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Martin Londoño, owner of MATT, an electric wheelchair tour company talks during an interview in Medellin, Colombia, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.  Londoño, 31, started to work on the hand-cycles four years ago in a bid to improve his own mobility. He lost the use of his legs after breaking his spinal chord in a traffic accident at age 18. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Electric wheelchair tours show Colombian city from new angle

Dec. 2, 2020 2:39 PM EST

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Wilson Guzmán lost the use of his legs at age 17 when he was shot in the back while trying to recover a stolen bicycle in his hometown of Medellin, Colombia. Two decades later, he glides through the city's streets using an electric hand-bike attached to the front of his...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 file photo, travelers walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, a day before Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging Americans to stay home over the upcoming holiday season and consider getting tested before and after if they do decide to travel. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Stay home for the holidays or get tested twice, CDC urges

Dec. 2, 2020 12:22 PM EST

Health officials on Wednesday urged Americans to stay home over the upcoming holiday season and consider getting tested for coronavirus before and after if they do decide to travel. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the best way to stay safe and protect others is to stay home. ...

Health officials urge Americans to stay home during the holiday season and consider getting virus tests if they travel.

Dec. 2, 2020 11:47 AM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials urge Americans to stay home during the holiday season and consider getting virus tests if they travel.
European Council President Charles Michel arrives to participate in a video conference with member states in preparation for the upcoming EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Johanna Geron, Pool via AP)

EU stops short of advising against holiday travel over virus

Dec. 2, 2020 8:42 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — As millions of European citizens gear up for the festive season, the European Union's executive commission urged member countries to keep strong anti-COVID 19 restrictions in place to avoid a post-holiday surge of coronavirus cases and deaths but stopped short of advising against travel....

FILE - In this July 21, 2020 file photo, Swiss photographer David Carlier takes photographs of the Swiss Aletsch glacier, the longest glacier in Europe, on the sideline of his photographic exhibition, in Fieschertal, Switzerland. Climate change is increasingly damaging the U.N.’s most cherished heritage sites, a leading conservation agency warned Wednesday Dec. 2, 2020, reporting that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and dozens of other natural wonders are facing severe threats. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)

Report: Climate change damaging more World Heritage sites

Dec. 2, 2020 8:21 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Climate change is increasingly damaging the U.N.’s most cherished heritage sites, a leading conservation agency warned Wednesday, reporting that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and dozens of other natural wonders are facing severe threats. Climate change that has lead to...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, file photo, the 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall Norway Spruce that was acquired in Oneonta, N.Y., is suspended by a crane as it's prepared for setting on a platform at Rockefeller Center in New York. The tree lighting ceremony, scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 2, be a mask-mandated, time-limited, socially distanced locale due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree turns on, with virus rules

Dec. 2, 2020 1:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rockin' around the Christmas tree is going to look different for visitors at Rockefeller Center this year, starting with Wednesday's tree lighting ceremony. What's normally a chaotic, crowded tourist hotspot during the holiday season will instead be a mask-mandated, time-limited, socially...

FILE - This Aug. 1, 2011 file photo, shows whitebark pine that have succumbed to mountain pine beetles through the Gros Ventre area east of Jackson Hole, Wyo. U.S. officials say climate change, beetles and a deadly fungus are imperiling the long-term survival of the high-elevation tree found in the western U.S. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

US: Mountain pine tree that feeds grizzlies is threatened

Dec. 1, 2020 6:43 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change, voracious beetles and disease are imperiling the long-term survival of a high-elevation pine tree that’s a key source of food for some grizzly bears and found across the West, U.S. officials said Tuesday. A Fish and Wildlife Service proposal scheduled to be...

Baby goat missing from old 'Big Fish' movie set in Alabama

Dec. 1, 2020 6:25 PM EST

MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — The owners of an outdoor recreation destination in Alabama fear a days-old baby goat has been stolen from a free-ranging herd near a former movie set and tourist attraction. Two newborn goats from the herd on Jackson Lake Island in Milbrook have disappeared since November, according...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris listens at left, during an event to introduce their nominees and appointees to economic policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Unveiling economic team, Biden pledges, 'Help is on the way'

Dec. 1, 2020 3:55 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced top advisers he says will help his administration rebuild an economy hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, declaring, “I know times are tough, but I want you to know that help is on the way.” Biden said he'd chosen a...

In this June 2020 photo provided by Deborah Shaw Laman, Clark Shaw poses for a photo in Tennessee. Clark Shaw, a Tennessee tourism leader who built Casey Jones Village into a popular tourist attraction in Jackson, Tenn., died Nov. 25 from complications from COVID-19. He was 66. (Deborah Shaw Laman via AP)

Owner of Casey Jones Village tourist stop in Tennessee dies

Dec. 1, 2020 12:58 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Clark Shaw, a Tennessee tourism leader who built Casey Jones Village in Jackson into a popular roadside attraction featuring a restaurant, a train museum, a country store, an ice cream parlor and even a farm, has died. He was 66. Shaw died Nov. 25 at a hospital in Jackson from...