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UK extends truck driver visa program as fuel crisis persists

Oct. 02, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government has extended an emergency visa program for truck drivers as fuel shortages showed few signs of abating Saturday, particularly in London and the southeast of England. In an announcement late Friday, the Conservative government said...

EXPLAINER: Why and how the UK is experiencing a fuel crisis

Sep. 28, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Long lines are snaking down streets across the U.K. as drivers struggle to fill up their cars, causing widespread traffic misery and worries over whether the emergency services can do their work. The British army has been put on standby to help out. And...

BP, Exxon warn of supply issues in UK due to driver shortage

Sep. 23, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government sought to ease concerns Thursday of a fuel crisis after oil giants BP and ExxonMobil-owned Esso warned they had to ration supplies and close some gas stations as a result of a truck driver shortage. BP said it was reducing gasoline...

Concerns rise over UK flu outbreak amid vaccine delays

Sep. 04, 2021 06:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — One of the U.K.’s largest suppliers of seasonal influenza vaccines warned Saturday that there could be delivery delays of up to two weeks as a result of a shortage of truck drivers. In a statement that has accentuated concerns about the potential scale...

Gig apps for a pandemic economy: Part time, no commitment

Aug. 26, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For months, Gabrielle Walker had been looking for a part-time job. She applied to restaurant chains and retailers like Nando’s and Primark, and she scoured the job search site Indeed. Nothing. Then one day, Walker, a 19-year-old...

Supply issues take shakes off the menu at British McDonald's

Aug. 24, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — McDonald’s says it has pulled milkshakes from the menu in all 1,250 of its British restaurants because of supply problems stemming from a shortage of truck drivers. The fast-food chain says it is also experiencing shortages of bottled drinks. ...

Former client arrested in stabbing death of Queens attorney

Aug. 10, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former client has been arrested in the killing of a lawyer who was found stabbed to death in his office in Queens, authorities said Tuesday. Nando Perez, 64, of the Bronx was arrested late Monday in the death of Charles Zolot, 65, whose body was found...

Golden, again: US beats France 87-82 for Tokyo title

Aug. 07, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Nothing about the summer was easy for the U.S. men’s basketball team, and neither was the gold-medal game. The Americans expected nothing less. And in the end, their Olympic reign lives on. Kevin Durant...

For the gold: It's the US and France, again, for Tokyo title

Aug. 06, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — For USA Basketball, some eras will end Saturday. It will be Jerry Colangelo’s last game as managing director of the men’s national team. It’ll mark the end of Gregg Popovich’s commitment as the team’s coach. Some players will likely be wearing the U.S. jersey...

Batum's block lifts France over Doncic, Slovenia 90-89

Aug. 05, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Game on the line, final seconds ticking away, and Slovenia's Klemen Prepelic had nobody between him and a layup that would have sent his country into the gold medal game at the Tokyo Olympics. Nicolas Batum had only one thought. ...