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US easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America

Sep. 20, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major easing of pandemic travel restrictions, the U.S. said Monday it will allow foreigners to fly into the country this fall if they have vaccination proof and a negative COVID-19 test — changes replacing a hodgepodge of rules that had kept out many non-citizens...

The Latest: Virus cases down dramatically in West Virginia

Sep. 20, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active coronavirus cases in West Virginia have fallen dramatically in recent days, bringing a hope that the latest surge is at or past its peak, though officials warn that deaths and hospitalizations will continue to swell before dropping. The number...

2 charged, 2 sought in death outside cheesesteak restaurant

Sep. 20, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities have announced charges against two men and arrest warrants against two others in the death of a New York City man beaten with a trash can lid and pummeled during a brawl outside a famous Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant last week ...

Former ace Severino rejoins Yankees after out nearly 2 years

Sep. 20, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitcher Luis Severino was activated by the New York Yankees before Monday's series opener against Texas and is in position to make his first major league appearance in nearly two years. “It will be like my first tenure here in 2015. It’ll be the same...

Man charged with making threats against Dominican president

Sep. 20, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who authorities say made internet threats to kidnap, injure and kill Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader prior to the arrival of officials for this week's United Nations' proceedings was ordered held without bail on Monday as a danger to the community. ...

Trump CFO's lawyer says he suspects more indictments on way

Sep. 20, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump’s indicted corporate finance chief told a judge Monday he has “strong reason to believe” more indictments are coming in an ongoing New York investigation into the former president’s real estate empire. Lawyer Bryan...

New York City to conduct weekly COVID-19 tests in schools

Sep. 20, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will begin conducting weekly, random COVID-19 tests of unvaccinated students in the nation’s largest school district in an attempt to more quickly spot outbreaks in classrooms. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement...

Another inmate dies at NYC's troubled Rikers Island jail

Sep. 20, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate died at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex, bringing the death toll at the troubled facility to 11 this year, authorities said. The 42-year-old prisoner died at a jail infirmary just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the Department of Correction...

McNeil's homer lifts Mets; Phillies slip in playoff race

Sep. 19, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff McNeil hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat Philadelphia 3-2 Sunday night, damaging the Phillies’ playoff hopes. The Phillies, who were trying to complete a three-game sweep, blew a two-run lead and...

Rosario hits for cycle, leads Fried, Braves over Giants 3-0

Sep. 19, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eddie Rosario became the second Atlanta player in a month to hit for the cycle, Max Fried pitched seven strong innings and the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Sunday in a matchup of division leaders. The Braves have a two-game lead over...