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Restrictions lifted on I-80 after Sierra snow, 137 mph wind

Jan. 14, 2020 8:33 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Day-long travel restrictions were lifted on U.S. Interstate 80 in the Sierra late Tuesday after a winter storm packing snow and winds in excess of 130 mph (209 kph) blew through the region, but more rough weather is on the way. The National Weather Service upgraded a winter storm watch to...

US bans charter flights to Cuban cities besides Havana

Jan. 10, 2020 3:24 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is banning charter flights to Cuban cities besides Havana in a new tightening of U.S. restrictions on the island. In October, the administration banned commercial flights to cities outside the capital. The State Department said in a press release Friday that charter...

Winter storm prompts shutdown of North Dakota interstates

Dec. 29, 2019 10:44 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A winter storm sweeping across North Dakota prompted officials to shut down much of the interstates on Sunday. The North Dakota Department of Transportation and North Dakota Highway Patrol have closed Interstate 29 from South Dakota to the Canadian border. Interstate 94 also is closed...

Sleet makes Twin Cities roads slippery, prompts bus shutdown

Dec. 28, 2019 3:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sleet made roads slippery and resulted in numerous crashes and spinouts in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area on Saturday. Metro Transit resumed bus service in the Twin Cities early Saturday afternoon after suspending it that morning. A spokesman said it was the first time Metro Transit...

People take pictures of the fireworks at the Capitol during a gala as part of the celebration of the 500 years of the city in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Havana celebrates its 500th anniversary, a milestone event that has sparked reflection in the country, as it faces increasingly tense relations with the U.S. and serious economic challenges. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Cuba tourists barely pass 4 million, in disappointing result

Dec. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s government announced Thursday that visitor numbers will only reach slightly more than 4 million this year, dealing a blow to a faltering economy heavily dependent on income from the sector. The government had hoped to surpass the 5 million mark in 2019, but U.S. sanctions and...

In this photo released on twitter account of Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif , Zarif, left, shakes hand with Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani prior to leaving Zurich, Switzerland for Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Iran and the U.S. conducted a prisoner exchange Saturday that saw a detained Princeton scholar released for an Iranian scientist held by America, marking a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions. (Javad Zarif twitter account via AP)

Ready for prisoner swaps, Iran says US holding 20 Iranians

Dec. 10, 2019 3:11 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said American authorities are holding about 20 Iranian nationals in jail, its official news agency reported Tuesday, a day after Tehran said it was ready for more prisoner swaps with the U.S. A prisoner exchange over the weekend saw Iran free a Chinese-American scholar from...

In this Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 photo, May Vera eyes the camera during a demonstration led by opposition politician Juan Guaido, who's urging masses into the streets to force President Nicolás Maduro from power, in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Vera's face was painted by his niece with the colors of Venezuela's national colors. Guaido called nationwide demonstrations to re-ignite a campaign against Maduro launched in January that has lost steam in recent months. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Rio Treaty nations move to further isolate Venezuela

Dec. 3, 2019 7:56 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Representatives from over a dozen nations that are signatories to a Cold War-era defense treaty for the Americas moved Tuesday to further isolate close allies of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with targeted sanctions. The 1947 Rio Treaty signatories vowed to cooperate in...

Snow threat shuts Blue Ridge Parkway segments, Smokies roads

Dec. 2, 2019 3:40 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and U.S. 441 through Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been closed because of heavy snow predictions. The Charlotte Observer reports the agency announced the closures Monday citing hazardous...

Light snow, wintry mix falling over parts of Pennsylvania

Dec. 2, 2019 6:57 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Light snow and a wintry mix are falling over parts of Pennsylvania as the state braces for heavier snow. The National Weather Service has issued ice storm and winter storm warnings for some areas. Travel restrictions were put in place early Monday by state transportation officials....

Travel restrictions announced on some Pennsylvania roads

Dec. 1, 2019 1:53 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State transportation officials in Pennsylvania have announced travel restrictions with wintry weather bearing down on the commonwealth. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph and double trailers, empty trailers, non-commercial vehicles pulling...