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Strike halts much of Brazil to protest labor, pension laws
SAO PAULO (AP) — Public transport largely came to a halt across much of Brazil on Friday as protesters blocked roads and scuffled with police in a general strike to protest proposed changes to labor laws and the pension system. President Michel Temer's administration argues that more flexible labor rules will... Read More
APNewsBreak: Syrian who sued Trump brings family to US
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for a Syrian man living in Wisconsin who sued over President Donald Trump's travel ban says the man has been reunited with his wife and young daughter after three years. Attorney Vincent Levy told The Associated Press exclusively on Friday that his client's wife and daughter... Read More
House bill would make vacation rentals easier for owners
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill that would make it easier in Florida to lease property as a vacation rental is headed to the state Senate. The House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill on Friday (63-56) that blocks city and county governments from regulating short-term rental homes differently than... Read More
US facing shortage of yellow fever vaccine for travelers
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans who need a yellow fever shot for travel may soon have a harder time getting it. A manufacturing problem has created a shortage of the only version of the vaccine licensed in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that doses could run out as early as next... Read More
Amtrak: 2-3 major summer outages at Penn Station for repairs
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Amtrak's CEO says accelerated repairs at New York's Penn Station this summer will require two or three "significant" disruptions to service. Wick Moorman told a New Jersey legislative committee on Friday the goal is to have the work done by Labor Day. He said decisions are still being made... Read More
Smoke clouding communities near burning Okefenokee refuge
FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Winds are pushing smoke from a giant wildfire into neighboring communities near the Georgia-Florida line. The National Weather Service says residents of Charlton and Ware counties in southeast Georgia can expect a smoky haze Friday to reduce visibility to 1 mile (2 kilometers) to 3 miles (5... Read More
German airlines to scrap requirement for 2 people in cockpit
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's aviation association says the country's airlines have decide to scrap rules requiring two people in the cockpit at the same time, implemented after a Germanwings pilot is believed to have crashed his own plane in France two years ago. European Aviation Safety Agency had earlier repealed its... Read More
Trump tower fated not to rise in Indonesian isle of the gods
TANAH LOT, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of people flock daily to the centuries-old, sacred Hindu temple at Tanah Lot, a rock formation that juts into the Indian Ocean. An island at high tide and flanked by sheer cliffs, it's among Bali's most photographed sites, particularly for the mesmerizing sunsets that transform... Read More
Fox host takes vacation after Ivanka Trump microphone quip
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Jesse Watters, who was criticized this week for saying he enjoys Ivanka Trump's voice, says he's taking a family vacation until Monday. The New York Times reported Thursday that Watters announced he'd been gone for several days at the end of Wednesday night's edition of "The... Read More
GOP says it can pass short-term spending without Democrats
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans said they would push a short-term spending bill — essential to keeping the government open — through the House Friday with only GOP votes, if necessary. The brinkmanship came less than 30 hours before a midnight Friday deadline for a shutdown. At the same time, a House GOP leader... Read More
Champ Bailey inducted into Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — While the Denver Broncos were peeking into their future Thursday night with the NFL draft, stars from past and present were being honored at the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame banquet. Champ Bailey headlined the hall's 2017 class and Von Miller was honored as the top male athlete in Colorado.... Read More
No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art
NEW YORK (AP) — In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork. The free-of-charge, air-conditioned splendor, inspired by visits to the city's priciest hotels, is open to everyone.... Read More
SeaWorld San Diego gets a furry surprise: a baby sea lion
SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld San Diego is caring for a sea lion that was unexpectedly born to a sick mother. The park says the pup was discovered Wednesday when a team went to check the health of her mother, who was rescued from a beach in the city of Oceanside on Tuesday. The pup made a live appearance online hours... Read More
United moves to ease criticism with settlement, new policies
DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines moved to staunch criticism — and any customer defections — by reaching a settlement Thursday with a passenger dragged off one of its planes two weeks ago and issuing new policies designed to prevent similar customer-service failures. On April 9, Kentucky physician David Dao was... Read More
Missouri House passes bill to protect Airbnb, other rentals
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Missouri lawmakers want to shield lodging websites such as Airbnb from local ordinances that could regulate the services out of business in the state. House members on Thursday voted 90-49 to pass a bill to do so. The legislation would prohibit cities and other local governments... Read More
Train delays likely this summer over work at Penn Station
NEW YORK (AP) — Rail travelers who have endured major disruptions recently at the nation's busiest rail station are likely to see more delays this summer because New York's Penn Station is in dire need of repair work, Amtrak officials said Thursday. Work on tracks and signals will begin in May and continue through... Read More
US beach money forces town to give more parking near coast
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — One of the biggest obstacles to public beach access in New Jersey may be coming to an end. A Jersey shore community that was devastated by Superstorm Sandy may drop drastic limitations on street parking that had the effect of making it difficult if not impossible for outsiders to use its... Read More
The Latest: Christie says Amtrak fixes are what he sought
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amtrak's repair work at Penn Station (all times local): 3:30 p.m. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's satisfied with Amtrak's announcement that it is accelerating repair work at New York's Penn Station starting next month. Christie spoke Thursday in Jersey City. Earlier this... Read More
Sale of former Atlantic Club casino falls apart _ again
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in as many years, a deal to convert a shuttered Atlantic City casino into a water park has dried up. Florida-based TJM Properties said Thursday a deal to sell former Atlantic Club casino to a group of local investors is off. The company says the group, led by investor... Read More
Michigan holds first practice in Italy, Buckeye fans nearby
ROME (AP) — After a week of touring Rome, shooting each other with paintballs, hanging out at the beach, snapping photos inside the Colosseum and seeing the pope, Michigan got back to work Thursday. A chance to burn off all that pasta, pizza and gelato. Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines held the first of three... Read More


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Staycation in Oklahoma

Staycation in Oklahoma

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