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California’s feared surge of virus cases hasn’t happened

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Near the end of September, with coronavirus cases falling and more schools and businesses reopening, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration urged...

Dark déjà vu for European economy as virus cases spike

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus...

Some businesses opening, expanding despite pandemic hurdles

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — First there was taco night, then barbecue sandwiches, followed by meats by the pound — all splashy marketing events...

California rules now allow for 3 households to socialize

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is easing its coronavirus restrictions to allow up to three households to socialize outdoors, an expansion of rules aimed...

Hurricane Delta lashes Mexico’s Yucatan, then heads for US

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Delta emerged into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and headed toward Louisiana after making landfall just south of...

California wavers on theme park opening rules amid pressure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday delayed new operating rules for theme parks such as Disneyland that have been closed since...

The Latest: 2 Philippine tourist spots partially reopen

MANILA, Philippines — Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including the Boracay beach, have partially reopened with only a fraction of their...

Virus has Chinese tourists heading for domestic destinations

HONG KONG (AP) — Millions of Chinese tourists usually spend their weeklong National Day holidays traveling abroad. ...

Carnival cancels most 2020 US cruises as CDC extends ban

Carnival Cruise Line is canceling most U.S. sailings through the end of this year, the latest sign that the cruise industry’s recovery from the...

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of...

California governor vetoes bill to help displaced workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill late Wednesday that would have guaranteed most laid-off hospitality workers would be first...

Resorts to RV parks: Parents take school year on the road

NEW YORK (AP) — In RVs, rental homes and five-star resorts, families untethered by the constraints of physical classrooms for their kids have turned...

Caesars Entertainment buys bookmaker William Hill for $3.7B

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday it is buying the British bookmaker William Hill for $3.7 billion in a deal aimed...

The Latest: UN chief cites pandemic’s ‘unprecedent toll’

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says the COVID-19 pandemic has taken “an unprecedent toll” especially on the economies of many developing countries...

Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co....

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

DETROIT (AP) — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. ...

Group sues Austrian govt over ski resort virus outbreak

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian consumer protection group said Wednesday it has filed four civil lawsuits against the country's government for failing to contain...

Atlantic City is leading a wave of female casino leaders

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For decades, women have dealt cards or served drinks in casinos, but they rarely got the chance to run...

US cruises vow 100% testing in plan for resuming sailing

Major cruise lines say they will test all passengers and crew for COVID-19 prior to boarding as part of their plan for resuming sailing...

Virtual UN meeting saps NYC of yearly hubbub, cash infusion

NEW YORK (AP) — In a normal September, leaders of nations big and small would converge on New York this week, giving the United...

Trop boss makes 4 of 9 Atlantic City casinos run by women

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J,. (AP) — Four of Atlantic City's nine casinos will be run by women, following Wednesday's appointment of a veteran female executive...

World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, and Major League Baseball...

MGM Resorts adopts smoke-free policy for Vegas Strip casino

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free,...

Virus still throwing theme park attendance for a loop

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Theme park operators who spent months installing hand sanitizing stations, figuring out how to disinfect roller coasters seats and checking...

China’s Xi promises more market opening at trade fair

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping pledged to open China’s service industries wider to foreign competitors as its first in-person trade fair since the...

Business owners tap into savings to withstand pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) —...

PGA Tour event in Japan to relocate to California this year

The Zozo Championship is...

Too risky? Fed pressed to expand aid to some businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — With...

Borgata: Ocean Casino is poaching our execs, trade secrets

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP)...

In a week of layoffs in the US, MGM Resorts adds 18,000 more

MGM Resorts is laying...

As virus rages, US economy struggles to sustain a recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home...

The Latest: Louisiana governor closes part of Interstate 10

The Latest on Hurricane...

The Latest: SKorea closes schools in greater capital area

SEOUL, South Korea --...

Virus closures send Atlantic City casinos to $112M Q2 loss

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP)...

White House holds memorial service for president’s brother

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes...

The Latest: Virus spike in S Korea capital may be spreading

SEOUL, South Korea —...

The Latest: 2nd wave of cases traced to 2 Australia hotels

MELBOURNE, Australia — An...

1st Mediterranean cruise sets sail after virus tests

ROME (AP) — Cruise...

Miami businessman pleads guilty in Vermont ski fraud case

A Miami businessman accused...

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

TOKYO — The governor...

US cruises are off through October after infections overseas

With new coronavirus clusters...

Disney 3Q revenue drops 42%, missing expectations

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) —...

Universal Orlando laying off undisclosed number of workers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —...

California lawmakers were globetrotters before pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) —...

Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coast

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) —...

‘Second wave’ virus fears strike blow to tourism industry

LONDON (AP) — Concerns...

The Latest: New virus cases rise in China’s Xinjiang region

BEIJING — New coronavirus...

The Latest: Ga. Democratic Senate candidate’s wife has virus

ATLANTA -- Georgia Democratic...

Before new closures, California added record 558,000 jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

CDC extends US ban on cruise ships through September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal...

New Jersey regulators mulling Eldorado buyout of Caesars

New Jersey gambling regulators...

The Latest: 2 more big Calif cities keeping schools shut

SAN FRANCISCO — San...

New Jersey regulators take up Eldorado plan to buy Caesars

New Jersey gambling regulators...

No smoking, drinking or eating as Atlantic City casinos open

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP)...

Supreme Court: Booking.com can trademark its name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Low-income California zip codes see spike in virus cases

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) —...

UK tour operator scraps Florida visits over Disney measures

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s...

Rocky business restart and an enticing offer for MLB

The outbreak of the...

Wall Street-owned loans tricky for hoteliers in virus era

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —...

Disney delays Southern California theme park reopenings

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) —...

California uses funding as threat over virus measures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

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