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UK tightens travel testing rules amid omicron concerns

Dec. 04, 2021 14:34 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government tightened travel restrictions Saturday amid concerns about the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, saying all travelers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight. Health Secretary...

Hawaii mountains to see snow after rare blizzard warning

Dec. 04, 2021 12:13 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for mountains on Hawaii's Big Island, saying wind gusts of above 100 mph (160 kph) and 12 inches (30.4 centimeters) or more of snow were possible. The warning in effect through Sunday morning for...

Rio de Janeiro cancels NYE party due to omicron fears

Dec. 04, 2021 10:49 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro on Saturday canceled its New Year’s Eve party due to renewed COVID-19 fears. Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes announced the decision on social media. Paes had previously promised the biggest New Year’s Eve party ever,...

Gas prices falling in New Jersey, around nation at large

Dec. 04, 2021 10:14 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices nationally and in New Jersey have fallen slightly in recent days amid news of the omicron variant of COVID-19 and travel restrictions announced by the Biden administration. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular...

Fatal disease has found its way to Badlands bighorn sheep

Dec. 04, 2021 01:19 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The bighorn sheep in Badlands National Park are experiencing a die off caused by the same bacteria that has ravaged the other wild sheep herds in the state as well as countless others throughout the West. Since August, when the first sheep in the...

Greeted by virus, Mankato man won't alter South African trip

Dec. 04, 2021 01:08 AM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Local professor Scott Fee made sure he knew the coronavirus situation in South Africa from a friend on the ground before his Nov. 16 arrival. But his friend couldn’t have known one crucial bit of information. In mid-November...

NCDOT is building highway bridges for wildlife and humans

Dec. 04, 2021 00:03 AM EST

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Department of Transportation is building a bridge on Interstate 40 that is one of the first in the state to take into account the needs of bears and elk. The bridge will carry I-40 over Cold Springs Creek and Harmon Den Road near the...

Governor apologizes for Nevada's role in Indigenous schools

Dec. 03, 2021 20:29 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When it was time for Winona James to return to school, her family hid her in brush near their home in the Carson Valley to prevent officials from the Stewart Indian School from finding her. James, a member of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and...

Woman is 1st confirmed omicron case in New Jersey, Georgia

Dec. 03, 2021 20:15 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman who recently traveled from South Africa is both New Jersey and Georgia's first confirmed case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, authorities said late Friday. The woman is a fully vaccinated Georgia resident who tested positive on Sunday,...

Breonna Taylor honored by peaceful augmented-reality garden

Dec. 03, 2021 16:40 PM EST

Say her name with flowers on your tongue — that's what Breonna Taylor's sister wants during Miami's art week from people visiting an augmented reality garden created to honor her late sister. “Breonna's Garden," commemorating the 26-year-old medical worker fatally...