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Arizona history Jan. 24-30

Jan. 20, 2021 12:35 PM EST

Sunday, Jan. 24 On this date in 1887, the first donation to build the Mormon Temple in Mesa was received from Mrs. Helena Roseberry, a poor widow of Pima. On this date in 1917, a revolt broke out in the Arizona National Guard encampment at Naco with Company M parading up and down the Company Street, shouting that...

A long-term care facility staff member, Pam Byers LPN, receives the COVID-19 vaccination for Oklahoma nursing home residents and staff at The Lodge at Brookline in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

Jan. 19, 2021 9:10 PM EST

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Hawaii received 59,000 doses of the vaccine last week, but expects to get only about 32,000 this week. Still, Lt. Gov. Josh Green says the state expects to be able to...

FILE. In this Jan. 31, 2020 file photo passengers arrive to embark on the last Eurostar train at Gare du Nord Station in Paris. The chief of France's state rail the SNCF, which owns 55% of Eurostar, has sounded the alarm for the future of the train service that connects the UK with continental Europe. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)

Concerns grow over Eurostar rail service linking UK, EU

Jan. 19, 2021 5:56 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The head of France’s state rail company has sounded the alarm over the future of the Eurostar train service, which connects the U.K. with continental Europe and has been hurt badly by the halt to travel during the pandemic as well as Brexit. Jean-Pierre Farandou, the CEO of SNCF, which...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2021 file photo, The Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge overlooks the newly-completed Moynihan Train Hall in New York. Two major railroad workers unions have asked the Department of Homeland Security to beef up security on Amtrak and other passenger rail lines, including by creating a no-ride list akin to the no-fly list that prevents people identified as risks from boarding planes. The unions said Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, that tougher security measures are needed after last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol because people who took part in the insurrection that were placed on the no-fly list may turn to railroads for transportation. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen File).

Unions: Passenger rails need better security, no-ride list

Jan. 14, 2021 6:08 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two major railroad workers unions have asked the Department of Homeland Security to beef up security on Amtrak and other passenger lines, including by creating a no-ride list akin to the no-fly list that prevents people identified as risks from boarding planes. The unions said Wednesday...

2 passengers beat Greek subway official after mask order

Jan. 13, 2021 4:28 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two subway passengers assaulted an Athens stationmaster Wednesday after he told them they should be wearing masks for the coronavirus pandemic, and Greek authorities vowed to bring the attackers to justice. The public order ministry said the two young men behaved “like...

Arizona history Jan. 17-23

Jan. 13, 2021 11:40 AM EST

Sunday, Jan. 17 On this date in 1805, Spanish troops, commanded by Lt. Antonio Narbona, invaded Canyon de Chelly, killing 93 Navajo warriors and 45 women and children. The bones of the slain were left in the cave where they were killed. The area became known as the Canyon de Muerto. On this date in 1877, Gov....

Atmospheric river brings record rain, flooding, landslides

Jan. 12, 2021 8:42 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Pacific Northwest is experiencing heavy rains, flooding, some landslides and road closures as a rain event known as an atmospheric river arrived in Washington and Oregon. Seattle reached the normal January total rainfall before 3 A.M. Tuesday, making it the wettest start to a year on...

In this photo made available on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, by the European Space Agency, a view of a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of Madrid, Spain. The image appears to have been taken in black and white. In fact, it is a true-colour image – but the heaviest snowfall in 50 years has blanketed the region, turning the landscape white. Much of Spain is struggling to return to normality three days after a 30-hour-long record snowfall that was then hardened by record-low temperatures, turning streets and roads into dangerous ice sheets in areas not used to extreme winters.  (European Space Agency via AP)

Cold snap brings Spain lowest temperatures in 20 years

Jan. 12, 2021 9:29 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Much of Spain struggled Tuesday in the aftermath of a massive snowfall that hardened into ice amid a record cold snap that turned streets and roads into safety hazards in areas unaccustomed to extreme winters. Overnight temperatures were the coldest since at least 2001 and dropped in some...

People walk along Paseo Castellana covered with the snow in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The Spanish capital is trying to get back on its feet after a 50-year record snowfall that paralyzed large parts of central Spain over the weekend. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Snow and ice disrupt lives, vaccine rollout in Spain

Jan. 11, 2021 1:11 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish capital of Madrid was still trying to get back on its feet Monday after a 50-year record snowfall that paralyzed large parts of central Spain and hampered the delivery of coronavirus vaccines. The blizzard dumped over 50 centimeters (20 inches) of snow in some areas and a cold...

Neighbours have drinks in the middle of the street during a heavy snowfall in Bustarviejo, outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. A persistent blizzard has blanketed large parts of Spain with 50-year record levels of snow, halting traffic and leaving thousands trapped in cars or in train stations and airports that suspended all services as the snow kept falling on Saturday. Half of Spain is on alert, with five provinces on their highest level of warning. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Unusual snow kills 4, brings much of Spain to a standstill

Jan. 9, 2021 2:54 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A persistent blizzard blanketed large parts of Spain with an unusual amount of snow on Saturday, killing at least four people and leaving thousands trapped in cars or at train stations and airports that suspended all services. The national weather agency reported that as of 7 a.m., the...