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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...

Duluth issues `no travel advisory’ because of snow storm

Nov. 30, 2019 11:56 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The city of Duluth has issued a “no travel advisory” beginning at noon Saturday because of a major snow storm. KDLH-TV reports the Twin Ports are projected to get between 8-17 inches of snow from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon. City officials said in a statement...

China holding 3 Taiwanese over national security suspicions

Nov. 13, 2019 12:32 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed Wednesday that it is holding three Taiwanese on suspicion of committing subversion or other crimes against the Chinese state, part of a trend that has prompted a travel warning from the island's government. The three were suspected of carrying out activities harmful to...

Latest: Judge orders bail in spy case; prosecutors appeal

Nov. 8, 2019 6:03 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia was ordered released on bond but will remain held at least temporarily because federal prosecutors say they plan to appeal....

Travelers mull safety amid Arizona-Mexico border violence

Nov. 7, 2019 1:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An unusual string of violence south of Arizona's border with Mexico has sparked warnings by American authorities and is forcing U.S. citizens who say they won't stop crossing into Mexico to at least consider how to travel more safely. Unaccustomed to the kind of violence long seen along some...

Gunfire leads to Douglas police warning about border travel

Nov. 4, 2019 12:31 PM EST

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Douglas have issued a travel warning in the wake of gunfire across the border in Mexico. The Douglas Police Department posted on its Facebook page on Monday that residents should avoid unnecessary travel into Mexico. According to authorities, there have been reports of...