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  • Opposition grows to 4th cruise ship dock in Mexico’s Cozumel

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — With tourism shattered by the pandemic, critics say yet another cruise ship dock is the last thing that Mexico’s Caribbean island of Cozumel needs. Cozumel already has three such docks, and before the pandemic it ranked as the world’s busiest port of call for cruise ships. But since last June, not […]
  • Opposition grows to 4th cruise ship dock in Mexico’s Cozumel

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — With tourism shattered by the pandemic, critics say yet another cruise ship dock is the last thing that Mexico’s Caribbean island of Cozumel needs. Cozumel already has three such docks, and before the pandemic it ranked as the world’s busiest port of call for cruise ships. But since last June, not […]
  • Man accused of lying about large group hike at Grand Canyon

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Washington state man is accused of defying federal regulations that limit the number of people who can hike rim-to-rim at Grand Canyon National Park. Joseph Don Mount, of Chehalis, organized a trip in October with more than 150 people who hiked from the canyon’s North Rim to the more popular […]
  • Governor says Utah won’t mandate masks in schools next fall

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s governor said Thursday the state has no plans to require masks for students in K-12 schools next fall, following months of mounting pressure from parents calling for the mandate’s end. Republican Gov. Spencer Cox has previously defended his administration’s decision to mandate masks in schools this school year against […]
  • Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks to resume bus operations

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have resumed large group tours with safety measures intended to limit the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks and being tested with 72 hours before the trip or showing proof of vaccination. American Bus Association President Pete Pantuso called it a “reasonable” approach, citing increased […]
  • Apple’s app store chief fends off attacks in antitrust trial

    SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s top app store executive on Thursday faced an avalanche of documents unleashed Thursday by an Epic Games lawyer aiming to prove allegations that the iPhone maker has been gouging app makers as part of a scheme hatched by Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs. The confrontation in an Oakland, California, […]
  • Alabama House drops resistance, OKs medical marijuana bill

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives overcame years of resistance in approving medical marijuana legislation on Thursday, voting after two days of long and emotional debate in which key Republican lawmakers described switching sides in favor of the proposal. Representatives voted 68-34 to pass the bill, which would allow people with a […]
  • Personal ties: Harris’ family in India grapples with COVID

    WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring — a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who gathered to celebrate with him. But with the virus ravaging his homeland, Balachandran had to settle for congratulatory phone calls. […]
  • Ex-health chief: Docs wrote excessive opioid prescriptions

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s former health commissioner described a culture of doctors for years writing more opioid prescriptions for their patients than necessary in a landmark trial in which local governments accuse three large drug distributors of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic. Dr. Rahul Gupta testified Thursday that doctors had a “culture of […]
  • Italy set to vaccinate small island populations in one go

    ROME (AP) — Italy is set to start a mass vaccination campaign Friday on some of its small, remote islands with few residents and limited health care services, though one isle jumped the gun and got most of its adults inoculated on its own. The office of Italy’s virus czar said the campaign would initially […]