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UN demands Turkey, Turkish Cypriots reverse Varosha action

Jul. 29, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday again demanded that Turkey and Turkish Cypriots immediately reverse all actions to reopen the abandoned resort of Varosha and backed further talks “in the near future” on reunifying the divided Mediterranean island. ...

Europe on vacation, but vaccinations not taking a break

Jul. 29, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

CARRY-LE-ROUET, France (AP) — Europe's famed summer holiday season is in full swing, but efforts to inoculate people against the coronavirus are not taking a break. Instead, with lockdowns easing despite concerns about variants and nations looking to breathe new life...

Euphoric Philippines, rewards greet Olympic gold winner home

Jul. 28, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The rewards, the citations and the nationwide parties are going to have to wait, for a week or so anyway. Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, fresh from winning her country’s first Olympic gold medal in nearly a century at the Tokyo Games,...

American Airlines crews say lodging is lacking on the road

Jul. 28, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Passengers on American Airlines has been dogged by flight delays this summer, and now flight attendants and pilots say the airline is failing to secure hotel rooms, sometimes forcing employees to sleep in airports. Unions for flight attendants...

Indian hoteliers test clout in lawsuits against big chains

Jul. 28, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hotel owner Vimal Patel has traced a familiar path to success in the U.S. hospitality industry. Patel is part of the Indian diaspora, which owns a sizeable share of the hotels and motels in the country. Like others in the community, his start in the...

Proposal would have commission set salaries for legislators

Jul. 27, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico voters may be asked whether to have the State Ethics Commission review and set salaries for state legislators. State Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto on Monday presented a proposed constitutional amendment to a legislative committee in advance of...

Records: State spent $11K on influencers for airfare promo

Jul. 26, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee paid thousands of dollars for social media influencers to promote a contentious new initiative that uses $2.5 million in taxpayer dollars to offer flight vouchers largely to out-of-state residents. According to documents obtained...

West Virginia state parks coupon books for sale

Jul. 26, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coupon books are now available offering discounts on lodging, dining, activities and merchandise at West Virginia state parks. The coupon books cost $25 and are available for purchase online and at park and forest gift shops around the...

After little rain, California tourist town runs low on water

Jul. 23, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California coastal town popular with tourists is running low on water after two years of little rainfall during a drought in the U.S. West, forcing residents and business owners to truck in water from elsewhere. Mendocino, known for...

Feds urge rental websites to warn of elevator dangers

Jul. 22, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

Days after the death of a child who got stuck in an elevator at a North Carolina vacation rental, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is calling on vacation rental websites to warn customers about the dangers of home elevators and require hosts to lock elevators until they are...