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Tourists fined $500 for touching Hawaiian monk seals

HONOLULU (AP) — A woman from Louisiana who was honeymooning in Hawaii has been fined $500 after a social media video showed her touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, U.S. authorities said.
Biden push to vaccinate feds forces uncomfortable questions

Biden push to vaccinate feds forces uncomfortable questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s requirement for federal workers to reveal their COVID-19 vaccination status is likely to force uncomfortable questions not only at government agencies but at private companies as well.

Alaska Native artist creates stamp for Postal Service

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Native artist Rico Worl said he jumped at the chance to create for the U.S. Postal Service a stamp he hopes will be a gateway for people to learn about his Tlingit culture.
Ex-Sen. Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator, has died

Ex-Sen. Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator, has died

DETROIT (AP) — Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice on military issues in Washington and a staunch supporter of the auto industry back home in Michigan during his record tenure in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 87.
Carl Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, dies at 87

Carl Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, dies at 87

DETROIT (AP) — Famous for gazing over eyeglasses worn on the end of his nose, Carl Levin seemed at ease wherever he went, whether attending a college football game back home in Michigan or taking on a multibillion-dollar corporation before cameras on
Fire erupts at warehouse of Brazil's national film institute

Fire erupts at warehouse of Brazil's national film institute

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A government warehouse storing movies, documents and antique projectors from Brazil's film industry caught fire Thursday night in Sao Paulo.
Janice Mirikitani, poet, San Francisco church leader, dies

Janice Mirikitani, poet, San Francisco church leader, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Janice Mirikitani, a beloved San Francisco poet laureate who together with her husband ran the city's Glide Memorial Church, which caters to the poor and homeless, has died. She was 80.

Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA canceled

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour and the Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation canceled the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA on Thursday because of ongoing travel and border restrictions and current health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Latest: US health officials to release new COVID-19 data

The Latest: US health officials to release new COVID-19 data

NEW YORK -- U.S. health officials are expected to release new data about the spread of COVID-19 on Friday that led to their decision to recommend that vaccinated people wear masks in some situations, a reversal of previous guidance.

Florida zoo: Man injured by jaguar after crossing barrier

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man was injured by a jaguar at a Florida zoo after climbing over a barrier and moving too close to the animal's enclosure, officials said.