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Gas tax hike part of House Democrats' transportation plan

Jan. 19, 2021 4:59 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the Washington state House on Tuesday unveiled a 16-year, $25.8 billion transportation package that includes an 18-cent increase in the gas tax and a new fee on carbon emissions. The Everett Herald reported that supporters have said the new revenue is needed to...

Private college's specialty plate discontinued under new law

Jan. 19, 2021 7:37 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A specialty license plate for Edward Waters College in Jacksonville is the first to be discontinued under a new law passed by the Florida Legislature last year. The law requires the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to discontinue the specialty plate with the...

Canada OKs return of Boeing 737 Max aircraft

Jan. 18, 2021 11:54 AM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — The Boeing 737 Max can return to Canadian airspace beginning Wednesday, officials said, concluding nearly two years of government review after the aircraft was involved in two deadly crashes that saw the planes grounded worldwide. Transport Canada said Monday the planes will be permitted to...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Vice President Mu Sochua speaks during a press conference in Jakarta Indonesia. An effort by the self-exiled senior member of the banned opposition CNRP to lead a return to her homeland on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 has failed after an airline refused to carry her. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)

Cambodian opposition figure blocked from planned return home

Jan. 17, 2021 5:45 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An effort by a self-exiled senior member of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party to lead a return to her homeland on Sunday has failed after an airline refused to carry her. The thwarted plan to return represented the second attempt by party leaders to rejoin the...

South Carolina town bans sleeping in public spaces

Jan. 16, 2021 10:15 AM EST

PORT ROYAL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina beach town has banned sleeping in public spaces. The Hilton Head Island Packet reports that the town council of Port Royal voted unanimously Wednesday to institute the camping ban. The new ordinance prohibits people from sleeping in public parks, buildings or...

Members of the public receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at Lichfield Cathedral, in Staffordshire, England, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The U.K. is ramping up its mass vaccination program as the government seeks to protect the country’s oldest and most vulnerable residents before easing a third national lockdown. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

UK toughens up borders over Brazil virus variant fears

Jan. 15, 2021 3:12 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. moved Friday to toughen up its entry requirements beyond its surprise decision to ban travel from South America and Portugal in the face of a new virus variant in Brazil, arguing that the measures are needed to ensure Britain's fast-moving vaccination program isn't derailed....

TSA officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday, May 18, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Airlines say they are stepping up security on flights to Washington before next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Delta, United and Alaska airlines said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 they will bar passengers flying to Washington from putting guns in checked bags. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Most major US airlines ban guns in luggage for DC flights

Jan. 14, 2021 9:50 PM EST

Airlines and airports say they are stepping up security before next week's presidential inauguration, with Delta and other major airlines saying they will prohibit passengers flying to the Washington area from putting guns in checked bags. The moves follow the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of...

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, state Sen. Loretta Weinberg, left, listens during a meeting of the joint legislative oversight committee in Trenton, N.J. Weinberg, the state's Senate Majority Leader, said Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, she will be retiring after three decades in the state Legislature when her term ends early next year. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

NJ state Senate majority leader to retire when term ends

Jan. 13, 2021 6:06 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg said Wednesday she will be retiring after three decades in the state Legislature when her term ends early next year. She has served since 2012 as the Democratic majority leader and has represented Bergen County in the...

Family members of farmers prepare food for fellow farmers as they block a highway in protest against new farm laws at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

India's top court suspends implementation of new farm laws

Jan. 12, 2021 11:34 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Tuesday temporarily put on hold the implementation of agricultural reform laws and ordered the creation of an independent committee of experts to negotiate with farmers who have been protesting against the legislation. The Supreme Court's ruling came a day after...

A worker at a coffin making company waits for clients inside the company premises in Harare, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, as Zimbabwe began a 30-day lockdown in a bid to rein in the spike in COVID-19 infections threatening to overwhelm health services. In response to to rising infections the country has reintroduced a night curfew, banned public gatherings, and indefinitely suspended the opening of schools. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe bans traditional funerals to battle COVID-19 spike

Jan. 11, 2021 10:31 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe, battling a spike in new COVID-19 cases, has banned families from transporting their dead relatives between cities, as part of new measures to stop traditional funeral rites that are believed to be increasing the spread of the disease. The announcement stops the custom...