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Holiday-travel chaos: Airlines brace for huge weekend crowds

Holiday-travel chaos: Airlines brace for huge weekend crowds

The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic.
Song by song, country star Luke Combs grows into stadiums

Song by song, country star Luke Combs grows into stadiums

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Luke Combs is making big leaps this year in his unprecedented rise to the top of country music, both personally and professionally.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.; Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.; Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.
Police, heavy security greet protests and celebrations alike in downtown Ottawa

Police, heavy security greet protests and celebrations alike in downtown Ottawa

OTTAWA — Downtown Ottawa was once again crowded with people draped in the Maple Leaf on Friday, but this time anti-government protesters were among a minority as the city hosted its first in-person Canada Day since the beginning of the pandemic.
Wall Street closes higher but still ends week in the red

Wall Street closes higher but still ends week in the red

NEW YORK — Stocks on Wall Street shook off a downbeat start and ended broadly higher Friday, though the rebound was not enough to erase their losses for the week. The S&P 500 rose 1.1% after having been down 0.9% in the early going.
Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization's Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the cont
Venice unveils mandatory day-trippers' reservation and fee

Venice unveils mandatory day-trippers' reservation and fee

ROME (AP) — Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city, in a bid to better manage visitors who often far outnumber residents in the historic center, clogging narrow street
New this week: 'The Sea Beast,' early Elton John, 'Maggie'

New this week: 'The Sea Beast,' early Elton John, 'Maggie'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Netflix’s “The Sea Beast” brings a “Moby Dick”-like tale down to kid size.

Essence Festival says COVID vaccine still required for entry

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 2022 Essence Festival of Culture clarified its admission policy Friday, saying its coronavirus safety measures remain in place after an announcement via social media saying a negative COVID test result would be allowed for admi
Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of Benin Bronzes

Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of Benin Bronzes

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Nigeria on Friday signed an agreement paving the way for the return of hundreds of artifacts known as the Benin Bronzes that were taken from Africa more than 120 years ago — an accord that Nigerian officials hope will prompt