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Members of the public receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at Lichfield Cathedral, in Staffordshire, England, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The U.K. is ramping up its mass vaccination program as the government seeks to protect the country’s oldest and most vulnerable residents before easing a third national lockdown. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

UK toughens up borders over Brazil virus variant fears

Jan. 15, 2021 3:12 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. moved Friday to toughen up its entry requirements beyond its surprise decision to ban travel from South America and Portugal in the face of a new virus variant in Brazil, arguing that the measures are needed to ensure Britain's fast-moving vaccination program isn't derailed....

TSA officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday, May 18, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Airlines say they are stepping up security on flights to Washington before next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Delta, United and Alaska airlines said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 they will bar passengers flying to Washington from putting guns in checked bags. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Most major US airlines ban guns in luggage for DC flights

Jan. 14, 2021 9:50 PM EST

Airlines and airports say they are stepping up security before next week's presidential inauguration, with Delta and other major airlines saying they will prohibit passengers flying to the Washington area from putting guns in checked bags. The moves follow the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of...

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, state Sen. Loretta Weinberg, left, listens during a meeting of the joint legislative oversight committee in Trenton, N.J. Weinberg, the state's Senate Majority Leader, said Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, she will be retiring after three decades in the state Legislature when her term ends early next year. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

NJ state Senate majority leader to retire when term ends

Jan. 13, 2021 6:06 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg said Wednesday she will be retiring after three decades in the state Legislature when her term ends early next year. She has served since 2012 as the Democratic majority leader and has represented Bergen County in the...

Family members of farmers prepare food for fellow farmers as they block a highway in protest against new farm laws at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

India's top court suspends implementation of new farm laws

Jan. 12, 2021 11:34 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Tuesday temporarily put on hold the implementation of agricultural reform laws and ordered the creation of an independent committee of experts to negotiate with farmers who have been protesting against the legislation. The Supreme Court's ruling came a day after...

A worker at a coffin making company waits for clients inside the company premises in Harare, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, as Zimbabwe began a 30-day lockdown in a bid to rein in the spike in COVID-19 infections threatening to overwhelm health services. In response to to rising infections the country has reintroduced a night curfew, banned public gatherings, and indefinitely suspended the opening of schools. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe bans traditional funerals to battle COVID-19 spike

Jan. 11, 2021 10:31 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe, battling a spike in new COVID-19 cases, has banned families from transporting their dead relatives between cities, as part of new measures to stop traditional funeral rites that are believed to be increasing the spread of the disease. The announcement stops the custom...

14 people may be banned after rowdy D.C. to Seattle flight

Jan. 8, 2021 6:15 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines said Friday that at least 14 people could be banned from the company’s flights after the passengers were rowdy, argumentative and refused to wear masks on a flight from Dulles International Airport to Seattle. The Seattle Times reports airline spokesperson Ray Lane...

Cruise companies postpone Alaska trips amid virus guidelines

Jan. 8, 2021 2:02 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Holland America and Princess Cruises announced pauses on planned sailings in Alaska waters in response to health guidelines established since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The cruise operators said Wednesday that trips scheduled to operate around Alaska have been postponed. Princess...

Legislation allows extra-long semis on North Dakota roads

Jan. 8, 2021 9:18 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Supporters of a bill that would allow extra-long semis on North Dakota roadways say it addresses a growing need to move cargo, given the increase in e-commerce and a shortage of truck drivers. But, opponents of the so-called “road train” legislation fear it would...

Farmers listen to a speaker as they block a major highway in protest against new farm laws, at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border, India, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

No progress in talks between farmers, Indian government

Jan. 8, 2021 8:13 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Representatives of the Indian government and tens of thousands of protesting farmers failed to make progress Friday in their eighth round of talks over the farmers' demand that new agricultural reform laws be scrapped. Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar offered to amend any flaws in the...

Colorado transportation department expecting stimulus influx

Jan. 5, 2021 4:50 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Department of Transportation estimates it will receive $150 million from the coronavirus pandemic relief bill Congress passed late last year. The state Transportation Commission on Monday approved a proposal to spend the stimulus money on more than a dozen projects, Colorado...