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Wed. 10:30 a.m.: Saturday event celebrates the founding of Poland

POLAND -- A celebration will be held Saturday for the 225th anniversary of Poland Township. The event is being planned by Poland Township and the Poland Historical Society, and will be held at the township park, 7400 Moore Road, beginning at 11 a.m. The program at noon will feature Boy ...

Wed. 10:41 a.m.: Jill Biden to stop in Alaska on her way to Tokyo Olympics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden embarked this morning on her first solo international trip as first lady, leading a U.S. delegation to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where the coronavirus is surging and COVID-19 infections have climbed to a six-month high. She will stop in Alaska on the way to ...

Wed. 8:56 a.m.: France requires COVID pass for Eiffel Tower, tourist venues

PARIS (AP) — Visitors now need a special COVID pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theaters, the first step in a new campaign against what the government calls a "stratospheric" rise in delta variant infections. As the new rule came into effect today, tourists ...

Wed. 8:47 a.m.: German Cabinet approves some $472 million in first flood aid

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet today approved a roughly 400 million-euro ($472 million) package of immediate aid for victims of last week's floods and vowed to get started quickly on rebuilding the devastated areas — a task whose cost isn't yet clear but is expected to run well into the ...

Wed. 8:43 a.m.: Brisbane picked to host 2032 Olympics without a rival bid

TOKYO (AP) — Brisbane was picked today to host the 2032 Olympics, the inevitable winner of a one-city race steered by the IOC to avoid rival bids. The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956. "We know what it takes to ...