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EXPLAINER: The Olympic soccer team that doesn't quite exist

Jul. 25, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was Caroline Weir’s hesitancy about a seemingly innocuous question that piqued curiosity about the British soccer team at the Olympics: Would she sing Britain’s national anthem “God Save the Queen” in Japan? “Just for certain reasons,” she...

The Latest: Education Dept OKs Georgia plan for relief funds

Jul. 24, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Education approved Georgia’s plans to use $1.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money. Federal officials already distributed two-thirds of the $4.2 billion that Georgia schools received under the American Rescue Plan, the relief...

From solo jogging to solidarity: Park runs resume in England

Jul. 24, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After 16 months of solo jogging, Saturday's return of the weekly 5-kilometer mass runs in England's parks was met with widespread jubilation. Days after all remaining lockdown restrictions were lifted in England, the organized 5K runs were allowed to...

UK's summer getaway takes off but nothing like pre-COVID

Jul. 24, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With all British schools now closed for the summer, airports and airlines were looking a tad more normal on Saturday, although the number of families heading off for warmer climes remains way down from before the coronavirus pandemic. This weekend...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 23, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Video...

England quarantine rules being relaxed to avoid shortages

Jul. 23, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting more than 10,000 workers from quarantine rules that led to staff shortages and empty shelves and fears of panic-buying. However, it has come under criticism Friday for...

Darren Clarke, James Kingston share Senior British Open lead

Jul. 22, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

BERKSHIRE, England (AP) — Darren Clarke shot a 5-under 65 on Thursday at Sunningdale for a share of the Senior British Open lead with James Kingston. Clarke had six birdies and a bogey on the Old Course in the final senior major championship of the year. The 52-year-old...

Ping pong: Spat over tracing app as shelves empty in England

Jul. 22, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In scenes reminiscent of the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, supermarket shelves across England were looking a tad empty on Thursday. Unlike last year, the depleted supplies did not reflect consumers stockpiling basic goods in anticipation of a...

London mayor sends message of support to Hong Kong emigres

Jul. 22, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London’s mayor on Thursday sent a message of support to Hong Kong residents fleeing China’s crackdown on democracy to seek new live in the United Kingdom, saying his office will spend 900,000 pounds ($1.2 million) to help new arrivals with housing, education and finding...

EU chief rejects renegotiation of NI rules in Brexit pact

Jul. 22, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive arm flatly refused Thursday to renegotiate post-Brexit trade rules with the U.K. after Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the bloc to work with his government to find “practical solutions” to red tape and inspections that are...