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NHTSA opens new investigation into Takata airbags

Sep. 20, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The U.S. government’s highway safety regulator has opened an investigation into a potential problem that surfaced last year with 56 million Takata airbags but that the agency eventually deemed safe based on industry research. The National...

Lebanon's Cabinet wins confidence vote after power cut delay

Sep. 20, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s new Cabinet won a vote of confidence from Parliament on Monday during a session that was delayed for almost an hour because of a power outage and broken generator at the venue. The electricity outage underscored the multiple crises roiling the...

US easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America

Sep. 20, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Monday it will ease airline restrictions this fall on travel to the country for people who have vaccination proof and a negative COVID-19 test, replacing a hodgepodge of rules that had kept out many non-citizens and irritated allies in Europe and beyond where...

Tensions soar at Kosovo-Serbia border over license plates

Sep. 20, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tensions soared Monday at Kosovo's border with Serbia as Kosovo deployed riot police while Serbs protested a move by Kosovo authorities to start removing Serbian license plates from cars entering the country. Kosovo special police with armored...

US stocks fall on fears of contagion from China real estate

Sep. 20, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

Stocks slumped on Wall Street Monday in a broad sell-off that extends an already weak streak for major indexes. Worries about debt-engorged Chinese property developers — and the damage they could do to investors worldwide if they default — are rippling across markets....

Emmy ratings up to 7.4 million viewers this year

Sep. 20, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmys accomplished what is becoming a rarity for awards shows these days, by actually increasing its viewership over the previous years. The Nielsen company estimated that 7.4 million people watched Sunday night's show, where the comedy “Ted...

UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more

Sep. 20, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change, and officials report slight but vague signs of encouragement from ongoing talks at the United Nations. For the second time in four days, this time out of U.N....

Alabama Toyota plant to make truck engines, add 450 jobs

Sep. 20, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Toyota factory in north Alabama will add 450 jobs as the sole North American manufacturer of engines for the 2022 Tundra pickup truck, the company said Monday. Employment at the Toyota Alabama plant will increase to 1,800 people, and the...

State cultural, arts organizations share $1M in funding

Sep. 20, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than 100 cultural, humanities and arts nonprofits in Rhode Island are sharing nearly $1 million in federal funds to help them survive and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, officials anounced Monday. The money administered by the RI...

New Mexico school districts to gain funds for mental health

Sep. 20, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Three New Mexico school districts have been awarded funding to bolster mental health services over the next several years. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the state Public Education Department was bestowed earlier this month with a five-year,...