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Winning auction bid to fly in space with Jeff Bezos: $28M

Jun. 12, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An auction for a ride into space next month alongside Jeff Bezos and his brother ended with a winning $28 million bid Saturday. The Amazon founder's rocket company, Blue Origin, did not disclose the winner’s name following the live online...

Johnson voices caution over next lockdown easing in England

Jun. 12, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a strong hint Saturday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England this month will be delayed as a result of the spread of the delta variant first identified in India. In a series of...

The Latest: US air travel rebounds with more vaccinations

Jun. 12, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

DALLAS — 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 announced...

Plan would restore rail service to big swath of the Midwest

Jun. 12, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Proponents of expanding passenger rail service through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas hope an anticipated influx of federal infrastructure funding will get the the long-discussed route off the ground. The project, which is among 39 new routes that...

Thai capital to lift more restrictions against virus spread

Jun. 12, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Some restrictions to protect against the spread of COVID-19 will be lifted in the Thai capital of Bangkok beginning early next week, the country's prime minister announced Sunday. Enterprises allowed to reopen Monday are museums and historical sites,...

Vermont city to hold fireworks; Dartmouth grads get 2 guests

Jun. 12, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Saturday: VERMONT The annual Independence Day celebration is returning to Vermont’s largest city. Burlington expects thousands of people to gather...

Whitewater attraction to open in Alabama capital in 2023

Jun. 12, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Work is beginning on a 120-acre (48-hectare) development that's meant to bring new attractions and visitors to Alabama's capital with whitewater rafting and other activities. Located just west of the downtown area near the Alabama River, the...

McCall plant that prints national sewing patterns to close

Jun. 12, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A Manhattan plant that prints sewing patterns for most major national sewing pattern companies will close by the end of the year after more than 50 years in Kansas. McCall Pattern Company officials announced the closing this week. The plant...

Bear spotted in Chesterfield County yards, gardens

Jun. 12, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (AP) — A black bear was spotted wandering in a residential area in Chesterfield County southwest of Richmond. WRIC-TV reports that the bear was seen near the area known as Enon and that it damaged some yards. ...

Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

Jun. 12, 2021 11:06 AM 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...