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  • Faulconer hits GOP rival Elder as California recall heats up

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has changed tactics in his campaign for California governor, criticizing fellow Republican Larry Elder, the conservative radio host who has emerged as a GOP front-runner in the recall election that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.
  • The Latest: S Korea exceeds 2,000 daily cases for 1st time

    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s daily increase in coronavirus infections has exceeded 2,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic, continuing an alarming spread despite the enforcement of strict virus restrictions in large population centers.
  • The Latest: Washington governor sets vaccine requirement

    SEATTLE — Most state workers in Washington, as well as private health care and long-term care employees, will be required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by Oct. 18 or will lose their jobs, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday.
  • The Latest: Garth Brooks reassesses touring during pandemic

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country music star Garth Brooks says he is reassessing whether to continue his stadium tour in light of the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country.
  • Romania's monument 'ambulance' races to save country's past

    MICASASA, Romania (AP) — On a scorching summer day in the remote Transylvanian village of Micasasa, 39-year-old Romanian architect Eugen Vaida is busy coordinating a team of volunteers helping to breathe new life into a centuries-old castle on the brink of ruin.
  • 1st cruise ship sails through Venice since start of pandemic

    SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Early risers in Venice were surprised Thursday to see a cruise ship nosing down the Giudecca canal for the first time since the start of the pandemic, despite repeated government pledges to reroute such huge vessels due to safety and environmental concerns.
  • Locked out stagehands protest outside Metropolitan Opera

    NEW YORK (AP) — Locked out Metropolitan Opera stagehands protested the use of nonunion shops to construct sets for the company's upcoming season, attracting a crowd of roughly 1,000 people outside Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Thursday.
  • COVID-19 rules against large gatherings force PNE to cancel 2021 exhibition

    VANCOUVER - The Pacific National Exhibition says ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have forced the cancellation of the annual fair for a second year in a row.
  • Burning Man mulling mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for August

    RENO, Nev. - Burning Man festival organizers have said that they are considering requiring attendees to prove they have been vaccinated for COVID-19 if the organizers move forward with plans to hold this year’s counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert.
  • Stars return to inauguration, with J.Lo, Gaga set to perform

    The A-list is back. How A-list? Try Lady Gaga and J. Lo.

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