hospitality staffing often did not, leading to long waits at airports, hotel check-in desks and restaurants. The eye-catching travel deals seen in 2020 mostly faded...

Charleston's 'Hotel Bella Grace' sold for $27.3 million

Jan. 10, 2022 08:44 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A 50-room boutique hotel near the church where nine people were killed seven years ago in South Carolina has been sold for $27.3 million, according to property records. The Post & Courier reports that the 50-room Hotel Bella Grace in Charleston was sold...

Mansion, estate of late businesswoman DeHaan listed for $14M

Jan. 10, 2022 07:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis home and estate of the late businesswoman and philanthropist Christel DeHaan has hit the market for $14 million. The luxurious estate, described in the listing as “almost holy, a true sanctuary,” sits on more than 150 acres that was once the...

Djokovic detention draws focus to Australia's asylum-seekers

Jan. 09, 2022 19:36 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Novak Djokovic spent a fourth day on Sunday among the unwilling occupants of Melbourne's Park Hotel. The tennis superstar awaited court proceedings on Monday that will determine whether he can defend his Australian Open title or whether he will be deported — and the...

Several skiers hurt at N.C. ski resort after hydrant struck

Jan. 09, 2022 14:47 PM EST

BANNER ELK, N.C. (AP) — Several people were hurt at a North Carolina ski resort when a damaged hydrant sprayed a blast of water onto skiers riding above on a lift, prompting several skiers to jump. Management at Beech Mountain Resort told WBTV-TV that a guest skied into the water...