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  • Celebrate Mother's Day by upping your gift game this year

    NEW YORK - Mother's Day is here again and, yes, we're still in a pandemic. Keep those handmade cards, bouquets or breakfasts in bed coming, but up your game in celebration of brighter days with one of these store-bought gifts:
  • Arizona town readies for tourists after 'Nomadland' movie

    QUARTZSITE, Ariz. - “Nomadland” was partly filmed in the Western town of Quartzsite and won the Academy Award for Best Picture this year, but it’s still unclear if that will translate into more tourists.
  • 0 Patience for others? Small island's only home hits market

    PORTSMOUTH, R.I. - Zero patience for the company of others? Anyone who's ever wanted their own private island getaway now has a chance — and it might be less expensive than you'd think.
  • Oscar predictions: Can anything beat 'Nomadland'?

    Ahead of Sunday’s 93rd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions for a ceremony that is forging on in the midst of the pandemic.
  • China erasing H&M from internet amid Xinjiang backlash

    HONG KONG - H&M disappeared from the internet in China as the government raised pressure on shoe and clothing brands and announced sanctions Friday against British officials in a spiraling fight over complaints of abuses in the Xinjiang region.
  • China attacks foreign clothing, shoe brands over Xinjiang

    BEIJING - Chinese state TV called Thursday for a boycott of H&M as Beijing lashed out at foreign clothing and footwear brands following Western sanctions on Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region.
  • L.L. Bean sees sales boom amid pandemic's push to outdoors

    FREEPORT, Maine - With Americans hunkering down and hankering to get outdoors during the pandemic, L.L. Bean recorded its best annual sales growth in nearly a decade, the company said Friday.
  • EXPLAINER: Why Georgia attack spurs fears in Asian Americans

    CHICAGO - The shootings at three Georgia massage parlours and spas that left eight people dead, six of them women of Asian descent, come on the heels of a recent wave of attacks against Asian Americans since the coronavirus entered the United States.
  • Nepal expecting hundreds of climbers despite pandemic

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal is expecting hundreds of foreigners to attempt to scale the highest Himalayan peaks despite the pandemic.
  • Happy campers: More overnight camps to reopen this summer

    PORTLAND, Maine - There are going to be more happy campers this summer as more camps choose to reopen despite the pandemic, providing millions more kids an opportunity to gather around a campfire.

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