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Man walking on Waikiki beach with hotel in the background.
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Thursday it’s not safe to follow through with a plan to allow out-of-state travelers to use a negative COVID-19 test to bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement beginning Aug. 1. The mayor cited a surge in coronavirus cases in California and other U.S...
Ciprian Contreras, second from right, with sunglasses
RIO RANCHO, N.M, (AP) — The July Fourth holiday hurts me every year. Waving flags seems out of place, and wearing anything stars and stripes makes me feel like Apollo Creed in “Rocky.” Lee Greenwood’s song “Proud To Be An American” doesn’t invoke patriotism inside of me, and I never take advantage...
A surfer at Haleiwa HA
HONOLULU (AP) — A quarantine imposed on travelers arriving to Hawaii discriminates against out-of-state residents, the U.S. Department of Justice said in support of a lawsuit challenging the mandate meant to protect the islands against the spread of the coronavirus. “This case raises issues of...
Woman cleaning a stair railing
NEW YORK (AP) — Take the stairs, not the elevator, down from your hotel room. Encourage people to bring their own food and drinks to your cookout. Use hand sanitizer after banking at an ATM. Call ahead to restaurants and nail salons to make sure staff are wearing face coverings. And no high-fives...
Assistant Interior Secretary for the Insular Areas Douglas Domenech in the background between Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A senior Trump administration official misused his office for private gain by capitalizing on his government connections to help get his son-in-law hired at the Environmental Protection Agency, investigators said in a report obtained by The Associated Press. The Interior...
Pago Pago, AMERIKA SAMOA - PASIA I.R.S FA’ATULAGAGA TUFATUFA AI SIAKI  STIMULUS AMERIKA SAMOA   Ua fa’ailoa e le Teutupe a le Malo o Amerika Samoa, Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a, ua pasia e le fetarale (I.R.S) le ala na fa’atulaga e le latou matagaluega e tufatufaina atu ai siaki a le Stimulus mai le Malo...
 a police officer arrives to tell people to leave Waikiki Beach
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities are cracking down on rogue tourists who are visiting beaches, riding personal watercraft, shopping and generally flouting strict requirements that they quarantine for 14 days after arriving. A newlywed California couple left their Waikiki hotel room repeatedly,...
Three siblings wearing cloth face masks with a Happy Mother's Day sign
NEW YORK (AP) — Treats made and delivered by neighbors. Fresh garden plantings dug from a safe 6 feet away. Trips around the world set up room-to-room at home. Mother’s Day this year is a mix of love and extra imagination as families do without their usual brunches and huggy meet-ups. As the...
Lone woman walks on Waikiki beach
HONOLULU (AP) — Flying to a faraway beach might seem like the perfect way to escape a pandemic, but for isolated Pacific islands, controlling the coronavirus means cutting off tourism. Hawaii has among the lowest COVID-19 infection and mortality rates in the U.S. As cases rose in March, Gov. David...
Sign in the window of empty cafe saying, "We miss you"
(AP) — And the American people returned to the American streets, bit by bit, place by place. And in the spaces they shared, they found a world that appeared much the same but was, in many ways, different — and changing by the day. And the people were at turns uncertain, fearful, angry, determined....

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