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This photo provided by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) shows the stretch of Highway 1 that has been rebuilt and opened for traffic Wednesday morning, July 18, 2018, near Big Sur, Calif., on the California coast. The coastal road that links San Francisco and Los Angeles was blocked by a massive landslide in May, 2017 that moved millions of tons of earth, displacing 75 acres (30 hectares) of land. (Caltrans via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 3:30 pm
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive landslide, officials said. The newly built, two-lane stretch of road in Big Sur opened two days ahead of...
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FILE - This Wednesday, March 23, 2016, file photo, shows a sign at a Marriott Hotel in Richmond, Va. Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 18, 2018 - 1:41 am
DETROIT (AP) — Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. The world's largest hotel company said Wednesday that the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Taeko Bufford, left, and Diane Cervelli pose for a photo near Waikiki beach in Honolulu. A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated against a couple by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case. The Hawaii Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, rejected Phyllis Young’s appeal of a lower court ruling that ordered her to stop discriminating against same-sex couples. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 11, 2018 - 6:25 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case. Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she should be allowed to turn away...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2018 file photo, tourists ride classic American convertibles in Havana, Cuba. The Cuban government will allow new restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and transportation businesses by the end of the year 2018, reopening the most vibrant sectors of the private economy after freezing growth for more than a year. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
July 10, 2018 - 10:00 am
HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government will allow new restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and transportation businesses by the end of the year, reopening the most vibrant sectors of the private economy after freezing growth for more than a year. The government is unveiling a set of new regulations meant to...
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Chinese Ambassador Lyu Jian, left, greets Chinese divers before sending them off to join a search mission for missing passengers from a capsized tourist boat in the water off Phuket, Thailand, Saturday, July 7, 2018. A search resumed for some 23 missing tourists on a boat that sank during a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 07, 2018 - 9:58 am
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Divers who entered the wreck of a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern Thai resort island of Phuket described heartbreaking scenes of bodies of children found in the arms of their mothers, as the search continued Saturday for 15 mostly Chinese tourists missing in...
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Divers on a rubber raft retrieve a body during a search operation in the water off Phuket, Thailand, Friday, July 6, 2018. Thai divers scoured the wreckage of a boat with Chinese tourists that sank in a storm off the resort island of Phuket. (AP Photo)
July 06, 2018 - 6:54 am
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Divers scoured the wreckage Friday of a boat with Chinese tourists that sank in a storm off Thailand's southern resort island of Phuket, as the death toll rose to 21 with about 35 others missing, officials said. Nine bodies of Chinese tourists were being brought to Phuket,...
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In this Saturday, June 9, 2018, photo, a World War II cannon is decorated with flowers to honor the historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
June 10, 2018 - 6:09 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — A new surveillance camera was installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Located a quarter mile (400 meters) off the coast...
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In this May 19, 2018 photo, lava from Kilauea volcano can be seen lighting the night sky from Kapoho resident Mark Johnson's citrus farm near Pahoa, Hawaii. Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes in the Kapoho and Vacationland neighborhoods overnight, inundating two oceanfront communities that were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday, June 5. Johnson evacuated from the neighborhood last week as the lava approached, and now most of his neighborhood has been covered by the lava flow. Johnson doesn't know if his home and farm, which sits on a small hill, survived the lava flow and he has no access to his property. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
June 05, 2018 - 11:21 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities where residents were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday. No injuries were reported as most residents heeded the advice to leave. The latest lost homes...
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In this photo taken May 22, 2018, members of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, assemble for a presentation in a university arena before an evening vote on whether to authorize a strike in Las Vegas. The union representing Las Vegas casino-hotel workers has reached tentative agreements for new contracts with two companies that employ more than two-thirds of the 50,000 workers threatening to strike and is now focusing on negotiations with smaller casino operators. The Culinary Union on Monday, June 4, 2018, said it is turning its attention to 15 properties that still need contracts, including Tropicana, Treasure Island, Golden Nugget and SLS. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
June 04, 2018 - 7:00 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A union for Las Vegas casino-hotel workers is shifting its attention to negotiating contracts with smaller casino operators after reaching tentative labor agreements with two companies that employ most of the 50,000 employees threatening the first citywide strike in more than three...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pruitt had a top aide seek a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel and perform other personal chores for him, according to an email and testimony from the aide released Monday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 04, 2018 - 6:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt had a top aide seek a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel and perform other personal chores for him, including house-hunting and booking personal travel to a football game, according to testimony released Monday...
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