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The Latest: Israel, Bahrain recognize vaccine certificates

Apr. 23, 2021 04:48 AM EDT

JERUSALEM — Israel and Bahrain say they have reached an agreement to recognize each other’s coronavirus vaccination certificates, allowing travelers between the countries to forgo quarantine and other restrictions. The agreement builds on a U.S.-brokered normalization...

Global stocks mixed after Wall St falls on Biden tax report

Apr. 23, 2021 04:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street fell following a report President Joe Biden will propose raising taxes on the wealthiest investors. London and Frankfurt opened lower. Tokyo declined while Shanghai and Hong Kong advanced. ...

Kentucky State Fair will be open to the public this year

Apr. 23, 2021 04:38 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Fair will be open to the public this year, officials said. The Kentucky State Fair Board voted Thursday to hold the event Aug. 19-29, according to a statement from Kentucky Venues. Tickets will go on sale in July. ...

Unemployment rates fall in all 55 West Virginia counties

Apr. 23, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in all 55 of West Virginia’s counties in March. WorkForce West Virginia said Jefferson County’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 3.8% was the lowest in the state, followed by Pendleton County at 3.9% and...

Indian hospitals plead for oxygen, country sets virus record

Apr. 23, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India put oxygen tankers on special express trains as major hospitals in New Delhi on Friday begged on social media for more supplies to save COVID-19 patients who are struggling to breathe. More than a dozen people died when an oxygen-fed fire ripped through a coronavirus...

Daimler profit jumps to 4.4 billion euros, margin outlook up

Apr. 23, 2021 04:19 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German car and truck maker Daimler AG says net profit rebounded strongly to 4.4 billion euros ($5.3 billion) in the first three months of the year, as the global economic recovery and demand for the company's lineup of luxury vehicles in China fattened the bottom...

Albania heads to polls after a bitter political fight

Apr. 23, 2021 04:18 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania holds parliamentary elections on Sunday amid the virus pandemic and a bitter political rivalry between the country’s two largest political parties. Albania, with its population of 2.8 million, has been a NATO member since 2009 and is...

Denmark tells some Syrians to leave, separating families

Apr. 23, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An email brought Faeza Satouf’s world to a standstill. The 25-year-old Syrian refugee had fled the civil war with her family in an all-too-familiar journey across the sea to Europe, where they finally arrived in Denmark and were granted...

Beyond the Pandemic: London's West End readies for next act

Apr. 23, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Noah Thomas saw his name in lights, and then the lights went out. The young actor was still in drama school when he was cast to play the lead role in the London West End musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.” Thomas made his professional debut in...

Jill Biden to visit tribal school still teaching remotely

Apr. 23, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

ST. MICHAELS, Ariz. (AP) — A small grade school on the outskirts of the Navajo Nation capital is ready for students to return. Staff at Hunters Point Boarding School in St. Michaels have repainted the building, upgraded the washer and dryer in the dorms, installed a...