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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...

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...

Johnson voices caution over next lockdown easing in England

Jun. 12, 2021 10:49 AM 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...

As virus cases wane, governors weigh ending emergency orders

Jun. 12, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

New coronavirus infections and deaths in the U.S. are down dramatically from earlier highs, though more contagious variants are spreading. Most people are now are at least partially vaccinated, yet lingering hesitancy has slowed the pace and even caused some doses to go to waste. ...

End of COVID-19 emergency means end of curbside beer in SC

Jun. 12, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster's decision to end the COVID-19 state of emergency in South Carolina means it's back to being illegal to buy beer and wine outside of a store. During the pandemic, McMaster's emergency order allowed grocery and other stores to...

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...

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. ...

Delaware inmate dies after being admitted to hospital

Jun. 12, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Corrections officials in Delaware said that an inmate died of non-coronavirus causes after being admitted to a hospital with shortness of breath. The Delaware Department of Correction issued a news release Saturday saying that the inmate at the James...

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...

To curb drug prices, Democrats still seeking a balance

Jun. 12, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are committed to passing legislation this year to curb prescription drug prices, but they're still disagreeing on how to cut costs for patients and taxpayers while preserving profits that lure investors to back potentially promising treatments. ...