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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...

Northwestern State gets grant to train nurse practitioners

Jun. 12, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana university has a $1.9 million federal grant to train mental health nurse practitioners. The money will expand a master's degree program that teaches people who can provide mental health care in underserved areas and use technology to...

Plan would restore rail service to big swath of the Midwest

Jun. 12, 2021 10:57 AM 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...

The Latest: France's Macron says US again Europe's partner

Jun. 12, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: CARBIS BAY, England — French President Emmanuel Macron says it’s good that U.S. President Joe Biden is able to lead through cooperation, adding that the United States is “definitely” back as...

The Latest: China, US diplomats clash over virus origin

Jun. 12, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

BEIJING — Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats appear to have had another sharply worded exchange, with Beijing saying it told the U.S. to cease interfering in its internal affairs and accusing it of politicizing the search for the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior...

Mining company donation goes to dorm renovation at Nicholls

Jun. 12, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Mining company BHP has donated $200,000 to a Louisiana university for upgrades to housing facilities. The Houma Courier reports that the donation was made for renovations on two residence halls — North and South Babington...

New Mexico rules could lead to big changes in oil industry

Jun. 12, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — So how does New Mexico’s new regulations on methane emission reduction affect Lea County? Energy experts and elected officials tell the Hobbs News-Sun the damage could be drastic. The state Oil Conservation Division issued new...

GOP governors tie economy to relaxed approach to coronavirus

Jun. 12, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Republican governors running for reelection have begun trumpeting the party’s more hands-off approach to the coronavirus pandemic, trying to flip the script on an issue that helped Democrats win the White House and control of Capitol Hill in 2020. ...

Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China

Jun. 12, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economies on Saturday unveiled an infrastructure plan for the developing world to compete with China’s efforts, but the democracies didn't immediately agree on how to publicly call out Beijing, including for its forced labor...

Gas prices rise across nation, tick up in New Jersey

Jun. 12, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices rose across the nation as a whole and also ticked up in New Jersey last week. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.06, up a penny from a week ago. Drivers were paying an average...