Bed and breakfasts

In this April, 2020, photo, stranded tourists rest at the Cafe Chill in Ella, a tourist hot spot about 200 kilometers (120 miles) east of the capital Colombo, Sri Lanka. When flights were canceled and airports shut down, cafe owner Darshana Ratnayake decided to organize free food and shelter for several dozen stranded tourists. “We were totally blown away,” one of the tourists, 31-year-old cruise line entertainment director Alex Degmetich, said of the gesture. 40 tourists were stranded in Ella after the Sri Lankan government imposed a nationwide curfew on March 20 to curb the spread of the virus, sealing off entire regions of the Indian Ocean island nation. (Cafe Chill via AP)
June 05, 2020 - 2:03 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The tourists came to see the magical waterfalls and mountain views of the lowland jungle and rainforest. But then the pandemic hit, and they were stranded in Sri Lanka. When flights were canceled and the airports shut down, Darshana Ratnayake came to the rescue. Ratnayake...
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FILE - This Oct. 29, 2013 file photo shows people at Lanikai Beach, a popular neighborhood for vacation rentals, in Kailua, Hawaii. Airbnb Inc. is agreeing to provide Hawaii with records for many of its island hosts as the state tries to track down vacation rental operators who haven't been paying their taxes. Airbnb and the state Department of Taxation reached the agreement after negotiating the scope of a subpoena sought by the state. A judge approved the deal last week. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
November 04, 2019 - 11:03 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Airbnb Inc. has agreed to provide Hawaii with records of many of its island hosts as the state tries to track down vacation rental operators who haven't been paying their taxes. Airbnb and the state Department of Taxation reached the agreement last week after negotiating the scope...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Taeko Bufford, left, and Diane Cervelli, right, pose for a photo in Honolulu. The U.S. Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Hawaii bed and breakfast that wouldn't rent a room to the lesbian couple. The justices on Monday, March 18, 2019 left in place Hawaii state court rulings that found the Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Honolulu violated Hawaii's anti-discrimination law by turning the couple away. Owner Phyllis Young had argued she should be allowed to turn away gay couples because of her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
March 18, 2019 - 4:28 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place Hawaii court rulings that found a bed and breakfast owner violated the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to rent a room to a lesbian couple. The justices rejected an appeal from Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young,...
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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 - 5:39 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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A worker sits behind the window entrance of a privately licensed home appliance store, decorated with an Ernesto "Che" Guevara drawing, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. 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)
July 10, 2018 - 2:44 pm
HAVANA (AP) — A 16-month freeze on new private restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts will end in December when Cuba's communist government implements new regulations meant to prevent tax evasion and the accumulation of wealth, state media said Tuesday. Cuban officials who announced the change said...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Diane Cervelli, left, and Taeko Bufford, right, and walk past Waikiki beach in Honolulu. A Hawaii appeals court has ruled against a Hawaii bed and breakfast that denied two women a room because they're gay. The Intermediate Court of Appeals affirmed a lower ruling against Aloha Bed & Breakfast, whose owner appealed based on her religious views. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 26, 2018 - 7:35 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii bed and breakfast discriminated against a couple by denying a room to two women because they're gay, a state appeals court affirmed. Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she should be allowed to turn away gay couples because of her religious beliefs. She...
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A waiter serves customers at a private restaurant's outdoor seating in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Eight years after Cuba's President Raul Castro widened the niche for private enterprise in Cuba's state-dominated economy, he has thrown the brakes on, raising fundamental questions about the nation's economic path. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
February 01, 2018 - 12:00 am
HAVANA (AP) — Two years after taking office, President Raul Castro widened the niche for private enterprise in Cuba's state-dominated economy. Capitalism came pouring in. Slowly at first, then gaining speed, spare rooms for rent became rental homes, which became boutique hotels. Backyard cafes...
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A tourist walks with her suitcase in front of the Capitolio in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump drew cheers from a Cuban-American crowd last summer when he announced that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba in order to starve the island’s military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up pressure for regime change. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
January 19, 2018 - 12:03 am
HAVANA (AP) — On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami's Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama's opening to Cuba in order to starve the island's military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 1:54 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 12:50 a.m. A second major shelter has opened in Houston following Harvey's landfall and it's welcoming the first of up to 10,000 evacuees. At least 10 buses pulled up to the NRG Center on the south side of the city just before...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 12:38 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The Rockport-Fulton Fighting Pirates won't take the field Friday for their season opener, but some of their players took to the field Tuesday to help clean it up. Winds from Harvey last week sheared the uprights from...
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