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The Latest: Virus infections are rising sharply in Moscow

Jun. 13, 2021 06:07 AM EDT

MOSCOW — The tally of new coronavirus infections in the Russian capital rose more than 1,000 from the previous day as Moscow heads into a week in which many businesses will be closed under a mayoral order. The national coronavirus taskforce said Sunday that 7,704 new...

The Latest: Brazil president fined for not wearing mask

Jun. 12, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

SAO PAULO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led a throng of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask. Sao Paulo’s state government press office said a fine — equivalent to about $110...

Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

Jun. 12, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020. The Transportation Security Administration...

GM to recall some 2021 cars for faulty air bag warning light

Jun. 11, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency approved a request by General Motors to recall four 2021 vehicle makes due to a malfunctioning air bag warning light. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that the cars in question...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jun. 10, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Just what exactly makes Bundy so unsuitable? June 9 The Lewiston Tribune The Idaho Republican Party has standards. Who knew? ...

Distracted driving evidence to be reconsidered in Arizona

Jun. 09, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney representing a man who told police he was texting when he fatally struck a police officer with his vehicle asked a judge to send the case back to the grand jury when records showed the driver was not on his phone. Jerry Sanstead, 42, told law...

Iowa to step up traffic enforcement to slow road fatalities

Jun. 08, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa traffic enforcement officials vowed Tuesday to crack down on motorists speeding, driving while drunk or distracted by cell phones in an effort to slow the rising traffic fatality rate. Iowa State Patrol Col. Nathan Fulk said officers have...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 08, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 3, 2021. Editorial: Back the blue? Right. Roy Blunt snubs mother of officer who died after protecting him If shame still existed, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt would be swimming in it. He has no excuse for refusing to meet the...

Italian Coast Guard detains German migrant rescue ship

Jun. 05, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A migrant rescue ship operated by a German charity has been detained in Sicily by the Italian Coast Guard, which found the vessel in alleged violation of safety rules and environmental regulations. A Coast Guard statement on Saturday said inspectors...

US agency: Fatal tour bus crash shows safety shortcomings

Jun. 03, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A tour bus crash that threw more than a dozen people onto a remote Utah highway in 2019, killing four Chinese tourists, highlights a lack of safety standards for bus roofs and windows, U.S. investigators said Thursday. The bus crashed after the...