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  • The Latest: Spain wants vaccination proof from US tourists

    MADRID — Spain is tweaking its travel entry rules from next week to require vaccination certificates from U.S. tourists, adjusting to recent European Union advice on stricter rules due to growing anxiety over coronavirus contagion in the U.S.
  • From battlefield to Tokyo: Combat vets vie at Paralympics

    FREMONT, Ind. (AP) — The bald, broad-shouldered cyclist has spent years remembering a nighttime road in a faraway city. He can still describe the city’s narrow streets and crushing heat. He talks about the dead end that forced his convoy turn around.
  • The Latest: S Korea nearly matches its high for new cases

    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 2,155 new coronavirus cases, nearly matching a record daily increase set earlier this month amid an alarming spread of infections.
  • Cedar Point coaster dropped metal plate, injuring woman

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A piece of metal that flew off the world’s second-tallest roller coaster and hit a woman in the head while she stood in line came from the back of the ride's train and was about the size of a fist, an amusement ride safety official said Monday.
  • Owner of WNBA's Aces connects franchise's past to present

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mark Davis has already left his imprint on the Las Vegas Aces franchise in his first year as the team's owner, connecting its past to the present.
  • Not just K-pop: Korean TV shows gaining US popularity

    NEW YORK (AP) — Most nights around 10 p.m. when her family heads off to bed, Carol Holaday signs onto her computer. She's not falling down Internet rabbit holes of random information or combing through social media at her San Diego home. Holoday is signing on to volunteer with the subtitle translation of Korean TV shows —often referred to as K-dramas— on the streaming platform Rakuten Viki.
  • Mental health must be part of curriculum as students cope with COVID-19, say experts

    TORONTO - Amy Nam felt her fatigue give way to frustration as she watched her and her classmates' mental health deteriorate over the course of their first full pandemic-disrupted school year.
  • The Latest: Alabama gov issues state of emergency amid surge

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday issued a state of emergency as state hospitals face a surge in COVID-19 cases, an order that came the same day the state tied a record low for available intensive care unit beds.
  • More than 9,000 anti-Asian incidents since pandemic began

    The frequency of anti-Asian incidents — from taunts to outright assaults — reported in the United States so far this year seems poised to surpass last year despite months of political and social activism, according to a new report released Thursday.
  • Parched Mendocino, California, implores guests to save water

    MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) — Tourists flock by the thousands to the coastal town of Mendocino for its Victorian homes and cliff trails, but visitors this summer are also finding public portable toilets and signs on picket fences pleading: “Severe drought. Please conserve water."

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