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The Latest: Dutch govt eases travel to vacation spots

May. 15, 2021 04:19 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — As coronavirus infections decline in parts of the world and the summer holiday season tentatively begins, the Dutch government has eased travel restrictions for a group of popular vacation destinations. Among the countries with a lower risk of...

Police: 4 men arrested in slashings on NYC subway

May. 15, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four people have been arrested in connection with subway slashings and assaults early Friday — a series of crimes that's sharpened the ongoing debate over safety and policing in New York City’s transit system. At least four men were wounded in the...

Indianapolis man grows lettuce, herbs in shipping containers

May. 15, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An unassuming plot of land sits on the east side of Indianapolis on 30th Street. From the outside, it looks like an empty lot with a couple of shipping containers on it. But inside those containers is an entire garden. And among the plants, you can...

Southern California wildlife bridge plan gets huge boost

May. 14, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A plan to build a bridge over a major Southern California highway to enable mountain lions and other wildlife to move between wilderness areas has received a $25 million challenge grant to advance the project, organizers said Friday. The challenge...

The Latest: New Mexico adopts CDC guidance on facemasks

May. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico has adopted guidance on facemasks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outside in most cases. Under revisions Friday to the state’s emergency public...

$11B for transit would aid bullet train, move Olympic crowds

May. 14, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday proposed spending an additional $11 billion on transportation improvements, much of it for a troubled bullet train intended to eventually link California's major metropolitan areas and for projects supporting the 2028 Summer Olympics in...

Mississippi River traffic resumes under damaged bridge

May. 14, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — River traffic has reopened on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, three days after it was closed when a crack was discovered in the Interstate 40 bridge that connects Tennessee and Arkansas, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday. The Arkansas...

Turkish firm shuts down power supply for crisis-hit Lebanon

May. 14, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Turkish company that provides electricity to Lebanon from two power barges shut down its operations on Friday over delayed payments and the threat of legal action against its vessels. The move is expected to increase outages in the crisis-hit Mediterranean country. ...

Interfaith efforts strained by Israeli-Palestinian violence

May. 14, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

The escalation of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is dismaying American Muslims and Jews who’ve been working to build bridges between their communities and are now struggling to quell fear and anger in their own circles. “We’re heartbroken,” said...

EXPLAINER: What's next for pipelines after Colonial hack

May. 13, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest fuel pipeline is flowing again after the company that runs it was hit by a gang of hackers. But long lines remain at gas stations throughout the Southeast. That's because drivers are buying more gasoline than they need, draining supplies at filling...