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The Latest: Germany warns unvaccinated may face restrictions

Jul. 25, 2021 05:25 AM EDT

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff says restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if case numbers reach new heights in the coming months. But Helge Braun said in an interview with the newspaper Bild am Sonntag that he doesn’t...

Israeli airlines launch first direct flights to Morocco

Jul. 25, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Israeli airlines launched their first commercial flights between Israel and Morocco on Sunday, less than a year after the countries officially normalized relations. Israir's flight departed Tel Aviv for Marrakech with around 100 Israeli tourists,...

Spaniards put faith in COVID-19 vaccines even as cases surge

Jul. 25, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Like far too many of Spain’s 20-somethings, Sergio Rosado has seen the new, more contagious coronavirus strain strike those too eager to cut loose when authorities rolled back health restrictions with vaccinations picking up pace. But the...

In French Polynesia, Macron tackles virus, China's ambitions

Jul. 25, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

PAPEETE, French Polynesia (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron is visiting French Polynesia to showcase France’s commitment to the region amid concerns about the impact of climate change on the Pacific island territory, the legacy of French nuclear testing on its atolls — and most of all,...

Europe's summer tourism outlook dimmed by variants, rules

Jul. 25, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks are contributing to another cruel summer for Europe’s battered tourism industry. Popular destination countries are grappling with surging COVID-19 variants, but the...

Wisconsin residents push for an increase in minimum wage

Jul. 25, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For 26-year-old Olivia McKnight, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would transform her life. As a full-time Popeyes employee in Milwaukee, McKnight makes $10 an hour. This isn’t nearly enough to support herself and her three children. She...

A rush to judgment raises questions about bridge inspections

Jul. 25, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Monty Frazier was on leave when he received the phone call that ended his career. It was May 11, and the 51-year-old father of three had taken the week off from his job as a heavy bridge inspector with ArDOT, the Arkansas Department of...

Owner seeks to restore Nellie Jackson house

Jul. 25, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A sign recently appeared in front of the infamous Nellie Jackson’s house — a former bordello on the corner of N. Rankin and Monroe streets — alluding to its eventual restoration and opening as a tourist attraction. J.T. Robinson, the house...

Paddleboarding group isn't worried about falling into harbor

Jul. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A family of ducks swam along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as the sun rose, glimmers of pink and red reflecting off the buildings dotting the harbor. Aside from a few early-morning joggers, the harbor was still. But the ducks were about to have some company — stand-up...

Georgia city’s homeless community hopeful for new facility

Jul. 25, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — On rainy nights, Cheryl Gamble sometimes found shelter at a vacant warehouse on Willow Street. She and her fiance, Clint Marable, would use the facility’s looming structure to shield them from torrents of water. “We were just...